As it gets chillier and summer becomes more than a distant memory, it’s only natural that we start thinking ahead to the colder winter months. That could only mean one thing… it’s almost time for a winter sun break! Swap the UK’s grey skies and frosty weather for long hours of sunshine and sandy shores, a trip which will surely have you reminiscing about summer. There are a huge range of destinations to choose from when you’re chasing the winter sun. Think Caribbean retreats, Southern European escapes and North African getaways. If a holiday in the sun seems more than appealing, check out our top 5 winter sun destinations to get your trip up and running.
Head over to the Mediterranean jewel of Cyprus, where you can choose from several luxury hotels in the island’s most popular resorts. Ayia Napa, Paphos, Larnaca and Limassol are idyllic locations featuring sandy bays and crystal-clear waters. Cyprus stays warm over the winter period, ensuring you make the most out of your winter sun holiday. Walk along Nissi Beach (one of the best beaches in Cyprus), top up your tan and have a splash around in the sea. On top of that, Cyprus is a great destination for history buffs. Drenched in centuries-worth of fascinating sites and cultural points of interest, you won’t just have the beaches to look forward to!
If you’re looking to get away to an even hotter destination for the winter period, then there’s no doubt Egypt is the place for you. The popular tourist resort of Hurghada enjoys temperatures in the early to mid-20’s during the winter. Making it the perfect location for some winter sun. The summer months can be extremely hot in Egypt, making winter one of the best times to visit the country instead. Due to its milder weather, it will no doubt be more comfortable to explore, yet warm enough for a winter sun getaway.
One of the top destinations for consistent winter sun is the Caribbean. In fact, the weather during the winter doesn’t differ that much from the summer months. One of our favourites has to be the Dominican Republic due to its huge variety of activities and resorts. Pick a luxurious beachfront hotel and lounge around the pool or beach. Then enjoy a game of golf at one of the Dominican Republic’s top golf courses. Guaranteed sunshine makes this Caribbean paradise well worth the visit, and one you won’t regret when it comes to winter sun holidays.
Winter sun holidays in Morocco are full of culture as well as sunshine. You’ll be surrounded by a rainbow of colours and a range of scents which will no doubt tickle your taste buds. Whether you choose to laze around on the beaches of Agadir or wander around the souks of Marrakech, one thing is for sure. You’ll love the warm climate of Morocco during the winter period. Winter sun breaks are exciting in Morocco, as there is a whole host of activities available to you. Including the popular camel treks across the Sahara Desert. For many, the winter is the most suitable time to explore the desert thanks to the cooler temperatures. Although it can get quite chilly in the night! Regardless, if you’re looking for a mixture of landscapes and activities during your winter sun holiday, Morocco is perfect for you.
Mexico is often a popular choice when it comes to choosing a winter sun destination. Why? Because it has everything you’re looking for when escaping the big chill. Mexico is home to a number of plush resorts dotted along its Caribbean coastline. Including the likes of Cancun, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen. Here, you’ll find a selection of 5-star luxury accommodation to choose from, offering a wide variety of facilities and activities. Complemented by beachfront locations, Mexico’s white sand beaches are contrasted by its crystal-clear waters. So, whether you wish to top up your tan or have a swim in the sea, Mexico doesn’t disappoint. Reaching highs of around 28°C in the winter… sun, sea and sand is exactly what you can expect from a Mexican winter sun break!