Winter sun holidays 2019
Sometimes the best time to pack your bags and go is during the British winter months, what better way than to top up the tan and sip cocktails by the beach than to swap Britain’s gloomy winter for some extra days enjoying the rays! Our winter sun holidays 2019 top list is the perfect guide for booking that much needed getaway, whether you’re looking for a short European break or an extended long haul R&R!
Looking for something a little closer to home? Our top 3 Winter sun Holiday destinations in Europe can see you tanning on the beach with temperatures of 20c or higher.
Visit the likes of Albuferia, Faro, Algave and Maderia Island for golden sand beaches with incredible watersports and a lively night scene. If you’re looking for a city break, you can still enjoy the Mediterranean sun in Lisbon or Porto.
Spain homes a vast range of destinations to spend your winter sun holiday. The Canary Islands are popular isles for extra sunshine during the winter months, but if you want to stay on mainland Spain, beach destinations such as the Costas of Spain. Madrid and Barcelona are popular winter city breaks, as well as Seville, Malaga and Valencia.
Malta has incredible beach villages with great nightlife scenes for an all-round summer holiday. Visit popular beach destinations such as Gozo, Sliema, Qawra and Xlendi. Don’t miss out on the culture, cities such as Valletta, Rabat and St. Paul’s Bay present quaint waterfronts, cathedrals and historical sights.
North America homes some of the most iconic cities in the world, from Disney’s entertainment hub to the glitz and glam of LA and Las Vegas!
Saying palm trees, beachside shopping, Walt Disney World and incredible night scenes conjure up images when thinking about Florida. During the winter, crowds are fewer and hotel prices are generally lower, meaning you can enjoy the gorgeous sunshine for less! Popular resort areas in Florida include Orlando, Miami and Key West.
Known for its entertainment hype, Las Vegas is the perfect destination to party all year round, with weather averaging 27c in September, 21c in October, 13c in November and a cooler month in December with an average of 8c.
Spend a glamorous holiday in the sun in LA, with plenty of attractions to keep you busy, including Universal Studios, Hollywood Boulevard and Santa Monica Pier. Temperatures can average a high of 27-19c through September to December as the months descend.
The Caribbean is one of the most top-rated winter sun holiday destinations, with tropical weather throughout the year; you can pick and choose when you want to visit the many isles of the Caribbean.
Oozing with history, fishing villages and shopping areas, Barbados is the perfect destination for exploration and relaxation. For snorkelling and diving you’ll want to stay in Bridgetown or Holetown. For shopping and nightlife, Speightstown, Saint James Parish and Oistins is the place you want to be.
Antigua is renowned for its luxurious resorts and incredible beaches with outstanding snorkeling and diving sites. Antigua boasts of high temperatures during the British winter months, so this is the perfect place to reside for an idyllic winter escape.
Cancun and the Riviera Maya are wonderful winter sun holiday destinations in Mexico, with excellent beaches, luxury resort complexes, historical sites and world-renowned nightlife. Cancun offers a world of water adventure with places such as the Zel-Ha Park, the Cancun underwater museum and Sistema Dos Ojos diving site. Tulum ruins, Playacar beach resort and Chichen Itza are all bucket list favourites in Riviera Maya.
Africa and Middle East
Explore Africa in the cooler, yet warm months where temperatures are 20c or above. If you’re looking for somewhere warmer, the Middle East boasts 20c mid to high range.
Temperatures can soar over 30c during the winter, which is perfect winter sun holiday weather. See the likes of the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, which are renowned architectural gems. As the weather will be scorching, you’ll want to head to Wild Wadi Water Park, or take an afternoon off from the sun and head to Ski Dubai!
Located just below Spain, Morocco’s quaint destinations are suited for those who love beach and shopping holidays. Haggle your way through some must-have slippers in Marrakesh’s markets, or slip a world away in Agadir; a beach haven with National Parks, charming gardens and captivating culture.
South Africa’s incredible wilderness can also be enjoyed during Britain’s winter months, Shamwari Game Reserve enjoys highs of 28c with some rainfall in October and November. Just a stone’s throw from the wilderness and vineyard valleys, Cape Town benefits of warm temperatures from September though to March ranging from 21c in October and 29c in February.
The Indian Ocean serves as a year round tropical destination, and what better way than to toast the New Year in the Maldives, head off to Mauritius or Seychelles for Valentines Day.
Has our Winter Sun Holiday 2019 top list go you thinking about ditching the British winter? Contact us today to discuss your travel plans!