The best holiday destinations to visit in winter

29 Oct 2018

Guest blog post by Jennifer Ranking.

Sometimes you just can’t beat a winter sun getaway. But where are the best places to go for that all-important sun drenched holiday? See below the best holiday destinations you can go to during the winter:


Lanzarote, Canary Islands


Lanzarote is a popular holiday destination for those looking for winter sun.. It’s renowned for its white sandy beaches and spectacular scenery – including the impressive volcanic backdrop. Lanzarote is also often chosen by keen outdoor sports lovers because of the endless cycling routes and fantastic water sports available.


Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is often regarded as one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico. It’s perfect for those looking for hot temperatures in the winter months, reaching up to 30 °C! While Mexico may not be the most common place for a beach holiday, it shouldn’t be dismissed. There are beautiful beaches, amazing nightlife and must-see landmarks to discover.


Algarve, Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

For many people, the Algarve is seen as a summer holiday destination. However, it’s also one of the best places to catch some last minute sun before the cold kicks in. There are many incredible Algarve villas, apartments and hotels to choose from with dramatic views of the coast and it’s an ideal place for a long family holiday away, a romantic getaway or a friends trip!


Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco offers the best of both worlds with it being close to the UK but far away enough to reach some high temperatures in the winter. Marrakech offers a host of amazing scenery and impressive architecture for some interesting sight-seeing.


Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Arguably one of the best times to visit Thailand is during the UK’s winter months. Thailand has many gorgeous islands to choose from, but Phuket is often one of the most popular destinations. Stare out at the turquoise sea as you relax on the beach, indulge in delicious traditional Thai food from one of the restaurants and street food outlets and enjoy an evening of extravagant entertainment.


Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus

Cyprus is another wonderful place for a winter  holiday. It’s got one of the warmest winters of all the Mediterranean countries, meaning there’s plenty of sunshine all year round,  makeing it t-shirt weather even in the coldest months. Not only are the beaches of Paphos beautiful, but it’s rich with culture and historical sites to explore.

Barbados, the Caribbean


The Caribbean island of Barbados enjoys a tropical climate, with extremely pleasant temperatures all year round. The food here is second-to-none, so be prepared to spend most of your time at the beach side restaurants tucking into some authentic dishes while admiring the crystal blue sea.


Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Not a typical winter sun destination, but Sri Lanka is slowly rising up the ranks. Colombo is one of the more common destinations for an incredible holiday, perfect for friends or couples. It’s also a surfer’s paradise, so you can hit the waves if you’re a pro or learn something new if you’re a beginner.

Where will you jet off to?

With so many amazing destinations to choose from, there’s no reason to stay in the cold weather this winter . Try something different this year and pack your bags for a truly unforgettable holiday to one of these incredible winter sun hotspots

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