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Best Holiday Destinations for Winter Sun

It’s that time of year again when the nights are slowly getting darker, the days are getting shorter and the wind colder, and soon enough you will catch yourself day dreaming of palm trees in the breeze, sandy beaches and ice-cold cocktails. Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic places throughout the world where the warm sun never seems to fade and which are hot all year around including during the United Kingdom’s winter, so that you and your loved ones can experience one of the best holiday destinations for winter sun.

Whisking your friends and family off to an exotic location for a week or two during the winter months is a great way of making the summer last longer and getting some all-important vitamin D, and there are countless destinations that offer exactly what many people are looking for during this time of year. The Canary Islands are a great place to start, as flight times from the UK are generally only around 4 hours, so you can be sunning yourself sooner than you think! Islands such as Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are home to gorgeous sandy beaches, white-washed cottages and most importantly, warmer temperatures, and if you are simply looking to soak up the sun and make all of your friends back at home jealous when you return with a golden tan, the Canary Islands are definitely a great choice.

Go on safari in South Africa
Go on safari in South Africa

Another place that is perfect for some winter sun but is a little further afield is South Africa. This incredible country has it all – impressive wildlife, bustling cities, quiet areas of countryside and white sandy beaches. If you are looking to blend relaxation with adventure together, all under blue skies and warm weather, South Africa is a fantastic destination to escape to during the dreary British winter.

If you wish to go that extra mile during winter for a truly tropical destination that will not disappoint, then the Caribbean is absolutely incredible and one of the best holiday destinations for winter sun. Whether you choose Antigua, St. Lucia or Jamaica, you are bound to have the time of your life as you sip cocktails by the pool of your self-catering cottage before taking a walk along the sandy beaches and dipping your toes in the crystal-clear waters of the sea. With pleasant temperatures all year round (but watch out for Hurricane season!), the Caribbean islands are completely luxurious and can be wonderful for some winter sun and the holiday of a lifetime.

Escaping to any of these destinations during winter is a great idea for if you dislike the cold and wish to soak up the heat in a completely new environment. Even if you go for just a couple of days to a week, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of the winter that lies ahead! From islands such as Madeira and Mauritius, there is something for everyone wishing to going on holiday and experience some wonderful winter sun this season.