So the days are dark and gloomy, the temperatures dropped and the burning questions are: where’s the place to spend Christmas on the beach? Where’s hot in February and march when we haven’t seen the sun for months? Where are the best winter sun destinations when the British winter has well and truly set in and there’s only one thing to do: fly away, somewhere hot and sunny.
Rather than spending your days dreaming about your next summer holiday- which come on, we’re all doing- make your dreams a reality and soak up the winter sun at these exclusive destinations.
There is no bad time to go to the Maldives. There is nothing bad about going to the Maldives at anytime ever. They are perfect little islands, whichever you choose. Tiny castaway fantasy sandy islets, mostly with one amazing 5* resort. Even people who think they will get bored end up loving the Maldives. There family friendly, and for blissed out beachy vibes there hard to beat. Perfect to visit during the British Winter, and a quite do-able 10 hours away.
It’s a well known fact that Australia enjoys summer during our winter. That’s right, Christmas in Sydney is often spent on the beach and Christmas dinner consists of barbecued seafood. Temperatures range between 22°C and 26°C during the month of December and continue to increase as the season progresses. Sydney holidays are your ticket away from the grey British winter, especially considering the temperature in Australia is over 15°C-19°C hotter.
Cape Town, South Africa
Despite its reputation for year round sunshine, breathtaking scenery and palatial resorts, Cape Town remains one of the worlds lesser known luxury holiday destinations. Weather wise, the best time to visit Cape Town is during the winter months between December and February. During this time, the region enjoys its hottest temperatures with averages of 22°C and highs of 28°C. You’ll be left awe-stricken by Cape Town and its outstanding selection of once in a lifetime experiences, from shark diving to cable car rides up the world-famous Table Mountain.
The Canary Islands
With an average annual temperature of 24°C, the volcanic island of Gran Canaria offers long white sand beaches and picturesque towns. Due to the diversity of the island, Gran Canaria is nicknamed as its own ‘miniature continent’, so if you’re looking for a winter holiday that offers rich history and incredibly distinct landscapes that’s just a short four hour flight away, the Canary Islands are the winter holiday destination for you.
Although October through to February are he cooler months in Dubai, temperatures can still hit over 26°C making it the perfect destination to spend your Christmas and New Years abroad. Swap snow angels for sun bathing, and indulge in luxurious shopping sprees and gourmet buffets across the city. Home to some of the worlds most iconic skyscrapers, you can guarantee New Years events will be extravagant as you can see the celebrations of the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab Jumeriah and Atlantis The Palm combined. If this sounds like your perfect trip, get ready for a luxurious, yet action-packed, winter holiday.
The Caribbean’s most elite, most expensive island lives up to its reputation as an adult playground, where the rich and famous air-kiss over glasses of Rose. But it still has charms that make its attractive for the regular people like you and me. From its uncrowded white sand beaches there is 22 to be exact. The beautiful capital of Gustavia, with its gingerbread-trimmed cottages, designer shops, and elegant restaurants, surrounds a yacht filled harbor. On the opposite side of the island, near the airport, St-Jean is diminutive strip of colorful boutiques and beach bars that has been compared to St. Tropez. All across the island, you’ll find resorts that cater to a discerning clientele. November through June is the best time to visit St. Bart’s. From December through April, the sun is especially scorching. December is considered peak season and requires bookings six months in advance.