There's nothing like winter sun - leaving the UK's grey weather behind and feeling the warmth on your skin as you step off the plane. There are so many places perfect for a sunny winter break - why not explore the souks of Dubai, devour fresh seafood in Mauritius or sip rum cocktails in the Caribbean?
Whether you want to spend your holiday strolling along a peaceful beach, hiking through rich forests with views over the ocean or snorkeling in turquoise waters with tropical fish – we’ve got you covered.
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The colourful island of Sri Lanka offers a little bit of everything. Head out on safari, looking for elephants, sloth bears and leopards in Yala National park before driving into the hills, to sip a cup of tea under the trees. Feel the tingle of chilli on your tongue as you taste local cuisine in the markets of Colombo and tuck into delicious fish curry with coconut sambol on the wild south coast. Trek into the lush interior where the ancient Sigiriya palace sits atop a mighty rock and admire the ancient relics at Polonnaruwa. Sri Lanka combines perfectly with the pristine beaches of the Maldives, as well as with Thailand or India for more cultural exploration.
One of the most visited countries in Asia, Thailand has been welcoming Europeans for decades, all in search of lush peaks, buzzing cities and endless paradise islands. Dive headfirst into Bangkok’s hectic streets, explore the golden temples, and taste fresh lemongrass and fiery chilli in the sumptuous noodle dishes. Travel north to the hill tribes and spiritual streets of Chaing Mai or south to picture-perfect islands, where you can snorkel through crystal clear waters, swim beneath limestone cliffs and relax at one of many luxurious oceanfront hotels.
Planning a holiday to South Africa will leave you spoiled for choice; rich history, magnificent beaches, world-class wineries, spectacular drives and of course, wildlife encounters on safari. Explore the cultural history of Cape Town, sip wine in the pretty vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, spot lions and leopards in the heart of Kruger National Park and hike into the Drakensburg Mountains in Kwa-zulu Natal. You'll find long, warm days between November and March, perfect for a sunny road trip during the UK winter.
The paradise island of Mauritius is a great destination for some winter sun. A speck in the Indian Ocean, this multi-cultural, English-speaking island packs so much punch it’s hard to know where to begin, but the beaches make a good start. Head north for hidden coves, east for talcum-white sands, watch the sunset on the west coast, or go surfing in the south. Exploring further from the beach you can discover Indian temples, colonial mansions and botanical gardens. Sip vanilla rum and feast on creole fish - this is a truly idyllic island getaway.
The Maldives have long been famous for their idyllic white-sand beaches, ringed around tiny atolls in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean. The weather in the winter is dry and warm, with breezy evenings and clear waters for snorkelling. Take a seaplane over the scattered atolls and land in paradise. Stay in an overwater bungalow, where you can dive right off the deck into the turquoise waters or relax in a beach bungalow, strolling your own stretch of sand. Whether you're dining under the stars or swimming with turtles on the house reef, a trip to the Maldives is the ultimate tonic!
If you're looking for a dreamy winter sun destination, then look no further. The Caribbean islands are famous for their beaches - endless stretches of sand, swimming in crystal clear water and sipping a rum cocktail under a scarlet sunset. While the temperature doesn’t vary much throughout the year, the humidity changes hugely between the seasons. December to April is the coolest and driest time, ideal is you're looking to escape the grey British winter. Hike through the lush interior of Antigua, indulge in a glass of the local Mount Gay rum in Barbados and taste chocolate in the cocoa plantations of Saint Lucia. Explore the tiny islands of St. Kitts or St. Vincent, even dive into the history and culture of Cuba. The Caribbean will bring you everything you wanted from an island holiday, and more.
For a luxurious city and beach break this winter, Dubai should be top of your list. A dazzling desert city that’s determined to impress, Dubai is the UAE’s most elaborate Emirate. Experience the exclusive hotels of Jumeirah and feel the sand between your toes on the white-sand beaches. Take in the avant-garde architecture, peer inside Jumeirah Mosque and walk out on the manmade Palm Islands. Head to Downtown Dubai and crane your neck at the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, step inside the planet’s biggest shopping mall and join the jet set for cocktails in a rooftop bar. November to March is the best time to travel to Dubai, where moderate temperatures allow visitors to explore outside, with major festivals and sporting events filling the calendar. It's dreamy beach weather, with dry heat and clear skies, but not the sky-high temperatures of the summer.
If you're looking to book your honeymoon this winter, and are craving a bit of sun, then we can help! Stroll along the beach in Antigua, taste local chocolate in Saint Lucia, swim with turtles in the Maldives or hike into the mountains of Mauritius. Whether you have lots of ideas or need some help choosing where to go, our travel experts have been arranging bespoke honeymoons for years, and we can help you get your plans in order. Call us today on +44 1273320580 or request a quote by email.
Whether you've already decided on your destination or you're still weighing up several ideas, we can help. Our travel experts have been arranging tailor-made holidays for years, and we can help you get your plans in order. Call us today on +44 1273320580 or request a quote by email.