Popular Holiday Destinations For Winter Sun

What on earth do we do when the weather gets cold at home? We either stick it out or take a few days or weeks off and seek out somewhere that is lovely and sunny.

If you have already decided to get away from the cold, here are ten places to choose from that won’t leave you short of cash. Make further savings by hunting online for travel voucher codes; you can often save on hotels, flights, and even airport parking by looking for vouchers online. Check out the likes of Netvouchercodes – travel to see what you can save on!

Canary Islands

There are many flights going to this exotic place, especially from the UK. Spain’s Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Lanzarote are a popular summer spot to visit all year round. The Canary Islands offers visitors excellent weather and a wide variety of accommodation to choose from. Teletext holidays have created this video guide to the Canary Islands giving some great reasons to visit in the winter:


Morocco and Tunisia

Morocco and Tunisia are becoming easy to visit, especially from the UK. There are many cheap flights to these destinations, loads of fabulous hotels and self-catering units to choose from, and some of the world’s best beaches. Both of these places are great to escape to when the weather is terrible at home.

South Africa

Even though it is a twelve-hour flight from the UK, you will not suffer from jetlag because the time difference is only one hour. Cape town is a must see destination that offers great food, fantastic beaches such as Camps Bay, snorkelling and much more. There is an abundance of wildlife, marine creatures and beautiful mountain ranges to see.

The Maldives
A series of small islands and coral reefs make up the Maldives, which in situated in the Indian Ocean. There are direct flights from the UK that take you to this magical place, where you can relax under the palm trees while you are sipping on one of the hundreds of cocktails available.


Goa is a part of India that offers the whitest palm fringed beaches, beautiful hillside retreats, many outdoor activities and entertainment for guests to enjoy. Goa is packed full of history and things for families to do.


Australia is warm when it is cold in the UK. Travel down under and soak up the sun in regions like Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and Cairns. If you are the adventurous type, then you need to make sure that you get a spot along the Great Barrier Reef, which is the best place for snorkelling and diving.

The Caribbean

Places like Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad and the Bahamas are only some of the places in this area that are not to be missed. This tropical paradise is the perfect place to laze around in the sun.


Florida is warm all year round, which makes it such a great destination to visit when your home country is drab and dull. St Petersburg, Naples, Clearwater and Captiva Island all have wonderful beaches, warm weather and lovely hotels to offer visitors. Miami and Florida Keys are excellent alternatives as well. If you plan to take a trip to Florida, we recommend checking the Panama city beach weather forecast (or other beaches of Florida) for a hassle-free trip.


Thailand has always bee a favourite with the British. These folk offer very high levels of service to all guests, excellent food, hot weather and a wide range of nighttime activities. Visit the island of Phuket, Koi Samui or Pattaya. If diving and snorkelling are what you are looking for, then head over to the Phi Phi Islands.

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