One of the most spectacular islands in the Caribbean – and that’s saying something. Much of it is blanketed by lush green rainforest, with a few golden beaches tucked around the edges.
Djemaa el-Fna is the famous square where street theatre has been performed for over 1,000 years. Today you can see acrobats, snake charmers, belly dancers, musicians, chefs and even the odd dentist at work.
Made up of over a thousand coral islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, 99% of the country is actually in the sea – no wonder it’s one of the world’s supreme diving and snorkelling spots.
Temperatures can reach 45°C in summer, so winter’s the ideal time to go. Futuristic buildings and designer shops rub shoulders with traditional attractions like camel rides and falconry.
Come and chill out on this typically tropical island, famous for its relaxed lifestyle, friendly islanders and long tradition of sailing.
Trendy resort on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with an appealing mix of hot weather, natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Get a taste of everything from Mojitos to Mayan monuments.
Cricket greens, churches and afternoon teas abound on this former British colony. Thankfully, with average December temperatures of 28°C, that’s where the similarity ends.
Enjoy larger than life attractions like shopping, dining, nightclubs, theme parks, roller coasters and of course the casinos. For those quieter moments, it even has museums.
One of Cyprus’s oldest cities, packed with historical and cultural sights. Winter is pleasantly warm and much less crowded, so it’s the perfect time to see them.
Fall under the spell of the Caribbean on this exquisite little gem, with its plantation houses, rainforest hikes, rum shacks and warm aquamarine seas. Bliss.
It’s usually sun, sea and sand that first attract people to this island haven. It’s the fascinating Spanish colonial atmosphere that keeps them coming back.
This largest of the seven Canary Islands is a perfect winter hot spot. The green and forested north contrasts with the hotter south – but both enjoy that all-important year round sunshine.
Wintery weather at home means decidedly un-wintery weather here. An exotic mix of Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine, the infectious beat of séga music and classic white beaches all add up to a slice of paradise.
Glorious year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, historic sites and thrilling attractions - Abu Dhabi really does have it all. Not to mention fantastic shopping, award-winning restaurants and internationally-renowned luxury hotels...
Quieter and less developed than some Caribbean islands, there’s still lots to see and do, including sailing, hiking and diving – don’t miss the underwater sculpture park.
Most people come for the paradise beaches, but this miniature continent also has lush forests, desert dunes, volcanic craters, exotic flowers and snow-capped mountains.
You can’t see everything in one trip, so relax and do what you can. The Art Deco district, botanical gardens, speedboat ride and a night’s clubbing are all good places to start.
Discover the captivating charm of Muscat. Where fascinating culture meets stunning Arabic architecture and bustling souks exist alongside beautiful beaches, spectacular desert landscapes and majestic mountains.
Hollywood glamour, beautiful beaches, top class entertainment and iconic sights wherever you look – what’s not to love about LA?
The famous canals were built in the 17th Century, when this was one of the world’s most important ports. They’re still worth seeing, along with the famous museums – over 50 of them, from the Rijksmuseum to the Houseboat Museum.
Famous for its boutiques, tapas bars, street performers and no less than nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Gaudi’s incredible Sagrada Família church.
Today enjoy the thriving cultural, art and nightlife scenes, plus over 50 Christmas markets. For a reminder of the starker past, visit Checkpoint Charlie or the last of the Berlin Wall.
From the Festival of Lights to Macy’s giant Christmas tree to ice skating in Millennium Park – there’s an amazing variety of things to see and do at this magical time of year.
A sprinkling of snow enhances the fairy tale atmosphere of the ancient castle, cobbled streets and thousands of spires. Wrap up warm and make the most of it.
You’ll find it alight with Christmas celebrations and multicultural festivals. A few hours away, in resorts like Whistler, enjoy skiing, snowboarding and twinkling city views – all equally breathtaking.
Try Europe’s largest outdoor skating rink in a beautiful setting, surrounded by trees with views of Vajdahunyad Castle. Afterwards you can warm up in one of the famous therapeutic hot spas.
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The Big Apple looks crisp and glamorous in winter, with snow in Central Park, shops packed with goodies and cosy diners on every corner.
The city looks lovely under a light dusting of snow and there’s a whirl of things to do, as winter is the season for dancing and opera. And it’s always the season for coffee houses and cake.
The spectacular lakeside setting, 50 outdoor ice rinks and Niagara Falls make this a real winter wonderland.
New England’s unofficial capital is a centre of learning and culture, renowned for magnificent architecture, quaint cobbled streets, chic galleries and boutiques.
St Peter’s, The Vatican, The Coliseum, the squares, fountains and statues… it’s not called The Eternal City for nothing, so why wait an eternity to see it?
As with so many places, winter’s the ideal time to see more of the sights and less of the tourists, so you can get your fill of Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Bosporus. Weather ranges from grey to gloriously sunny, depending on your luck.
Hogmanay is the best time of the year to go. Concerts, street parties, torchlight processions, fireworks, ice-skating and more make it an unforgettable experience.
With museums, shops, restaurants and cafes on every boulevard, the cosmopolitan French capital is the perfect getaway whatever the weather.
With mild temperatures and fewer tourists, winter’s a great time to explore this elegant harbour city. Visit some of Europe’s best museums, from archaeological finds to 20th Century art.
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