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Chase the sun across the globe in search of some winter sun. Soak up the Caribbean rays, warm up in the Indian Ocean, laze around in Europe, take a fly-drive across the states or indulge in an exotic Middle Eastern retreat.

Winter sun can be found all over the world, so have a look at our holiday finder to see where is hottest in October to January. Leave the cold behind and enjoy days lazing on the beach, exploring new cities and sipping cocktails by the pool. Our winter sun holidays will chase those seasonal blues away.

Top winter sun destinations

Malta.

Malta

Banish the winter blues with a getaway to majestic Malta. Blessed with warm year-round temperatures and miles of glorious coastline, this beautiful island makes beach holidays irresistible. Beyond the coast you’ll discover a remarkable history and timeless charm, with a nightlife said to rival Ibiza. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the diversity of this enchanting destination.

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Dubai.

Middle East

Visit the Middle East in winter, when the temperature falls to the twenties. Magnificent Muscat is a historic port on the edge of mountains and desert. Or discover the sparkle of Dubai.

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Florida

Florida

 

From city breaks in Miami and wild rides in Orlando to lazing on the beaches of the Gulf Coast, the Sunshine State has it all. With almost year-round sunshine, escape to Florida this winter and enjoy family fun in the many theme parks, world-class golf courses and the famous southern hospitality.

 

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Mauritius

Indian Ocean

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, far out of reach of bitter winter, enjoy paradisiacal beauty on island shores. Dive into the atolls of the Maldives or the lagoons of Mauritius.

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Where to go this winter?

A row of buildings at night in the Algarve.

Europe

While not as hot as other destinations, Europe still has some cities which give some great opportunities for winter sun. Pleasantly warm rather than scorching hot, they’ll be plenty of sunshine to enjoy.

Couple walking along beach in Hawaii.

North America

Less crowds, cheaper hotels and shorter queues at the attractions! The winter season is certainly the most desirable time to visit destinations like Hawaii and Las Vegas when temperatures are cooler.

Beach in Barbados.

Caribbean & South America

A tropical climate and laid back lifestyle is the perfect antidote to falling temperatures elsewhere – hovering in the high 20s, the sun blazes down for eight hours a day.

Swimming pool and chair in Cape Town.

Africa

This is a lovely time of year to explore the souks or sites and relax by the pool. Winter temperatures rarely fall below 20c and the nights in Africa are pleasantly cool.

Arab Women in the Great Mosque, Abu Dhabi.

Middle East

The Middle East has a near perfect winter-sun climate – you can expect daytime temperatures in the mid to high 20s, sunny skies and the very occasional burst of rain (if you’re lucky).

Hammock on the beach in the Maldives.

Indian Ocean

To experience the Indian Ocean at its best, you need to relax on soft white sands, snorkel in calm waters and take in the most colourful sunsets ­– the winter months are the perfect time to do just that.

Statue in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Far East & Australia

It’s not just the warmth of its people that’s particularly alluring at this time of year. A European winter is their summer – the rainy season is over, the temperatures are high and the sun shines for longer.

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