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.
Take a look at our top winter sun destinations
From Europe to the Indian Ocean, choose from our favourite places to get some winter sun.
Year-round sunshine and average temperatures of over 20c make Tenerife a great choice for a winter break. Just off the coast of Morocco, the Canaries are a beautiful group of islands. Laze on the beach, dolphin watch or discover the city’s nightlife, to make sure your winter break is an unforgettable one.
When rainy season is over, the Maldives is truly a paradise on Earth. Long days of sunshine, scorching temperatures and stunning ocean views await you. Sample the exquisite local cuisine, pamper yourself at a spa and snorkel in world-famous reefs. Take beach holidays to another level with a winter break in the Maldives.
Whether you choose an action-packed trip or a relaxing beach break, Barbados is an ideal destination for winter sun. Endless sunshine, historic sights, stunning beaches with golden sand, and a lively calypso scene make Barbados one of the most sought-after places to be in the winter months.
One of the most scenic islands in the West Indies, St Lucia has plenty of winter sun – perfect for both lazy beach breaks or exciting, active holidays. Sip cocktails by the pool and be indulged at the spa or ride horses and go mountain climbing – St Lucia has it all.
The Dominican Republic is the ideal spot for a bit of winter sun – miles of unspoilt beaches, mouth-watering food, a rich heritage, and of course, plenty of sunshine. Go snorkelling in crystal clear ocean, play a round of golf or discover the oldest city in the new world – Santa Domingo.
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.
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.
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.