When it comes to holidaying during the winter months, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Below, we’ve put together some of the best destinations to consider if you’re interested in catching some winter sun.
Why settle for a single country when you can enjoy an entire continent? More and more people are choosing to spend their winter breaks in Europe, whether that’s in Paris, London, the Canary Islands or St Tropez. Embarking on a European winter cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy everything on offer – and catch some rays while you’re at it! From the historically significant sites of Venice, Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul, Odessa and Egypt to the Baltic regions of Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Riga, Tallinn and Gothenburg, there’s a destination for everyone.
Labelled the Sunshine State, Florida offers something for everybody. Throughout the year, tourists can bask in 20-degree heats. With over 1,000 miles of coastline, which is more than any other state other than Alaska, you can spend your days relaxing on the beach with a freshly squeezed orange and some delicious All-American cuisine. With cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Miami to visit, you’d struggle to find a state better for your winter getaway. What’s more, you can also check out Orlando and its theme parks – like Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
While Thailand itself is a great destination for a winter getaway, venturing to one of their many islands offers even greater riches. White sands, turquoise water and lazy hammocks are the most common sights on offer, with the likes of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi the most popular choices for families and couples looking for a warm and relaxing break. Home to stunning wildlife, spas and health resorts, Thailand is the stuff of dreams.
While the Mediterranean Sea around Cyprus gets chilly during the winter months, the island itself enjoy sunshine year-round. In the winter months, you’ll still be able to relax by the sea soak up the sun, as well as take in some of the stunning culture and architecture on offer in many of the island’s cities and tourist destinations.
Hot year round, Bali is at its rainiest during November and April; but even when the rain does hit, it comes in short and tropical bursts. Filled with spa retreats, five-star hotels and stunning white beaches, Bali is the destination of choice for millions of tourists every year. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that involves heat, rainforest swimming pools and stunning cuisine, you will struggle to find a destination more luxurious than Bali.
There you have it – five of the best destinations to consider for a winter getaway. Wherever you choose to go, don’t forget to look into the weather conditions and pack for all occasions – the more clothes you take, the more prepared you’ll be for any eventuality!
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