Didn’t get a chance to go away this summer? Wondering where to go for winter sun before the new year arrives? If you are feeling blue and keen to get some sea, sand and relaxation then there are plenty of places you can head. Even if the UK is getting colder, there’s always an opportunity to travel abroad and enjoy warm weather elsewhere without breaking the bank.
Where to go for winter sun in Europe
There’s some locations that seem to have the sun year round, making them perfect destinations during the winter months if you are on the hunt for the warmer weather. Here are some of our top recommendations…
It might not be the most popular Canary Island, but Lanzarote boasts beautiful weather all year round, particularly in November. The island can get pretty busy during the winter months as tourists flock to grab some last-minute sun and top up their tan. With a climate classed as a subtropical desert, temperatures can read highs of 23 °C in the winter months, meaning it’s perfect beach weather. Not to mention with the cooler evenings than in the summer months, you really do get the best of both worlds.
With one of the warmest winters in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is the perfect European break to escape to for some winter sun. Often crowded during the summer months, the winter season tends to quieten down a little, making it much more relaxing and peaceful. Not to mention you can enjoy cooler temperatures when compared with the blistering summer heat. Even in the off-peak season, there’s still plenty to do with excursions at a cheaper off-peak rate allowing you to experience more of the island for less!
One of Europe’s gems, Madeira is an archipelago made up of 4 islands that bask in the sun year-round, making it the perfect winter sun destination. Crowds are less in the winter too meaning a quieter, more relaxed time away and with plenty of adrenaline-fuelled activities to keep you busy, Madeira offers something a little different.
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Where to go for winter sun outside of Europe
Take a long haul trip to somewhere exotic and visit Mexico for some winter sun. With tropical beaches, spectacular cuisine and rich cultural history, Mexico could be the perfect answer for those looking for some winter sun a little further afield. Don’t let the flight time put you off instead sit back and relax as you travel to paradise.