Well, you only have to step outside the front door today to realise that winter is well and truly underway, and if you find the ‘season of goodwill’ more frustrating than festive, it might be time to pack your bags and head down below the equator or across the Atlantic for some winter sun!
As the temperatures drop below zero here in Europe, the temperatures down in Southern Africa, South America, and Oceania start to rise, and if your idea of the perfect Christmas involves white beaches, cool wine, and seaside dining, get yourself off to one of our Top Five Winter Sun Destinations and bag yourself some sunshine!
Zanzibar – The Spice Island, Tanzania
A gorgeous tropical island in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is the perfect winter holiday destination for those who want to relax, unwind, and pamper themselves in a luxurious all-inclusive resort. Just a shop hop from Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar is the perfect ‘add-on’ to those climbing Africa’s highest mountain, and after spending a week camping on Kili you will be ready for this beach haven… believe me!
If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous this Christmas, pack your designer swimwear and head off to the uber cool Caribbean Island of Anguilla! A short hop from St. Maarten, Anguilla offers unspoilt white beaches, lavish hotels, and endless water sports for active travellers.
Cape Town, South Africa
If beaches are not really your ‘thing’, why not head on down to South Africa and the mother city of Cape Town for a week or two of indulgence! Sunshine is pretty much guaranteed in Cape Town from December through to February, and if you enjoy golfing, fine wines, and great food, you might just think you have arrived in heaven!
Perth, Western Australia
With rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, cosmopolitan cities and endless national parks, Perth and Western Australia in general, is the perfect choice for your winter holiday. A wonderful place that welcomes travellers with open arms, Perth is an action-packed destination, and it gets pretty hot and sweaty during our winter months!
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
If you live in Europe, Fiji is just about as far as you go until you start coming back again, but once you have witnessed the true beauty of the Mamanuca Islands, you will agree that every minute you spent on the plane – was well spent!