If, like most of us, your summer has been a complete wash-out this year, now is the perfect time to start planning your winter sun holiday to somewhere warm and exotic. There are some fabulous travel deals to be had at this time of the year, and whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure, a relaxing trip into nature, or a luxurious beach break, we think you’ll find exactly what you are looking for in our Top 5 Luxurious Destination for Your Winter Break!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The ultimate beach destination for those who love nothing more than digging their toes in sugar white sand, swimming in balmy turquoise waters, snorkelling, scuba diving, and dining al fresco on freshly caught seafood and cocktails, Bora Bora is just as magical as you imagine it to be. Temperatures rarely drop below 26°C, and while you can expect some showers, especially over Christmas and New Year, the sunshine is never far away.
Perth, Western Australia
Many people skip Western Australia when booking their trip down under, but it is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. According to the official Western Australia website, Perth is bathed in sunshine for nine hours a day on average, with a total of “131 perfect blue-sky days every year”! November to March are the best months for sun worshippers to visit, with average daily temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa has featured on many of our ‘Top Destinations’ lists this year, and there are many reasons for that. Firstly, it is a diverse holiday destination that offers something for everyone including cycling, hiking, wining, dining, safaris, cultural tours, luxury spas, exceptional golfing, fauna and flora explorations, and much, much more. Secondly, it is a great value destination for international travellers. Your Pounds, Dollars and Euros will go a lot further here than they will elsewhere in Southern Africa, and finally, it’s just beautiful!
Patagonia, Chile & Argentina
If you love the sunshine, but prefer to avoid roasting hot temperatures, Patagonia could be the perfect destination for your winter sun break. November to March are considered ‘summer months’ but the temperatures rarely get over 20°C in this part of the world, and so it is the ideal place for outdoor activities such as hiking in Torres del Paine National Park, and sailing to the ‘end of the world’ along the Beagle Channel.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
A tropical retreat off Brazil’s northeast coast, Fernando de Noronha is the largest island within a protected national marine park and ecological sanctuary. Renowned for its unspoilt beaches, exceptional snorkelling and scuba diving, and vast array of sea life, this picturesque island is the perfect spot for a relaxing winter break, and it works beautifully with a city break in Rio de Janeiro.
There are some amazing places just waiting to be discovered this winter… where will you be heading?