You only have to step outside today to realise that winter is well and truly on its way, 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 for some winter sun!
As the temperatures start to drop below zero here in Europe, the temperatures in Southern Africa, South America, and Oceania start to rise, and if your idea of the perfect Christmas involves white sand rather than white snow, 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 a week camping on Kili, you’ll be more than ready for this beach haven… believe me!
Cape Town, South Africa
If beaches are not really your thing, why not visit South Africa and the mother city of Cape Town for a week or two of pure indulgence this winter! Sunshine is pretty much guaranteed in Cape Town from December through to March, and if you enjoy cycling, hiking, golfing, fine wines, great dining, and spectacular shopping, you may just think you have arrived in heaven!
Perth, Western Australia
With rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, cosmopolitan cities and endless national parks, Perth in Western Australia 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 can 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 a minute of your life well spent! Swimming, sailing, island hopping, sun worshiping – it’s all going on in Fiji.
Patagonia, Chile & Argentina
Another great choice for those who are looking for adventure rather than relaxation, Patagonia is the perfect winter holiday destination for those who love the great outdoors. Hiking, sailing, sightseeing, and spectacular scenery comes as standard in this part of the world, and December to February are the best months to visit!