Georgia Brown



If you’re like us, you crave a sea of ​​vitamins. While icy winter mornings are perfect for a quilted day, we much prefer to lounge on a sun lounger with a pina colada in hand – but where can you find the best winter sun?

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With Travel restrictions in the context of covid-19 easing, 2022 could finally be the year of your release stays and find the time to fuel your desire to travel. Still, with ever-changing coronavirus situations across the world, be sure to check out the government site for more information on the country you have chosen before booking your trip.

If you are looking for guaranteed winter sun, then you have come to the right place. FFrom dream-like luxury destinations to the ultimate vacation packages, flight deals and more, here are the best places to find winter sunshine.

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Maldives

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Famous for their crystal-clear waters and scenic landscapes, the Maldives offers the perfect escape from the gray skies of the UK. Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives has a tropical climate that is constantly hot and often humid all year round.

Traveling to the Maldives in winter is one of the most economical times of the year, with SkyScanner at your fingertips to find the best flight deals and cheapest months to travel.

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The Residence Maldives offers a superb stay in the five-star paradise of the Maldives, in a stunning overwater or beach villa that includes breakfast, dinner, local transfers and additional perks for longer stays. Best of all, your hotel is fully refundable if you need to change dates due to the coronavirus.

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The Residence Maldives, from £ 499, Secret Getaways

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Paradise Island Resort & Spa offers private villas and bungalows on an idyllic island in the Indian Ocean. The perfect place to perfect your snorkeling in the turquoise blue waters, the resort also has an outdoor pool, four restaurants, and a tranquil spa.

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Paradise Island Resort & Spa, from £ 500, Booking.com

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Ras al-Khaimah

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Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect destination for winter sun and adventure. Not only that, but the Emirate is dedicated to eco-friendly tourism – they aim to become the regional leader in sustainable tourism by 2025. Whether you fancy a family vacation, a long weekend in between friends or flying solo, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy here.

Emirates currently offers six daily flights between London Heathrow and Dubai.

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If you’re looking for a luxury beachfront hotel that feels like a real sanctuary, you’ll love the five stars DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. The suites have a balcony overlooking the 650m private beach and a children’s play area with slides into the sea, including a huge cloud-shaped bed for sound sleep. Wake up early and step outside to admire the sunrise before breakfast, served like a huge buffet with every breakfast you could imagine.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, from £ 198, Ras al-Khaimah

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Barbados

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With its pristine white sand beaches, breathtaking scenery and rich culture – not to mention year round sun and rum cocktails – Barbados is the perfect winter destination. Head to the west coast to swim and snorkel with the chance to see hawksbill turtles or leatherback turtles frolicking just offshore. If surfing is a priority, head to the beaches of Bathsheba on the rougher east coast or head to North Point, where you can watch the Atlantic Ocean crash against the nearby Animal Flower Cave, from the name of the colorful sea anemones found there.

Flights to Barbados have landed in British Airways’ New Year’s Sale, with round-trip flights for sun-seekers in the winter starting at just £ 412.

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Located in Paynes Bay, The House by Elegant Hotels is the ultimate all-inclusive getaway for a luxury getaway in the winter sun. Surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Carlisle Bay, activity seekers will love the opportunity to scuba dive and enjoy the nearby hiking and biking trails.

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The House by Elegant Hotels, from £ 900, Expedia

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Newly renovated, redesigned and reopened just before the onset of the pandemic, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels is a true gem among luxury hotels in the Caribbean. The 35-room, adults-only hotel is located in Paynes Bay, St. James, on one of the best beaches on Barbados’ Platinum West Coast.

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Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels, from £ 344, TripAdvisor

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the Canary Islands

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Frequent flights from all over the UK with a journey time of around four hours make the Canary Islands a safe bet for a winter break. Average temperatures hover between 20 and 20 degrees Celsius all year round, which guarantees you plenty of sun and vitamin D. The best-known destinations include Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, while the small islands of La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera offer idyllic and unspoiled refuges.

Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are among TUI’s top vacation destinations. Explore the best travel deals and grab your winter sun fix.

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Mexico

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Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has around 7,000 cenotes (“sacred well” in Mayan) – beautiful, natural underground caves filled with water that you can bathe in for a completely different winter experience. If you’re after sun and sand, head to the popular Riviera Maya. With a choice of wonderful islands such as Isla Mujeres and Isla Cozumel, as well as Playa del Carmen (just along the coast from the busier town of Cancun) and not to mention the famous Mayan ruins – including the famous Chichen Itza and the spectacular historic town of Tulum, located atop a cliff overlooking the sea – you’ll have plenty to keep you from coming home.

Flights to Mexico currently start at around £ 266 one way, with airlines constantly offering discounts and deals for winter getaways.

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St. LUCIA

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Explore everything from the Piton Mountains and rainforest to the sulfur springs of the Soufriere and the Caribbean Coral Reef on this 238 square mile island paradise. Snorkel in the sparkling sea, go on an adventure with water sports and enjoy the diversity of culture and cuisine, with African, Indian, Caribbean, British, Spanish and French influences.

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With minimal Wi-Fi, friendly staff, a beautiful Caribbean beach, fresh and seasonal cuisine, an abundance of classes, and daily relaxing treatment, it would be a challenge not to feel instantly relaxed and restored. after a few nights at CorpsHoliday. It’s the perfect balance of wellness and exercise and it’s a vacation that truly caters for all types of travelers, whether you love your facials or your fitness.

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BodyHoliday Saint Lucia, from £ 285, TripAdvisor

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You’ll feel inspired to go out and do your own thing, whether it’s sunbathing on the beach or trying out windsurfing, then reunite with your loved ones for meals. This is also an all-inclusive package where you won’t get itchy feet and want to dodge the resort, as there is so much to do.

Prices start from £ 285 per person per night at BodyHoliday.

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