Winter Sun Holidays: Top 10 Best Destinations For Winter Escapes

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Winter Sun Holidays

Winter Sun Holidays

Winter sun holidays are like a dream for most people. You may think that such holidays are expensive or only very few people can afford such a holiday.

Fortunately, that’s not the case. There are plenty of suitable destinations for you to go to for a quick winter break. It’s all down to some quick research and careful budgeting.

The purpose of this article is to help identify suitable places for a quick winter and help you get a clear destination idea by the time you finished reading it.



  1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is a group of beach towns located in the far eastern edge of the Dominican Republic. In contrast to the rest of the Caribbean Islands, the Dominican Republic’s resorts consist mostly of huge beach hotels.

Although this scale is not for everyone, these hotels have the ability to provide good rates for all-inclusive and full-service resorts in general.

The weather in Punta Cana is also great during the winter months. The January average highs hover around 82°F/28°C, while the average lows are around 69°F/21°C.

4-star hotel prices are around $77 per night for two people and the five-star hotels are around $220 per night.

  1. Corn Islands, Nicaragua

The Corn Islands of Nicaragua is yet another great destination if you want to escape the dreadful winter weather.

The Corn Islands are a group of two islands and are situated off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.

Besides enjoying the sun, this destination is also great for activities such as snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving.

If big resorts are your thing then the Big Corn island is where you will want to go.

Average temperatures in the Corn Islands during the month of January are around 26°C/78°F low and 28°C/46.4°F high.

Four-star hotel prices start at around $113 per night for two people.


  1. The Caribbean

The Caribbean islands are a classic tourist destination for getting a winter sun holiday.

However, this destination is not just suitable for a winter holiday, but throughout the year the weather is around 24-29°C.

Although the weather in terms of temperatures is great all your round, you should do a careful planning of when exactly do you want to go.

There are several reasons for this including hurricanes, costs and crowds.


  1. Phuket, Thailand

Thailand’s island of Phuket is one of the most famous destinations in the world for exotic beaches and landscapes.

The island is one of the best destinations for serious beach lovers and divers.

The natural beauty of the island is unmatched and features blue lagoons, salmon sunsets, which create the ultimate dream-like atmosphere.

However, the island is capable to offer you so much more besides beautiful beaches and scuba diving such as aquariums, gardens and Buddhist temples.

The average temperatures of Phuket are around 27°C and gets to as high as 32°C, which is awesome for January.



  1. Malaysia

Malaysia is a country that can provide various types of experiences. It is a suitable destination for both city and nature lovers.

This is a destination that can provide all types of entertainment to various age groups.

The country offers rich entertainment such as theme parks, fine food and nightlife and various types of day trips and excursions.


  1. Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands. One of its best features is the warm weather throughout the year, which makes it a perfect destination for a January beach getaway.

There are many resorts on the island, one of the most popular being Playa de las Americas, which is popular amongst the younger tourists.

On the other hand, Puerto de la Cruz is a destination for a more relaxing holiday as it is a lot more peaceful and popular with the older tourists.

Besides a number of modern resorts, one of the island’s best features is its nature. It consists of a great number of plant life, mountains and extensive areas where banana, tomato, potato and other cultural products are being grown.

There are a variety of beach types including rockier ones as well as beaches with soft, white sand.

The average winter weather in Tenerife is around 19°C (65°F)


  1. Malta

Malta is definitely known as a sun and sea destination. It gets more than 300 warm and sunny days per year.

Its’ beaches are great for a variety of tastes such as beaches, which are more suitable for relaxing, as well as full-on party beaches.

Some of the most famous beaches in Malta are Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha and Mellieha Bay.

Besides day-time beach fun, Malta is a popular destination for the nightlife lovers.

The nightlife scene is rich and provides a variety of entertainment and places to visit such as local and fancier restaurants, small bars as well as big night clubs.

  1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Though it can be hard to reach if you are based in Europe, this destination can be a perfect winter getaway. The best time to visit this destination is between November and March, just when most of Europe is covered in fog and snow.

There are many different beaches and resorts you can visit in Mexico.

For example, you can visit Puerto Vallarta.  It is a small town, which is known for its party ambiance and commerce activity.

While it is popular resort, what sets it apart is the fact that the resort is based around the old portion of the town, which features a great view towards the oceanfront boulevard.

But, of course, one of the best part about Puerto Vallarta are definitely its beaches. There is a huge variety of beaches that are suitable for almost every taste.

The average winter temperatures in Puerto Vallarta are around 22°C (72°F).

  1. Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of the ultimate winter holiday destinations. It is an extensive group of islands, which are located just off the coast of East Africa.

It is a destination that offers a superb historical, cultural, exploratory and eco-tourism beach experiences in East Africa.

The islands feature numerous beaches, numerous historical and cultural sites, world-class snorkel and scuba dive reef locations.

The average winter temperatures in Zanzibar, Tanzania are around 28°C (82°F)



Barbados is an island country located in the eastern Caribbean.

It is considered to be one of the best destinations for getting a winter sun.

This is a resort where you can find some of the best hotels and restaurants in the Caribbean.

Besides the hotels, Barbados has some of the best beaches in the world.

And the weather is hovering around the perfect 30°C / 86°F. What an excellent winter weather!


You definitely have options if you are looking to escape the dreadful winter weather.

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