Unique Destinations Perfect for winter
As temperatures drop, you may already be planning your escape from the cold winter months., but with so many great destinations out there, deciding where to go may seem like mission impossible. We’ve put together the following list of some of the best worldwide destinations for a dose of winter sunshine, and some fun.
With more than enough hours of sunshine each year, the Canary Islands are the perfect destination to recharge your Vitamin D and relax under the sun. Lovely beaches, relaxing spa treatments, great scenery and a wide variety of activities guarantee you a memorable winter holiday. One of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife, is one of the most popular destinations among Brits; it’s vibrant with a thriving nightlife, choice of watersports activities and a wide variety of beaches, while the smaller islands of La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma are perfect for those who would like to head somewhere a little calmer.
Mozambique is an ideal place to sit back and enjoy the sunshine. Home to an array of hotels and resorts offering a variety of great activities and facilities, you can be sure that both you, and your family should you travel with them, will be entertained. Mozambique is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches, said to be some of the most exquisite in the world. The incredible resorts, magnificent culture, and captivating marine life are sure to make your vacation one to remember.
Brazil isn’t all just all about football, it’s also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, providing sun-seekers with an extensive and stunning coastline. The coastal cities of Salvador and Recife as well as Rio have high temperatures throughout the year, while plateau cities like Sao Paulo are milder. So, no matter what time of the year you visit Brazil, you’re sure to have a fantastic winter getaway!
There’s no warmer place than Goa during winter in the northern hemisphere, where average daily temperatures can go up to 30°C. With 64 miles of stunning coastline, its white sandy beaches are the highlight of any escape to this charming city. Its culture of music, adventure, and appetizing cuisines make Goa a fun place to visit through all seasons. If you’re lucky you can catch the Goa Carnival, which is one of Goa’s annual music festivals of dance, music, fun and food – these festivals feature some of the world’s top DJ line-ups.
Cape Town is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it’s the perfect getaway for a dose of sunshine during the UK’s winter. From magnificent and luxurious hotels to backpacking on a budget, this world-class tourist city offers countless attractions, sights, and activities for everyone. You can relax while getting a suntan at one of the landmark beaches such as Camps Bay, enjoy vibrant entertainment at the V&A Waterfront, or visit the world renowned Table Mountain via the aerial cableway. Cape Town offers visitors a memorable getaway.
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the only city on the island, and one you’ll find busy with activity throughout the day, and night. It’s awash with bars and restaurants, and as the sun sets, you’ll find clubs opening up throughout as well. Away from the glitz of the touristy area you’ll also find a beautiful historical centre, with a cathedral, Arab baths, museums, art nouveau buildings and the Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo. Beyond the city are the beaches, with the general rule being the closer to the city they area, the busier they are. The island also hosts and annual music Festival in July, so they’ll be even busier then.
Morocco is a popular spot for those looking to escape to hotter climes and whilst Marrakech is often the first city to come to mind, why not look at Essaouira instead. Nestled away on the coast, it’s much quieter than bustling Marrakech, and with the coastal breezes sweeping the area the heat is less oppressive than that of Marrakech. The souk is still busy, but the bartering is more relaxed, and a far better introduction to how this particular system works than other places with similar shopping experiences. The beach is windy, so not the best for sunbathing, but there’s a plethora of activities on offer and it’s a massive hit with kite surfers.