Top five winter sun destinations

Winter sun

Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t know about everyone else but I would love to be one of those people who get to spend Christmas, or at least part of the winter season, abroad. I mean wouldn’t it be amazing to be on those gorgeous sunny beaches of Barbados that you see the like or Simon Cowell on every year? But if you are looking for some idea on where to head for some winter sun then here are my top five destinations:

Cape Verde 

I’ve never been here but want to go so badly! It’s only an extra hour on the plane from the Canaries and guarantees mid-20’s and sunshine during the winter months. This is perfect for those who don’t like to spend too long on a plane, but want the sunshine.


It’s not called the sunshine state for nothing. And the fact that it boasts 1,350 mils of coastline makes it the perfect winter sun spot if you fancy heading across the Atlantic. You could even squeeze in a trip to Disney at the same time. Which by the way would make this trip even more amazing!


I feel like this is the ultimate winter sun destination. I mean it has everything! Postcard perfect beaches, crystal clear waters and a good chance of spotting a celeb or two by the Sandy Lane resort. What more do you want from your winter sun break?


Again this is another destination on my bucket list, but what an amazing destination for some winter sun! I’d love to visit the glitzy world of the United Arab Emirates and visit the Burj Al Arab, spend my days on the sandy beaches of Jumeirah beach and shopping until I dropped in the Dubai Mall. If you’ve got money to burn, then this would be top of my winter sun list!


I haven’t been to Thailand for a few years now but the time to visit is during the dry season of December-April.  And what a place it is to visit! You can island hope around some of the most beautiful beaches in the world or you can spend a few weeks in one of their luxury hotels on the island of Phuket.

If you’re looking for some more suggestions then The Premier Care Guide have some more winter sun destination ideas that are perfect for the older generation.

What do you think of my top five winter sun destinations? Where would you head for some winter sun if you had the chance?

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.


  1. December 19, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I would happily take some winter sun anywhere right now. I have friends flying off to Cape Verde for the whole of Christmas and New Year and I am insanely jealous x

  2. Lesley Richardson
    December 21, 2016 / 3:33 am

    Well Barbados is fab – we’re enjoying it now. Dubai is a must – the Burj al Arab is the most amazing hotel we’ve ever stayed in. Expensive – yes but a never to be forgotten experience – AbFab. Thailand is great. Florida is a bit cooler, never been to Cape Verde – but still, one day xxxx

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