The cold weather, the gray sky, the rain are all very unmotivating factors to go to work especially when it hasn’t dawned yet in the mornings and it’s already night when you return to home. We like winter but sometimes we need vitamin D and a bit of a heat during the cold winter days. That’s why today we give you a good excuse to pack your stuff and escape to one of the best destinations for winter sun that we suggest you. Imagine laying down under the shade of the palm trees and swim in an outdoor ∞ pool, are you coming?
The best destinations for winter sun where you can sunbath
The Canary Islands
The 7 islands of the Canarian archipelago offer a warm climate without having to travel too far. In winter, the average temperature is about 20 degrees and with its 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, it rarely rains. It’s the ideal time for a quiet beach tourism. Worth the visit are also the many beautiful landscapes that the islands offer.
The Canarian nature will absolutely leave you speechless with the dunes of Fuerteventura, the forests of the Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, Los Tilos in La Palma or the Teide volcano in Tenerife. Don’t miss out the cultural side of the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which is a World Heritage Site and the mesmerizing island of Lanzarote.
Greece is a fascinating destination. Its winter climate is very different from that of its European neighbours. The historic Athens reaches sometimes a temperature of 24 degrees in the winter. The beautiful Greek islands, such as Rhodes, Mykonos or Santorini also offer more hours of sunshine during winter due to its nice weather all year round.
Greece is a country full of ancient history that will delight fans of culture and mythology. Don’t worry if you travel with children: we know the little ones are not the greatest enthusiasts of cultural excursions. However, in the coastal area, they can’t get bored thanks to the many activities you can do. For example, bathing in those clear blue waters is a whole adventure.
The dragon of Asia (named after the shape of its territory) is a true wonder. This country is full of different and impressive landscapes, many of them listed as World Heritage by Unesco. Among other things, we advise you to sail in Halong Bay, visit the imperial city of Hue, discover the authentic capital of Hanoi and enjoy the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh. You will fell in love with this country, on top of that it’s also a cheap destination where you can enjoy to its fullest.
Although the country is developing very fast, it still doesn’t have much tourist influx. During the winter, the north of the country enjoys mild temperatures, neither too cold nor too high. This is a good chance to explore the rice fields and the mountain areas. In the south, the beautiful island of Phu Quoc offers warm temperatures and you will be able to chill in this paradise on Earth.
Let’s go now to the South. The best time to visit Australia is between December and February. Despite the different climate zones (tropical, subtropical and equatorial), temperatures will generally score 28º. An ideal time to take a trip through this huge country-continent territory that Australia is. You will see impressive natural landscapes combined with vibrant and modern cities, such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. If you are still hungry for adventures, you can always extend your trip and discover the beautiful land of New Zealand.
The French Antilles
One of the best winter destinations for sunbathing are the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique – a French colony in the Carribean. The West Indies experiences two seasons: the dry season and the wet season, depending on the level of precipitation. The temperatures are softer between the months of December and April, which makes the Antilles a perfect escape for your winter holidays. In addition, the beauty of nature there, with its crystal clear sea and lush vegetation, will make you fall in love quicker than you thought. We must mention the Caribbean cuisine which is a delight for your palate.
Republic of Chile
A magical destination awaits you on the other side of the globe. The seasons there are swapped meaning winter normally arrives in July-August and summer in January-February. In addition to its coastal resorts, Chile also offers excellent excursions through incredible landscapes and mountain ranges. You can hike through mountains, forests and the Atacama desert. Chile is the perfect choice to please all types of travelers. Traveling there in winter is a guarantee of enjoying a change of sceneries.
One of the most popular sunny destination chosen by the Europeans for their winter break is Cuba. A beautiful, historical and dynamic country, Cuba promises an excellent vacation where you can experience a summer of swimming, sunbathing and discovering their culture and traditions under the rhythm of the music. On your trip, Havana is a must see with its old colonial and colored houses, retro cars, cigars and rum distilleries. Do you want more info about this wonderful country? Don’t miss out our tips for the best things to do in Cuba.
We hope now you have the desire to escape to one of the best destinations for winter sun of your choice. Make your colleagues jealous whilst you are laying on the beach having cocktails. 🍸🍸