Setting off from damp and dreary Britain in search of hot and sunny weather is one of the biggest treats of winter - and getting some sunshine can bring a whole heap of benefits not just confined to a little colour on your pasty skin!
Whether you're after a cheap and cheerful getaway or something a bit more exotic, there are plenty of places to choose from away from our grey and windy shores in 2017 and 2018. Check out our Real Deals for the cheapest offers on the market brought fresh to you every week - we always feature plenty of winter sun all season long.
When it comes to temperatures, you really do get what you pay for - the Algarve and the Costa del Sol are cheap-as-chips and you can expect sunshine but not that much warmth. Morocco, Cyprus and the Canary Islands are pretty cheap and a bit hotter, but the real bargains are usually to be found on the Red Sea coast. Far-flung destinations like Goa, Mexico and of course the Caribbean, are guaranteed to be sunny but your airfare costs will be higher.
If you need winter sun and you need it fast then the best way to save money is to go where the bargains are, rather than picking where you want to go and then searching for a winter sun holiday to match. After all, you're just going to be lounging in the sunshine by the sea or by the pool, so you don't need to have all those cultural attractions around. All inclusive winter sun holidays are pretty great for those type of getaways.
Winter sun deals tend to be found around a time that many hotels are looking to fill rooms, so keep your eyes open for plenty of added extras like free room upgrades, free board upgrades and reductions on spa treatments. These can make your holiday that bit more special without inflating the price tag! Cheap holidays are the ideal way to treat yourself and we're happy to help you find them.
When it comes to getting a winter sun holiday on a budget, the best way to go is all inclusive. You cut out the hassle of finding your own food, leaving you with more time to soak up the rays, and you know how much you are spending upfront. Just make sure the deal comes with luggage and transfers included to save you paying out for extras.
Here at dealchecker, we can sympathise with the desire to escape the long, cold winter that Britain has in store for us. Luckily, we're experts in chasing down winter sun! By using our search tools, you can compare different winter sun holidays and find the one that is right for you. We don't sell holidays directly, we just aggregate the best our travel partners have to offer - so you can rest assured knowing that we're not trying to interfere with your choice!
Not only are there multiple winter sun holiday destinations within a couple of hours, but the whole southern hemisphere is heating up as we shiver through ever-decreasing temperatures! Don't have much time? No worries! The Canary Islands are probably one of the most popular short-haul winter sun destination; the temperature here rarely drops below 20°C. It doesn't matter if you're on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote or Fuerteventura, you're bound to catch a few rays! Nearby Morocco remains warm, while Majorca and Cyprus both offer moderate temperatures and plenty of beaches to boot!
A little further away, and the temperatures really start to rise! Cape Verde is only a little south of the Canaries, but the mercury hovers around the 25°C mark during the day. Hurghada is perennially popular for diving and sunshine, while you can bet that Dubai packs a heat punch year-round.
For more tropical good times, make your way to spots where you're almost guaranteed heat - if not sunshine! Mauritius and the Maldives are eternally beautiful and hot, while feasting on tacos in the Cancun sunshine is never a bad idea. Further afield, Thai islands such as Phi Phi and Phuket provide just the right amount of heat for hours spent beach- and pool-side.
It can be difficult to keep the romance alive during winter, when all you want to do is stay warm under a blanket in layers of wool! Head off on a winter sun holiday to keep the flames of love burning through cold months.
Considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world, the Maldives' white sand, turquoise water and gleaming sun will provide a beautiful backdrop for a couples' romantic retreat! Speaking of white sands and blue seas, have you considered a jaunt to the Caribbean? From Barbados to Jamaica, the Dominican Republic to Cuba, the vibrant colours and culture of this cluster of islands is sure to dial up the romance to 100!
It can be difficult to keep the kids happy in the depths of winter. It's too cold to leave the house for playtime and the darkness doesn't help. Enter family friendly winter sun holidays! The Canary Islands fill the brief spectacularly: with myriad all inclusive holiday packages, waterparks, beaches and the sun beating down, it's an easy (and nearby) choice. We also adore Dubai for a family friendly holiday - there's not only sun, but several theme parks, shopping malls stacked with activities for kids, and a culture that loves little ones. Florida is also a spectacular choice - with its variety of theme parks, beaches and classic American hospitality, it won't disappoint!
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