3 of the Top Luxury Winter Sun Holidays

There is perhaps no better time to escape than during the winter. Cold weather and a lack of sunlight can make you feel depressed and stressed, and nothing is a better remedy than a few days away and some sunshine. Although it might be winter in the United Kingdom, there are still plenty of destinations around the world where warm weather is in season. It doesn’t matter if you are seeking a private resort for a couple’s getaway, a trendy new destination that is just beginning to be explored or a family friendly spot that all ages will love. By reading on, you can find the perfect luxury holiday to make your winter unforgettable. 


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Maldives, Baa Atoll, aerial view

Best Winter Sun Destination for Couples: Maldives
With constant warm temperatures throughout the year, a collection of more than 1,000 islands and countless opportunities for romance, the Maldives is the ultimate winter sun destination for couples. Some of the most popular ways to pass the time while on holiday in the Maldives involve being in the warm Indian Ocean. The coral reefs make surfing ideal off many of the atolls and islands, and lessons are readily available for beginners. If you would rather explore underwater, you could try snorkeling or scuba diving. Both are an incredible way to see manta rays, tropical fish and even the occasional shark.

Of course, the perfect getaway has to include the perfect accommodation. At One&Only Reethi Rah, luxury is part of the package. Private villas are available with sea views, or you could splurge and book a villa right on the sand just steps from the water. Staff are available 24 hours a day to help guests book activities, order room service and get everything they need to complete the magical holiday experience. Dining is a big part of a romantic holiday for couples, so you will pleased to note that the One&Only Reethi Rah boasts several restaurants offering formal international cuisine and casual beachfront fare.

Hottest Up and Coming Winter Sun Destination

If you are interested in finding a holiday destination that hasn’t already been visited by everyone you know, it’s time to think outside the box. Abu Dhabi is rich with cultural attractions and landmarks, and it is just a 90 minute drive from Dubai. Visitors can spend their days touring the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, watch the popular camel races or even go shopping in the giant Al Wahda Mall.

Although there are countless luxury hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace is one of the trendiest and most appealing options for travellers from the UK. Guests enjoy views of the beach from their rooms, gold leaf is found covering just about any surface you can imagine and there are more than 10 bars, lounges and restaurants available for guests.

Top Winter Sun Destination for Families

A winter sun holiday can be a great way to reconnect with family while having fun. One of the ultimate destinations for a warm family holiday is Barbados. There is no end to the fun ways to spend time on the beach or explore the many small towns and villages on the island. By staying at the Coral Reef Club Barbados, you will also have access to some of the best children’s programs in the area. Children can take sailing, swimming or tennis lessons, and the restaurants offer a special early dinner seating that parents will certainly appreciate. In addition, parents can take advantage of free babysitting services at the resort.

If you are planning an upcoming winter sun holiday, give some thought to the incredible destinations of Barbados, Abu Dhabi and the Maldives.

This post was written by Lizzie, who has experienced a number of luxury holidays in the winter months. When she’s not avoiding the UK’s bad winter weather, she can be found over at the Elegant Resorts blog.

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