Feeling the chill a little bit too much this winter? Check out our list of the 10 best warm winter destinations that are sure to thaw you out and provide the opportunity for beach cocktails!
One of the most diverse and exciting holiday destinations in Asia, Thailand
has something for everyone. From buzzing and bustling cities to idyllic, secluded beaches, the country truly has it all. Temperatures tend to peak in the low 30s in December and January. A direct flight from the UK takes about 11 and a half hours.
is quickly becoming a hugely popular beach destination with travellers from all over the world. Due to the large number of islands, you can usually find a gorgeous beach with almost nobody on it - your very own slice of paradise. Many people come here for its year-round warm temperatures, including average temperatures in the mid-20s during the winter months. Even better, it is located only around a six hour flight away from most UK airports.
The Canary Islands
are a particularly popular destination in the summer months, but did you know that they are also a great getaway all-year-round? That’s right. Beaches, sunshine, cold beer and hiking, in whatever month of the year you choose. Temperatures average a very comfortable 20 degrees during the winter months and with the islands only around 4 hours away from the UK, there is no excuse not to take a look.
On many people’s bucket list, the Caribbean island of Barbados
is a picture-perfect country with the ideal blend of relaxation and partying. It is one of the most authentic places in the world to experience true island living and given that it experiences a warm climate 12 months of the year, you aren’t limited when booking. With temperatures averaging in the high 20s during December and January, this isn’t a place to be missed. Flight time to Barbados from the UK is around 8 and a half hours.
Often described as one of the most magical places on earth, Florida
is a stunning destination to take the family at any time of year. With amazing theme parks, water parks, beaches, dining and nightlife, you can guarantee that Florida has something just for you and more. Average temperatures are a comfortable 20 degrees during December; the perfect time to visit the Christmas-themed theme parks at this time of year. Flight time to Florida is around 9 to 10 hours depending on which airport you fly to.
is a phenomenal holiday destination which combines the best of sun, surf, beaches and incredible cuisine. Also famous for its architecture, temples and festivals, Goa is the place to be no matter the time of year. It enjoys a warm climate all-year-round but the best time to visit is actually the winter months, when the weather is a little more stable. The average temperature during these months is often in the high 20s, creeping into the low 30s throughout most days. A direct flight to Goa will last around 9 hours.
is a country which combines some of the world’s most famous architecture and history with a contemporary side of great food and nightlife. It is one of the most diverse countries in the world to visit and has something for everyone, no matter what sort of holiday you are looking for. An added bonus is that it experiences a very pleasant climate throughout the year. Winter temperatures hover around the 20 degrees mark and flight times last just under 5 hours if flying direct.
When you pick up a travel magazine and see turquoise water, gleaming white beaches and palm trees for as far as the eyes can see, you are probably looking at a picture of the Maldives
. What many consider to be the most idyllic place on earth, these tiny sets of islands are a slice of paradise that are frequently visited all-year-round due to their climate. Even during the winter months, temperatures usually sit at around 30 degrees meaning there might be no better place for a winter getaway. Flight times from the UK are a little longer at 10 hours but are totally worth the journey.
is one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations on this list with an extremely unique blend of culture, tradition, cuisine, sights to see and things to do. With a rich and fascinating history, this wonderful country is a great place to visit no matter the time of year. Temperatures reach the low 20s on most days during December and January which is perfect for jumping into all of the attractions and activities that the country has to offer. Being just a 3 and a half hour flight away is a big bonus too.
is another fantastic island getaway that is popular 365 days of the year. Its warm climate, incredible natural attractions, and unique culture make it a trip that you won’t forget. It has a booming ecotourism sector and is known for its incredible beaches, great food and lively parties. Temperatures often reach the low 30s during December, January and February making it the ideal winter getaway into some guaranteed warmth. Flight times from the UK are around 9 hours long.