Looking for a winter holiday with guaranteed sunshine?

If the dark nights and chilly mornings have got you dreaming of warm sunshine and longer days, you’re not alone. Increasing numbers of holidaymakers are looking to seek out some sun this winter so our travel team have some come up with a list of the most popular destinations for escaping to when the British weather starts to get you down.

Whether you’re looking for a shorter break not too far from home, or fancy soaking up the sun further afield, there are many great locations to choose from.


Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and offers everything a winter holidaymaker could ask for.

Bustling resorts, historic fishing ports, beautiful mountain landscapes and 5-star boutique hotels are all in abundance on this island.

If golf is your game, head to one of the many luxury golf resorts on the island.

With a flight time of just over four hours from the UK and temperatures peaking at 21°C during January and February, Tenerife is the perfect choice for a winter escape.


Egypt is a popular holiday destination all year round. The perfect mix of ancient and modern, there’s something for everyone.

The popular resort of Sharm el-Sheikh offers hotels to suit every budget, gorgeous beaches and snorkelling opportunities, and if you do fancy a break from relaxing poolside and want to explore further afield, there are plenty of exciting excursions you can choose from.

When it comes to soaking up some winter sun, you’ll be pleased to know temperatures rarely dip below 20°C.


A firm favourite among British holidaymakers, the Canary Island of Lanzarote offers year-round sun, plenty of adventure and dramatic volcanic landscape.

Here, white gold beaches combine with interesting black volcanic sands to create beautiful scenery.

There is plenty to do here besides lounging on the beach. Why not take a jeep safari or camel trek across the black sands if you’re feeling adventurous?

If you’re looking for a holiday that combines fun in the sun with the mystery of a desert island getaway, Lanzarote is a great choice this winter.


For those who would like to venture further, Mexico is one of the most popular, more affordable long-haul destinations for winter sun.

It really has it all; stunning turquoise blue sea, white sand beaches, friendly people and great food. Average temperatures throughout November reach a comfortable, but warm 25°C, cooling to around 23°C in January.

The nine hour flight to Cancun is well worth it, as you’ll find out when you step off the plane and feel the sun on your face.


Not many cities can beat the vibrant colours, warm sunshine and exotic aromas of Marrakech in Morocco.

With a flight time of less than three and a half hours and mild winter temperatures making the city more bearable than spring and summer months, this beautiful and historic destination promises a holiday full of adventure.

Whether you want to sip cocktails on a pretty roof terrace, wander around the bustling souks or experience the majestic Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a diverse winter sun destination with so much to offer.

Wherever you choose to travel this winter, don’t forget to get covered with MORE THAN Travel Insurance.

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