If you want to get away from the grey skies and rain that unfortunateyl makes an appearance every year in the UK, it’s time to book your winter sun holiday. From the Caribbean to the Australian outback there is a winter sun destination for everyone. Oxwich Travel is well placed to help you find your perfect escape, contact our team today for more information about your chosen destination.
When planning your winter sun there are probably a few destinations that spring to mind. Popular with sunseekers everywhere, the Costa del Sol, Canary Islands and Turkey are the perfect destinations to enjoy a break away from the wind and rain of the UK.
Regularly voted the best winter sun holiday destination in Europe, one of the most popular Canary islands is Lanzarote, a firm favourite with British holidaymakers for many years. With beautiful beaches, fantastic sangria, and tapas, as well as a wide array of activities on offer the Canary Islands provide you with everything you need to get away from the grey sky in the UK and bask in the glorious sunshine. Whether you choose to visit Tenerife, Gran Canaria, or Fuerteventura there is a warm welcome waiting for you with amazing weather all year round.
Whether you are planning to escape to Marbella, Malaga, or Gibraltar this winter there is an abundance of accommodation perfect for your winter sun break. The scenery in the Costa del Sol is fantastic with vast mountains and spectacular views of the Mediterranean, there is a town/resort for everyone. You could relax by the pool, explore the beaches, or take a stroll through picturesque marinas before enjoying some of the best Spanish food you will ever have in the amazing restaurants.
There are many fantastic holiday destinations in Turkey but one that is popular with British holidaymakers is Marmaris. Located on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Marmaris has a beautiful marina and the old town is charming, home to a 16th-century castle. Enjoy the winter sun while taking a walk down the main promenade towards Ataturk Square. The streets are scattered with great restaurants and cafes where you can sit and relax in the afternoon or enjoy a spot of shopping at the city’s bazaar.
Looking for inspiration for your next winter sun holiday? Oxwich Travel know all the best places to escape to when the cold UK winters roll around. Jump on a plane and head to Florida and the Caribbean where you will find beautiful white sand beaches, fantastic weather and amazing food. Here is an introduction to our top five destinations for a winter sun holiday.
Known as the ‘sunshine state’, Florida lives up to its nickname with fantastic weather all year. Winter is a great time to visit this US state with less tourists than peak summer, quiet beaches and local attractions including Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. There are a wide range of places you could visit during your Florida winter sun holiday, from vibrant Miami to the Everglades where you can see amazing wildlife from your doorstep, or perhaps a trip to the pristine beaches of Siesta Key along the gulf of Mexico.
Whether it is a trip to the incredible ruins in or the eco theme park Xcaret, Tulum is at the top of many winter sun holiday lists for good reason. The white sand beaches and laid back atmosphere are perfect for those looking to escape the wind and rain of the UK. Other parts of Riviera Maya including Playa del Carmen and Cancun with great opportunities for family-friendly holidays and adult only breaks.
For those looking for amazing music, stunning vintage cars and dancing on every street corner you cannot go wrong with a winter sun break in Cuba. The largest island in the Caribbean Sea, it is vast and varied with the lively UNESCO World Heritage city of Habana Vieja or Old Havana being top of the list for music and automobile lovers, there are also incredible butter-soft sandy beaches and stunning wildlife to observe right across the island. In the centre of the island you’ll discover the turquoise waters of El Nicho waterfall, ideal for anyone looking to enjoy the natural beauty that Cuba is famous for.
Anyone who enjoys crystal clear water, flavourful food and gorgeous scenery will enjoy a winter sun holiday in Barbados. Other than the spectacular beaches, Barbados is famous for its historical sites of interest, beautiful gardens, caves and of course the capital city, Bridgetown. Just on the edge of the city you’ll find Carlisle Bay, one of the most amazing beaches you’ll ever find anywhere in the world. A visit to Andromeda Botanic Gardens is definitely one for the list when planning your holiday, the vareity of plants on offer is overwhelming. Barbados is also home to plenty of festivals so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes, there will be dancing in the street!
Take advantage of the rich warm waters of St Lucia and explore everything under the waves with over twenty amazing dive sites around the island. The scuba diving sites around St Lucia and also Grenada are fantastic so if you’d like to complete a PADI qualification or dust off that wetsuit it’s definitely a great winter sun destination for keen scuba divers. The island is also home to some of the most spectacular sites above land too, head to the southwest cost of St Lucia for breathtaking views of the Pitons, two volcanic plugs that rise from the sea.
Our team at Oxwich Travel have visited a vast number of countries across the world but you would be hard pushed to beat the incredible scenery and rich culture of Asia and that phenomenal wildlife of Oceania. Pack your bags, its time to book your winter sun holiday and enjoy some of the most beautiful vistas you’ve ever seen.
When you think of a winter sun holiday, Thailand should spring to mind with its white sand beaches, phenomenal food and amazing opportunities to discover everything from under the waves to the heart of the rainforest. Whether you want to relax on a beach in Phuket or enjoy the hustle and bustle of Bangkok there is something to suite everyone in Thailand. If you’d like to combine a relaxing beach holiday with a few days in the capital the team at Oxwich Travel can organise a bespoke package for you.
There is more to discover in India that anyone one person could imagine, but there are a few good places to start! Looking for winter sun? Goa should be at the top of your list when it comes to sensational food, gorgeous weather and mind-blowing culture. You might be in India, but 400 years as a Portuguese colony has given Goa a distinct European edge. India is a foodie’s paradise at the best of times but if you want some of the best food you’ll ever have the opportunity to try then head to North Goa and you’ll discover fine dining options like nothing you’ve ever tried before. UNESCO recognised Old Goa in the north has a distinctive European style, here you will find Portuguese churches including the Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
Home of the kangaroos and koalas, Australia is a fantastic year-round destination, with bustling cities like Sydney and Melbourne just waiting to be explored. Head to Queensland for the opportunity to tick diving on the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, while you’re in the area book a trip to the world’s oldest rainforest, Daintree. Our team of first hand experience of this incredible area so feel free to ask for tips and trips when booking this winter sun holiday in Australia.