Luxury Winter Sun Holidays

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We all know how long and dreary the UK winter can be. When the biting cold starts to take its toll, what could possibly be better than swapping the dark nights for pink pastel sunsets and a cocktail to stave off the last of the day’s heat? Recharge your batteries with a fly and flop beach break, or a sightseeing adventure to discover a new culture.
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Our top picks for Winter Sun in 2021

Enjoy two free nights of peace and relaxation at this luxury resort in a  secluded, untouched corner of St Lucia<place>Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort </place><fomo>30</fomo>
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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort St Lucia
Enjoy two free nights of peace and relaxation at this luxury resort in a secluded, untouched corner of St Lucia
Why you'll love this resort...
  • Stunning location on a white sand beach betweentwin Pitons, set on 100 acres of lush tropical forest
  • Butler service included with each stay, plus dedicated Beach Concierge team too
  • The Rainforest Spa, hidden in the heart of the rainforest, offers a range of signature treatments
  • Snorkel and dive in the protected marine reserve including unique night snorkelling experiences
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7 nights from £2,135 per person
  • Two free nights
  • Free breakfast
Travel between 1 Nov 2021 and 17 Dec 2021
Enjoy a perfect couple's retreat at a resort set on one of Mauritius' most breath taking natural beauty areas<place>Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa</place><fomo>357</fomo>
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Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa Mauritius
Enjoy a perfect couple's retreat at a resort set on one of Mauritius' most breath taking natural beauty areas
Why you'll love this resort...
  • A secluded hideaway set among six pristine, white sandy beaches
  • Reserve luxury beach cabanas on the private island with dedicated butler service
  • Complimentary water shuttle to the private island, Ilôt Mangénie, exclusively reserved for Shangri-La's guests
  • Retreat to state-of-the-art CHI The Spa for a rejuvenating massage or treatment
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7 nights from £2,640 per person
  • Save 30% on accommodation
Travel between 1 Nov 2021 and 20 Dec 2021
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Huge savings at a luxury resort on one of the most dramtically beautiful isles in the Seychelles<place>Six Senses Zil Pasyon </place><fomo>298</fomo>
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Six Senses Zil Pasyon Seychelles
Huge savings at a luxury resort on one of the most dramtically beautiful isles in the Seychelles
Why you'll love this resort...
  • Swim with turtles in the waters surrounding the resort
  • Take a cooking class with the talented chefs and learn the secrets of the local cuisine
  • Enjoy a private dining experience at Chef's Kitchen - the menu will be tailor-made with your favourite ingredients
  • Venture out on a scenic boat ride and visit the Unesco World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai
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7 nights from £4,400 per person
  • Save 30% on accommodation
  • Save up to £1,300 per person
Travel between 1 Nov 2021 and 20 Dec 2021
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Book a bucket-list break in a Maldives resort with spacious villas and its own house reef<place>Milaidhoo</place><fomo>235</fomo>
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Milaidhoo Maldives
Book a bucket-list break in a Maldives resort with spacious villas and its own house reef
Why you'll love this resort...
  • An over-water spa and complimentary daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Set within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, natural beauty is abundant
  • Dine at Ba'theli, a unique restaurant shaped like a traditional house boat
  • Guests have the use of the private airport lounge when they arrive into Malé
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7 nights from £7,399 per person
  • Save 10% on accommodation
Travel between 1 Nov 2021 and 22 Dec 2021
Explore the urban oasis of Dubai from your luxury base complete with incredible spa facilities<place>Bulgari Resort Dubai</place><fomo>238</fomo>
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Bulgari Resort Dubai Dubai
Explore the urban oasis of Dubai from your luxury base complete with incredible spa facilities
Why you'll love this resort...
  • The Beach Club features private cabanas, kids club, children’s pool, restaurant and outdoor pool and bar
  • Stunning vitality pool in the Spa inspired by the ancient Caracalla Roman baths
  • Feels like an island escape, but just minutes from the heart of Dubai and its attractions
  • Luxury rooms with private balconies offer a choice of views: Dubai's skyline or sunsets over the Arabian Gulf
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Enjoy bustling Bangkok and tranquil Phuket with one night free on the paradise island<place>Phuket & Bangkok with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts</place><fomo>403</fomo>
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Phuket & Bangkok with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Phuket
Enjoy bustling Bangkok and tranquil Phuket with one night free on the paradise island
Why you'll love this resort...
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5 nights from £2,799 per person
  • One free night
Travel between 1 Nov 2021 and 19 Dec 2021
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Where are the best places to visit for winter sun?

Thailand

Average temperatures: Highs of 29°C
Time difference: 7 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +7 hours)
Flight duration: Approx. 11 hours 15 minutes direct
Rainfall: 3 days of rain per month on average November-January

Thailand is known as ‘The Land of Smiles’ and a winter trip here is guaranteed to melt away your winter blues and have you falling in love with majestic white sand beaches, immense jungles and unique cities where historic temples are the highlight of the skyline. With so much to see, a winter trip to Thailand is certain to inspire a return visit in the new year.

Seychelles

Average temperatures: Highs of 32°C
Time difference: 4 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +4 hours)
Flight duration: Approx. 10 hours direct
Rainfall: 18 days of rain on average per month November-January

There’s something extraordinary about the Seychelles that simply has to be seen to be believed. With a gorgeous climate all year round, verdant tropical jungles, majestic boulders, and incredible coast on all 115 islands that make up the Seychelles, there are enough unmissable sights to see you through a lifetime, let alone a winter.

Grenada

Average temperatures: Highs of 30°C
Time difference: 4 hours behind the UK (GMT -4 hours)
Flight duration: Approcx. 10 hours with a stop typically in St Lucia
Rainfall: 18 days of rain per month on average November-January

Winter is the perfect time of year to swap the dark, cold UK for the idyllic sun-drenched shores of Grenada. If you want to get in ahead of the winter sun crowds, we’d suggest packing up your suitcase and heading to Grenada in December. Many people take advantage of the island’s tropical beaches once the Christmas period is over, so travelling in early December will make for a more intimate holiday, with less people around to join you in the incredible activities that Grenada has to offer.

Antigua

Average temperatures: Highs of 28°C
Time difference: 4 hours behind the UK (GMT -4 hours)
Flight duration: Approx. 8 hours 40 minutes direct
Rainfall: 12 days of rain per month on average November-January

This Caribbean gem offers more than its fair share of winter sun, stunning beaches, and unique activities. Winter is high season and the perfect time to immerse yourself into bustling Antiguan culture while the climate is at its warmest and driest. And, if you’re that way inclined, you might want to visit the best rum bar in the Caribbean or try one of the incredible restaurants found on the island.

Maldives

Average temperatures: Highs of 29°C
Time difference: 4 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +5 hours)
Flight duration: Direct flights take between 10-11 hours. Flights with a connection are likely to take 12 or 13 hours, depending on transfer time.
Rainfall: 13 days of rain per month on average November-January

End (or start!) your year in style and opulent luxury on a once in a lifetime holiday to the Maldives. Made up 200 unique islands that are the doorway to a breathtaking underwater paradise of coral reefs and colourful schools of fish, this is the perfect place to unwind. Especially as you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to luxurious resorts and spas filled with products by the world’s leading brands.

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