Don’t fret, there is still plenty of time to secure the best deals for 2023 winter holidays – in fact we’ve got some first-class deals you simply won’t be able to refuse! Not sure on where’s best to book to guarantee that winter sun? We’ve got you covered in our “tell all” winter holidays 2023 guide! A cost-effective, winter sun holiday awaits your arrival, escape the summer tourists and overcrowded destinations, all while making some jaw-dropping savings to fit any budget. Whether you are looking for something quiet or something fun-packed and sensational, there are so many destinations to choose from and by the end of our guide, you will be booking your seat on the next flight to paradise, leaving the cold weather and gloomy days behind you.

The Picturesque Canary Islands

Eternal sunshine is almost guaranteed in The Canary Islands, The Spanish archipelago located just off the coast of north-western Africa are rugged volcanic isles known for their famous black-and-white sand beaches. Enjoy breath-taking scenery and landscapes, along with gorgeous coastlines and vibrant social scenes. Each island has a distinct personality, and they are all worth visiting for their picturesque scenery alone. Tenerife, the biggest and most popular, has something for everyone: fantastic beaches, the famous Teide National Park, with family-friendly destinations alongside a thriving nightlight, with bar-lined strips and tax-free shops to give you that ultimate holiday feeling. Activities from stargazing, wine tasting, and wellness retreats are all on the menu. A subtropical climate, with temperatures that show little seasonal differences in warmth, makes it the perfect winter escape. This sun-soaked destination is the one for you if you are all about photo-worthy locations and something to boast about back at home. The amazing scenery, tied with the exciting nightlife, makes The Canary Islands one of the best (and most affordable) winter sun holiday destinations to pop on your 2023 travel list.

The Magical Middle East

Having grown popular with tourists in recent years, the Middle East offers an abundance of destinations perfect for that much-needed winter sun - in fact it boasts an average of 8.82 hours of sun every day so you’re more likely than not in for a tan during the winter months. Whilst the summer months are rather hot under the collar, UK tourists prefer more balmy temperatures heading to Dubai and Abu Dhabi from November-April for temperatures around 26 to 33 degrees Celsius. For those looking for a more affordable winter sun destination in the Middle East, Ras Al Khaimah proves a strong choice. Whilst it emulates the temperatures of Dubai (as it’s only 45-minutes down the road), you’ll get a little more bang for your buck with their newly built luxury resorts and record-breaking outdoor activities coupled with that famous Arabian hospitality - it’s certainly a firm favourite for families looking to please all on a winter holiday.

The Luxurious Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is one of the most sought-after holiday locations and is on almost everyone’s travel bucket list. Whilst the likes of The Maldives and Seychelles tend to be pleasant all year round, they become the most attractive when the UK plummets below freezing, showing off highs of 32 degrees Celsius during the months of November-March known as their dry season. Although pricier than a quick trip to Europe, destinations further afield guarantee those hotter temperatures and sunny daylight hours we all crave during the darker months in the UK. Sri Lanka is a little windier during the winter months which makes it more manageable in terms of the heat and perfect for those keen to try kit surfing or watch the turtles hatch on the beach – a truly memorable moment! In addition to the warmer climate, Indian Ocean destinations offer an array of activities to keep holidaymakers entertained on their winter sun holiday, from crystal clear waters making it a scuba-divers paradise to hiking trails and golf courses for those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground. Whatever the activity, it's a nature lovers paradise and the pleasant heat makes for the most perfect winter sun destination.

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

For those unfamiliar with its nickname, Thailand is one of the happiest places on the planet and it’s not hard to see why. Throughout our summer months, Thailand experiences its monsoon season, and whilst quite quick downpours give way to blue skies, it’s not ideal when you’re led out in your swimmers! The best time to visit Thailand is between the months of November-May, with temperatures fluctuating (depending on where you visit) from 25-35 degrees Celsius. Visit the bustling Bangkok during November for manageable 30 degrees, catch the sky train and visit the Big Buddha whilst enjoying the crimson sunset from one of the many sky bars. Make your way up north to Chaing Mai in December for a drier, more familiar heat with ample shade from the luscious mountains where you’ll find elephant sanctuaries and twin pagodas along with the highest point of Thailand. For those after a beach escape on their winter holiday, head down south to Phuket or one of the clusters of islands in January-March where the waters are jade green and the sand pure white, the epitome of a blissful winter break.

Ready to banish the cold and book your 2023 winter escape?

Now we have uncovered some of the different winter escapes available for you and your needs, all you have to do is choose which one you want to visit first. Will you be exploring the volcanic shores of Santorini, the picture-perfect landscapes of The Canary Islands, or perhaps a Middle Eastern adventure? If you are as excited as we are to book your next winter holiday, request a quote of contact us today and give yourself something to look forward to.