Tenerife Holidays

Winter Sun Holidays

Top Winter Sun Destinations

Canary Islands

If you don't want to travel too far, the Canary Islands are in the balmy 20s during winter and there's a much higher chance of sun than many other traditional European holiday destinations. Tenerife offers plenty of activities, although many hotel pools aren't heated in the winter which can get a bit chilly sometimes. For some true escapism, try the neighbouring islands of La Gomera or La Palma where holidaymakers are fewer.


The Middle East starts to stretch the budget but flights to Dubai can be as little as £300 per person and there is a wide range of accommodation options to suit, from the budget chain hotels with pool, right the way up to your luxury five-star resorts. Winter temperatures in the UAE sit around the mid 20s, warm enough to wear shorts and skirts, but not too hot to be unbearable.


Time it right and a winter sun holiday in Thailand can be truly magical. It's worth bearing in mind that Thailand does has a tropical climate which means that even on rainy days, there's a short, sharp burst of rain before the sun appears. December is the end of the wet season on Thailand's west coast, while the east should already be through their main rainy period by then.

Holidays In December

As winter really starts drawing in, sometimes we just need some vitamin D. Be careful of the Christmas period where many people are looking to get away so holiday prices can be much higher than other times of the year. Travelling before the holiday season or on key dates like Christmas Day can help to bring the cost down.

Areas of the Caribbean like Antigua and St Lucia are busy from mid-December onwards which is the start of their high season and why many Brits like to head to the Caribbean over the festive period.

Holidays In January

By January, the wet, tropical weather in Thailand should have cleared up, which makes it a great time to visit. It also makes it a popular time to visit and prices can start increasing compared to the quieter rainy season. Combine it with a stopover in somewhere like Dubai or Abu Dhabi and you've got two winter sun holidays in one.

For somewhere closer to home, take a look a Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the other Canary Islands where the daytime temperatures are in the 20s (although evenings can get a bit cooler).