Winter sun holidays to beat the winter blues! Holiday accommodation for winter sun holidays from HomeAway
The wait for summer holidays can seem endless as the rain and cold of the miserable British winter drags on week after week. However, it doesn't have to be like this! Instead of enduring the bleak British weather, this year you could be sitting on a beach basking in glorious sunshine on a fantastic winter sun holiday. Truly indulgent and hugely enjoyable, winter sun breaks are the perfect way to beat the winter blues.
As the peak season comes to a close towards the end of September, the crowds disperse and prices go down which means that there are some fantastic bargain winter sun holidays to be found. With cheaper flights and great rates for holiday accommodation, the winter months are the best time to enjoy a great value holiday in the sun. Traditional holiday destinations can be far more pleasant to visit outside of peak season, as without the usual hoards of tourists you can truly enjoy the local attractions, allowing you and your family or friends the chance to truly relax and enjoy your holiday.
Top five winter sun holiday destinations
Winter sun holidays in Portugal
The winter months are a fantastic time to visit Portugal, when the crowds have dispersed and the weather is still blissfully warm. With budget flights and an abundance of great value holiday homes, Portugal is a great destination for cheap winter sun holidays.
Winter sun holidays in Florida
The Sunshine State of Florida is a perfect winter sun destination with endless activities to keep the whole family entertained, from the excitement of Disneyland or a day at a waterpark to the more natural wonders of hiking and canoeing though the Everglades.
Winter sun holidays in the Canary Islands
Just a short flight away and packed with inexpensive holiday accommodation, the Canary Islands are ideal for cheap winter sun holidays. Basking in glorious temperatures all year round, the Canaries are the perfect place to escape the bleak British winter.
Winter sun holidays in South Africa
South Africa offers one of the most diverse holiday destinations in the world, with the chance to experience an awe inspiring safari, trek through breathtaking scenery or scuba dive all in one day! With so much to do, South Africa is perfect for an exciting winter sun break.
Winter sun holidays in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is the ultimate winter sun destination with white powder beaches, clear blue waters and tropical sunshine, where you can sit back, relax and indulge in the art of good living, watching a perfect sunset whilst sipping cocktails and dining on fresh fish.
The further you're prepared to travel, the more exotic your winter sun holiday can be. Within eight hours of leaving the UK you could be sitting on the beach or relaxing by your own private pool, soaking in the rays and the atmosphere of Mayan Riviera in Mexico
, renting a villa in Barbados
or a self catering Orlando villa
. Travel a little further and you could be experiencing the delights of a luxury accommodation in Phuket
, enjoy the natural landscape of Queensland
or visit Cape Town in South Africa
However, if you wake up one morning with the burning desire to escape the bleak British weather, there are some great options for last minute winter sun holidays closer to home, and with an abundance of budget flights to great holiday destinations in Europe
, it's never been easier to find a cheap winter sun holiday.
More great winter sun holiday properties
Apartment Seabay Penthouse is a spacious apartment with 2 large terraces with stunning sea views. The apartment consists of 3 double and 1 twin bedroom and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8 persons. From the open plan living dining kitchen room are double...
This spacious, ground floor, nicely-furnished apartment is located in Seget Vranjica, and is just a short walk to a lovely pebble beach with its aqua blue waters. The apartment is 200m from the nearest grocery shop and cafe bar and a 15 minute dr...
This beautiful and well positioned villa is at the head of a luxury development, located in an area of Yalikavak that offers fabulous sea views. The villa is very tastefully furnished, with well thought out features; such as the children's pool an...
Villa Rosa is situated just 60m from the beach in a quiet neighbourhood of Okrug Donji. The villa garden terrace and balconies boast beautiful sea views with the picturesque mountains of the mainland in the distance.
The house is on 3 floors. On t...
Villa Margarita is a family house with great personality and is located just 2 meters from the beach. The accommodation is on 2 floors. On the ground floor is a homely living room that opens out onto the spacious dining room in a glass conservator...