British Winters are setting in and believe us, there is only one thing to do when you haven’t seen the sun in days. Fly away somewhere hot and sunny. Beautiful beaches? Some smiling happy-go-lucky people, exotic scents with some music in the air, how beautiful it could be? Do you also wonder where are the top winter sun destinations or the best place to spend Christmas?

There is no doubt to the fact that Morocco, Maldives, Canaries, the Caribbean and South-East Asia are usually the big-hitters for top winter sun destinations but do you know enough about them to pick the right one? In fact, there are also some European winter sun holiday destinations that remain warm throughout the year and can be your pick from top winter sun destinations.

So, to help you choose better, here are some of our favourite winter-sun destinations:

Marrakech, Morocco

top winter sun destination

Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity. A perfect Morocco holiday is known for exploring its epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, and sweeping deserts.

Average Flight Time: 4 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 21°C

The Canary Islands – Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote

top winter sun destinations

If you are looking for an escape from the British winter sun, you can definitely book holidays to any of the Canary Islands. The average temperatures range in low-mid 20s all year round. Book holidays to well-known destinations – Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote that are popular for their winter sunshine.

Average Flight Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Average Winter Temperature: 22°C

The Maldives, Indian Ocean 

top winter sun destination

There is one fact that the Maldives a year-round destination. From perfect little islands, fantasy sandy islets, to super family-friendly beachy resorts, is what makes the Maldives our top pick for winter sun.

Average Flight Time: 10 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 28°C

Tel Aviv, Israel

A perfect year-round sunshine destination is a big-hitter among the British holiday-goers. Tel Aviv is Mediterranean’s Manhattan known for the perfect skyline, 14km coastline, striking Bauhaus architecture, art galleries, world-class restaurants and hedonistic after-dark culture.

Average Flight Time: 5 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 23°C

Mauritius, Indian Ocean 

Mauritius is known for its natural diversity, beaches, tropical paradises and rainforested hills. Undoubtedly, Mauritius has some of the finest beach hotels in the world.

Average Flight Time: 12 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 28°C


If you have already visited Dubai, then book Oman holidays for its a perfect less-glitzy, laid-back and more dramatic. You will find wide-open spaces, oases and desert towns, 5* all-inclusive luxury resorts, golden beaches and brilliant turquoise water.

Average Flight Time: 8 hours

Average Winter Temperature: 26°C

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

top winter sun destination

Sharm El-Sheikh is undoubtedly one of the most famous holiday destinations among the Britons. It is considered to be one of the Earth’s most exotic and fascinating natural seascape environments. A typical Sharm El-Sheikh Holiday is all about the famous glistening Red Sea waters, breathtaking views of Mount Sinai and the incredible sand dunes.

Average Flight Time: 9 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 28°C

Cuba, The Caribbean

best winter sun destination

Cuba on the Caribbean is known for its beaches on the South. Apart from lots of sunshine, palm-fringed stretches of sand, Havana also got colourful pastel-hued buildings, cigars and Cadillacs. It is a perfect place to explore Spanish colonial architecture, nature reserves, lush forests, and mountains in UNESCO-protected Trinidad.

Average Flight Time: 13+ hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 27°C


top winter sun destinations

Cyprus on the Mediterranean Sea is known for its sunshine all year even in the coldest months. Only a short hop from anywhere in the UK, Cyprus is one of the most family-friendly and couple-friendly beach destination.

Average Flight Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Average Winter Temperature: 22°C

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a synonym to earthly pleasures. When you book Bali holidays, you are open to blissed-out spa retreats, parties, full-moon raves, chic boutiques, deep green jungles and tropical rainforests.

Average Flight Time: 16 hours

Average Winter Temperature: 27°C


Dubai needs no introduction as a holiday-destination. Known for its year-round sunshine, spotless beaches, superb hotels is perfect for family holidays.

Average Flight Time: 7 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 26°C

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is known for its spotless white beaches, coastal spots south of Colombo, green rice paddies and verdant tea plantations.

Average Flight Time: 10 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 27°C

Kerala, India 

Kerala in India is all about calm, cool and green known for its backwaters in the Alleppey, tea and coffee plantation of Munnar and laidback beaches.

Average Flight Time: 9 hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 27°C


top winter sun destinations
Floating over nurse sharks in the Bahamas on Great Exuma. Cameras do not do the blue luminescence of the water here justice.

The Bahamas is a synonym colourful eccentric retreat and vibrant beachy nightlife.

Average Flight Time: 9+ hours from London

Average Winter Temperature: 25°C

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