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If you are missing the sun

If, like us, you are missing the smell on suncream, dining al fresco and balmy nights, we have some gorgeous ideas where you can enjoy some sunshine and all the fun that goes with it.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

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ABAMA, Tenerife

With average temperatures of 19°C and eight hours of sunshine, Tenerife, “The Island of Eternal Spring”, is the perfect escape from the cooler climes of the UK. In an unspoiled region of Guia de Isora, the ABAMA has breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera. There is something for everyone, a fantastic golf course, holistic spa and Club Abami for children.

From £1,510pp based on a family of 4 in 2 interconnecting Citadel Deluxe Rooms with a sea view, on a half board basis for a week in early November.

Amanpulo, Philippines

Set on its own private island, surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise waters and a coral reef 300m from the shore, Amanpulo is the dream place to escape for some winter sun. Forty casitas designed as a modern version of a traditional Filipino house are set on the beachfront or perched on the hillside; each has its own golf buggy. Water-sports are in abundance with snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and boat trips.

From £4,230pp based on 2 adults staying 7 nights in a Treetop Casita on a room only basis, including shared plane transfers to the resort.

Awasi Patagonia, Chile

The long hours of sunlight of the Patagonian summer give you lots of extra time to explore and the luxury lodge Awasi Patagonia is an unrivalled base to make private excursions into Chile’s spectacularly wild and remote Torres del Paine National Park. The turquoise lakes, dramatic mountain spires, wildlife, glaciers and epic vistas make this a must in South America.

From £4,470pp based on 2 adults traveling for 9 nights with most meals included and all private excursions at Awasi Patagonia.

Blue Waters, Antigua

Blue Waters offers a relaxed Caribbean style resort, set amongst 17 acres of lush tropical gardens leading down to two secluded white sand beaches. Set in an enviable position, just 15 minutes from the airport, the resort is the perfect choice to get away from it all.

From £2,550pp for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Beachfront Room on a B&B basis, saving £400pp for bookings made by 15 December to travel between 07 January – 10 March.

Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe

Escape to Zimbabwe and fly to Victoria Falls, via Johannesburg. Experience four incredible days of safari at Camp Hwange before returning to the Falls, staying three nights at Ilala Lodge and see why this spectacle is one of the world’s natural wonders. From now until the end of March is Emerald season, so the bush is full of newborn life and vibrant color - a photographers dream.

From £3,150pp based on 2 adults sharing, with 4 nights at Camp Hwange on a fully inclusive basis and 3 nights at Ilala Lodge on a B&B basis, includes all transfers and park fees.

Cape View Clifton, Cape Town

Leave work on a Friday evening and wake up in Cape Town on Saturday morning, swapping the cold of the northern hemisphere for the sunshine of the southern. Spend 7 days at Cape View Clifton, a striking boutique property with the best views in the city. There lots to explore with Camps Bay five minutes down the hill and the Lions Head and Table Mountain tower behind.

From £1,870pp, based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite, for travel before the end of March 2014.

Mazagan, Morroco

Built as a traditional "Grand Riad" the central courtyard of Mazagan offers opulence and grandeur coupled with a host of facilities and activities. With a casino and nightclub plus a huge array of water sports including horse riding, jet-skiing and quad biking, there is plenty to keep the whole family occupied for the week, or enough space to just relax by the pool.

From £1,750pp based on a family of 4 in a Suite connecting to a Prime Ocean Room on a half board basis for October half term.

Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives, is the ultimate getaway island and perfect for switching off from the outside world. Remote and incredibly stylish, the villas here are immaculate and very private. The atoll is one of the largest in the Maldives and its deep water ensures some spectacular marine life sightings. For those not into diving, the coral on the house reef is incredibly well developed and there is plenty to see with a snorkel.

From £3,100pp based on 2 adults sharing for 7 nights on an all-inclusive basis staying in a Park Beach Villa, the all-inclusive offer is valid until 21 December.

Private Florida Escape

For the perfect winter warmer we recommend a deliciously sinful combination of Miami’s most luxurious beachfront hotel and the ultimate barefoot retreat in the Florida Keys. Start in Miami for a heady hit of city heat and Latin sizzle, staying at the city’s most luxurious beachfront hotel The Setai. Then travel on to Little Palm Island, the ultimate barefoot retreat in the Florida Keys, where you can kick back and enjoy some R&R.

From £3,475pp including 3 nights at the Setai Hotel in Miami followed by 4 nights at Little Palm Island.

Song Saa, Cambodia

Escape to the idyllic private resort of Song Saa for a respite from the winter. The property exclusively spans two tropical islands, with a footbridge connecting them. Song Saa is the first ever luxury island development in Cambodia, setting a new standard in environmentally sensitive, luxurious accommodation. It features 27 luxury pool villas, situated in the lush rainforest, on the golden beaches and perched over the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

From £5,030pp based on 2 adults staying for 7 nights in a Jungle Villa on an all inclusive basis.

Guatemala and Belize

This amazing Central American family adventure is ideal for families with teenagers. It begins with the colorful highland markets, wildlife and Mayan jungle temples of Guatemala, before crossing into the Belizean highlands for an adventure-packed stay with horse riding, kayaking and biking all on the agenda, and finishing on your own private crewed catamaran to explore Belize’s idyllic coral cayes both above and below the waterline.

From £3,660pp based on a family of 4 traveling for 13 nights on a B&B basis (full board while under sail).

Zighy Bay, Oman

The epitome of barefoot luxury, Six Senses Zighy Bay is perfect for winter sun in a laidback atmosphere with some of the best food and service in the Middle East. There is plenty to do from relaxing by your private pool, to paragliding, snorkeling, mountain biking or watching a film under the stars.

From £1,920pp based on 2 people sharing a Pool Villa on a B&B basis for 7 nights, you can save a further £210pp when booking 45 days in advance.

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