Best Places for Winter Sun

For those who dream of leaving behind the cold winter months and heading to sunnier climes, we have pulled together some gorgeous getaways. All these locations stay warm throughout the year, promising a healthy dose of vitamin D as the ultimate antidote to winter's chill.

Whether you want that picture perfect palm-fringed beach, or an action-packed escape, we will tailor-make your ideal luxury winter sun holiday.

Winter sun for families

The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife

Throughout the year, Tenerife stays warm and temperate, confirming it as a failsafe destination for sunseekers looking to escape winter's chill. The child friendly atmosphere and fantastic kids programme make Ritz-Carlton Abama perfect for a fun-filled family holiday all year round. There is also a superb golf course, two Michelin star restaurants, spa and beach club, making Abama a firm favourite among adults too.

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

Based on the wild southern coast of Mauritius, Shanti Maurice has become a firm favourite among our guests. Originally a destination spa (the largest in the Indian Ocean), this small hotel has slowly grown to offer an innovative departure from the traditional beach hotel. This luxury hideaway offers breath-taking views of the green-clad hills and Indian Ocean, making Shanti Maurice a sublime place for a winter escape with your family. There’s also an excellent Explorers kids club.

Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

As a winter sun destination, the talcum powder sands, and impossibly blue waters of the Maldives beckon stronger than any other. Although traditionally one of the honeymoon capitals of the world, Scott Dunn now has an Explorers kids club based in Niyama resort in the Dhaalu atoll. Combining world class accommodation and dining with an enormous range of activities for both big and little people, Niyama really does take the family holiday and add something really rather special.

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

The epitome of barefoot luxury, Six Senses Zighy Bay is perfect for winter sun in a laid-back atmosphere with some of the best food and service in the Middle East. There is plenty to do from relaxing by the pool, to paragliding, snorkelling, mountain biking or watching a film under the stars. We especially love Sense on the Edge which has the most stunning view and delicious food to match!

Sugar Beach, St Lucia

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is a luxury resort in a truly spectacular location, set within 100 acres of lush rainforest on a striking white sand beach. As such, it is a great base for a fun-filled family adventure in the sunny Caribbean. The whole family can snorkel at the foot of the pitons and experience amazing marine life at this popular dive spot. For those wanting to truly relax, the Rainforest Spa is a must.

Winter sun for couples

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

A luxury boutique beach resort in one of the most sublime locations on earth, Zil Pasyon is definitely one for the bucket list. Expect hideaway villas wedged between the enormous rocks and wandering walking trails taking you to tiny beaches graced with the impossibly clear water of the Indian Ocean. Six Senses have become synonymous in opening seductively beautiful beach hotels and Zil Pasyon is a wonderful addition to the collection.

Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort, UAE

Located right on the beach the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is in a prime location in Abu Dhabi and perfect for those looking for a relaxing beach break with the glamour of Abu Dhabi on its doorstep. Chase away the winter chills by basking in the sun by the adults-only pool or head to the nearby Ferrari World for something a little more thrilling.

Belmond Mount Nelson, South Africa

Set in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant cultural centre; with views of the surrounding Table Mountain, Belmond Mount Nelson is one of the city’s most iconic hotels. It’s winning location close to the famous Kloof Street makes it an ideal stay for those wishing to explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, especially for those after a winter break in the sun.

Andaz Mayakoba, Mexico

Situated on a stretch of picture-perfect Caribbean coastline and surrounded by the lagoons & waterways of Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba has plenty to offer beachgoers, as well as thrill seekers. It's perfect for adventurous couples, who want to discover the must-see sights such as the impressive Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum. All guestrooms have large floor-to-ceiling windows and a private terrace or balcony which overlooks either the lagoons or the ocean, so you are never far from the sun.

BodyHoliday, St Lucia

Sometimes all you need is a bit of all-inclusive luxury in a sun-drenched location. The Caribbean’s BodyHoliday is just such a hotel, where a beachfront location, 42 acres of lush gardens and a dizzying variety of activities combine to create a holiday which will leave you feeling totally revived. This is the perfect hotel for couples who want an action-packed holiday.

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