Best places for Winter sun
For those craving sun-drenched beaches and warmer climates, we’ve handpicked our favorite escapes that offer the ultimate antidote to the winter chill.
From the beaches of the Indian Ocean to epic adventures in Africa and Asia, these are the best places to escape to for a dose of winter sun. We’ll have a cocktail waiting by the pool for you.
Set out in search of rhino tracks and leopards perched high on acacia trees on this ultimate introduction to Kenya. Safari in the famous Laikipia Region, known for exceptional black and white rhino sightings, and then in the iconic Masai Mara for incredible big cat sightings. Finally, the trip will end in the world-famous Giraffe Manor, where you will enjoy your morning breakfast in the company of the resident giraffes.
Highlight experiences: Explore from new perspectives on a horseback safari in the Laikipia region, cycling through the African bush, on 4x4 game drives through the Masai and breakfasting upstairs at the iconic giraffe manor breakfast
An alluring archipelago of over 1,000 ancient coral islets spread out like glittering gems across some 500 miles in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is paradise found. Surf some of the best waves in the world (without the need for a wetsuit), swim with whale sharks and scuba dive with manta rays. Or take it easy with barefoot beach walks, sensational sunsets and world-class stargazing.
Alluring beaches, evocative cities and stunningly beautiful countryside, Vietnam has everything you need for an all-encompassing winter getaway. Embark on a street food tour of Ho Chi Minh City by vintage Vespa, meander through bustling markets and try your hand at cooking local delicacies. Sail through the majestic limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay and finish off with an idyllic beach break.
Discover nature and culture in three of Tanzania’s most iconic and wildlife-rich national parks, including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and the famous “Spice Island” of Zanzibar. Stay at some of the best properties in East Africa on your safari before flying down to relax on a pristine private island and experience marine wildlife in sapphire blue waters.
Highlight experiences: Search for tree climbing lions, sleep out under the stars, and don’t miss cultural visits and guided hikes. In Zanzibar, after snorkeling and scuba diving go on a spice tour or sail on a traditional dhow
Plunge into ocean adventures and the rich Maya culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Spend your days scuba diving, paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing. Head off on expeditions to swim in fresh-water cenotes and visit the ancient Maya ruins of Tulum and Coba. Offering beach and culture in equal measure, Mexico is a fabulous winter sun destination.
Savor the finer things in life on an ultimate winter adventure in South Africa. Traverse the vast wilds of the Kalahari with a private guide, in search of the Big Five and other lesser-known creatures. Soak up the buzzing vibes of Cape Town and finish at an exclusive farm hotel in the Winelands. You’ll dine at incredible restaurants throughout and sip on South Africa’s world-famous wines.
Phuket & Phang Nga
This super relaxing two-center vacation combines stunning palm-fringed beaches with photogenic turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling, as well as dramatic scenery and unforgettable sunsets. Enjoy amazing romantic dining experiences and retire to your luxuriously appointed boudoir for a dip in your private pool under the stars.
Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Kotugoda, Cultural Triangle, Hill Country & Maldives
An exciting, varied and in-depth twin country adventure that will whisk you away to the best that Sri Lanka, a truly tropical paradise has to offer. This includes the Cultural Triangle which boasts an array of ancient Buddhist sites and exploring the beautifully scenic highlands where you can immerse yourself in the breath-taking tea plantations....
Wild Costa Rica
Central Valley, Tortuguero, Osa Peninsula & Manuel Antonio
Travel from coast to coast exploring Costa Rica’s wildlife rich natural highlights while staying at charming hotels in spectacular surroundings and enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. Unwind at the end at a boutique beach retreat on a lush hillside.