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.
Itinerary we love: Ultimate South Africa
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.
Itinerary we love: Ultimate Vietnam
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.
Itinerary we love: Ultimate Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is simply spellbinding – a small teardrop-shaped island fringed by a sparkling Indian Ocean coastline. The diversity of activities on offer makes it perfect for all types of travelers, with endless adventures to choose from. Take an early morning hike through the rolling green hills of Tea Country, search for leopards in Yala National Park and unwind at one of the country’s renowned wellness retreats on the ruggedly beautiful south coast.
Hotel we love: One&Only Le Saint Géran
Get a true sense of place in one of the most historic islands in the Indian Ocean. A foodie’s nirvana, Mauritian cuisine fuses culinary delights from Africa, India, Asia and Europe. Go kitesurfing in Le Morne, play a round of golf at Anahita, indulge in a private chateau date night at Le Telfair or savor a foodie experience at Flic en Flac.
Hotel we love: Gili Lankanfushi
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.
Hotel we love: Al Naseem at Madinat
Experience the real razzmatazz of the big city in the sand! With one of the highest densities of Michelin starred chefs anywhere in the world, Dubai’s food scene is to die for. Work up an appetite by flying a sea plane round the Palm Jumeriah, hitting the golf course, or trying your hand at dune bashing on a 4x4 desert adventure. If you’ve got energy left to burn, the nightlife won’t disappoint.