Where To Go on Family Holiday for Winter Sun

Whisk the family away for a fun-filled vacation in the sun this winter. Each of the hotels below offer excellent facilities in beautiful settings and are sure to keep you and your little ones entertained.

Winter sun for Families
Abama, Tenerife
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 program make Ritz-Carlton Abama perfect for a fun-filled family vacation all year round. There is also a superb golf course, two Michelin star restaurants, spa and beach club, making Abama a firm favorite among adults too.

Shore at Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Situated in a quiet cove on the unspoiled south coast of Antigua, with a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest, it is a haven for relaxation, watersports and family fun. It has its own superb Children’s Club for as young as 6 months – a rarity in the Caribbean. Areas include a sand pit, paddling pool, jungle gym, mini tennis court and tricycles, along with complimentary kids high tea served daily from 5 - 6pm at Ottimo! Restaurant. The Beach terrace suites are ideal for families.

Niyama, Maldives
Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

As a winter sun destination, the 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 vacation and add something really rather special.

Zighy Bay, Oman
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, snorkeling, 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, 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.

Saadiyat Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Rotana, Abu Dhabi

For the ultimate dose of winter sun, stay at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. Here, the sun shines year-round, and winter is the most pleasant time of the year to visit. Not only does this sensational resort offer epic family-friendly facilities in a beautiful beachside location, but it is also home to our newest Explorers Kids Club. Little ones between 6 months and 11 years can look forward to exciting activity plans and a vacation bursting full of fun.

Beach at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, Sri Lanka

With stunning ocean views, lush tropical grounds and warm Sri Lankan hospitality, the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers a haven of luxury and an unforgettable sunny winter escape for your family. Relax poolside while the kids and teens make the most of fun-filled activity programs, explore the local towns, take an authentic Sri Lankan cooking class, and even go on a safari. Adventures await in Sri Lanka this winter.

Beach at NIZUC resort
Nizuc Resort & Spa, Mexico

It may be a short 10-minute drive from Cancun airport, but Nizuc Resort & Spa feels worlds away in its seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the popular vacation spot. This makes it a fantastic destination for families looking to escape it all and enjoy warmer weather this winter. With a kids club, a spa, stellar activities for adults and six restaurants, all in a beautiful setting, boredom won’t be kicking in anytime soon when you winter here.

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius
Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

Why not jet off to the Indian Ocean for a family vacation this winter? Mauritius is a small island that makes a big impression, and Shanti Maurice resort, located on a stunningly unspoiled southern coastline, offers a fabulous array of activities and the perfect luxury getaway for the family. Your little ones will love fun-filled days at the Explorers Kids Club while you relax. Visit the spa, play a round of golf, explore the ocean, or simply spend your days enjoying the bliss of doing nothing.

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