Friday, 9 January 2015

The best destinations for winter sun

It’s mid-winter in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere now, so the idea of escaping to some sunshine is increasingly popular.  There are many destinations which guarantee warm weather all year round; here is our pick of some of the best places to head to if you are in search of some winter sunshine.  Whether you are looking to explore, have an adventure, or just relax in the warmth, these destinations will tempt you into organising a winter getaway with assured sunshine. 

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is renowned for its fantastic beaches and weather all year round.  As well as beautiful sunshine and scenery, the city offers a great range of activities including some of the most impressive Safaris in the world, Hiking Cape Town’s spectacular landscape is a great way to explore; Table Mountain remains one of the most popular destinations for visitors and offers breath-taking panoramic views over South Africa.  The UNESCO heritage site of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden boasts incredible wildlife if you are looking to discover a tranquil environment.

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Goa, India
Goa is one of India’s smallest states, making it a great destination to explore if you only have a short period of time.  As well as incredible beaches, Goa offers a rare variety of wildlife to experience, such as the endangered mangrove forests and the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.  The 130-acre organic Sahakari Spice Farm is another popular outdoor activity to do whilst in Goa.  If you are looking for some fun during your stay, Goa’s all-night beach parties are internationally celebrated and not to be missed.    

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Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh is a great destination for a short break with guaranteed sunshine.  Marrakesh encapsulates Morocco’s captivating atmosphere, with streets of incredible Riads and never-ending markets.  If you are looking to escape reality and get lost in the pace of Moroccan life, Marrakesh is for you. 

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Dubai, UAE
If your dream of winter sunshine is embedded in a landscape of flawless beaches and glamourous bars, Dubai is a great setting to escape for some luxurious winter sunshine.  Contrary to what your perception may be, Dubai is not just full of shopping centres; the city offers a desert conservation reserve, remarkable temples and some spectacular coasts. 

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