Top 3 Winter Sun Getaways

December 1, 2014 12:19 pm Published by

We’ve blinked and it’s December!

Today feels like Winter has truly arrived with a cold bite to the English air, Christmas decorations are up in the office and the radio is playing festive songs.

As much as I enjoy the run up to Christmas, I also miss the heat of the summer sun, so with this in mind, here are my top three winter sun recommendations:

1.  Only a 6 hour flight away, Dubai is the perfect destination if you only have a few days for your winter getaway. Temperatures in December average 25 degrees, perfect if all you want to do is soak up some Vitamin D but there are also plenty of activities to fill your time if you prefer sight-seeing. Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab is an ever-popular choice with tourists wanting a glimpse inside the world-famous hotel. You can’t get in without a reservation so at 80 GBP (448 AED) this is the perfect way to enjoy Dubai’s finest cakes and treats.


2. Thailand is a great option for inexpensive living, pristine beaches and flavour-filled cuisine. Even though Thailand has become a tourist hot-spot in the last 10 years, many of the islands are still unspoilt and undiscovered. Koh Phanghan is the island that gives you a bit of everything. Relax in your own hammock outside a beach hut for 20 GBP per night at Baan Panburi Village on Thong Nai Pan Noi beach or hop across to Santhiya Resort on the next beach and indulge in your own private pool villa!


3. It’s a 23 hour minimum plane journey from the United Kingdom, but once you’re there, Australia is a country you’ll struggle to leave! The natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands make for postcard-perfect pictures and the iconic Sydney Opera House is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a glass of wine in one of the many waterside restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous why not climb the Harbour Bridge? For AUD 148 you’ll ascend the arches of the Bridge and enjoy views of Sydney harbour whilst your Climb Leader entertains you with stories from its construction to its opening in 1932.


Are you heading to the sunshine this winter? Share you tip and trips with us in the comments below!


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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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