Wednesday 8th November 2023
After the clocks go back, the mercury drops, autumnal coloured leaves adorn the ground, and evenings become darker, which all mean winter is firmly on its way. Every year summer seems to fly by in a flash, but often the dreary and wet British winter seems to endure for what feels like forever. All of this means we're thinking about one thing: sunshine, and where to get it. For many people feeling the same, a winter sun escape really makes getting through the season easier.
So, if dosing up on vitamin D is a priority for you during the cooler months, read our guide on winter sun and the properties to enjoy them in.
Best time to go: December to April Flight time from UK: 12 hours Average temperature: 30°C
Beautiful Barbados is renowned for its miles of pristine sandy beaches, the ideal spot for unwinding and escaping the winter chill. The island offers an array of activities for the more adventurous, from exploring coral reefs, to trekking the lush green landscapes. And don't forget to indulge in the vibrant food scene, a fusion of African, Indian, Irish, Creole and British influences will keep you coming back year after year.
St James, Barbados
An immaculate home ideal for family living, with an open plan living/dining area, large back lawn and a gym. The home offers an ideal Winter Sun getaway, with a gorgeous gazebo and swimming pool for relaxing, swimming and entertaining. Take a closer look at this property.
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Best time to go: December to March Flight time from UK: 12 hours Average temperature: 27°C One of the best things about jetting off to South Africa is that it has a very similar time zone to the UK, meaning jet lag is kept to a minimum. It's a destination for oenophiles with its world famous wine region, while picture postcard beaches will appease sun lovers and nearby safaris will tick the box for those in search of the big five. Along with diving and hiking adventures and its exciting food scene, there's plenty going on here to keep coming back for years
Camps Bay, Cape Town
Experience the pinnacle of beachfront living with this stunning property, with spectacular views of Bakoven Bay. The modern open-plan living space is complemented by a spectacular pool terrace, featuring an impressive 25-metre lap pool and unparalleled entertaining facilities. This gorgeous property offers the allure of winter-sun, which could easily become a year-round holiday getaway. Click here to take a look around.
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Best time to go: November to March Flight time from UK: 10 hours Average temperature: 25°C This little Caribbean archipelago of islands has firmly had British hearts in its grasp for years thanks to its laid back charm, abundance of coral reefs, clear blue waters and tropical climate. It's the perfect place to fully switch off from day to day life and to reset, where the only decisions to make are when to swim in the balmy waters and what to have for dinner.
Berry Islands, Bahamas
Escape to the sun-drenched Bahamas with this stunning beachfront home, with unobstructed ocean views on the island in the Berry Islands, Chub Cay. With an additional guest cottage, access to amenities, in an ideal location, this home is the perfect winter sun getaway, offering a taste of luxury island living. View this property.
Best time to go: November to March Flight time from UK: 7 hours Average temperature: 27°C For unrivalled winter sunshine and a healthy dose of opulence, the modern city of skyscrapers and beaches is the answer. Dubai's famous mega shopping malls make ticking off the Christmas gift list easy, while adventurous travellers will love to get to the desert to try dune bashing, or even don their skis at the Emirates Mall's indoor ski slopes. Home to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa offers a birds eye view like you've never seen before.
Soak up the Vitamin D with this luxurious one-bedroom apartment. This fully serviced dwelling not only offers breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa but also comes packed with a plethora of amenities such as a gym, an infinity pool, a spa, restaurants and bars. Whether you are looking to enjoy the vibrant city life or simply relax in the comfort of your exquisite home, this property is the perfect gateway to a memorable Dubai getaway. Take a look here.
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If you are inspired to make your winter sun getaway more permanent, get in touch with our International team who are more than happy to help.