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Winter getaways with Iberostar Hotels and Resorts

Sun it up this winter with a wonderful Canary Island break at the fantastic Iberostar Hotels and Resorts. From family-friendly to adult-only, there's something for everyone at these luxury resorts.

Escape to Dubai this winter

Leave the cold behind and head to the warm Arabian sands of Dubai. Check out our top picks below to help you forget about the fact you can’t feel your toes.

Snow is falling, but sunshine is calling! Ditch the knitwear and grab your swimwear, it's time for some winter sun. Whether you fancy topping up your tan before Christmas or soaking up the sun with your mates this winter, there's nothing better than bathing in the sunshine when it's freezing at home.

Winter sun holidays for families

Whether it's taking your family celebrations overseas for Christmas this year or jetting off for some February sun during half term, winter holidays are the perfect way to have fun with the kids without breaking the bank. Why wait until summer for your sunshine?

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Winter sun holidays for couples

Yeah, snuggling by the fire is cool, but have you ever had cocktails together by the pool while it's raining at home? Beat the busy summer season and swap blankets for beach towels while you grab some winter sun with a couples holiday - just you and your special someone.

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Winter sun holidays for groups

Why not get the whole squad together and escape those winter blues with a group holiday? Whether you're looking for vibrant night scenes or lazy pool days, there's a winter holiday to suit everyone, so avoid peak prices and get your tan on with your favourite people.

Short haul winter sun getaways

Winter weather got you down? You don't need to travel half-way across the world for some heat - we have plenty of short haul holidays to warm you up. Trade your daily commute for a speedy flight and you could be sunning yourself in no time.

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Mid haul winter sun getaways

If you fancy something exotic without going all out, we have the perfect winter sun destinations where you can live the Caribbean lifestyle with half the flight time. From desert dunes to Canary Islands, our mid-haul winter holidays are the ideal escape.

Long haul winter sun getaways

If you want to get as far away from the winter drizzle as possible, then why not go all out? Swap snow and sludge for pristine white sands with a Caribbean getaway, sun it up in South Africa or feel the heat in Florida. Our long-haul holidays for winter are out of this world.

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When is the best time to go on holiday in winter?

Winter in the UK usually starts in November and ends in mid-March. As it's off-peak, it's the perfect opportunity to jet off for some affordable sun. Most Mediterranean destinations still offer fairly mild temperatures in November and March, so you can escape for a pre-Christmas treat or take off in half term if you're bringing the kids.

Where are the best destinations for winter sun?

Jetting off for some winter sun is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the sunshine without it being unbearably hot. Holiday hotspots such as Cyprus and the Canaries are perfect for an off-peak break due to their year-round Mediterranean climate, whilst more exotic destinations such as Mexico, Thailand and the Maldives are also known for staying toasty during the winter months.

What are the cheapest winter sun destinations?

The cheapest destinations vary, but Cyprus holidays are ideal for getting the most out of an affordable getaway, and the Canary Islands are a great all-rounder when it comes to budget-friendly sun, sand and sea in winter. Book early to secure your winter escape for a bargain price.

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