Happy New Year? It can be, with a slice of sun this month from only £38 return.
Fuerteventura from £38
The second largest and oldest of the Canary Islands, the origins of Fuerteventura can be traced back a cool 20 million years to a volcanic eruption which created the island’s dramatic rock-laden landscape. Now popular with casual sun-seeking holidaymakers as well as geologists, the elder statesman of the Canary Islands offers all you’d expect for a winter sun break, with 75km of sandy beaches, spectacular remote bays and desolate beaches to explore. Find flights to Fuerteventura
Agadir from £66
Not to be confused with Agadoo (the Christmas party season is well and truly over) Agadir is another guaranteed winter sun hotspot on the Moroccan coast. The old fortress town has long since spilled over to the sandy expanses of the Atlantic coast, but the historic centre – which contains Morocco’s largest Souk – remains an intoxicating complement to the luxurious beachside resorts. Find flights to Agadir
Gibraltar from £46
The Rock of Gibraltar may be one of the only places where having a monkey on your back is a common occurrence, but this British territory has more than just wild primates and politics to offer. The rocky 7km or so of this iconic peninsula are a pleasant 15°C in January, the perfect strolling temperature to take in the unusual and often entertaining mix of British and Spanish culture. Find flights to Gibraltar