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Top 10 Best Winter Sun Spots from Skyscanner

Top 10 Best Winter Sun Spots from Skyscanner

Say “good-bye grey sky”, and “hello heat” as Skyscanner looks at some of the best winter sun destinations so you can escape the rain and cold, and find sun, sand and warm seas instead, without busting your budget.

beach.deckchairs.JPGSpain – a perennial favourite with the Brits, southern Spain remains warm (11C+), sunny and dry enough throughout the winter to be a very appealing alternative to the British winter. Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Palma and Murcia are the most popular Spanish destinations for British holidaymakers, known for their lively nightlife, good value and great beaches. Find cheap flights to Spain

Cyprus – things never get too cold on the beaches of this Mediterranean island, with temperatures on the coast holding steady at a pleasant 16-23C, (although skiing is possible in the Troodos mountains!). Cyprus remains extremely popular with British travellers, and featured in the top ten most searched for destinations for 2009 on Skyscanner; not surprising given the island’s warm weather, friendly locals and good food. Find cheap flights to Cyprus

France – even though skiers are enjoying deep snow in the Alps and Pyrenees just a few hours away, the Mediterranean coastline in the south of France generally enjoys mild and sunny weather during winter, with temperatures ranging from 10-15C, making it a great choice to escape the British rain. Find cheap flights to France

India – as a very large country, temperatures in winter on the sub-continent vary from deep snowfalls in the north around the Himalayas to hot sunny weather further south, with temperatures that average a pleasant 20-25C. Goa’s palmed fringed beaches have long been popular with winter sun seekers, as well as families and backpackers, and India remains a very cheap country once you’ve arrived. Find cheap flights to India

Portugal – a very popular destination all year round, most of Portugal is blessed with 4-6 hours of sunshine, even in winter. The Azores have a mild climate throughout the year; cold weather and frost is unknown at sea level, so the islands are ideal for a winter escape. Find cheap flights to Portugal

Thailand – a long time favourite of backpackers and sun seekers, Thailand boasts a fairly steady 30-34C all year round, with no great temperature variation in the centre and south of the country. In fact winter is one of the best times to visit Thailand due to a cooling breeze that blows in from the North East and the lower humidity during this period. The country was also recently listed as one of the Top 10 cheapest countries to visit by the Post Office. Find cheap flights to Thailand

Caribbean – winter in this part of the world is warm and dry with temperatures typically in the 24-27C range, and a whopping 9 hours of sunshine every day – so it’s little surprise that the Caribbean islands – that stretch from Cuba to Trinidad – are very popular winter sun destinations. And the Caribbean doesn’t have to cost the earth; Margarita Island and the Dominican Republic are some of the most affordable islands in the region. Find cheap flights to the Caribbean

Morocco – just a hop over the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain, Morocco is great choice for winter sun, which temperatures sitting at 15C+. Aghazout and Agadir are already known to beach bums, and the cities of Fez, Marrakech and Rabat provide intoxicating city break destinations. The High Atlas Mountains also offer hiking, biking and skiing for the outdoor inclined. Find cheap flights to Morocco

Tunisia – this small, North African country experiences sunny winters, with temperatures in the region of 12-18C, which combined with its numerous fine beaches, bars, cafés and restaurants, makes it an good winter sun destination. But it’s not all about lying around getting bronzed; Tunisia is a historical hot spot with several well preserved ancient Roman, Arab, Berber and Phoenician sites. Find cheap flights to Tunisia

Egypt – temperatures rarely drop below 14C during winter, meaning the beaches remain popular throughout the year. The Red Sea, which is an established holiday destination, offers the closest tropical diving to Europe and Sharm El-Sheikh is one of the best known dive bases in the country with excellent options for learners as well as experienced divers who can experience wreck dives, night dives or multi-day dive expeditions. Find cheap flights to Egypt

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