Wow! Where did the year go? It felt like we were celebrating the new year just last week and now here we are, getting ready for the Christmas holidays. You’ve been working all year, the temperature has started to drop, and it’s starting to get dark early. Don’t you want to just get away from it all? Relax by a fire, or in the sun? Well then, keep reading and find out the top 10 winter holiday destinations for this Christmas.
Located in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of Europe most popular winter holiday destinations and for good reason, with temperatures rarely dipping below 20C and lots of lovely sun. Tenerife features gorgeous beaches, hiking trails, an amazing nightlife, and great restaurants serving delicious local food.
Morocco is an amazing destination for a taste of the exotic. Sitting on the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco remains warm throughout winter. The city of Marrakesh is like a citadel out of a fable and offers a mix of swirling local souks, relaxed riads, and beautiful Islamic architecture.
Who hasn’t heard of the glamorous desert city of Dubai? Dubai is a great winter holiday destination thanks to its year-round sunshine. Offering amazing hotels like the Burj Al Arab, beautiful sandy beaches, trendy bars, and head-spinning retail shops, why not visit Dubai for a trip to the beach or a camel ride into the desert?
Home of the Great Pyramids, Egypt still remains an amazing holiday destination, that offers temperatures around 25C and plenty of sun. Get to know the ancient Egyptian civilization with a visit to the Great Pyramids or the Valley of the Kings. Want something more? Why not explore the sand dunes, take a trip down the Nile, or make use of the superb scuba diving Egypt offers.
Kick your feet up with a cigar and some rum in this exhilarating Caribbean holiday destination. Cuba may have had a troubled past but recently Cuba has become a solid option for a winter escape, thanks to its temperature of around 26C and plenty of sunshine. Enjoy Cuba’s idyllic beaches and warm seas, or immerse yourself in Cuba’s rich culture that offers intoxicating music, food, architecture, and people.
You don’t have to fly to a small, exotic island to enjoy your winter holidays. The American state of Florida offers plenty of beautiful sunshine and temperatures around 24/25C. If you want a beach holiday, then Florida has plenty of beach on offer with 1,350 miles of coastline. Florida also has a colorful nightlife and plenty of theme parks.
7. Koh Samui
Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world, and for good reason. It boasts beautiful beaches, forests, and islands. One of those islands is Koh Samui. While not the hidden gem it once was, Koh Samui still offers sandy beaches, beautiful resorts, luxurious spas and very pleasant, sunny weather.
8. Myanmar (Burma)
Only in the last few years has the country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) opened to tourism. Myanmar has higher temperatures and offers 1200+ miles of shore if you are looking for a beach holiday, but you may better enjoy the deep history and rich culture of a country that has only recently opened its doors.
9. Cape Town
While it may be winter up in the northern hemisphere, South Africa, in the southern hemisphere, is enjoying summer. Cape Town offers hours of sunshine and an amazing cultural melting pot. Swim with penguins at Boulders Beach, go hiking up Table Mountain, visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and so much more. Cape Town offers a beautiful beach holiday in a location filled with history and culture.
There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. Sure, a tropical island is a great holiday destination, but to get there you have to deal with the stress of booking, flying, taxis, checking in… Sometimes it’s nice to just stay at home and enjoy a “staycation”. Relax at home, be a tourist in your own backyard, go and explore your hometown. If you want some tips, why not check out this article on how to vacation at home.
And there you have it; the 10 best winter holiday destinations for Christmas 2017. What are you waiting for? Get booking! And while your enjoying kicking your feet up in the sand, don’t forget to stay healthy on your travels. Let’s also not forget how stressful traveling to our dream vacation spot can be, so why not pick up Naipo’s Christmas Shiatsu shoulder massager? This massager is portable and perfect as a travel massager, and the special Christmas theme makes it great for getting into the Christmas spirit.