WHILE others fight through the sleet and rain, you could be
spending the day on the beach in one of these sunny destinations
Of course, you might pay a premium for holidays during the
festive period, but there are still some great deals around –
especially if you book early.
Sunset at the beautiful fishing
village of Camara de Lobos on MadeiraGetty – Contributor
There are plenty of destinations abroad where you can shed those
winter layers and top up your vitamin D.
For example, on the island of Madeira, temperatures are still
nudging 20C in December and you can find deals for flights and a
hotel from 198pp.
If you want to travel further afield, head to Cape Town, to
enjoy its natural beauty spots and explore its vineyards.
Prices start from £550pp on Expedia with flights and
We’ve found six affordable hotspots for those who want to
spend their Christmas on the beach.
Cancun Explore Tulum a Mayan archeology
site on the coast, south of CancunGetty – Contributor
- Average temperature: 30.4C
Seven-nights, all-inclusive at the Solymar Cancun Beach Resort with
return flights from London Gatwick – £793pp
Cancun has everything you could want for a dreamy family
The city is known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear
blue waters and tasty Mexican food.
A lot of the resorts around the city’s “hotel quarter”
offer great all-inclusive deals and provide entertainment day and
Just two hours drive from Cancun, you’ll also find the Chichen
Itza, an incredible display of the Mayan civilisation made up of a
series of stone buildings.
Getty – Contributor Stunning natural
wonders and some of the world’s best beaches make Barbados a
favourite Caribbean island[/caption]
- Average temperature: 29.5C
Seven-nights room only, with return flights from London Gatwick –
If you want to laze on a beach, cocktail in hand, we suggest you
head to Barbados.
The average high on the island in December is 29C, and you’ll
stay nice and warm in the evenings, which only cools to 22C.
If you like snorkelling, head to Carlisle Bay, Antigua or Paynes
Bay Beach, on the west coast of Barbados to see some beautiful fish
and even turtles (if you’re lucky).
Find deals for December 2019 on
LoveHolidays for seven nights at the 3* Sunbay Hotel with
flights included starting from £691pp, down from £859.
Or book on Lastminute.com where prices start at
£996pp on to stay at the 3* Barbados Beach Club Resort an
iStockphoto – Getty Lanzarote is a
popular destination for sun seekers in December[/caption]
- Average temperature: 22.2 C
Seven-nights, half-board, in Lanzarote with return flights from
London Gatwick – £329pp
Lanzarote is a popular destination for sun seekers throughout
the year – and December is no exception.
Just a four hour flight away from the UK, it’s the ideal
location if you’re looking for winter sun closer to home.
This half-board deal from Teletext is for seven nights at
the Grand Teguise Playa Hotel, making it perfect for those
who love relaxing on the beach.
Travelling from Gatwick on December 10, it costs £329 per
person and includes free resorts transfers.
Tenerife Tenerife is only a four hour flight
away from the UK and you can find al-inclusive deals for
£375ppGetty – Contributor
- Average temperature: 21.9 C
Seven-nights, all-inclusive, in Tenerife with return flights from
Manchester – £275pp
If hot and sunny is what you’re after then Tenerife is one of
your best bets in December in Europe.
Just like Lanzarote, it’s only a four hour flight away from
London, making it another great destination for those who don’t
want to travel very far.
In December, the average high temperature in Tenerife is a
pleasant 22C, so don’t forget to pack your beach gear.
You can spend seven-nights at the Hotel Alborada Ocean Club on
an all inclusive basis from £279 this December with flights from
Or book with Teletext and take advantage of their all inclusive
deal to stay at the
5* GF Gran Costa Adeje.
£375pp with return flights from London Stansted this December
Getty – Contributor Explore the
beautiful island of Madeira for less than £200pp this
- Average temperature: 20C
Seven-nights, room only, in Madeira with BA return flights from
London Gatwick – £198pp
The Madeira archipelago in the Atlantic is having a bit of a
revival and shouldn’t be overlooked for your Portugal holiday
If you’ve written it off as somewhere solely for seniors,
think again as Madeira boasts a subtropical climate, great hiking,
delicious seafood and many top-quality resorts to stay in.
Take the kids to visit the whale museum and aquarium or take a
cable car ride – and there are many outdoor pools where you can
enjoy the sunshine together.
Its among the best destination for winter sun, with average
maximum temperatures a pleasant 21C coupled with about six hours of
Find great value Madeira deal on Travelsupermarket.com from
198pp for flights and a room in the 4* Musa d’Ajuda
Or from £339pp on an all-inclusive basis with
Teletext to stay at the 4* Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel.
South Africa Tourism Photo Library The
beautiful South African city of Cape Town offers a break that has
everything, plus it’s still amazing value.[/caption]
- Average temperature: 19.8C
Seven nights, self-catering, in Cape Town with return flights from
London Gatwick – £550p
If you are on the lookout for doing something different this
winter, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places to visit
The temperature tends to relay better between 16 to 20C degrees,
which is definitely what you need for the optimal winter holidays
exploring a city.
As the new filming location for Love Island’s winter series,
it’s also a great destination for couples.
From vineyards to natural beauty spots, there is plenty to enjoy
and explore with your loved one.
Book your December 2019 winter break with
Expedia from £550pp for a one-week stay plus fights on a
Or book with
Lastminute.com where prices for flights and a stay in a
guesthouse start at £751 for December.
Here we also explore the
six most romantic activities you can do in Cape Town.
Looking for more inspiration? Here are the
best deals we found over Christmas and New Years and it
includes seven night in the Canary Islands for £176pp
And if you’re after something a bit more festive, we suggest
you check out the top offers for
Christmas market holidays abroad.
We also have a guide to
the best winter cruises for this year’s festive season.
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
Where’s hot in December? The best holiday deals this winter including seven nights in Madeira from £198pp