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Discover our best winter sun holiday deals, the perfect escape from colder climates. Beachy days and balmy nights are all within easy reach, especially with low deposit options from just £49pp on our worldwide winter sun holidays.  

A winter holiday is ideal as travelling off-peak makes for a budget-friendly break. You'll find a holiday for every budget. Plus, can you think of a better way to spend Christmas or New Year than with a cocktail in hand, beneath the palm trees? Imagine seeing in the new year whilst relaxing in Gran Canaria, sauntering the historical streets of Valletta on a Malta holiday, or revelling in the glimmering lights of Dubai, all made possible with our winter sun holiday packages. 

Alternatively, plan a totally different kind of escape for the end of the year by spending it with loved ones in quaint countryside retreats with our UK breaks. We also have classic winter holidays for anyone wanting a traditional festive season with Lapland holidays and Iceland escapes. If it’s a short getaway you’re looking for, we have a wonderful selection of European city breaks to choose from.

At Hays Travel we have over 40 years of experience booking unforgettable winter sun holidays. Speak to our dedicated team today to book your ABTA & ATOL protected winter getaway.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I go for a winter sun holiday? 

Winter is a brilliant time of year to take a much needed break, so as the days get shorter embrace a winter sun holiday from Hays Travel and seek out the sunshine. What better cure for a dose of winter blues than planning a holiday where blue skies, warm weather, and a glass or two of your favourite tipple are thrown in for good measure? Travelling during off-peak winter months allows you to save money too!

What are the top winter sun holiday destinations in Europe?

Europe boasts some fantastic destinations for a winter sun holiday. Plus, jetting off to Europe over winter means you can spend less time travelling and more time lounging in the sun.

Our favourite winter holiday destinations in Europe are: 

  • Tenerife - 20°C

  • Lanzarote - 20°C

  • Malta - 16°C

  • Portugal - 17°C

  • Benidorm - 17°C

What are the top winter sun destinations outside Europe?

If you’re looking to travel further afield for your winter getaway, there are countless destinations offering sunshine through the winter months. Some of our top picks for winter sun outside of Europe are: 

  • Dubai - 26°C 

  • Maldives - 26°C

  • Antigua - 27°C

  • Dominican Republic - 28°C

  • Mexico - 23°C 

  • Cape Verde - 21°C

Where should I go for a winter sun holiday in January? 

There’s no better way to beat the January blues than by treating yourself to a winter holiday. If you’re hoping to trade dark nights and rainy weather for sun-soaked beach days, here are the destinations where you can expect soaring temperatures at the start of the year:

  • Barbados - 29°C

  • Canary Islands - 20°C

  • Rio de Janeiro - 30°C

  • Cape Verde - 24°C

At Hays Travel we have over 40 years of experience booking unforgettable winter sun holidays. We have also been voted the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent, so you can relax with total peace of mind as we help you to plan the perfect winter getaway in the sun - whether you’re looking for a tranquil holiday to the Canary Islands, a glitzy Dubai getaway, or something else entirely. Why not speak to our dedicated team today?