Whether you’ve had your summer holiday or not it’s never too early to think about grabbing some winter sun.
Make all your friends at home green with envy as you’re laid on a beach and they are at home wrapped up in their winter coats.
We’ve got a great choice of destinations where you can soak up the sun in the winter months so don’t delay and book a sunshine escape today.
Our Favourite winter sun destinations
With four main islands to choose from, buzzing resorts, lively entertainment and spacious beaches are what you can expect from the Canaries off north-west Africa. In Lanzarote have a go at world class watersports or take a trip to the Timanfaya National Park for thirty six 18th century volcanoes. The quietest of the Islands is Fuerteventura, which has beautiful white beaches and offers a sense of tranquillity. Take a winter holiday to Gran Canaria and visit the Saharan-style sand dunes in the quiet resort of Maspalomas, Puerto Rico for watersports or the lively Playa del Ingles which is the biggest resort of the island. Last but by no means least is Tenerife, which has both sleepy relaxed places as well as busier resorts like Playa des Americas or Los Cristianos. Popular day trip destinations are the Mount Teide volcano or Loco Parque, which is a combination of a zoo, botanical gardens, aquarium and parrot park.
Sun, fun and exceptional watersports is what you can expect for a holiday to one of Egypt’s finest Red Sea resorts. Sharm El Sheikh offers a different option to the traditional inland areas and is a modern, well planned resort with a Riviera feel. Add to this deserts, golden sands, warm waters, deep sea diving or snorkelling at Shark’s Bay. But if you looking for something more peaceful, the upcoming Nabq Bay and Montazah Bay offer unspoilt views over the towering Sinai Mountain. Egypt holidays offer the perfect winter sun holiday with over 9 hours daily sunshine and with average temperatures mostly over 25°.
With average temperatures above 32° across the winter months and perfect soft sandy beaches, Goa holidays are perfect for some winter sun. Goa offers a more westernised version of the sub-continent where exhilarating local markets stacked with spices and silks teem with activity and vast sandy beaches are lapped by the Arabian Sea. Head to Central Goa for watersports and diving, or to North Goa for the lively atmosphere and spend the day on the beaches at Candolim, Arpora or Baga.
When it comes to Spanish holidays on the mainland, you’re spoilt for choice. For year round sunshine head to the bright lights of Benidorm; it’s action packed with exciting entertainment and at the heart of the region with swathes of long sandy beaches and partying all night. For pretty resorts though, olive groves and a touch of Moorish spice head to Costa del Sol, with resorts such as Nerja, Benalmadena and Torremolinos being popular and only within one hour of the airport. For a chilled out beach package holiday, Fuengirola is ideal, with weekly markets, shopping and serious sunbathing on offer.
Where will you be relaxing next winter? Whether you want to lie on the beach in Cyprus or explore Madeira then we’ve got it covered. Book now and benefit from our low deposit of £59pp on all short-haul holidays. We have a great range of Winter Sun holidays. You can choose from luxurious all-inclusive to delightful self-catering properties. Visit the old favourites in the Med or venture further afield to the likes of Goa.
Madeira has everything from stylish Quinta's to luxury hotels most of which centre on its picturebook capital, Funchal. Here you'll find elegant colonial architecture, atmospheric wine lodges, steep cobbled streets, intriguing museums and grand hotels from a bygone era, all backed by stunning volcanic mountains. Around the island itself, more delights await, like enticing walking trails along levada canals, superb fishing and boat trips, lush green valleys, flower-filled gardens and beautiful sand and pebble beaches, all drenched in sub-tropical sunshine. Tempted? Then check out our range of accommodation now and let Madeira work its magic!
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All winter holidays are subject to availability. Prices quoted based on varying party sizes and durations.
£59pp deposit applies to short-haul holiday bookings made before 1/11/15 on holidays travelling between 01/11/15 and 30/04/16. Full balance is required 10 weeks prior to departure see www.monarch.co.uk/holidays for details
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