Looking for a winter getaway to escape those cold winter mornings? Then look no further, at Monarch we have everything from a warm holiday to the Canaries or something more exotic like Gambia. To help you get started, browse our most popular winter breaks and winter sun holidays below.
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!
With average temperatures above 32° across the winter months and perfect soft sandy beaches, Goa holidays are perfect for some winter sun, offering a more westernised version of the sub-continent where exhilarating local markets stacked with spices and silks teem with activity, whilst vast sandy beaches are lapped by the Arabian Sea. Head to central Goa for watersports and diving, or North Goa for a more lively atmosphere and spend the day on the beaches at Candolim, Arpora or Baga.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Famous for its blazing sun, azure sea and desert sand, Sharm el Sheikh can cater for everyone. Spend time sunbathing or snorkelling in the modern and lively Na'ama Bay, eating out in the world-class restaurants of Shark's Bay whilst watching the sunset, or taking a trip to the ancient pyramids at Giza. Sharm El Sheikh holidays have everything you need for the ultimate sun-soaked escape and you definitely won't be dissapointed.
With reliable all year round sunshine there's something for everyone here whether you're looking for a cheap family holiday, a relaxing all inclusive holiday or a villa holiday. Set to the north-west of Africa and directly opposite the coast of Morocco the landscapes of each island differ from each other, with a reliable climate and constant temperature throughout the year and splendid beaches of fine sand, the Canaries offer the perfect escape from a cold European winter.
The Gambia's palm tree filled coastline is utopia for sun-worshippers, with silky white sands brushed by the refreshing waters and gentle breezes of the Atlantic. The main resorts of Banjul, Kotu, Kololi and Cape Point all boast idyllic, uncrowded beaches dotted with straw-thatched parasols, shanty bars and brightly coloured fishing boats. With temperatures over 30° all year it’s perfect for a winter holiday.
The Algarve stretches along Portugal’s delightfully beautiful southern coast and is the country’s premier tourist destination. Holiday makers to the Algarve can expect whitewashed houses, gorgeous golden beaches, crystalline Atlantic waters and clear blue skies. From the vibrant coastal resorts of Albufeira, to picturesque fishing villages like Carvoeiro in Western Algarve or the laid back Praia da Falesia with one of the longest stretches of golden sand in Portugal, Algarve holidays have something to suit visitors of all tastes.
For winter sun holidays in Spain,the southern regions of Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol are the most popular, boasting average winter temperatures above 20C and plenty to do. Within Costa Blanca, Benidorm is the holiday capital which is lively with swathes of long sandy beaches. For a little more peace try Poniente Beach, Balcon del Mar or the Algar Waterfalls, an 80 metres high water cascade in the mountains of Altea. For something more Spanish, the pretty resorts of Costa del Sol are perfect. Resorts such as Nerja, Benalmadena and Torremolinos are all popular choices in the region and perfect for a cheap winter holiday. For a relaxing beach holiday, Fuengirola is perfect, with weekly markets, shopping and sunbathing on offer.
See our other great holidays and winter sun offer below
|Region||Jun 13||Jul 13||Aug 13||Sep 13||Oct 13|
|Costa del Sol||£208||£196||£277||£202||£155|
|Sharm El Sheikh||£316||£347||£487||£454||£410|
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