Most of us associate these magic days around Christmas with the fluffy snow outside, the gifts under the tree and the moments shared with our loved ones around the festive table. However, there is another alternative to spending the December holidays. We can welcome the New Year somewhere warm and sunny, at a beautiful beach, where smiling people stroll and exotic aromas are carried in the air.
Here are some of our favorite winter sun destinations that will give you a lot of positive vibes to successfully launch the new 2020 year:
The average winter temperature there is 27 ° C. The best time to travel to Cuba is from October to April. With its smooth Caribbean climate, sunny days and very little rain, the country is a great destination if you want to recharge in the winter. The beaches along the south coast attract many people with the fine sand. Havana is generous in colors and aromas, emblematic of its pastel buildings, authentic Cubans with cigar in hand and cadillacs. In Trinidad you can go back in time with the authentic Spanish colonial architecture, which is under the protection of UNESCO. It is also interesting to visit Cuba's nature sanctuaries, lush forests, mountains and tobacco plantations.
The average winter temperature in this small fishing village, located at the Atlantic coast of Morocco is 21 ° C. The best time of year to visit it is from December to March. It is one of the top surf destinations in Morocco. The village has not lost its charm and authenticity. You can still see wandering goats along the dusty, tangerine-colored streets, while fishermen make their daily catch in the small bays. Surfers know that winter marks the beginning of the peak season of this sport. Temperatures are usually around 20 ° C, but Saharan winds often push the mercury up much higher. The places to stay keep getting smarter, offering surf lessons in the day and rooftop yoga at sunset. And even if you don't surf, there are many beautiful pedestrian streets in the area, an opportunity for camel rides on the beach and fishing.
The average winter temperature in Belize is 30 ° C. The peak season there coincides with the coldest months in Europe. Although temperatures remain high throughout the year, January to March is the best season to travel, as it has the least chances of rain. Belize borders Guatemala and Mexico and attracts some of its neighbors’visitors. While there, you can visit the Mayan ruins, national parks, nature sanctuaries and the Belize Barrier Reef (which is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest in the world). If you are a fan of eco tourism, this former British colony should definitely be on your list of favorite destinations.
The average winter temperature on this remote African island is 32 ° C. The place is popular with its pristine nature, beautiful beaches and colorful mix of Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Indian and European culture. After a few days in the UNESCO-protected Old Town, you can head south to the deserted beaches or drift over by dhow to the nearby Robinson Crusoe islands of Manda and Kiwayu. From December to February temperatures average 32 ° C, making winter the perfect time to enjoy Lamu.
Thailand's islands are a piece of Paradise - white sand, beach houses, a hammock swinging between two palm trees against the backdrop of turquoise waters. There are dozens to choose from, and each offers something completely different - from Koh Samui's super resorts to the casual atmosphere of Koh Lipe and the kilometers of Ko Lanta beaches. The average winter temperature is around 32 ° C. It is best to go there between November and March.
Bali is hot all year long. The rainiest season is from November to April, but the tropical rains last briefly and it would not ruin your pleasure to be there. In Bali, nature is generous and beautiful. It's a place with good energy and lovely people. You can indulge in spiritual practices, spa pleasures or just lounging on the beach.
Maldives is always a good idea! The average winter temperature there is 28 ° C. These fabulous little islands are a great location if you want to indulge in a relaxation on the beach and spend quality time with your loved ones. A great alternative to the Maldives is the Andaman Islands, which we also recommend as a great sunny winter destination.
All are seduced by the mystical mountain scenery of Laos and its historic city of Luang Prabang. From the moment the country opened its doors to tourism in the 1980s, visitors have been talking with excitement about the magical city located on the banks of the Mekong River. A place that captivates with its mystical atmosphere and exotic ambience. The average winter temperature there is 25 ° C, and the best time to visit it is from November to February.