Some people love the winter time, the romantic feeling they get by the fireplace while glancing at the snowflakes falling. I’m not one of those people; I always prefer relaxing at the beach with the good old sun warming me up. If you are like me, a sun seeker that wants to escape the winter’s cold and depressing weather, only to enjoy the ever great sunshine at some of the most beautiful destinations across the world, then this is the right guide for you.
Avg. temperature: 23°C – Avg. hours of sunshine: 7hrs
Florida offers one of the most exclusive ways to spend your holiday. You’ll have the opportunity to visit 15 of the world’s greatest theme parks, including Disney’s Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld. The beach scene is among the best in the country with plenty of white sand beaches to choose from. There are also the city-sized malls, world-class golf courses and more restaurants per head than any other US state. Add the fact that that rain season starts in June and that the average temperature for January is 23°C and I think we have a winner.
Avg. temperature: 28°C – Avg. hours of sunshine: 6hrs
World hottest destination for a luxury holiday, Cancun can offer a taste of the tropical high life. With a reputation of a party-town, you’ll surely have a great time. If you want a drama-free vacation, there a plenty of family resorts that will offer you the ultimate experience in the tropical Yucatan climate. The beaches are one of the most beautiful in the world, excellent for diving and watersports. Also, there are a lot of historical places to visit as some of the more significant Mayan ruins are found here.
Avg. temperature: 26°C – Avg. hours of sunshine: 8hrs
With more than 5.000 islands to choose from, the Caribbean offers a great diversity and an option for every tourist. Beautiful place with little to no rainfall in the winter time and with an average temperature of 26°C, the Caribbean represents true heaven on Earth. Keep in mind that the high season starts at mid-December and finishes mid-April, meaning that there will be a lot of tourists around. It also affects the accommodation prices, so be prepared for pricier arrangements than the other places listed in this guide.
Avg. temperature: 19°C – Avg. hours of sunshine: 8hrs
Being too hot in the summer with temperatures regularly reaching 40°C and above, the best time to visit Dubai is certainly in the winter months. As one of the world greatest metropolis, you’ll have the chance to dine with people from over 200 cultures in few of the best restaurants the world can offer. For the shopaholics, Dubai is considered the “shopping capital of the Middle East’ offering a wide arrange of products from unique jewelry to ultra-sport cars. For the sports type, Dubai offers excellent sport tourism including half a dozen world championship series from a different array of sports. There is also the cultural, medical and business tourism.
The Canary Islands
Avg. temperature: 22°C – Avg. hours of sunshine: 6hrs
Spanish heaven consisted of 7 different islands, offering everything from a party resorts around a huge volcano with some of the best windsurfing places on Earth, to quiet and relaxing family resorts with enormous sand dunes surrounding them. Good news for the sun-seekers, January is low season and some excellent prices can be found in this period. Whether you’re looking for an ultra-luxury accommodation in a 5-star hotel or a simple bed and breakfast, the Canary Islands cover the entire basis.
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