Fancy escaping the cold days and long dark nights of winter? For those who can’t wait for the summer sun to come back around, a winter getaway is the perfect way to break up the start of the year. We have selected our ultimate winter holiday destinations, from secluded beaches to bustling cities – if you are looking for last-minute holiday destination ideas then these are Sophie’s favourites.
Escape to paradise with the beautiful beaches and warm climate of Thailand. With a host of beautiful regions, there is a location to suit everyone. From the bustling and cultural capital city of Bangkok to the sandy beaches of its many islands, Thailand is my ultimate holiday destination for some winter sun. I would recommend the area of Ao Nang in Krabi – along with its picturesque white sandy beaches, there are some spectacular cultural and sacred spots. The Tiger Cave Temple and Blue Lagoon are a must for those who want to see some breath-taking sites.
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Choose from an array of stunning islands in the Caribbean, with a backdrop of tropical palm trees and warm waters. From St Lucia to Barbados, there is no shortage of luxurious resorts and hidden gems. This is the perfect destination for those who want to maximise on rest and relaxation and sunbathe against turquoise waters and golden sands. If you want a little adventure, take the chance to explore the marine life and pristine corals. With an abundance of diving and snorkelling activities available, the Caribbean is home to a number of protected bays perfect for such exploration.
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If you want a holiday with vibrancy, then head to Miami, Florida. Known for its nightlife, beaches and art deco buildings, this is a cosmopolitan holiday destination with sun. There are many dynamic areas to visit whilst there, aside from the best-known South Beach. With a strong Cuban influence, there is a wealth of culture to explore too. Offering great seafood, an exciting nightlife, and lined with sun-kissed beaches, Miami is our favourite pick for a chic and trendy winter holiday destination.
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Perhaps a sun-soaked holiday is not your thing; in which case, head to the Alps for some time on the snowy slopes instead. The picture-perfect town of St Anton in Austria is a top resort for those who love their winter sports. Make the most of the alpine-fresh air and mountainous backdrop with hours of skiing or snowboarding on its fantastic pistes. Enjoy the aprés-ski with a host of popular and lively bars both on and off the slopes. This is the ultimate winter destination for those wanting an exciting holiday with a group of friends. Combining a daytime of excellent skiing with the legendary atmosphere of après ski means there is limitless fun to be had.
When night time falls, we swap our thermal ski top for the ROSE SILK SHIRT – our suitcase necessity that’s easy to layer both under and over for added warmth. For a dinner out tasting the local cuisine, this is both practical and elegant.