If you’re after a new destination to discover with TUI in winter, look no further than Senegal in sunny West Africa. With temperatures higher than the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Egypt, it’s the perfect place for some winter sun. Plus, you’ve got sandy beaches by the bucket load. Point Sarène, for example, is famous for its scenic two-kilometre stretch. Where to stay? The RIU Baobab is brand-new for winter 2022 and is the perfect place to base yourself. It’s set right on the coastline and is complete with luxury facilities, including a spa.
Average winter temperature: 21°C
Must-visit hotel: RIU Baobab
Think Antigua, think escapism. Get the sun you’ve been craving and lie back on long, white-sand beaches the Caribbean is famous for. Nicknamed ‘the land of 365 beaches’ you’ll find plenty of places to lay your towel, whether you’re after long champagne-coloured stretches or secluded coves. Fancy exploring? Head to Nelson’s Dockyard to get a flavour of the island’s naval past, or go inland and soak up colourful townhouses and photo-worthy countryside.
Average winter temperature: 29°C
Must-visit hotel: Royalton Antigua
The Indian Ocean is as picture-postcard perfect as it gets, and coupled with its natural good looks you also get great weather. The highest temperatures and lowest rainfall are between December and March – making it an ideal place for a winter sun escape. Opt for the Maldives and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to which island to call home. Pick from 26 atolls, offering everything from white-sand beaches and ring-shaped reefs to luxury accommodation. Mauritius is another gem in the Indian Ocean’s crown, with 330 kilometres of pristine sands to unwind on and plenty to explore when you fancy getting out and about – think mountains, waterfalls and rainforest tours.
Average winter temperature: 30°C
Must-visit hotel: TUI BLUE Olhuveli
Sun-seeking doesn’t always have to be about getting off the beaten track. Make your next winter escape a city break and you can have the best of both worlds – a chilled out sun-soaked escape, plus plenty to discover when the mood takes you. Dubai ticks all the boxes for a winter sun getaway, with temperatures rarely going below 17°C and white-sand beaches aplenty, too. And, when it comes to exploring, you can take your pick from days out at theme parks and aquariums to dining in world-class restaurants and soaking up the skyline from the iconic Burj Khalifa.
Average winter temperature: 25°C
Must-visit hotel: The Jumeirah Beach Hotel
More of a snow-seeker than a sun-lover? Iceland’s natural wonders will definitely give you the chills – in a good way, obviously. Hike through volcanic landscapes, get a video of erupting geysers or dip your toes in thermal lagoons. You’re pretty likely to get snow in the winter months and, if you’re lucky, you might catch the Northern Lights casting their starry-hue across the night sky. Don’t miss the Blue Lagoon either. This dreamy spot is perfect for lathering up with a mud mask, and the mineral-packed water will revive the dry skin that inevitably comes in the winter months.
Average winter temperature: -2°C
Must-visit hotel: Storm Hotel
If your winter is all about the festive season, a trip to Lapland to meet the main man himself is the ultimate way to get into the Christmas spirit. From snow-dusted forests, cosy log cabins and crackling fires to husky-led rides, reindeer encounters and Santa meet-and-greets, you’ll feel like you’ve landed in a fairytale. Plus, if you’re short on time, you can tick off Lapland’s best bits in under 24-hours, thanks to our daytrip itineraries.
Average winter temperature: -9°C
Must-visit hotel: Glass Resort
Wind down, rev up, dive in. From its bath-warm waters and secluded coves to its tropical forests and impressive mountains, the Caribbean’s St Lucia provides an excellent break from the winter blues. It’s really two islands in one. Head to Rodney Bay in the north for lazy days on powder-soft sands and tasty Creole cuisine by the marina. Or, in the south’s Soufrière, explore old plantations, candy-coloured villages and the photogenic Piton Mountains. Nature lovers can hike to jungle-clad waterfalls, climb volcanic cones or zip through the forest canopy, here, too.
Average winter temperature: 28°C
Must-visit hotel: Royalton St Lucia
Happy days and lively nights are at the heart of Jamaica. Spend a day in Kingston, the capital, and you’ll meet a centre studded with leafy botanical parks, tin-roofed reggae bars and colour-popping colonial towns. There’s plenty of action outside of the capital, too. Trek to the top of 600-foot waterfalls in Ocho Rios, take a boat trip to the soaring Blue Mountains and kick back on the ice-white Seven Mile Beach. Montego Bay, or ‘Mo Bay’ as the locals call it, is another one for your must-visit list. Attracting the likes of Simon Cowell and co, it’s a bit of a stud – with a three kilometre stretch of shops, restaurants and themed bars blending in seamlessly with pattie shops and historical landmarks like Gully Market.
Average winter temperature: 29°C
Must-visit hotel: Riu Negril
If you’re on the hunt for a new resort in Spain’s sun-soaked Balearic Islands, look no further than the TUI SENSATORI Biomar in Majorca. This luxury pad boasts six restaurants and a host of sports facilities – from scuba diving and archery to a sports centre, kitted out with tennis courts, football pitches and volleyball areas. For little guests, there’s a kids’ club, playground and a splash park. And for grown-ups? Swim-up rooms, a swanky spa and adults-only areas complete the line-up. You can book your escape to this hotspot for next summer or April 2023.
Plus, spread the cost of your winter break with our Direct Debit scheme, and you can choose a £0 or low deposit deal on selected holidays.
This hotel’s pulled up alongside the honey-hued sand of Jamaica’s northern coastline. Plus, it’s less than a 10-minute drive from the country’s most famous waterfall – the Dunn’s River Falls.
The TUI BLUE Cabo Verde teams an oceanfront setting with designer decor and a first-rate dining selection.
From top-class restaurants to plush room options, this beachfront resort comes with all the five-star TUI SENSATORI trademarks.
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