Head to Cape Verde and take your pick from one of 10 islands floating off of western Africa’s coastline. Two of the most popular spots are Sal and Boa Vista, which both flaunt miles of sandy beach. Make the most of the laidback seaside lifestyle with surfing, whale watching, and cobbled towns lined with traditional restaurants.
It’s one of the UK’s favourite destinations for a winter sun holiday, and for good reason. Temperatures in Gran Canaria sit above 20C all year round, making it one of the warmest places to visit in the Canary Islands. Plus, your winter break is only a four hour flight away, so you’ll be relaxing on the beaches of Maspalomas and splashing into the island’s waterparks before you know it.
The Maldives are known as the Indian Ocean’s honeymoon hotspot. The winter months in the UK are the ideal time to visit the Maldives, made of 26 atolls, to take advantage of the toasty temperatures plus world-class scuba diving and snorkelling. Stay in water villas with infinity views of the sea, and flop on palm-tree-lined sand.
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This family-friendly hotel comes with top entertainment for children and a laid-back pool scene for adults.
The TUI BLUE Cabo Verde teams an oceanfront setting with designer decor and a first-rate dining selection.
The Riu Sri Lanka boasts an excellent beachfront location, modern rooms and a fantastic dining scene.
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