Sun seeking this January? Here are our favourite destinations11 January 2019
With the fun and festivities of Christmas and the New Year bundled back into the cupboards, January can feel like a bleak return to the cold reality of winter. Dreaming of sunshine, palm trees and piña coladas? Don’t wait until June to get your vitamin D fix - the grass really is greener with our top sun-seeking holiday picks!
Of course, sun-kissed getaways can come with a hefty price tag at this time of year, but you don’t have to fork out a fortune for a winter break. Check out our latest travel deals for the best price on your flights and accommodation! We’ve chosen cost-effective holiday spots so you can catch some rays without bombing your budget.
Hong Kong will delight the senses with incredible food, stunning architecture and a buzzing nightlife. With temperatures averaging around 18 degrees in January, it’s one of the cooler months by Hong Kong standards, but will be a welcome escape from the single digit temperatures back home! Top tip - make sure you’re around for Chinese New Year on February 5th for the festival of a lifetime.
Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, is only a four-hour flight from London—but this Atlantic paradise will feel like a world away from the British winter. Pristine beaches, jaw-dropping volcanic landscapes and the very best of Spanish food and culture makes for a warm and welcoming holiday hotspot in January.
Skip the high-season tourist squeeze by visiting Morocco in January, one of the quietest months for this Mediterranean gem. While you won’t be enjoying the 30-something temperatures that normally grace the area in summer, you’ll be sure to catch some sunshine, especially if you head south of Marrakesh. Wherever you head, don’t pass up the chance to try out kitesurfing - Morocco is one of the world’s top locations for this fun sport!
Surf’s up - bordered by the Caribbean and Pacific coastline, Costa Rica is a top choice for those wanting to swap the high street for high tides. Swim with the dolphins, enjoy cocktails in San José and explore the rainforest with one of the incredible National Parks. Thanks to its small size, you don’t have to pick and choose when it comes to making the most of Costa Rica!
Goa is India’s smallest state, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in oomph! Head to a yoga retreat for a break that will leave you feeling zen, or soak up the sun one of the many sandy shores along Goa’s coastline. Don’t miss the weekly Anjuna flea market for everything from Shwarma to silk scarves - it’s a traveller’s haven for one of a kind finds!
Inject some Latin passion into your winter with a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital. From steak houses to tango dancing, it’s a melting pot of culture which brings the heat - January temperatures hit average highs of around 30 degrees! Enjoy the stunning architecture and treat yourself to the best Argentinian food before you head home to winter!