Some people love the cold…
While others absolutely hate it.
If you happen to be the latter and you’re looking for somewhere to escape Ireland’s bitter winter this year, then you’re in luck.
Here are seven gorgeous winter sun holidays for you to get booking ASAP.
Ah, go on, get outta here for the winter…
1. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
The Spanish island city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria maintains its warm temperatures through December so it really is a dream winter getaway.
The Canary Island boasts a wealth of beautiful sights and fun activities for the whole fam.
It’s full of stunning beaches, plazas, fountains, cobbled streets, chapels, museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars.
You won’t be idle.
2. The Amalfi Coast, Italy
This stretch of Italian coastline is one of those places that you just can’t believe is actually real.
Beyond picturesque with its waterfall-like, pastel-coloured facade and turquoise waters, The Amalfi Coast couldn’t be more perfect for a Mediterranean winter getaway.
All you need now is suncream and an icy drink in hand.
3. Santorini, Greece
Everyone and their mother visited Santorini this summer.
So if you’re suffering from as bad FOMO as we are, then this Greek getaway is probably exactly what the doctor ordered.
Hate the cold? Leftover holiday days from work? Santorini here you come!
4. St Julian’s, Malta
Malta remains a surprisingly underrated sun holiday destination for Irish travellers so it’s definitely a hidden gem, with great weather, beautiful scenery and very friendly people.
Our friends at Lovin Malta have plenty of eating, drinking, sightseeing and activity recommendations for you!
Get ready for the holiday of your dreams.
A nation on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has terrain encompassing dreamy desert, riverbed oases and long, beautiful coastlines.
In short, it is a little slice of heaven along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.
Steeped in rich heritage and history, Oman is packed with traditional charm and is nice ‘n’ toasty in the winter.
6. Istria, Croatia
The Istrian peninsula is fast-becoming a string of touristy resorts, but there are still some great spots for exploring this beautiful country’s food and wine.
For something upscale, check out the rural villas and vineyards or head to Paladini to explore the some of the world’s most expensive ingredients, truffles, which are native to Istria. For homey eating utilising the rich seafood of the area, head to Motovun and its old town taverns.
The dream winter getaway.
7. Krabi, Thailand
The capital of southern Thailand’s Krabi Province, this beautiful resort town near the Andaman coast is a true gem and promises sun and heat in winter.
Expect perfect panoramic views of limestone karsts and mangrove forests from the Tiger Cave Temple – ideally aesthetic for your Instagram.
And, yes, don’t worry – the Phi Phi Island are easily accessible by ferry.
Well? What are you waiting for?