Winter just isn’t for everyone. While most of us will have to grit and bear it by cranking up the thermostat, those in the destinations below, will have the pleasure of turning on the air conditioning instead.

We’ve rounded up a selection of destinations ideal for those chasing the ever elusive winter sun, so If you’ve got burning sands on your mind but mounds of snow outside your window, this little selection is the motivation you need for a change of scenery.

Mexico- Los Cabos

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It’s sunglasses and t-shirt season all year round in Los Cabos.

Located on the very tip of the Baja Peninsula, the area is a “best of both worlds” package, with San Jose del Cabo offering period churches, cobblestone streets and intimate restaurants among other, relaxing, traditional and picturesque things, while Cabo San Lucas, is its complete antithesis, a party central home to funky bars and a luxury mall located by a beautiful beautiful Marina. If you don’t want to miss out on the experience, then we suggest you have a look at these accommodation options we offer.


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No winter escape list would be complete without the Maldives. With its numerous islands spread out like drops of emerald and gold over sparkling blue seas, the atoll nation is god’s idea of a tropical wonderland and we couldn’t agree more.

A big hit with divers, surfers and do-nothing- and – relaxers, a winter escape at the Maldives is something to be experienced… especially with these wonderful places to visit and live in. 

Thailand – Koh Samui

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Stay away from the bustling crowds and over excited party goers (or throw yourself right in if that’s you thing) and you’ll discover another side of Thailand, it’s more relaxed, luxurious or mystical side.

The island of Koh Samui with its luxury resorts, pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife and majestic temples feels like a smorgasbord of experiences that you can pick and choose from at your whim. Whether you’re after crowd detox or intox, Koh Samui delivers, with all year round excellent weather and some of the best luxury hotels in the world on offer.


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Proof of the island nation’s status as the luxury destination for those in the know, the Seychelles government has recently passed a law aimed at protecting the privacy of the numerous A liters coming to visit… not that you’ll find many paparazzi here.

A  strong contender to the Maldives’ throne of the leading tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean (though Mauritius is never too far), every inch of the Seychelles is a feast for the eyes: Lush inland forests, coastlines blessed with mesmerizing rock formations and sandy white beaches which you’ll just hate waving goodbye too from the window seat of your plane.

Recent high profile guests include newlyweds George and Amal Clooney, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and many others who did a better job of keeping a lid on their movements, but they probably stayed in one of these beauties.


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We break away from the scorching sands of the tropics and head to the truly scorching sands of the desert. The UAE has some truly unique desert beach destinations made for the adventurous soul or for the romantic that are just begging to be discovered.

Bora Bora

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Those wishing to lounge on sandy beaches will want to skip Bora Bora for other options on this list.

With only one stretch of sand worthy of the title, you’re better off falling for the islands’ other charms but rest assured, there’s enough to do here to make the lack of sand the least of your worries.

Home to soaring mountains, rain forests and warm clear waters rich in marine fauna, Bora Bora is heaven for the adventurous souls willing to head out and discover what heaven on earth looks and feels like.

About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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