Brace yourself folks, because the word from the Met Office is that you’re in for a particularly cold winter. Already most of you are fed up with the bitter mornings, when poking your nose out of your duvet can really hurt if you’ve forgotten to turn the heating on. And the coldest months of January and February are just around the corner.
What’s the best way to deal with this reality? Don’t. Simply escape from the cold for a couple of weeks and the winter will seem so much shorter. But where should you go?
A tropical island in the Caribbean, St Lucia is renowned for its vibrant rainforests and beautiful beaches. Featuring a drive-through volcano as well as its own National Rain Forest reserve with over 19,000 acres of natural wonders, St Lucia’s exotic beauty captures the allure of the Caribbean. From the distinctive twin peaks of Les Pitons to the cascading majesty of Diamond Falls and the translucent turquoise sea that frames it all, St Lucia is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. By booking your all inclusive holidays through the daily discount site Groupon, you’ll be able to holiday in pure paradise for an affordable price.
Fly across the Atlantic to escape from the freezing British weather and get lost in the vibrant cities and beautiful coastlines of Mexico. The silica sands and phosphorescent blue waters are definitely worth the visit. Mexico’s resorts are meticulously planned mini-towns where luxury hotel complexes intermingle with air conditioned malls, open-air food villages, water parks and cultural centres. Home to one of the world’s richest coral reefs, a year-round balmy climate, and offering delicious local cuisine, Mexico is a perfect destination for a winter escape. Even if you’re planning last minute holidays there are always deals on offer so start browsing for a Mexican holiday that suits you.
Portugal is one of the most popular annual holiday destinations with British tourists. The southernmost region of Portugal, known as the Algarve, is perhaps the most well-known area for holidaymakers. With 200 kilometres of Atlantic coastline on its doorstep, the Algarve has hundreds of beautiful sandy white beaches to choose from. Surrounded by quaint villages and breath-taking scenery everybody gets lost in Portugal’s culture and completely relaxing lifestyle. The hot dry summers and warm winters make it the perfect holiday destination all year round.
Although not necessarily the first place you would think of when the words “winter getaway” are mentioned, England offers its own unique charm and beauty that makes it a fantastic holiday destination – even in winter. This is particularly the case if you don’t want to travel far from home. Romantic guesthouses and country manors litter the scenic English countryside making it the perfect retreat for couples. Add the delicious and fresh local cuisine to the mix and you’ll be tempted to ditch your passport forever. If you really want to pamper yourself, book one of many spa breaks available at luxurious retreats across the country. Just don’t forget to come home.