Top 10 Winter Sun Locations In The World

What Is Winter Sun

As Winter gets closer the days get shorter and colder. It doesn’t take long to miss relaxing in the sun on a beach. Waiting until next summer can seem like a world away, however you don’t have to wait until then. There are many countries that are warm all year round meaning you can get some winter sun. With so many to choose from, here are my top 10 winter sun locations in the world.


Just out of Europe, on first impression Morocco seems like it’s the other side of the world, but it’s actually only a short flight. As it lies on the edge of the Sahara Desert, it stays warm throughout the Winter, so you can top up your tan. The medieval town of Marrakesh makes a great city break with lots to do within the densely packed within the city’s walls. Other great locations that are worth a visit in Morocco include Fez and Agadir.


Dubai is the perfect place for year-round sunshine, with temperatures in Winter still been as high as 25 Degrees Celsius. Dubai is known for its glitz and glamour, with towering skyscrapers and impressive malls, but let’s not forget you are here for the sun. You can live the life of the rich and famous by staying in the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, arguably the world most luxurious hotel. If you are going here make sure you take a lot of spending money as the cost of eating, drinking and shopping soon adds up.


If you are up for spending a bit more time in the air, Mexico makes a great location for Winter sun. Despite it been so far, the prices aren’t extortionate when compared to destinations like Thailand or the Caribbean.

Better still, as Winter is the coldest time of the year in Mexico it brings down the prices further, but don’t worry the temperatures are still in the early to mid-twenties. With lots of culture to discover and many beaches to lounge on in the sun, Mexico is a great long-haul option.


Located in the middle east, Israel enjoys about 300 days of sunshine every year. While there, you can expect the temperatures to be around the mid-twenties and with 14km of coastline there is plenty of places to enjoy the sun. Israel is best known for been the biblical Holy Land, with the Sea of Galilee and Mount Tabor both been places of religious significance. While you are there make sure you don’t miss the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where the salt content is so high you can float!


Thailand is located in East Asia and with temperatures reaching nearly 30 Degrees Celsius, you won’t want to leave anytime soon. Although the flight time is slightly longer, coming in at over 11 hours, the journey is definitely worth it. The country has an exotic, Buddhist influenced culture that will open your eyes to a different way of living. Thailand has countless temples and ancient ruin sites in which you can uncover the interesting history of the country. Alternatively, you can just enjoy the sun on one of the picture-perfect beaches that surround the coastlines in abundance.


Malta has a rich and varied history and with scenic towns surrounded by clear blue waters, it’s no surprise many people visit every year. To the surprise of some, English is one of the official languages of the country and is widely spoken.

In addition, the flight is only around 3 hours, making your winter sun closer than ever. The average temperature of Malta in Winter is a pleasant 16 or 17 degrees, which may not seem warm, but is about 2 or 3 times warmer than the UK in Winter.


Cyprus is an island situated in the Eastern Mediterranean, South of Turkey, due to its location the island receives some of the best winter weather in Europe. With temperatures reaching close to the mid-twenties you won’t want to go home to the wet and cold UK weather. Cyprus attracts a lot of visitors all year round to visit the beaches and enjoy the sun. However, there is more to Cyprus than just beaches and sun, the country has an intriguing history. In fact, Cyprus is one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean, with ancient ruins and even myths of it been the birthplace of a Greek goddess.


Although America might not be somewhere you would consider when looking for some winter sun, Florida has warm temperatures that rarely drop beneath 20 Degrees Celsius. This means that you can enjoy the sun while relaxing on long beaches and even have a swim in the sea. Off the beach, there is lots to do, including Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World, these are 2 of the most well-known attractions for the kids and adults to enjoy. If you want to try something completely different, it is the best time of year to explore the Everglades national park which is home to American crocodile, the Florida panther and many more rare species.


Barbados is an island in the Caribbean region of North America and is an independent British Commonwealth nation. Due to its location, the island enjoys a warm and tropical climate all year round.

The temperature averages just less than 30 Degrees Celsius meaning people seeking the sun can bathe on the silky sand beaches. If you love the sea as much as the beaches, don’t worry the bright blue waters average at a warm temperature of 27 Degrees Celsius.

Also, the island has a varied range of high-quality food including seafood and Bajan dishes. As if that isn’t enough on the island you can also stroll through botanical gardens, swim with turtles and meet new friends in bars well into the night.

If you are ready to get some extra sun this winter, hopefully you now have some ideas of where you want to go. If you do go to any of the locations or anywhere else for that matter, we have got your car hire covered. To book your winter sun car hire, please contact us via call, email or by using the live chat function.