When you are planning your winter holiday, you will need to consider at least the following: budget (allowing for exchange rates); whether it must be family friendly or adults only; do you want adventure or relaxation; sun or snow; what are the flight and transfer times; and what cultural differences are likely in your destination of choice?
Here we have focused upon the choices on offer for those who wish to enjoy warmer destinations.
If you are willing to travel and require almost guaranteed sunshine and pure escapism, then the Caribbean and Africa are likely destinations. In the Caribbean you will find miles of white sandy beaches and clear waters coupled with a variety of water sports available. If your preference leans towards entertainment and fantasy then Florida, with its wealth of theme parks, will be tick the boxes. Should you prefer a southern European style holiday with the addition of a varied culture, then Tunisia and Morocco will prove memorable.
For those who wish to sample wildly different cultures, then you may wish to head for the Middle or Far East. You could experience the opulence of Dubai, or sample the oriental delights of Thailand.
A relatively new player to the winter holiday market is Egypt and in particular, Sharm el Sheik. Here you could languish in 5 star luxury and enjoy the usual all inclusive holiday deals. However, although Egypt is an ancient civilisation, tourism in Sharm el Sheik is in its infancy and in some locations you may find building works going on nearby.
Southern Europe has a range of popular winter sun destinations, not least of which are the Canary Islands; Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote or Fueteventura, offering sun, water sports or just a welcome break from the norm.
However, some of us would be craving some temperate climates where a busy nightlife and 24 hour entertainment are a mere stroll away. The south of Spain, especially Magalluf, guarantees this. During the winter months, there is usually plenty of sunshine during the day with slightly cooler nights. However, with all the attractions and distractions, it is unlikely that this will diminish your enjoyment.
Should you decide to escape and forget the daily grind, then Magalluf would be a strong contender. There are holidays to suit all and many Magalluf hotels are within easy reach of both the sea and from the centre of town with its endless restaurants, clubs and bars.