InsuraTrip's Top 5 Winter Sun Destinations


Posted in General on 22 December 2020

InsuraTrip's Top 5 Winter Sun Destinations.

In the UK, December is a bleak, cold and windy month. So, it’s no surprise more and more of us are opting to ditch the rain and head to warmer climates to celebrate Christmas and the new year surrounded by sun, sea, glorious beaches and experiencing vibrant cultures.

InsuraTrip Travel Insurance have narrowed down their top 5 winter sun destinations of where’s hot, hot, hot this winter. Whether you’re looking to relax as a couple, enjoy a family break, or set sail on a cruise. We’ve got it covered!

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(1) Jamaica

During the months of November and December Jamaica is at one of its hottest points of the year and sees a minimum amount of rainfall meaning it is one of the perfect destinations to visit this time of year. Jamaica offers beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and even houses a national park on the east of the island which is a perfect spot for morning hikes and checking out the local wildlife.

While you’re in town, whether just for the day offloading from your Caribbean cruise or for the whole duration of your trip, you should make a note to visit the museum of local reggae legend, Bob Marley where you can pay tribute by visiting his grave or even just learn this man’s history and story.

If you head to Ocho Rios, you can cool off from the tropical sun by climbing the Dunns River waterfall. Whether you’re on a cruise or staying in a beautiful resort on land, these are two attractions not to be missed. What more could you want from a winter holiday?!

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(2) Maldives

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury and seclusion this winter than there is no better place than the Maldives. The Maldives is one of the most romantic destinations on earth so if you’re travelling as a couple, this is the perfect spot to spend an unforgettable warm winter.

The weather tends to stay at a toasty 30C all year round however the months of November to April are classed as the dry season and this is when the islands see the most tourists.

Surprisingly you can do a lot more than just relax on these beautiful islands. Why not jump on a sea plane to the capital, Male, to experience its local restaurants, boutique shops and vibrant market if shopping is your thing. You can also enjoy excursions to the famous reefs to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with turtles and whale sharks or enjoy a day at sea spotting dolphins.

Come the evenings, step away from the all-inclusive resort and treat yourselves to a romantic sunset dinner on the beach or on a pier surrounded by the ocean, the views are spectacular and will leave a lasting impression. Perfect for a winter escape.

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(3) Mexico

Mexico is a colourful, exciting country with plenty to offer couples and families of all ages and interests. Two of the most attractive cities to visit are Cancun and Riviera Maya, both offering two completely different views of Mexican life. If you’re travelling with the family, Cancun is the top spot to visit with its abundance of water and theme parks, entertainment and family friendly excursions which will keep the kids entertained for hours.

While you’re in Cancun, visiting one of the many underground Cenotes is a must as well as a visit to the ruins of Chichen Itza to learn about the ancient Mayans.

Riviera Maya on the other hand offers a more authentic and traditional experience and is situated on the Caribbean coast. Here you will find authentic Mexican cuisine, the historical ruins of Tulum and beautiful architecture as well as friendly locals and a fabulous shopping experience at the nearby Playa Del Carmen. Perfect for couples and foodies alike.

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(4) Florida

Florida sees a lot of tourist action this time of year from people young and old due to its warm climate and variety of activities on offer. It is the perfect place to visit whether you’re looking for a relaxing, sun filled break, a sight-seeing tour or to go nuts with the kids at Disney World.

Whatever you’re purpose for visiting Florida, be sure to make some room for a day trip to the Kennedy space centre to get up-close and personal with real life rockets. Whether you’re a die-hard space fan or not, both kids and adults will enjoy this day trip!

If you’re planning a family getaway, there’s no place quite like Disneyworld however if you’re travelling as a couple, heading to Miami with its abundance of clubs, restaurants, beaches and Cuban influence, you will struggle to choose what to do first!

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(5) Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a destination that often goes under the radar when booking a holiday which is hugely disappointing as there is so much to offer.

The Dominican Republic is one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean. It’s got a little bit of everything; beaches, lagoons, mountain peaks and waterfalls are just the tip of the iceberg with what’s on offer here. Their early summer is the most popular time to visit the Dominican Republic as temperatures are slightly cooler, so be quick when booking your trip. Even with the temperatures being slightly cooler, the average daily temperature Is still a sizzling 30C!

If you’re looking for an abundance of restaurants, bars and even a casino, Puerto Plata is the place for you. If you’re looking for something more relaxing and less busy, Samana is picturesque with its footprint – free beaches and sleepy family resorts. Punta Cana and La Romana are also popular destinations as they offer the best of both worlds. So, whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or with the whole family, the Dominican Republic will satisfy your appetite in every way.

Whichever destination you choose to visit this year for some winter sun, it’s important not to forget to buy your travel insurance. Our InsuraTrip Travel Insurance policies offer 4 different levels of cover and can include up to £7,500 protection from cancellation, up to £750 for missed departure, up to £3,000 for lost or damaged baggage, up to £10,000,000 for emergency medical expenses and much more.

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