Winter sun vacations and tours, 2015 and 2016

41 winter sun vacations. Looking to get away from the cold dark winter, then our selection of winter sun vacations is for you. From the beaches of Thailand to Christmas in the Caribbean we have winter sun vacations all over the globe designed to give you an authentic experience of local cultures whilst soaking up the sun in stunning landscapes and on beautiful beaches.
Sri Lanka tour & beach vacation
Tropical island paradise and wildlife safari, from 1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car
Luxury Large Yurt, inc Hybrid Car, 2-6 Guests, from 1820 - 2345 per accommodation per week
Gambia vacation accommodation
9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities, from 30 - 60 per person per night incl breakfast
Fiji beach accommodation on Malolo Lailai Island
A private 3 bedroom beach retreat in Fiji, from AU $450 per accommodation per night
Christmas & New Years Cuba tour
Bring in the new year - Cuba Style, from US $975 (11 days) ex flights
Central Andros Island beach resort, Bahamas
All inclusive beachfront resort, Andros Island, Bahamas, from US $260 - US $285 per person per night
Cyprus vacation apartments, Tochni
Cyprus vacation villa and apartments, from 50 - 75 per apartment per night
Koh Lanta luxury resort, Thailand
Spectacular beachfront resort in Thailand, from Baht 6200 - Baht 10800 per room per night
Dominica guest house
Beachside accommodation in Dominica, from US $175 per room per night
Lamu Island hotel, Kenya Coast
A unique beach hotel with tropical gardens, from 160 - 180 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
Small eco hotel for those wishing to visit Komodo National Park, from US $90 per double room per night
Thailand vacation, culture and beach
Experience Thailand's history, culture and tropical beaches, from 1249 (14 days) ex flights
Mount Kenya vacation accommodation
Vacation house facing Mount Kenya, from 10 per person per night
Limassol self catering accommodation in Cyprus
Apartments near sandy beach, from 48 - 100 per apartment per night
Catalonia self guided cycling vacation, Spain
Self guided cycling vacation, from 426 - 840 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
Self-guided walking vacations in Catalonia, from 378 - 674 (8 days) ex flights
Kenya beach resort on Manda Island
The perfect place to come and relax for days or weeks, from 90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Cyprus traditional villa accommodation
Villas & apartments with pool at Tochni & Kalavasos villages, from 50 - 75 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
Nevis beach resort in the Caribbean
Romantic caribbean resort and hotel, from US $365 - US $625 per double room per night
Grenada boutique hotel in St George
A luxury getaway with dazzling ocean views, from US $288 - US $707 per villa per night (sleeps 4)
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Eco yurt, beach setting, inc Hybrid Car, from 1225 - 1610 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Vanua Levu beach accommodation, Fiji
Unique tropical eco escape on your own private beach, from 1000 per week (sleeps 2-3)
Malindi beach accommodation in Kenya
A small and traditional Indian Ocean beach hotel, from 125 per room per night
Cyprus self catering accommodation in Kalavassos
Traditional Stone built village house. Agotourism in Cyprus, from 48 - 120 per apartment per night
Dominica luxury eco-resort
Resort in the rainforest of Dominica, from US $94 - US $283 per double room per night
Cyprus hotel accommodation in Lysos
A comfortable, traditional yet stylish hotel, from 71 - 150 per double room per night
Luxury resort in Phuket, Thailand
A luxury resort on the stunning Phuket island, from Baht 4500 - Baht 47000 per room per night
Puerto del Carmen beach resort in Lanzarote
Resort in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, from 48 - 99 per accommodation per night
Thailand vacation resort in Chanthaburi
Relax on your very own pavilion terrace in Thailand, from Baht 1360 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
Phuket luxury resort and spa, Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand
Experience one of the leading spa resorts in Thailand, from Baht 58800 per week

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Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family vacation with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
From 1225 - 1610 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Sri Lanka tour & beach vacation
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Leopards in Yala were the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Ann Griffiths
We had a great time, we mixed cultural interest with wildlife experience and finished up with a beach flop...The jeep safari to see the elephants in the wild was the most exciting part of the vacation. (more)Elayne Farmer
From 1995 including UK flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
I loved the walk along the rocky coast from secluded beach to secluded beach. Seeing nesting storks in the Aiguamolls national park was a highlight too! (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
It was the best vacation we have taken in many years. Cadacaue was the loveliest town I have ever seen and the hotel on the beach with the balcony views was equally exquisite. (more)Karen Balter
There were so many best bits it is hard to choose just one!! Perhaps one dramatic landscape after another, or was it the amazing food, or the super friendly people, or the lovely accommodations? (more)Debra Efroymson
From 378 - 674 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided cycling vacation, Spain
Loved the fact that this worked so well for my husband and I - he's a serious recreational cyclist and I'm an avid cyclist but more casual in my approach. We're '50 something's' and found this all very enjoyable. (more)Beth from Canada
What a fantastic vacation! Cycling each day down a new route, through vineyards, small hamlets, to the beach! A vacation quite different to anything we had both been on before. (more)Claire Hermolle
It was well organised. (more)Jane Coward
From 426 - 840 excluding flights
Thailand vacation, culture and beach
Memorable parts? The elephant trekking in Chiang Mai. We were a bit apprehensive before we went having heard/read about how many of the elephants were treated before we left. However, the elephant appeared to be well cared for and it was an experience we will never forget (even if our thighs were quite sore afterwards). Tips? Check where about you are staying during the beach part of the vacation. We stayed at the Beyond Resort which was located in a nice quite part of Krabi. This... (more)Claire Shaw
From 1249 excluding flights
Cyprus self catering accommodation in Kalavassos
Traveling across the green line to visit Ancient Salamis. Kalavassos is a good base to see the island. (more)Shabna Harridge
Great weather; great scenery. (more)Sally Keohane
Enjoyable, interesting, you get to know the culture, the habits, the history of the place. (more)Zahal Levy
From 48 - 120 per apartment per night
Kenya beach resort on Manda Island
It was just incredible- I honestly, honestly mean that and I can be very hard to please! I will never forget it and have come home feeling more rested and content than I have ever been before. It was the best start to married life for us we could have possibly had. (more)Aoibheann Kelly
It was all memorable. We pretty much had the whole island to ourselves, total tranquility and relaxation. Rachael and the staff made the whole vacation unforgettable...10 out of 10. We have come back feeling completely relaxed. (more)Katherine Ford
The most memorable part was our trip to mandatoto - a full day out on a dhow... a great day full of humour, with fantastic snorkelling and brilliant food (they caught a barracuda, marinated it and cooked it over charcoal on the boat) (more)Anna Bradley
From 90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Gambia vacation accommodation
A most relaxing, refreshing break and a perfect destination for some winter sunshine! (more)Deborah Lake-Daltrey
The most memorable part was walking up the path and entering the lodge...the lovely flowers surrounding the gate, the relaxing seated area, the birds singing - it reduced me to tears of happiness. (more)Debbie Bradley
The most memorable part...The fabulous fresh water pool at the Lodge that attracted many amazing birds plus the wonderful dawn chorus of birds every morning. (more)Jennifer Ann Rousseau
From 30 - 60 per person per night incl breakfast
Cyprus hotel accommodation in Lysos
Memorable parts? This is a wonderful hotel. It is a small hotel but run very efficiently and we most enjoyed our time there. There were always free loungers by the pool and although there were a number of guests we often had the pool to ourselves. It was the best pool I have used for a few years. The most memorable part of our stay were the evening meals which were buffet style but of excellent quality providing an opportunity to taste different dishes. Tips? Book half board if... (more)Linda Scott
From 71 - 150 per double room per night
Little Cayman Island diving vacation
Memorable parts? Every day of my vacation there was a great moment. Diving was superb, the food excellent and people extremely service orientated and pleasant to talk with. They are very professional and also appreciated your service when booking my vacation. This makes it easier for me as well and I am grateful for it. Tips? Travel with British airways instead of American airlines. It is certainly shorter (distance and time), you don't have the hassle to go through the USA and American... (more)Benjamin Briere
From US $1747 - US $2323 per person per week
Cyprus traditional villa accommodation
Memorable parts? Tochni was one of the most beautiful villages in the area. It suited us because it was very quiet. Renovating old buildings provides an immediate atmosphere to the vacation and is much better than staying in a new apartment. Tips? It is centrally located, but you still have to be prepared to travel if you want to make the most of the vacation. Local benefits? Yes it did benefit local people, and in the respect of renovating old buildings it did minimize the... (more)John Williams
From 50 - 75 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
Siolim hotel in Goa, India
This accommodation is a visually beautiful Portuguese villa, traditionally furnished in Portuguese style with enormous, high-ceilinged rooms in lush, well-kept gardens. It is perfect for anybody who is happy to make their own enjoyment. (more)Tony Lee
All employed staff come from the village and demonstrate competence, attention and kindness. The cuisine is particularly excellent and served in generous portions, fresh from the market or their garden. (more)Fabienne Beloeil-Smith
Lovely hotel, beautifully restored, friendly staff, quiet location away from the tourist hotspots. Perfect place to lay about and do nothing...We enjoyed our week and were glad to relax after our tour. (more)Kathleen Cannings
From Rupee2500 - Rupee14000 per room per night
Zanzibar beach bungalows and hotel
After leaving this accommodation it was fine, while at the accommodation, we were disappointed. (more)Ylva Lindberg
Excellent, totally relaxing vacation, we thoroughly enjoyed the basic-ness of it: living with the daylight, early nights and early mornings (so different from our normal city life). (more)Sonja Lavrencic
Lovely relaxing vacation, fantastic local staff running the bungalows & bar created a lovely atmosphere. Highlight probably swimming with dolphins & amazing turquoise ocean as warm as a bath! (more)Natasha Fitton
From US $109 - US $159 per room per night
Limassol self catering accommodation in Cyprus
Memorable parts? The tranquil position of our accommodation at Kontoyiannas House in Kalavasos. Set within a pleasant & friendly village in the valley and only minutes drive from one of the loveliest beaches we discovered in Cyprus. Tips? To make the most of the self-catering accommodation including the bbq since the variety of menus in the island's taverns & restaurants is generally very limited. Kontoyiannas House would also be great to rent for a group of families - using all... (more)Nicole Mouton
From 48 - 100 per apartment per night
Christmas & New Years Cuba tour
Memorable parts? New Years Eve Party Tips? Expect very basic accomodation (too basic) Local benefits? I suppose it may have but with the present regime there it is difficult to see how that would work. Overall rating? 100% for Tour Guide, Coach and Driver. Everything else on a decresing scale. Leave out the Santa Clara/Remidious Festival. (more)Gerry Kennedy
From US $975 excluding flights
Central Andros Island beach resort, Bahamas
This lodge felt like being 15 years old again and going to an ocean science camp. Very warm interaction among couples, families and dive staff every night over unlimited cocktails and conch fritters, fresh fish, local Bahamian dishes, fresh salads, and many desserts. Lobster, Turkey, and Beef Filets were served for our Thanksgiving Feast as well as 23 dessert choices! Only 20 beach front cabins are available and this is perfect. The REEF is pristine and abundant coral life abounds. It's a wonderful... (more)Jan Means
From US $260 - US $285 per person per night
Thailand beach resort
Memorable parts? Walking on a completely empty long golden beach. Watching the monsoon rains from our windows. Kayaking in the mangrove swamp and watching the monkeys. Tips? If you book in October you may get only rain and not see the sun (we quite enjoyed the rain but some people might not.) Local benefits? Yes, the resort is very sensitive to ecological issues and they are constantly working to find the best ways to dispose of rubbish, generate power etc. They seem to have... (more)Tessa Watt
From 75 - 150 per person per night
Thailand vacation resort in Chanthaburi
We have had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful time and have enjoyed exploring the local area and swimming in the pool. This was the perfect place for us to stay and we have been made really welcome, almost like a homestay but with our own bungalow and separate meals. (more)Anna Hughes Corden
I left having had a superb chill in a place of beauty and tranquility in which I constantly felt was special and giving (more)Martin Ruddock
From Baht1360 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
Polis, Cyprus villa & hotel accommodation
This has been the 3rd visit to this hotel. Definitely will return. A*. (more)Mike Biggs
Watching the sunset from the terrace of my room. Excellent view, great location., good local food. (more)Georgina Alexander
Excellent. A really relaxing break - I hope to make a return trip. Very encouraging to see a smaller-scale family hotel; well-organised, clean, comfortable, friendly and beautiful, with a positive impact on its local environment. (more)Judy Powell
From 70 - 115 per double room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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