Whether you're looking for a fun family getaway in the sun or a romantic break by the beach, good weather can make or break the success of a holiday. To help you out, we've done some research and narrowed down the top 5 surefire destinations for great summer holidays in the sun.
Slap on that suncream, pack your sunhat and stick your shades on. Here are the top spots all sun-chasers shouldn't miss for their holiday in the sun!
Florida is a popular bucket-list destination for travellers across the world looking for a fun sunshine getaway. Disney World Florida is a world-class attraction with 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and 5 golf courses. It also has 34 impressive resort hotels - you'll never get bored here no matter how hard you try. Florida is also home to plenty of golden beaches with activities on offer from snorkelling to swimming with dolphins.
Rome is one of the finest historical and cultural centres in the world whose foundation dates back over 2500 years. The city is brimming with legend and myth. It's the perfect destination for history buffs, culture vultures and sun-worshippers from across the globe. The Colosseum is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and a must-see attraction for any visitors to Rome.
Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa. It's an ideal destination for holidaymakers looking to soak up the sun when travelling on a budget. While Tenerife is home to plenty of luxurious resorts, there's still a lot to explore beyond the beaches. Check out Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain and the third highest volcanic structure in the world.
Sydney is a vibrant city filled with opportunities for fun and adventure. It enjoys a hot summer season from December to February with temperatures regularly hitting 25°C. Bondi Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in all of Australia where huge waves attract budding surfers from around the world.
Antalya is an ancient resort city on the border of the famous Turkish Turquoise Coast. It's the perfect destination for intense relaxation and is home to endless miles of white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Kleopatra Beach has something to offer every type of holiday-maker with a variety of watersports, a range of bars and restaurants. There are beautiful sunsets too, perfect for a romantic evening stroll.
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The Best Destinations for Winter Sun
As the days get shorter and the nights colder, you can't help but dream of escaping for a few days to a sunshine paradise. Winter can be a hectic time, so treat yourself this year by booking a hot weather getaway to get you through the coldest months.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
The winter season is considered the most pleasant time to visit Thailand as the rainy season ends and temperatures settle to around a comfortable 30 °C. Chiang Mai located in northern Thailand is famous for its yearly Loy Krathong and Yee Peng Festivals at the beginning of November. Every winter, on the night of a full moon, thousands of floating lanterns are released into Chiang Mai's night sky by locals and visitors alike.
Cancun is known as the party capital of Mexico. It's a surprisingly affordable destination for holidaymakers seeking Caribbean sunshine. The tropical climate attracts visitors during the winter months with temperatures staying toasty at an average of 24°C in the middle of January. Cancun is home to a notoriously fantastic nightlife scene and the perfect choice for a winter break getaway with your mates.
Lanzarote is one of the best destinations in Europe to catch some winter sun. Even the shortest days during Lanzarote's winter season last over 10 hours. Daytime temperatures still regularly peak around 25°C. All of Lanzarote's most popular summer attractions are open during winter too. The island comes alive during February and March, the height of Lanzarote's colourful carnival season.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a wonderful choice for holiday-makers looking for glitz, shopping and luxury under a tropical sun. While summers in Dubai are long, hot and dry, winters in the UAE are more comfortable, with average high temperatures sitting at a sunny 25°C. A trip to Dubai would be incomplete without visiting Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building standing at 829 metres high.
Cyprus receives on average 340 days of sunshine a year, so the odds are looking pretty good if you're hoping for a sunny Mediterranean getaway. Make the most of the low season in Limassol on the island's southern coast. Enjoy the golden beaches, crystal clear waters without the summer crowds, but with the same warm temperatures.