With the clocks going back last weekend and the temperatures starting to drop, it feels like winter is well and truly on its way. If the long nights and grey days are enough to make you want to pack up and head for sunnier climes, then we're on hand to help you on your way.

So, cast off those woolly jumpers and top up your vitamin D intake with our pick of the best winter sun getaways. You can also check out our ‘Where’s Hot’ guide to find sun all year round!

Cancun

December to April is considered peak season for Cancun, so you’re virtually guaranteed perfect weather! If relaxing by the pool isn’t for you, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy during your break, including playing a few rounds of golf or visiting some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in nearby Tulum. 

Cape Verde

Located off the west coast of Africa, in the Atlantic, Cape Verde is blessed with temperatures that rarely dip below the mid-20s. But, the heat isn’t all it has to offer! In fact, visiting later in the year is the best time for diving and you might be lucky enough to see some newly born turtles head for the sea. You could even enjoy some island hopping around the archipelago.

Corfu

November can be a great time to visit Corfu and enjoy everything the island has to offer but without all the crowds. While it might not be warm enough to don a bikini and laze around on the beach, it still tends to be fairly warm and sunny, making it perfect weather for sightseeing and hiking.

Florida

Known as the ‘Sunshine State’, Florida offers good weather all year-round, as well as its famous theme parks. With 1,200-miles of coastline, visitors can choose from beaches on the Gulf Coast, which are often quieter and warmer, or the Atlantic Coast, where they can enjoy some high-adrenaline water sports.

St. Lucia

The beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia is a hit among honeymooners due to its seclusion, picturesque landscapes and high-end hotels. As peak season runs from mid-December to April, it’s an ideal winter getaway with temperatures around 29°C.

Tenerife

Tenerife is lucky enough to have a spring/summer climate all year round, so even during November, you’d be able to hit the beach. However, the warmth and sunshine don't mean it’s guaranteed to be dry, so you may experience the odd downpour. The largest of the Canary Islands has a lot to offer, including a volcano, a national park, vineyards and must-try local delicacies such as wrinkly potatoes and mojo sauce.

Where would you go to escape the winter weather? Let us know in the comments below!

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