Winter Sun Holidays – Cheap Deals + Special Offers

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Winter Sun Holidays 2017 / 2018 – MyQuickLinks

Whatever the winter sun holiday you are looking for it is always best to shop around for the best winter holiday and to do this we have included links to some of the best travel and holiday firms to help you do this. Sometimes there are winter holidays discount codes or vouchers which will save you even more off your holiday price. The only way to make sure you do not miss out on these is to visit each travel companies web site. All links open in a new browser window.

Winter Sun Holidays 2017 / 2018

Whether it's just a chance to top up a summer tan or get a break in before or during the winter UK weather winter sun holidays are certainly becoming more popular. Whatever your reason your choice of winter holidays options have never been so good. Most major holiday firms have a large fleet of aircraft which need to keep flying as do the low cost airlines and in the winter there is always a lot of competition for your money. Because of this finding cheap winter holidays isn't that hard provided that you book at the right time and consider the right winter sun holiday destinations if price is the main factor. You will also find a good range of all inclusive winter holidays in all the main year round holiday destinations whether you are looking for last minute winter sun holidays or a luxury winter holiday.

Thomson Holidays Winter SunBest Winter Holiday Destinations

Many people will have a different idea on what the best winter holiday destinations are depending on what type of holiday they are looking for. For most the answer is simply going to be winter holidays in the sun and then their specific hotel requirements will come after that. As in the summer many of the holiday and travel firms also offer popular holiday options such as all inclusive winter holidays, luxury winter holidays, adult only holidays and winter family holidays. It would not be unreasonable to think of the best winter sun holiday destinations to be the ones that offer the best weather. This is the way most people will and as such these will be the destinations that there is going to be the greatest demand for so expect the discounts to be less than in other destinations.

Winter Holiday Destinations

There are lots of winter holiday destinations to choose from and the one that is best suited for you will depend on your budget, the duration of the holiday and the type of winter holiday you are looking for. If you don't have much time and are looking for a short winter holiday stay then is is likely that you will be looking for a holiday destination with a maximum flying time of around five hours. Again it's up to you as to whether you want to spend a day each way travelling with jetlag before and after just to go somewhere ‘exotic' for a week or less. If you want to maximize your time in the sun then pick a destination that offers you a good chance of sunshine and a shorter flight. Generally the best winter holiday destinations for this are the Canary Islands such as Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Another popular option for winter holidays in the sun is Egypt and the holiday resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Hurghada. In the winter months the temperature in Egypt tends to stay above 20°C during the day however it can get chilly after the sun goes down. The temperature in Tenerife is also good however there is the possibility of rain in the winter in the Canary Islands which is less likely in Egypt. If you are looking for cheap winter sun holidays have a look at destinations like Malta, Majorca and the British favourite resort of Benidorm in the Costa Blanca.

The following destinations are the typical popular holiday destinations served by the main holiday and travel firms. You can travel anywhere in the world using the many UK airports to travel via London or elsewhere. There are a number of firms that will let you put together a holiday of your choice using cheap scheduled flights with British Airways, Virgin. Air France, KLM and others depending on the destination(s) you are interested in.

  • Cape Verde – Sal Santa Maria, Boa Vista
  • Canary Islands – Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife.
  • Red Sea (Egypt) – Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam
  • Caribbean – Aruba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados
  • Spain – Costa Blanca – Benidorm
  • Spain – Costa Del Sol – Torremolinos, Puerto Banus
  • Mexico – Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya
  • Cuba – Cayo Coco, Guardallavaca,
  • Turkey – Belek, Side, Lara Beach
  • Gambia – Kololi Beach, Kotu Beach.
  • Cyprus – Coral Bay, Paphos,
  • Malta – Mallieha Bay, Bugubba,
  • Portugal – Algarve, Madeira
  • Dubai – Jumeirah Beach plus Cruise and stay options.

Late Deals Winter Sun Holidays 2017 / 2018

Last minute winter sun holidays are just as popular as summer late deals if not more popular. If we are having a particularly bad winter then people tend to look for a short break in the sun and look for winter sun late deals to get away from the rain and snow. Again like all special offers the last minute winter sun holidays prices follow also the basic economic principle of supply and demand. If you are looking for a late deal with almost guaranteed weather then the winter sunshine holidays destinations like the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Egypt will always be the most popular and the more expensive. Apart from the longer flight you will nearly always find the winter holidays to the destinations with the best weather will be more expensive than holidays in Benidorm, the Algarve, Majorca and similar destinations. You will generally find that most destinations with the best weather will sell quickly for the most popular holiday dates such as Christmas and New Year and Easter (depending on the dates for Easter, could be in the summer holiday brochures) Generally people are more likely to stay at home for Christmas than New Year so there's a chance you could pick up a winter sun late deal that covers Christmas especially ones that travel or return on Christmas day. As with all late deals there are many factors that can affect the cost and availability of holidays such as weather either in the UK or abroad. If there are unseasonable storms or weather in a particular destination that should be warm then expect the prices to drop to that destination and the prices to go up for the nearest alternative.

Best Winter Holidays 2017 / 2018

There are lots of travel and holiday companies to choose from when selecting a winter holiday (check out the quick links at the top of the page) Some of the travel firms offers something different and to help you choose we have listed some of the winter sun holiday options below.

Thomson Winter Holidays 2017 / 2018

Thomson Holidays winter holidays offer some great long haul holiday destinations using their Dreamliner aircraft from a number of UK airports.  Thomson holidays also feature winter holidays from their Skytours range of budget holidays to the Canary Islands, mainland Spain and more. If you are looking for a more luxurious holiday Thomson Holidays have destinations featuring their Sensatori winter holidays which offer great locations, top entertainment, world class spas and more. There are also the Thomson Platinum winter holidays that are all handpicked which all feature 4 & 5T highly rated hotels. There are the Thomson Sensimar winter holidays (formerly Thomson Couples) and the Thomson Gold winter hotels which offer holidays for adults only. These adult winter holidays are perfect for adults looking for a more adult dining and entertainment experience. There are also family winter holiday options with the Tui Sensatori and Tui Platinum holidays range as well.  Thomson holidays all inclusive winter holidays are also featured across most of their holiday brands from budget Skytours Holidays to luxury Sensatori ones as well. Thomson Holidays winter range covers a huge number of destinations and departure points throughout the UK and should be one of the first places you check for a winter holiday > more

Thomas Cook Winter Holidays 2017 / 2018

Thomas Cook winter holidays offers a good range of holidays from their value for money Airtours winter holidays range to more luxurious winter holidays with the Thomas Cook Sentido 4 + 5 star properties. Thomas Cook  also offer Thomas Cook Signature winter holidays which come with extras above the high standards and great value the Signature Holidays offer. Thomas Cook winter all inclusive holidays are also featured across the variety of hotels and destinations so if you prefer having everything included when you book you can easily take advantage of this popular board basis.

If you are looking for a particular type of winter sun holiday then Thomas Cook will let you select it from their different winter holiday categories such as

  • Comfort Hotels – great value accommodation in a good location.
  • Select – good standard of  hotel, hotel facilities and good location as well.
  • Premium – handpicked hotels with luxurious facilities in prime locations.
  • Wellness – If you are looking for a winter hotel with Spa treatments + a gym
  • Active – Hotels with on site sports and activities
  • Authentic Charm – charming properties with an authentic touch

All the Thomas Cook winter holidays including Thomas Cook itself, Airtours winter holidays, Signature and tailor made holiday options are all available on the Thomas Cook main web site > click here

First Choice Winter Sun All Inclusive Holidays 2017 / 2018

First Choice is part of the same group that also owns Thomson Holidays so you have access to the same great network of destinations and departure points. Unlike Thomson holidays First Choice holidays only offers all inclusive holidays however it also offers special holiday ranges aimed specifically at different types of holidaymakers. For families there are the very popular First Choice Holiday Villages which offer lots of family friendly fun as do the SplashWorld hotels which feature onsite or nearby access to some amazing water slides, chutes and more! For good value all inclusive winter holidays there are the Suneo Club properties. For the best in all inclusive winter holidays try the Club Magic Life hotels which offers round the clock all inclusive with usually more than one a la carte restaurant as well. First Choice winter late deals can be easily found using the special First Choice late deals search > click here

easyJet Winter Sun Holidays 2017 / 2018

Using the massive network of flights from easyjet there are lots of great winter sunshine holidays to choose from and also city breaks as well.  easyJet Holidays have lots of great flight only prices during the winter months and you can take advantage of these by adding the accommodation of your choice and either car hire or transfers to get you to your hotel or apartment. easyJet winter sun holidays includes all inclusive holidays, budget accommodation all the way through to five star luxury hotels. Simply search for the best priced or most suitable flights then you can select the accommodation, resort and board basis of your choice to make your own holiday arrangements. Another good reason to visit the easyJet Holidays web site is to see if there are any discount codes on offer which will offer you an even better holiday deal! > more

On the Beach Winter Holidays 2017 / 2018

On the Beach let you book flights from a number of airlines including the low cost airlines like easyjet and also airlines like Tui, Thomas Cook and more. You can also access cheap flights with British Airways and other European and worldwide airlines to put together a winter holiday around your requirements. Once you find suitable flights you can add on accommodation from budget hotels to five star luxury ones. There are also options to find adult only hotels family hotels and other categories. You can also select self catering, half or full board and also the very popular all inclusive board basis as well. On the Beach lets to find flights, accommodation and car hire or airport transfers to your accommodation all on the one web site. In many cases they can offer prices cheaper than the ones the airlines offer for the overall cost when you add everything together. So don't forget to check out the On the Beach prices before you book > more

Monarch Winter Holidays 2017 / 2018

Monarch Holidays (including Cosmos winter holidays) offer a good selection of winter holiday destinations. Sticking to the popular winter sun locations such as Cyprus, Gibraltar, Benidorm, Sharm el Sheikh, Eilat (Israel) Agadir, Malta, Majorca, Canary Islands and more. There is also a good number of long haul options to the likes of the Maldives and other more exotic locations. For the main holiday destinations the flights are on their own airline Monarch Airlines. Monarch offer their own holiday flights from Manchester, Gatwick, Birmingham, Luton and Leeds Bradford. For the long haul flight the flights they offer are mainly from London Gatwick > more

Sunshine Holidays 2017 / 2018 Winter Sun

Sunshine operate in a similar way to On the Beach in that they also offer access to cheap flights and let you add on accommodation and transfers or car hire to put together everything for you. Sunshine Holidays winter range also includes holidays in more long haul destinations such as Mexico, Thailand, Barbados, Florida and more. If you are looking for a flexible Thomson holidays winter sun holiday dealslong haul winter holiday have a look and see what Sunshine Holidays can offer you.

Olympic Holidays 2017 / 2018 Winter Sun Holidays

Olympic Holidays are best know for their holidays to Greece and Cyprus however they now also offer more destinations in the summer and winter. Olympic Holidays winter sun holiday destinations include Cyprus, the Gambia, Goa and the Red Sea. If you are looking for a short winter sun break they offer holidaymakers short stays in Malta and Athens > more

Booking a Winter Sun 2017 / 2018 Holiday

Before you confirm any winter sun holiday please check the hotel description with the travel or holiday firm you are making the reservation with. This way you know what you are paying for and what you should expect when you arrive at your holiday accommodation. Just because a web site say that a particular hotel offers a particular benefit or activity this does not mean that you will be entitled to it as well just because you are staying there. Travel firms get different rates and may have decided that their customers would not be interested in using a particular facility so they don't pay for it and you don't get access to it. This is why you must only check the details with the firm you are booking with. Another thing to look out for is the financial protection as some travel firms don't sell package holidays so there is no protection under the current package holiday legislation. The law due to change so until then if you are worried then have a look and see what protection is offered. This shouldn't be a major issue to most people however if it is an issue to you and you are unsure then book with another travel company. Unfortunately there are no guarantees with the weather so if you are planning on going away make sure that you have a back up plan just incase you can't top up your tan at the pool. Have a look and see when and where the local markets and shops are and what excursion options are available to you. Whatever destination or winter sun holiday you choose we hope you enjoy it.