I know what you’re thinking; winter sun – a bit of an oxymoron, right? Wrong! Ditch the UK frost for sunnier climates this December and be inspired by Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist of destinations all over the world. You’ll be trading that woolly beanie for a sunhat in no time…

Dubai

The glamorous emirate where too much is never enough, your holiday to Dubai during the winter months will be greeted with nothing less than fantastic weather, making it an ideal fit for Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist. Boasting highs of 21-degrees in December, this time of year is a perfect alternative to when the intense 35-degree July heat can be a little unbearable. During your holiday to Dubai, why not shop ‘til you drop at the Dubai Mall, gaze at the iconic skyline from the top of the Burj Khalifa, or set up camp at the luxurious Palazzo Versace Dubai? You won’t regret it – trust me.

Travellers of every age will love the winter warmth of Dubai

Florida

After all, it’s called the Sunshine State! Holidays to Florida are guaranteed to have brilliant weather all-year-round, contributing to the happy-go-lucky spirit of the locals, the atmosphere of magical Disney World, and, of course, adding to the envy of your friends and family back home. From Naples to Miami, highs of 22 degrees across December and January secure Florida’s place on Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist and the excellent world-famous theme parks in Orlando ensure that boredom is never on the agenda. Looking for a spot of elegance during your Florida holiday? Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive promises a memorable getaway, a fantastic range of amenities and a stylish stay for every kind of traveller.

The Rosen Plaza Hotel shines brightly from January all the way through to December

The Maldives

The hottest on Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist, expect average temperatures just shy of 30 degrees from January all the way through to December. The Maldives is a location of pure serenity – think elegant overwater villas, turquoise waters and pure luxury wherever you turn. Unparalleled in terms of natural beauty, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa knows no boundaries when it comes to picturesque landscapes, relaxation and spectacular fine dining, and is sure to make your winter sun experience one you won’t forget in a hurry.

There’s a good chance that you’ll want to spend all seasons at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Antigua

Sun, sea and sand – it’s a cliché for a reason! A Caribbean superpower in its own right, Antigua is truly spectacular for a luxurious getaway and all-year-round sunshine. In fact, the island’s mantra is “the beach is just the beginning”, and trust me when I say that the 365 (yes, really) stretches of sand are an incredible place to start. Catch the Caribbean rays with a lounge on the shore, cool off with a swim in the crystal-clear waters, or raise your heart rate with some adrenaline-pumping watersports. Sample authentic Caribbean cuisine washed down with a rum punch or two, and simply bask in the beauty of island life. The cherry on top of Antigua as part of Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist is the host of five-star resorts such as the tranquil Carlisle Bay.

Your Antiguan getaway starts and ends with a luxurious stay at Carlisle Bay

Tenerife

It goes without saying that Tenerife deserves a spot on Kenwood’s Winter Sun Hotlist. Ideal for those who want their fix of sunshine without the long-haul flight, The Canary Islands’ location just off the north-west coast of Africa means that the average temperature rarely dips below a brilliant 20 degrees. Tenerife is the ideal family-friendly holiday thanks to its water parks and striking resorts such as The Ritz-Carlton Abama which boasts two Michelin-starred restaurants, a 72-par golf course and an exquisite spa.

Soak up the rays during a delicious al fresco meal at The Ritz-Carlton Abama

 

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