Top 5 Destinations to Escape to This Winter

December 12, 2019

Top 5 Destinations to Escape to This Winter

When the cold sets in and summer feels like nothing more than a distant memory, it’s not surprising that many of us get the urge to jet off to a new place and chase the sun. 

After all, who wouldn’t want to escape dark, cold winter days to enjoy sandy beaches, sun-filled days and blue skies? Not to mention all of the health benefits that come hand-in-hand with a winter sunshine break, including a healthy dose of vitamin D, and improved mood and sleep. 

If you’re thinking about dusting down your suitcase this winter and swapping your chunky knits for flip flops and swimwear, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. 

Here’s our list of the top 5 places to escape to this winter:


With its 5-star beach resorts, amazing Mexican cuisine, eclectic music scene, and exciting excursions to enjoy, there are a whole host of reasons why Mexico should be one of your top places to escape to during the winter months.  

And, when you’re not enjoying your daily dose of tequila, there are so many places to explore, including Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, Copper Canyon and Mexico City’s Historic Center. 

Oh, and the country’s endless sunshine will ensure that you will leave with all of the vitamin D you’ll ever need. 

Cape Verde 

With its year-round sunshine, fascinating colonial heritage, unique music and diverse landscapes to explore and discover, there’s a lot more to Cape Verde than meets the eye. 

In recent years, this stunning country has continued to attract an increasing number of tourists looking to escape the cold during the winter months.

And as well as long white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and plenty of luxurious hotels to relax and unwind in, Cape Verde also has an incredible volcanic landscape, nearby islands that are perfect for island hopping, as well as plenty of attractions and water sports to enjoy. 


There’s no denying that Australia is the ultimate bucket list destination. With its diverse landscapes, thousands of beaches, 500 national parks, exciting cities, stunning coastlines, unique cultural experiences and adrenaline-fuelled activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder Australia attracts millions of tourists each and every year.

Top experiences and attractions include Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, the Great Barrier Reef and Byron Bay. 

South Africa 

Extreme sports, delicious food, stunning wine options, sunshine, expansive beaches and iconic landmarks are just some of the reasons why South Africa has made it into our list of the top 5 places to escape to this winter. 

And, of course, no trip to South Africa would be complete without experiencing a Safari, so that you can get up close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent animals. 

Florida, USA 

With so many fun and exciting things to see and do, including many world-famous attractions, Florida offers everything you need to recharge and enjoy the ultimate sunshine break during winter. 

Whether you spend your days exploring the glades, enjoying Florida’s infamous beaches or becoming accustomed with Florida’s diverse history, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Now all that is left to do is pack your suitcase, dig out your passport and wave goodbye to winter for a week or two!

Oh, and don’t forget to pack all of your summer essentials for your escape, including an Anaskela beach towel that is perfect for beach days and time spent lounging by the pool. Check out our full range here. 

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