I believe that you would have experience “White Christmas” several times but does the idea of a Christmas on the beach appeal to you? The burning questions going through your mind are likely to be Where’s the best place to spend Christmas on the beach? Where’s hot in February and March when we haven’t seen the sun for months? Where are the best winter sun destinations when the winter has well and truly set in and there’s only one thing to do: fly away, somewhere hot and sunny, somewhere with beautiful beaches and smiling people, exotic scents and music in the air.
Some very popular place like the Maldives, Brazil, the Caribbean, South-East Asia comes readily to mind but you need to know when should you go and the months you should avoid? When is monsoon season in Thailand, for example? Where’s hot at Christmas? Where can you find short-haul sun in November? It is important to note also that there are a few southern European islands and coastlines that stay warm year-round, making them ideal for winter-sun holidays.
Here are some of our favorite and best destinations for a fix of winter sun, from short-haul sunshine to Christmas on the beach
The best time to visit Thailand: November to March
The islands of Thailand are the stuff of castaway fantasies. White sand, rustic-chic beach shacks, a hammock gently swaying between two palm trees as a turquoise sea laps at the shore… There are dozens to choose from, and each offers something quite different, from the super-spas of Koh Samui to barefoot beach-bum in Koh Lipe, while Koh Lanta remains quietly chilled out with lovely places to stay on beaches that stretch for miles. So which is the best Thai island for you?