Rainy weather and cooler temperatures already got you thinking about jetting off for some winter sun? Us too…

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If you’re already missing the summer now it’s September then, like us, you’ve probably already considered flying off to sunnier climates for some winter sun! It’s time to get back your tan and top up your Vitamin D levels, because these destinations are the perfect escape for some last minute winter sun from September through to early November!

Everyone knows that if you have the money (and time) to make the long haul flight over to the Caribbean or South Pacific, then you’re going to be guaranteed some fabulous winter sun warmth in the UK’s darkest and most dismal months. However, there are many destinations that are just a short hop from our shores that can make the ideal mid-winter getaway…

 

Barcelona, Spain

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Just a short two hour flight away from the UK, Barcelona is a great winter sun city destination. With temperatures hitting highs in the mid 20s in September to late October, you can make good use of the wide beach, and for cooler days there’s plenty to see and explore in this architecturally interesting Spanish city.

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai-winter-sunWith temperatures staying in the 30s over in Dubai throughout the UK winter months, you probably won’t find a better winter sun destination so close to home! Sit back and relax by the pool all day, or buckle up for a 4×4 ride in the desert if you want a bit more adventure.

 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

DubrovnikAlthough September to October may be the ‘low season’ for this attractive seaside town, temperatures hitting the 20s, and discounted prices on accommodation and tours such as boat trips, make it an appealing option.

 

Marrakesh, Morocco

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September through to the end of November is actually the best time of year to visit this bustling city that will alight your senses. With the searing summer heat past, the lower temperatures in these months are still perfect for a day by the pool, but also make exploring the treasure-filled souks much more bearable.

 

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos,-CyprusJust under a five hour flight from the UK, Cyprus’ sunny shores still get plenty of sun well into November. You may want to pack a warmer layer for the cool evenings – and swimming in the chilly sea at this time of year is perhaps only for the brave – but with a heated pool and T-shirt weather guaranteed most days, it’s a pretty safe bet for this time of year.

 

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Gran-Canaria,-Canary-IslandsA well known holiday destination during the summer months for many of us, the Canary Islands actually get good weather all year round. Even on the cooler days during September to November, the average temperature isn’t going to drop any lower than the 20s – so don’t forget the suncream!

 

Kas, Turkey

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Not one of Turkey’s best known destinations, but traveling to Kas from the end of September through to the end of November means not only are you guaranteed sun – but great prices too! Catching the resort at the end of its busy summer season, you’ll have the beach and pool practically to yourself and the gorgeous cliff-side hotels with spectacular sunset views are more likely to offer you a great deal on luxury accommodation. It’s a winter sun winner!