Find the perfect vacation rental for a bit of winter sun
In the mood for a little bit of winter sun to chase away the cold this year? Not everybody enjoys frozen landscapes, clearing ice from their driveways and wrapping up in bundles of clothing. So, why not head somewhere a little warmer, where the sun doesn’t stop shining and you need to keep your sunblock on hand, rather than your scarf and hat. When places around the world feel a little bit like the Arctic at this time of year, it may be hard to imagine that destinations around the world still experience plenty of sunshine, beautifully warm temperatures, and comfortable evenings where it's perfectly reasonable to sit out and sip a cocktail (no hot cocoa needed!) From Florida to the Caribbean, and from Europe to Bali, discover your perfect winter sun destination today.
Sometimes, a holiday in December isn’t about open fireplaces, secluded cabins and twinkling fairy lights. Sometimes it’s about beach walks, cookouts in the sunshine, and balmy sunset evenings. If you consider yourself a bit of a snowbird (that is, somebody who prefers to spend the dead of winter in warmer climes rather than putting up with frozen fingers and toes), then jetting off for some winter sun in December is easy when you know where you can go. There are plenty of warm destinations in December all over the world that you can choose from. Have a look at some of our favorite winter sun destinations below.
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Like December, in a lot of places around the world, January is utterly freezing. In fact, it can often be the coldest month of the year, so it's no wonder that the snow birds amongst you are ready to jet off towards the sunshine during this month. Like December, there are plenty of destinations you can choose from across several continents, with sunny locations including Palm Springs, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Florida in the USA, and destinations such as Cabo, the Caribbean, Thailand, and Bali elsewhere in the world.
You don’t have to travel halfway across the world to find where the sun has been hiding. In locations across the USA, you can find the sunshine making a brave stand against the cold that grips other parts of the country. Perfect for winter sun vacations with family, couples getaways, or thrilling breaks with your friends, browse our favorite winter sun vacation destinations in the USA.
Winter rentals in florida
Florida in the winter offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy everything the state has to offer. With endless beaches, thriving cities, and some of the most famous theme parks in the world, you can experience it all whilst enjoying beautiful temperatures.
Winter rentals in Arizona
Snow birds looking for a sunny destination to get through the winter often choose Arizona. An Arizona winter amongst the arid desert landscapes, means you’ll find incredible getaways in destinations such as Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Paradise Valley.
Winter vacations in California
Home to one of the hottest places on Earth, Death Valley, California weather in the winter is a haven for those seeking the sun. You can choose from the beautiful Palms Springs, the bustling city of San Diego, or the glamorous Los Angeles.
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Nothing beats a bit of Caribbean winter sun. No need to worry about bringing a hat or gloves here, the temperatures are soaring, the sun is powerful, and the beaches are just waiting for you. Some of our favorite Caribbean islands, such as Jamaica, Barbados and Turks and Caicos, are perfect winter sun destinations where you can fully expect balmy evenings, whispering waters, and hours filled with sunshine.
Booking your escape to one of our top winter sun destinations is simple. Simply head to the top of this page and enter your vacation dates, and you will be redirected to a fresh page showing all the available options at your chosen destination. You can also click your preferred location on this page to go to the listing page for that specific place.
Browse through the available properties, using the filters on the left hand side to narrow them down depending on what you are looking for, and once you have found your dream vacation home, you can reserve it immediately by clicking “choose”. Alternatively, you can get in touch with a member of our Travel Planner team by clicking “Make an inquiry”.
If you are looking to escape the snow in December, we recommend choosing warm destinations throughout the US such as Florida and California, and countries in Europe such as Spain and Portugal.
A lot of Europe is quite cold in December, so we recommend certain destinations within SPain and Portugal, such as the Algarve, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Costa Blanca, and Fuerteventura.
Like December, we recommend a visit to certain destinations in the US and Europe. You can also add most Caribbean destinations to your list, as well as destinations in Asia such as Bali and Phuket or Koh Samui.
Our favorite winter sun destinations in the US include Palm Springs in California, Phoenix and Scottsdale in Arizona, and a huge range of destinations in Florida such as Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and the Florida Keys.
The Caribbean is in fact best enjoyed in the winter. With the rainy season passed, January and December see quite high temperatures. For example, the popular winter Caribbean destination of Barbados, sees an average high of 84.2 Fahrenheit from December to March.