Beat the January blues in these destinations

The Christmas decorations are coming down, it’s freezing outside and we’ve all trudged back into work. Welcome to January.

It is never the cheeriest of months to start the year with many people still feeling the effects of the holiday season and peering through their fingers in anguish as they click the ‘check your balance’ button – and to top everything off the weather is rubbish as well.

We’re all feeling a tinge of the January blues but we’ve got one sure fire way to banish those bad vibes – plan your next holiday! Start dreaming of Mediterranean beaches and endless sunny days with these incredible destinations.

As an extra new year’s present we’ve got thousands of free Kids Pass memberships to give away when you book a family holiday.



Laying claim to being one of Cyprus’ oldest cities, Larnaca can call upon over 6,000 years of history to woo visitors. Stroll around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement; a place believed to be one of the earliest human settlements, or strap on your scuba suit and dive to famous Wreck of the Zenobia – arguably the best diving site in the world.

All that exploring is going to give you an appetite and you won’t be disappointed with what Larnaca has to offer. Enjoy fresh seafood in beach side restaurants or a classic Cypriot fare at any of the tavernas dotted around the city. Don’t forget to check out the beaches – Larnaca has too many to resist.

Read more about Larnaca in our Cyprus holiday guide.



What could be better than a long weekend in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world? We love Barcelona and know that you will too. It is city which oozes cool from the Gaudí inspired Sagrada Família church, the intricately designed Casa Batlló and the multitude of museums and art galleries to the late night bars and tapas restaurants of the Gothic Quarter – it is a place yearning to be explored.

Whether you’re looking for a couple of days away with the one you love or treating the family to something a little different, to the conventional beach break – although Barcelona can offer that as well!

Check out our picks of the best Barcelona hotels.

Praia da Luz


Photo credit: Wikicommons

Sun, sea, sand and some of the very best golf courses Europe has to offer – that is what the Algarve has to offer. While many will flock to the popular destinations of Albufeira and Vilamoura, try something a little different this year and book a break in Praia da Luz.

Perfect for couples and families alike it is blessed with a beautiful beach and a promenade lined with bars and restaurants to keep you entertained day and night. Families can visit Lagos Zoo with its monkey islands and Zoomarine for its amazing aquatic shows while couples can enjoy the quiet secluded coves of nearby Meia Praia.

Then, of course, there is Boavista golf course a short drive away, a must for any would-be Tiger Woods.



One of the more underrated destinations in the Costa Brava is Girona. Overlooked somewhat by its big brother Barcelona to the south, this Catalan city has much to offer as a weekend break destination or as a stop off as part of a larger holiday.

Wander through the winding cobbled streets and marvel at the well-preserved medieval architecture that makes this city so unique. Visit the Old Town and the Gothic Catedral de Girona or walk along the Roman walls that surround the city. Stop by one of the quaint restaurants to sample authentic tapas as you spend days simply falling in love with this corner of Spain.



How about the ultimate 2017 holiday? Then Orlando, Florida is the place to be. Become parents of the year when you tell your kids you’re going to see Mickey and Co at Disneyland and even get a hotel on the park’s doorstep.

The Sunshine State can provide that once in a lifetime trip and create memories that will last a lifetime. Orlando is not just a place for families as couples can enjoy the bustling city life in the glorious sunshine while you can also go alligator spotting in the famous Everglades. And to make things even better – Orlando hosts Wrestlemania in April!

Banish those January blues and book your 2017 holiday with Sunmaster. Take advantage of super low deposits starting from just £49pp. Plus, when you purchase a family holiday you will receive a Kids Pass (worth £75) giving discounts off days out, restaurants and host of other attractions throughout 2017.