Summer never ends in these winter sun holiday destinations

After 2018 saw the UK’s longest heatwave in 30 years, we must have used up all our summers in one go.

Let’s be honest, this year has been a bit of a damp squib. The sunny spells have only lasted a couple of days at a time and now the central heating dial is looking mighty appealing some evenings. We’re getting ready to say goodbye to 2019’s ‘summer’ but that doesn’t mean the warm weather has to end for you.

Make your summer last a little bit longer with a winter sun holiday. We’ve picked out some of our favourite destination that will give you a healthy winter glow.

Hurghada

If you’re craving days of endless sunshine then look no further than Hurghada. Egypt’s premier Red Sea resort is a scene of pristine white sand beaches and vivid blue ocean waters. The gateway to the Sahara Desert, it is has a unique charm to it and is home to stunning scenery and luxury hotels.

Choose from one of the many 5-star properties lining the Red Sea coast and settle in for a holiday of the very best service. Try the local cuisine in the old town and see a snapshot of modern Egypt along the vibrant marina. Home to world renowned diving spots, you won’t find a better place to try scuba diving for yourself.

Sunmaster recommends: Desert Rose Resort 5*

Perfect for – couples and families

Find out more about this hotel here.

Larnaca

If somewhere was the chosen home of a Greek goddess after they rose from the ocean, it must be pretty special. Among the oldest cities in Cyprus, Larnaca was among the places, the goddess of love Aphrodite passed through and from the moment you arrive you will understand its appeal.

This beautiful coastal town is home to traditional Orthodox buildings such as The Church of St Lazarus, the natural phenomenon of the Larnaca Salt Lake and the famous Wreck of the Zenobia diving site. And if you’re a foodie, you will be in Heaven with the delicious local cuisine.

Sunmaster recommends: Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows 4*

Perfect for – couples

Find out more about this hotel here.

Malta

Combine a beach break with sightseeing by jetting off to Malta for some winter sun. Enjoy the majesty of the capital Valletta, a UNESCO-listed city and a former European Capital of Culture, and admire the Gothic architecture of this unique city.

Once the sun sets, St Paul’s Bay comes to life with an array of bars, restaurants and clubs while when you want to be at one with nature you can hop on a ferry to the idyllic island of Gozo. Here, you will find an unspoilt paradise with only the whistle of the wind to break the silence. For such a small country, Malta provides a serious wow factor.

Sunmaster recommends: Db San Antonio Hotel & Spa 4*

Perfect for – couples

Find out more about this hotel here.

Marrakech

Marrakech is one of the most fascinating places on the planet. The Red City is constantly alive with hum of its bustling bazaars where locals and visitors haggle for everything from local produce to leather bags. The sights and sounds of the famous Jemaa El Fna are unlike anywhere else in the world.

Find hidden gems such as Le Jardin Secret, a luscious garden which can trace its history back to the 16th century and sample mouth-watering street food from vendors across the city. And when you want to take a break – there are an abundance of luxury hotels that can be your tranquil hideaway.

Sunmaster recommends: Labranda Targa Club Aqua Parc 4*

Perfect for – couples and families

Find out more about this hotel here.

Costa Blanca

No matter what time of year it is, we love the Costa Blanca. It is our home away from home and in the winter months it is an almost comforting blanket of sun, sea, sand and, of course, sangria. When you want a couple of days soaking up the sun, the Spanish coast is waiting with open arms.

Experience the homely atmosphere and legendary nightlife of Benidorm or explore a piece of the region’s history in the capital of Alicante. Perhaps sample somewhere different like the picturesque setting of Calpe with its understated beaches and dramatic scenery, wherever you choose you just can’t help but love the Costa Blanca.

Sunmaster recommends: Hotel Cuco 3*

Perfect for – couples, families and small groups

Find out more about this hotel.

Forget the gloomy UK weather and treat yourself to a winter sun holiday. We have a huge range of packages just waiting to be snapped up. Take advantage of super low deposits and spread the cost with our flexible payment plans. Start your search at www.sunmaster.co.uk.