Cheap Winter Holidays
Leaving the cold weather behind and escaping to a sun-drenched destination is easier than you think with Simply Holiday Deals! We’ll find you the best deals on flights and accommodation, help to inspire you with up to date travel information and make it easy to book with advanced search tools and discounts.
Winter Sun Destinations
The big question is, where to go for sizzling sun, lazy days at the beach and cocktails by the pool? Together with our partners, we find the best deals for our UK members in the most popular holiday hotspots, so all you have to do is choose which one suits you best!
Our travel experts source deals that are fantastic value for money and we make it our mission to let you know which ones are best for families, couples, groups, adventure seekers, nature lovers and everything in between.
Here's a rundown of our most popular destinations to get you started.
The Canary Islands
With near perfect year-round temperatures, The Canary Islands are always an option for an indulgent break from the cold. Located off the southern coast of Morocco, the Spanish archipelago boasts some the the world's most popular holiday hotspots with pristine beaches, lush forests, dramatic volcanoes and tumbling waterfalls.
Home to Spain's tallest mountain, Pico de Teide, Tenerife is the place to go for lounging by the beach, designer shopping, historic towns, museums, modern art and vibrant nightlife. Families will love the charming resort town of Puerto de La Crus with pretty boardwalks, safe swimming, parks and gardens and night owls can head to Playa de las America's for neon lights and party vibes.
Fuerteventura is well known for the most spectacular beaches in the Canaries and is a favourite for surfers and water sports lovers. The most easterly island, Lanzarote, has over 100 beaches to choose from and boasts artistic creations from famous local architect, Cesar Manrique.
A collection of more than 7000 islands, The Caribbean is a favourite holiday spot of the rich and famous that's accessible for everyone with regular, all-inclusive deals from the UK.
Barbados has something for everyone with beach resorts catering to every budget, glittering nightlife and UNESCO World Heritage Listed capital, Bridgetown. Jamaica, famous for Bob Marley and a passionate music culture, offers crystalline seas, banana groves, sheer mountains and delicious creole food.
The Bahamas offer fantastic sailing, kayaking, diving and virtually any sand and sea based activity you can hope for. Visit Harbour Island for laid-back glamour, Grand Bahama for golden beaches, snorkelling, boutiques and restaurants or Nassua for shopping, museums and galleries.
Sharm El Sheikh
One of Egypt's gorgeous Red Sea resorts, Sharm El Sheikh is a perfect winter sun destination, with sunny days being the average and temperatures mostly over 25 degrees. An exotic blend of deserts, beaches, luxury resorts and world-class dive spots, with the dramatic backdrop of Sinai Mountain, this is one resort town that offers action, adventure, history and relaxation, all in the one spot.
The resorts of Albufeira, Vilamoura and Carvoeiro are just some of the options in the Algarve, Portugal's reigning holiday mecca. It's not just all about the beaches either, though if that's what you're after, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Algarve is home to world-class golf courses, magical dive sites, historical towns, rugged scenery and and an exciting nightlife with cafes, restaurants and bars galore.
A bit further afield, Florida packs a winter sun holiday punch with beaches, theme parks and interesting cities offering a glimpse into a plethora of different cultures in the southernmost state of the USA. Take the whole family to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando or visit Miami for sun-drenched fun with a flamboyant twist.
India's prime beach destination still retains some of its infamous 'hippy' flavour, but it's continuously expanding with a vibrant food and drink scene, excellent water sports and diving and great value for money accommodation. With average temperatures above 32 degrees, swimming in the Arabian Sea is always a possibility, local markets are always stacked with spices and fresh produce and, no matter where you look, someone's having a party.
Apart from the fact they're only a short flight away from the UK, the Spanish Costas offer fantastic deals on all-inclusive accommodation, boutique resorts and hideaways that cater to families, singles, couples and groups for any type of holiday you desire.
With warm weather all year round, holidays to Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Costa Brava, to mention just a few, are ideal for water sports, beach breaks, fiestas, wining and dining and all round fun.
If you want to blend a winter sun break with a city adventure, Barcelona has year-round mild temperatures, family friendly beaches and iconic artistic traditions in a city that literally sizzles with a world-class drinking and dining scene. Stroll the cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter, admire the whimsical nature of Gaudi's creations and enjoy a sunset cocktail at a lively, beachside bar.
The 'Land of the Gods' is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and experiencing a cold day there is nearly unheard of. Party all day and night on the sands of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak or forget about the world among the peaceful rice paddies and monkey forests of inland Ubud. Accommodation and food in Bali is fantastic value for money, making it one of the best budget-conscious destinations for a winter sun break.
Tips For Planning Your Winter Sun Holiday
When you know what you want from your trip, all you need to do is peruse the best deals in the most beautiful destinations. We source deals from travel partners such as Thomas Cook, Last Minute and Groupon so that you'll always find the right one for you.
Start by figuring out the most important aspects of your trip and begin your search via our advanced tools from there. Do you want a culture splash mixed with a sunny break? If so, compare deals for Barcelona, Bali and Egypt. If you want to escape the world on a retreat for couples, look out for holiday deals in the Caribbean.
Budget friendly options for families, couples and groups are always possible in The Canary Islands. Cruises are a great way of seeing many incredible places in a short amount of time, just check out our weekly cruise deals.
For tours and activities, we've teamed up with Viator to give you exciting options to choose from without wasting time searching the net. From daytrips to pristine islands, to forest trekking and museum visits, once you decide what you'd like to do, deals are only a click away.
When the decisions are made, set your budget (including spending money) and compare prices for hotels, flights, cars and holiday extras with our advanced search option or simply choose from our weekly deals. Make sure you check visa requirements for each country and, most importantly, don't forget to pack the sunscreen!