Cyclists riding through the vineyards in Loire Valley, France.
Flight time: 5 hours
"The midwinter air temperature around the Dead Sea is usually in the pleasant mid- to late teens, but its therapeutic waters are several degrees warmer, so you float away those stresses and strains in its healing, salty waters, underneath the bright sun,' says Jill Starley-Grainger, editor of www.EcoLuxHotels.com, who recommends Jordan.
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The Canary Islands are mentioned in this 'experts' view of a little winter sun, but I can tell you that Tenerife, in the winter is superb. The South of the island, within15 minutes of the airport, has winter temperatures of 20/23 centegrade, every day.
The island itself has dozens of attractions, especially the submarine, the boats that go to look at wales and dolphins, the glorious mountain at 13000 feet,and many others. The food is excellent, the beer, the wines, all to a good standard, the taxi's superb, clean, cheap, and the bus service will take you anywhere on the island, with full air-con. I wonder how these people become 'experts' when they talk about Cyprus/Portugal/ Tunisia in the winter sun category. Maybe 15/16 each day, not warm anyway, and due only average temps, most places are closed down. Tenerife, superb winter SUN.
We were asked to recommend places within 5 hours of the UK which generally promise sunshine in Winter: not places you can enjoy traditional bikini-flaunting high-summer hijinks as such. Beaches are lovely for stroll if not a full-on tanning session. (Perhaps some of the photos used aren't as relevant as they could be).
I've been to Limassol in Winter and it's delightful for a sunny break: it regularly hit 20º last December and next week it'll reach 17º. Visit in winter and you can drive up into the mountains and enjoy snow on the same trip.
Hope my experiences ( having been to all the places mentioned during Jan, Feb, March )help ...Egypt, Gambia, Cape verde ...all ok for January and February Sunbathing weather.
Morocco, Portugal, Madeira, Tunisia, Cyprus Not warm enough for sunbathing until the end of March, but nice if want to do some sightseeing.
Marseille ... Sunbathing from end of April.
The Canaries....remember all the islands have different climate and can have lots of wind and rain in January.
why not the Red Sea Israel, or Dead Sea Israel, or Tel Aviv Israel,
Just saying as Israel is never listed and the surrounding nations are always included.
I'm dyslexic too. Found out when I went to a toga party as a goat !
Nice bit of advertising there... not sure why you DEFIANTLY recommend it though LOL
It's 11 - 15 c there this week so not even warm enough to go without a coat.
the canaries or portugal in winter ..... not for me thanks
that atlantic ocean is a bit too cold for me at that time of the year
All the regular ones again, ever thought of Vera Playa in Almeria. Around 16 to 25c now and known by Spaniards to be the hottest part of Spain in the summer with temps up to 54c. Good thing is no fast food outlets, no theme parks just real Spain with friendly locals. Note, not for groups of youngsters as no clubs etc but great if you want to relax and hear what people are saying to you.
Best to book private accommodation with a local company as they are very helpful and good value.
Freezing today watching the football so those destinations look heavenly
I've visited the Red Sea (Israeli and Egyptian) at this time of year on more than a few occasions. As long as the wind doesn't get up the weather is great but it ain't that warm when the sun goes down so you need to dress for UK Autumn temps. On some nights it was colder out there at night then it was in London. Despite the sun It can also be cold during the day if you are in an open area on a windy day. But as the piece says there are some great deals around and the drop in tourists means you don't have to up with 1000s of Russians being a real pain everywhere.
Don't know if I'd call the Dead Sea a winter destination, more like a stopover on a day trip from somewhere like Tel Aviv.
You get some good hotel deals in Eilat, Israel at this time of year with El Al flights that won't break the bank. In fact booking El Al is often a much better deal on that route than using EasyJet with a connecting flight.
for the thumbs downers
you've dipped your toes in the water at that time of year then ?