Top Winter Sun Destinations 2012

Is the thought of staying home this winter chilling your bones? Why not jet off to the sunshine? Here are Marco Polo’s top winter sun destinations…


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1. Australia

Winter in the UK means summertime in Australia! Imagine being on the beach at Christmas? That dream becomes a reality Down Under. Australia is a unique cultural experience and an unforgettable adventure. Flights to the East Coast from London can take 23+ hours, so a stop-over in Singapore, Dubai or Hong Kong is highly recommended. 

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You might also like Dubai, Hong Kong

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2. Cuba

The largest Caribbean island, Cuba offers breath taking beaches and scenery, fascinating history, rich culture, ecological wonders and more. Here the sun shines as consistently as the people smile, making it a great place for an unforgettable winter sun holiday.

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3. Jordan

Petra is famous as being one of the most stunning attractions in the Middle East, but Jordan offers so much more for the modern traveller. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea. It’s the ideal choice for thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and culture vultures.

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You might also like: Egypt

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4. Morocco

Thanks to its extraordinary geographical, historical and cultural diversity, this is a country that really is very different. Morocco is an exotic gateway to Africa and an ideal winter sun destination, particularly in the popular resort of Agadir for perfect sun, sea and sand. 

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5. Tenerife

The holiday destinations of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas, an otherwise barren region, have in just 50 years been transformed by beach resorts with apartment complexes, hotels and amusement parks. In Tenerife there’s something for everyone! After the sun sets the island has a rich selection of entertainment on offer, including lively nightlife. 

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You might also like: Gran Canaria, Cyprus 

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