Have fun in the sun all year round; check out these breath-taking winter sun destinations that will invoke wanderlust when the temperature drops
Our pick of winter sun destinations
Amanzoe Villas, Greece
Amanzoe Villas, the most exclusive residential community in Greece with each villa home, private swimming pools and spacious living. The villas are a collection of exceptionally breath-taking villas to rent (and buy), located on the highest point of Porto Heli in the heart of The Peloponnese. Residents of the Villas can enjoy unrivalled views across the Argo-Saronic Gulf and surrounding countryside, and exclusive access of fantastic amenities including an ocean-fronted restaurant, two luxurious spa treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, tennis courts and a billiards and games rooms.
Prices from €3.2m and further information can be found here – www.aman.com/resorts/amanzoe/villas
LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius
The all-new LUX* Grand Gaube brings guests a fresh-spirited luxury resort with a wonderfully eclectic mix of colourful prints, retro-chic furniture and lots of greenery. There are three swimming pools, a brand new LUX* Me spa with a meditation expert on hand, an open sushi kitchen, and a burger van. Their new restaurant and bar concepts, including a traditional Creole Smokehouse with Rum Treehouse, and a signature buzzy Beach Rouge beach club.
Nightly rates for a Superior Room on a room only basis start from 189 EUR (approx £166) in low season or 443 EUR (approx £389) in high season based on a 7-night stay for two adults. www.luxresorts.com/en/hotel-mauritius/luxgrandgaube
Kata Rocks, Phuket
Overlooking two of Phuket’s most charming beaches, Kata Rocks is a five-star luxury resort made up of 34 sky villas, offering the ultimate privacy at one of the world’s most romantic beach destinations. Each villa has its own private balcony with infinity pool, endless Andaman Ocean views for enjoying striking sunsets, and fully equipped living and dining spaces, giving it an aura of a home away from home. Guests can enjoy a drink at Kata Rock’s Sunset Bar, relax with a Thai massage at The Infinite Luxury Spa, indulge in a private ‘Dining on The Rocks’ experience under the stars, or have an in-villa Thai cooking class with the hotel’s Executive Chef.
Rates for a One Bedroom Sky Pool Villa start from £660 per night in low season. www.katarocks.com
EAST, Miami, USA
EAST, Miami is a design hotel with a prime location, located within Brickell City Centre, adding to Miami’s dynamic skyline, with its striking glass prism exterior. EAST, Miami offers 225 rooms, eight suites and 89 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with spectacular views of Miami and the Biscayne Bay. The hotel rooms include a kitchen, laundry facilities and access to the amenities and services of the hotel. East Miami offers a unique mix of customized guest services, cutting-edge technology, and innovative restaurants and bars.
Rates for an Urban King room start from £168 during low season. www.east-miami.com
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco
Five-star luxury family destination, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, is located just over an hours drive from Casablanca and set over 7km of immaculate sandy beaches. This luxury resort hosts over 500 rooms and suites, an opulent spa, and over 10 bars and restaurants including the authentic Arabian Night at Al Firma, complete with a traditional Berber tent, bonfires and belly dancers. Whether it’s quad-biking along the beach, horse riding at sunset, playing golf on the 18-hole course, or relaxing in the Hammam spa, Mazagan has something to offer for all tastes and ages.
Rooms start from £180 for a double room on a B&B basis in low season. www.mazaganbeachresort.com
Rixos Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Rixos Saadiyat Island, is situated on the pristine white sands of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi with 378 elegantly designed rooms and suites plus a dozen opulent villas. The guests’ immediate surroundings within the resort include a culinary journey and experience of flavours from around the world in one of the six on-site restaurants, a spa providing a tranquil retreat, a pristine private beach perfect for evening strolls or swims at sunrise, and for those wishing to make a real splash, an on-site water park to release energy before an indulgent shopping spree in the four retail outlets.
Rates at Rixos Saadiyat Island start from £330. Saadiyatisland.rixos.com
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia
The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is a luxurious destination on a jungle-cloaked island, perfect for those looking for a sun-soaked winter escape. The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi offers guests this once-in-a-lifetime experience, alongside its other enviable amenities such as private plunge pools, perfect for cooling off after a day of activities in the sun. Additionally, The Resort’s Geo Spa allows for a rebalancing of the body and soul, and watch the spectacular sunsets that can be experienced with a cocktail at Rhu Bar.
Prices at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi start from £395 a night (room rate only). www.fourseasons.com/langkawi
Half Moon, Jamaica
The iconic Half Moon is a consistent favourite for those seeking winter sun. Half Moon has individually-appointed rooms, suites and villas, most of which have views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can enjoy the extensive facilities of this destination, that include the spa oasis, an 18-hole golf course, and yoga meditation in our overwater bungalow. Gallop through our own equestrian centre with 28 horses and enjoy a variety of activities, from swimming with horses to snorkelling and windsurfing.
For more information, please visit halfmoon.com