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Top Winter Sun Destinations

By HarryWednesday 12th November 2014

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Over the last week or so, here at Royal, we’ve noticed a slight chill in the air, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to start booking our winter holidays! To help you choose the right destination for you, we’ve listed our top four destinations that are perfect for some much-needed winter sun.

From the beaches of the Caribbean to the fascinating culture of Fiji – you’re well and truly spoilt for choice. So, pack your swimming costume, and start planning your trip in the sun today.

Antigua

St John's St John's If you love bright white sands and aquamarine seas, then St. John’s in Antigua is the perfect winter destination for you. Colourful painted houses are dotted along the streets of this capital city, but the most enchanting of the buildings is St. John’s Cathedral, which contains rich burgundy wood seats and steps, as well as rainbow-hued stained glass windows. After a tour of the city, and for some R&R, be sure to head to the serenely peaceful Galley Bay Beach, where you can simply sit back and relax with a book in one hand, and a freshly cut coconut in the other – total bliss!  

Mexico

turtle For food, sun and culture, Cozumel in Mexico is a great place to get away from the winter chill of the UK. If you’re into diving, be sure to check-out the stunning reef that is the Santa Rosa Wall; a beautiful underwater world that is home to turtles, tropical fish and colourful coral. If you’d prefer to snorkel, then there are plenty of beaches and designated areas to choose from. Stingray Beach is an amazing place to snorkel, as it’s home to hundreds of mesmerising stingrays, which you can swim alongside as they glide effortlessly through the water. El Mirador El Mirador Once you’ve dried off, why not enjoy a hike around the island. A great spot to begin your walk is El Mirador, a collection of jagged rock formations that offers you incredible views of island – just watch out for the crashing waves!  

Australia

Located on the other side of the world, Brisbane in Australia is the perfect destination to forget all about the wintery snow and rain of back home. Just think, Christmas dinner for Australians is a barbecue on the beach - amazing! Kick start your time in Brisbane, by taking your kids along to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can all meet one of Australia’s favourite animals, and find out all about how the sanctuary is helping to keep these amazing creatures safe.  Not only that, but you can also take part in the sanctuary’s Wild Encounters, where you’ll each get to hold a range of animals, from snakes to dingoes, and impressive birds of prey. Brisbane Forest Park Brisbane Forest Park After a busy morning making new friends, take the time to enjoy a stroll around the towering trees of Brisbane Forest Park. The silence of this beautiful forest is only broken by the sound of water cascading down Greene’s Fall, and the calls of Brisbane’s amazing wildlife – a must-see.  

Fiji

Navua River  Fiji Navua River Suva, in Fiji, is a place rich with history, culture and natural beauty, and is a must-visit for those of you looking for a warm retreat. Begin your Fijian journey by travelling along the Navua River. As you float along the gentle waves of the water, you’ll be treated to stunning views of sky-high moss-covered cliffs, waterfalls, and the occasional whirling rapids. Here at Royal we also offer an amazing opportunity to meet members of Suva’s local community. With our Countryside drive and fire walking excursion, you’ll get to witness Fijian fire walkers brave the flaming-hot stones, as well as a performance of the traditional dances of Fiji – a definite WOW moment.  

Are you in the mood for some winter sun?

Take inspiration from our guide, or check-out our amazing winter sun deals, to pick out your dream holiday today.

Are you going on holiday this winter? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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