5 winter holiday ideas to revitalise you

Aimee Spicer / 04 March 2016 ( 10 August 2017 )

Many of us hunger for the warmer weather during the winter months. Here's our guide to the top places to visit for some winter sun.



It’s always sunny somewhere and with Saga you can travel to all the corners of the globe in search of those heavenly rays. 

We’ve put together a selection of relaxing holidays in some of our favourite winter destinations, so why not start planning your holidays now?

Make 2017 extra special on a holiday with Saga. Find out more here.

Yoga in Thailand

Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand=
Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand

Spend a fortnight taking it easy at a stylish luxury resort on the waters of Kamala Bay in Thailand. 

We handpicked this resort for our guests for several reasons: it has a lush and sunny location, it’s within close proximity of the vibrant Phuket City and it has an attractive contemporary style. 

You will love this place! Activities on offer include yoga, water aerobics and even diving. If this all sounds like too much of a stretch, you can always just top up your tan on nearby Patong Beach.

Treat yourself to a little luxury at the stylish resort of Kamala Beach in Phuket Find out more here.

A murder mystery in the Caribbean

Caribbean sea off the coast of Bridgetown, Barbados=
Caribbean sea off the coast of Bridgetown, Barbados

What better way to forget about the cold than by embarking on a cruise around the Caribbean while playing inspector Clouseau!

As well as enjoying the experience of a luxury cruise with Saga’s dedicated service, you will visit the islands of St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. 

You’ll also stop by Porto Praia in Cape Verde on your voyage home. This exotic and cosmopolitan island is exceptionally relaxing and guaranteed to dispel the winter blues. 

Discover the natural beauty of the Caribbean mixed with a little bit of mystery on this special cruise Find out more here.

Dolphin watching in Tenerife

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Tenerife=
Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Tenerife

Enjoy a few weeks of rest and relaxation in the sub-tropical holiday paradise of Tenerife. 

Travel with Saga to the lively resort of Costa Adeje on the southwest coast of the island, where your hotel is just a 10-second stroll from the seafront. 

Hot days on the beach are complemented by the entertaining Costa Adeje nightlife. Wildlife lovers can take a half-day ocean cruise to spot whales in the coastal waters around Tenerife – what a thrill!

A touch of class on Tenerife's glorious south coast Find out more here.

Mayan Mexico

El Castillo (The Kukulkan Temple) of Chichen Itza, mayan pyramid in Yucatan, Mexico=
El Castillo (The Kukulkan Temple) of Chichen Itza, mayan pyramid in Yucatan, Mexico

There is nothing quite like visiting the ancient monuments of a forgotten civilisation. It can change the way we see the world and connect us to the deep history of the earth. 

The historic Mayan Ruins of Mexico is one such place and a trip here is food for the soul. 

Visit sites like the Pyramids of the Sun at Teotihuacán and Palenque, the abandoned 8th century Mayan City that vanished from history for over a thousand years. 

This cultural holiday in the heat of Central America is bound to blow away the cobwebs.

Journey from the heights of Mexico City to Guatemala's Towering Sierra Madre on this cultural holiday to Mexico Find out more here.

Australian surf and sunshine

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Sydney Opera House, Australia

It’s no secret that right around the time we’re experiencing freezing cold temperatures and dark nights in the UK, Australians are working on their suntans. 

Perhaps it’s time to join them on a whirlwind tour of Australia, where you will discover some of the country’s most famous landmarks and natural spectacles. 

From the Sydney Opera House to Ayers Rock you’ll be amazed at the diversity of Australia, and you’ll have plenty of time to simply soak up the sunshine and relax. There is nothing quite like an Australian Adventure.

Discover the highlights of Australia on a once in a lifetime adventure. Find out more here.

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