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5 winter holiday ideas to revitalise you

04 March 2016 ( 15 January 2020 )

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

Coconut trees on Crane Beach, Barbados
Coconut trees on Crane Beach, Barbados

It’s always sunny somewhere! We’ve put together a selection of relaxing holidays in some of our favourite destinations to give you some great winter sun ideas if you're in search of those heavenly rays.

Browse our huge collection of holidays and cruises, including adventurous touring trips, relaxing beachfront getaways and luxury ocean cruises. Find out more here

Yoga in Thailand

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

If you're more than ready to forget all your worries, then a fortnight taking it easy at a stylish luxury resort on the waters of Kamala Bay in Thailand might be just what the doctor ordered. 

The Kamala Beach Resort has a lush and sunny location, it’s within close proximity of the vibrant Phuket City, and it has an attractive, contemporary style. 

You can also enjoy yoga classes twice a week, for no extra charge, or if you'd like to spend the time doing something more adventurous, you could try diving for an extra charge. 

But if this all sounds like too much of a stretch, you can always just relax and enjoy the views out to sea on nearby Patong Beach.

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

Set sail for South America

What better way to forget about the cold than by embarking on the voyage of a lifetime in January 2021? South America: A Grand Voyage circumnavigates the continent in search of captivating landscapes, ancient civilisations and characterful cities. 

As well as enjoying the experience of a luxury boutique cruise aboard Spirit of Discovery, you will cruise the Amazon, visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, plus the Caribbean islands of Curacao and Antigua. 

Take some time out in the Caribbean on an ocean cruise with Saga.  Find out more here

EXCITING NEWS: The countdown is on for the arrival of our second new ship, Spirit of Adventure, who will take to the oceans this summer! Find out more about cruising aboard our newest ship…

Dolphin watching in Tenerife

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Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Tenerife

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

Travel 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 dolphins and whales in the coastal waters around Tenerife – what a thrill!

Discover Tenerife, an island where the sun shines all year, an otherworldly landscape meets crystal blue seas, and a distinct culture is waiting to welcome you… 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 such as the Pyramids of the Sun at Teotihuacán and Palenque, the abandoned 8th century Mayan city that vanished from history for more than a thousand years. 

With its sun-drenched beaches, jungle-shrouded ruins and fun-filled fiestas, Mexico is awash with colour and ripe for adventure. Discover it for yourself...

Australian surf and sunshine

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Sydney Opera House, Australia

While we’re experiencing freezing cold temperatures and dark nights in the UK, the Southern Hemisphere is enjoying summer, so perhaps it’s time to join them.

A tour of Australia showcases some of the country’s most famous landmarks and natural spectacles. From the Sydney Opera House to Uluru, 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 really is nothing quite like a visit down under.

Discover more about Australia and its famously laid-back pace of life on the holiday of a lifetime.  Find out more here

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