As winter draws nearer, it’s common to get itchy feet and many long to be somewhere else, anywhere else, other than at home battling Seasonal Affective Disorder. Rather than just booking a trip to your usual holiday destination however, why not shake things up this year and explore somewhere you’ve never visited before? Intrigued? Read on to find out our top picks of unusual winter holiday destinations.

  • You’re looking for a luxury holiday: Jamaica
    By the time winter comes, it’s natural to feel tired, fed up and in need of a break. So this year, why not treat yourself to something really special and book a trip to Jamaica? Relax on the white sandy beaches and revel in not having to do anything but sunbathe and sip cocktails. If you do fancy being more active, try your hand at snorkelling or kayaking. Interested in music? The Jamaican Jazz & Blues Festival is held annually around January/ February and features live music from over 25 acts. February also happens to be Reggae Month so be sure to check out the many music events if you’re visiting the island at this time of year.
  • You’re looking for somewhere sunny and cheap: The Gambia
    Escape the dreary miserable winter weather of the UK and bask in the sun in The Gambia. Located off the West coast of Africa, The Gambia boasts value-for-money hotels, wildlife excursions and stunning beaches – and it’s only a six hour flight!
  • You’re looking for somewhere with a Christmassy feel: Germany
    The Christmas markets in Germany are a must-visit for anyone who’s looking to get into the Christmas spirit this winter. Sip on hot mulled wine, nibble on iced pastries and gingerbread biscuits and soak up the Christmas atmosphere. Get away from the crowds of tourists by heading to the lesser known cities of Wiesbaden and Freiburg. 
  • You’re looking for an adventure: Thailand
    If you want to give something back to those less fortunate, you may wish to consider booking  a volunteering holiday – not only will this reward you with a real sense of adventure, you’ll get the thrill of helping out in a community and really making a difference to other people’s lives.
  • You’re looking for culture: Oman
    Discover the natural beauty of Oman this winter, from deserts to mountains, remote beaches and medieval forts, this stunning country offers a wide range of culture. With a flight time of less than eight hours, you can start exploring in no time at all.

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