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Where to go to catch some Winter Sun

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More and more Britons are starting to see a week or two of winter sun as an integral part of the year. In theory, it’s a great idea: the minute the leaves start to fall and temperatures start to drop, you recharge your batteries and top up your tan with a visit to sunnier shores. However, if you don’t get your timing right, you could find yourself looking out of your hotel window at the downpours of the rainy season or travel too far and you could spend valuable time recovering from jet-lag. Here’s our pick of where to go in winter:

Agadir

Agadir is Morocco’s leading resort, boasting over 10km of powder-soft sands and crystal clear waters. It has a busy, vibrant port where visitors can seek out authentic restaurants and barter with the locals for handcrafted goods and jewellery or watch the sun set from the old Kasbah. For those who want a bit of shopping thrown into the mix, the city centre is a short trip away, featuring Italian architecture and a host of souks and traditional cafes. Average temperatures in Agadir are around 27 degrees, 300 days of the year.

Cancun

Bathed by the Caribbean sunshine, Cancun in Mexico has been blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you want to chill out or get involved in some high-octane water-sports, the beaches are divided into zones, so you can grab some tranquillity or add some adrenaline to your holiday. There is plenty to see and do, including the world-famous Day of the Dead festival. Average temperatures in Cancun clock in at 26 degrees for around 250 days of the year.

Sharm

Approximately five hours on a plane could see you sunning yourself in Sharm. If you’re looking for laid-back luxury, flights to Sharm are what you need. There are a number of classy resorts here, offering sun-splashed beaches and waters that are generally only two degrees colder than the yearly average of 30 degrees on land. With shops, spas and all the peace you could wish for, this part of Egypt is part of any winter wish-list.

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