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Beat the January blues with a holiday in the sun


When the decorations have been packed away and the magic that comes with the festive period has seemingly evaporated, there’s only one thing that will cure those pesky January blues - book a holiday!

We take a look at the best holiday destinations to hotfoot it to once the celebrations are over.


Portuguese promise

For those who want the sun without the burn, escaping to the Algarve may be just what the doctor ordered this January. Known for its unbeatable golfing, historical walled cities, and breath-taking beaches, a multitude of resorts are on offer in the stunning region, as well as more secluded getaways. The Eden Resort near Albufeira offers contemporary accommodation with the freedom of self-catering, while The Lake Spa Resort boasts 5-star luxury with a private lake.


Escape to the islands

Renowned for their year-round sunshine, the Canary Islands are a fantastic choice for some winter warmth. Fuerteventura and Lanzarote have a steady average temperature of 18°c, while Tenerife and Gran Canaria can reach up to 21°c. If you’re feeling in need of some indulgence and TLC after the stressful Christmas, then we recommend seeking out a little blissful relaxation at the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa Resort. However, if you’re aiming to kick-start your new year fitness scheme, then why not head to the Occidental Lanzarote Mar, which boasts an Olympic-sized swimming pool and even has rooms complete with training areas and equipment.


Relax on the Riviera

Enjoy guaranteed vitamin D in Mexico with temperatures averaging from 23°c right up to 28°c throughout January. Explore Mayan ruins and dine on delicious tacos in Riviera Maya, or sip on a margarita as you watch the sun go down in Cancun. Indulge yourself in all-out luxury on a white sand beach at the Beloved Playa Mujeres or enjoy the adventurous jungle feel of the Occidental at Xcaret Destination.


Beachside bliss

Cyprus temperatures average around 13°c throughout January with highs of 18°c, and if you’re after a holiday that will not only warm your toes, but your heart too, then the Elysium Beach Resort is exactly what you’re looking for. This adults-only, 5-star retreat is perched adjacent to its own private cove and provides the perfect opportunity to seek out Aphrodite’s beach with your other half and survey the spot where it is claimed the Goddess of Love rose from the turquoise waters.