January: Christmas is over, it’s getting seemingly colder by the day and the festive feelings that saw you through the earlier part of winter are as forgotten as the discarded paper that wrapped your pressies!
January can be a bloomin’ long month! So it’s no wonder so many Brits wave goodbye to the wintery shores of Britain and head overseas for some sunshine almost as soon as they’ve put the Christmas tree back in the loft.
But where is hot in January? Where can you go to enjoy the beach and the sunshine while Brrrr-itain shivers its way through the month?
Here’s our rundown of recommended destinations for those looking for somewhere hot in January.
The Canary Islands benefit from decent weather all year round, thanks to their geographic location just off the coast of Morocco.
Tenerife is a popular choice. Now, it’s not sweltering hot in Tenerife in January, but you can expect 18 degrees Celsius plus and typically dry. So it’s perfectly pleasant.
It’s also only just over a 4 hour flight from the UK, so offers pleasant temperatures without the long haul travel requirements.
Sharm El Sheikh is located on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which basically means it’s summer all year. January is amongst the cooler months, but you can still expect 22 degrees Celsius – positively summery for us Brits!
Sharm el Sheikh is a little further afield than the Canary Islands, with a flight duration of around 5 hours and 15 minutes. Well worth it to escape the shivery British January!
For those of us prepared to go the extra mile (or extra few thousands miles) for a hot January, Barbados is simply superb for a winter sunshine break. With average temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius and some of the most stunning beaches in the world to boot, this is a sunseeker’s January heaven.
You’ll have to be prepared to fly a bit further for a toasty Barbados January, with flight times from the UK of around 9 hours. But it’s well worth it to soak up the sun on some of those pristine Barbados beaches.
Cancun sits on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. And as such it boasts beaches to die for. January is amongst the driest months on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. You’ll enjoy a summery 23 degrees Celsius on average.
The flight duration to Cancun from the UK is around 10.5 hours. Board a flight and in less than half a day you can be enjoying the Caribbean sunshine while your friends, family and colleagues shiver the way through January at home!
The Dominican Republic is stunning and, more to the point, it’s lovely and warm in January. With temperatures of 23 degrees and upwards being about the average, it’s perfect beach weather. So you can sit by the turqoise sea sipping cocktails while the Brits back home sit by the fire nursing a hot drink!
The flight time from the UK is around 9.5 hours.
So from as little as a 4 hour flight away, you can escape the January blues, feel the sun on your back and swap the shivery winter weather for a sunshine escape.
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