At Alpha, as much as we love the chilly Winter weather some of us are still finding it hard not to daydream about beautiful beaches and warmer climates overseas.
If you, like us, are also wishing that the Winter weather wasn't always so, well... Wintery, then we have the perfect answer for your next holiday destination!
Whether your current Christmas plans involve visiting friends and family, spending quality time at home with the people you love or simply indulging in television and various edible treats, Christmas is whatever you make it. Or perhaps you're one of the many individuals who are thinking of ditching the usual annual routine and jetting off to celebrate the festive season in a warmer climate! For those of you who are, we've cherry picked some of our favourite destination gems that will suit those travellers with a firm love of sunshine.
Canary Islands, Spain
Spain is a fantastic choice of destination all year round if you're not a fan of long-haul flights. The Canary Islands in particular offer a relaxing and warm atmosphere; in fact they are the warmest place in Europe over the festive period! With an average temperature of 24°C, Spain is a great destination if you're looking to relax on one of the many stunning beaches, fancy trying your hand at windsurfing, or wishing to taste the local cuisine.
If you still want to get in to the holiday spirit, Spain boasts an array of magnificent festive local staples to taste and to buy for loved ones.
A popular destination amongst Winter season travellers, Barbados is a classic choice for those seeking gorgeous weather at this time of year. A 29°C temperature can be oh-so-tempting as December marks the beginning of the Caribbean dry season - perfect for soaking up the guaranteed sunshine on one of many white sandy beaches.
Mid-December is the ideal time to visit if you want to catch a glimpse of the festivities here. The annual Christmas parade is a well-known tradition and includes a variety of floats donned with bright colourful lights, carol singers and even a surprise visit from Santa himself!
The weather in Sydney peaks at an average of 28°C, so for first-time visitors it can be a little strange seeing Christmas unfold and be celebrated in the hot heat! Spending your Christmas in Sydney is particularly special as there is so much to see and do. Whether you decide to spend your day in front of the magical interactive Christmas tree in Martin Place, or cozy up in the evening in front of the magical Sydney Christmas Projection in the heart of the city there is something here for everyone.
Whether you're planning to travel for a long weekend, two weeks or a month, a good level of travel insurance cover is a vital element that should feature at the top of your holiday planning list.
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