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5 Alternatives to Sharm el-Sheikh This Winter


As an extremely popular place to spend Christmas due to its endless warm weather, Mexico is a great alternative to Sharm. Beat the winter blues this year and enjoy 7 days of sunshine in Cancun. After its huge transformation over the years, this resort is now one of Mexico’s most thriving resorts, and it all comes down to its 14 miles of coastline, world-class hotels, and famous nightspots. Let’s face it, we can’t get enough of this ever-growing Mexican diamond.

Weather: highs of 28°C

Sunlight hours: 8


You can’t go far wrong with this firm winter favourite. Whether you head to the lively spots of Playa de Las Americas or opt for a quieter scene with hotspots such as Los Gigantes, it doesn’t matter because this Canary Island is bursting with character. With volcanic rock beaches, bustling night haunts, and a constant sunny climate, Tenerife has so many draws. Also, with a flight time of around 4 hours and 15 minutes you can take advantage of those extra sunlight hours in no time.

Weather: highs of 23°C

Sunlight hours: 6

Dominican Republic

This may be a longer flight than Sharm, but trust us it will be worth it when you first step foot on that warm fine sand. As one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean you’ll find a mixture of backdrops here from mountain peaks to rural desert surroundings and far-stretching beaches. However, the biggest draw has to be the weather – yes you may have to travel a little further afield for it, but with highs of 30°C in November and December it’s a no-brainer.

Weather: highs of 30°C

Sunlight hours: 8/9

Cape Verde

With a flight time of approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes, just 45 minutes more than Sharm, Cape Verde is your perfect mid haul pick if you’re after some winter sun. This former Portuguese colony boasts a year-round tropical climate and is often compared to the Caribbean with its striking beaches. Plus, with a host of first-rate hotels at some fantastic prices you’re likely to find luxurious 4 and 5-star stays with massive savings.

Weather: highs of 26°C

Sunlight hours: 6


Another Canary Island hotspot is Lanzarote. As one of Europe’s most loved winter breaks, a holiday in Lanzarote is always a good idea whether you choose a luxury All Inclusive stay or a cheap Self Catering break. Whatever you choose, this Canary Island has its fair share of great beaches, vast volcanoes, and not to mention its very own national park! So, if you’re after a classic beach holiday this winter the warm shores of Lanzarote are expecting you.

Weather: highs of 23°C

Sunlight hours: 6

With Holiday Hypermarket a dose of winter sun is never far away.