Are you sick of crowds? Hate paying extortionate peak season prices? Don’t worry we’ve got a solution − opt for a winter holiday instead. Guaranteed sunshine and longer daylight hours are just some of the advantages of wintertime travel. Here’s more that you may have never considered…
During the winter, flights rarely reach their full capacity meaning there’s plenty of spare seats that passengers can take full advantage of. Nobody behind you? Bonus, recline that chair back. Nobody next to you? Even better, spread out and make yourself comfy. With less people on board your flight, you may even manage to get a free upgrade.
Worldwide winter cuisine
For many, travel is about trying local dishes and travelling in winter can open up a whole new world of flavours. Heading to Mexico this winter? Forget nachos and fajitas, there’s so many seasonal foods to sample instead. Dig deep into a bowl of Romeritos with Mole − this simple casserole dish consists of dried shrimp and potatoes, making it the ultimate comfort food. Or, if you’re staying closer to home in the likes of Spain, test your taste buds with the authentic Fabada Asturiana. This bean based stew is extremely popular in the low season and is one of the perks of an all-Spanish winter.
One of the best reasons to travel in winter is the fact that there’s less crowds! No more queuing for hours to catch a glimpse of them must-see attractions. Get ready to explore destinations at your own pace − pose next to that famous landmark without any tourists in the background of your holiday snaps. As for sunbeds, there’s no need to wake up early to get the ones in your favourite spot. Emptier hotels mean holidaymakers will have plenty of sun loungers to choose from, so take your pick.
The main attraction of travelling off-season is the significant price drop. Holidaymakers often save money by booking fantastic package holidays. With hotels desperately trying to fill those empty rooms you’ll find some unmissable bargains and last minute escapes.
During peak season the most in demand hotels tend to fill up months in advance, which can be extremely frustrating when you have your heart set on that dreamy swim-up room at the Senartori Punta Cana hotel. To save any disappointment this summer, try booking a last minute holidays in low season and stay in that only-in-your-dreams accommodation for a fraction of the price.
Escape the chill
Are you a sun-aholic who dreads the winter months because you can’t walk the streets in flip-flops and a vest top anymore? If this is the case, then swap Britain’s dark winter skies for Thailand’s sunlit surroundings. Or, although not as warm, holidays to Spain, Cyprus and Turkey still see spring-like temperatures. For something a little hotter further afield, year-round sun destinations like Gran Canaria, the Carribean and Egypt are guaranteed to give you that Vitamin D you need.
Summer isn’t the only time to holiday, try something different this year and reap the benefits of low season travel instead. Have a browse at our winter sun holidays.