Thinking of getting away for the winter? We’ve already looked at snowboarding holidays for this season but what about jetting off somewhere a little warmer?

Montego Bay, Jamaica

wish you were here
Some of the resorts in Jamaica are out of this world. You’re treated to the most beautiful surroundings, some amazing food and plenty of great cocktails. The beaches are fantastic and there’s so much more to do than just sunbathe. It’s a party destination that also has its serene spots for those of you who don’t want to spend your time dancing into the early hours.

Temperature Dec-Feb: 77F (25C) average.

Where we’d like to stay: Half Moon, this RockResort spans 400 acres, has two miles of private beach and even a dolphin lagoon where guests can swim with these beautiful creatures. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also an 18-hole golf course and a spa on site too.

Nice, France

Blue sea
Just down the coast from the fantastic city of Monaco is a beautiful little town in France called Nice. The town has a much more relaxed pace than Monaco but with a setting that’s just as beautiful.

Shop, go for a drive or just sit back and relax. It’s not one of the warmest places you’ll find over winter but if you’re looking for somewhere beautiful and quiet, this is the place for you.

Temperature Dec-Feb: 50F (10C) average.

Where we’d like to stay: Le Grimaldi, a retreat that’s perfect all year round. The rooms are all individually decorated in the traditional style and you get some real French character from this little hotel.

Johannesburg, South Africa

130209 Yeoville and Ponte-224
This South African city is colourful and vibrant place with lots of night life to sample. If that’s not your style then you’re not too far away from some amazing national parks. Grab yourself a local guide and visit some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Temperature Dec-Feb: 67F (20C) average.

Where we’d like to stay: Monarch Hotel, a beautifully decorated place to stay. This isn’t part of a chain, which only adds to its charm. The whole place is decorated with modern South African art and each suite provides plenty of space to relax.

Cancun, Mexico

Caribbean near Tulum
This is well known as a party destination but it also caters for families and people looking for a quite break. You can stay in the resort or you can use Cancun as your base for the ruins of Tulum and Chichén Itzá.

Temperature Dec-Feb: 74F (24C) average.

Where we’d like to stay: Bel Air Collection Resort and Spa Cancun, a beautiful hotel right in the middle of the action. There’s a spa, sushi bar and they have their own restaurant offering Mexican-fusion cuisine.

Pattaya, Thailand

Secluded Beach
There are family friendly resorts and plenty of stunning surrounding islands to visit too. Treat yourself to a spot of jetskiing, a round of golf on one of 21 golf courses or maybe head to an amusement park for the day, there are plenty to choose from.

Temperature Dec-Feb: 74F (24C) average.

Where we’d like to stay: Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. This is the height of luxury in this part of Thailand. You get beautiful Thai architecture along with modern decor, a private beach, yoga classes, and three bars to choose from.