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15 Best Winter Sun Destinations to Visit around the World

Eager for a splash of winter sun? We don’t blame you. Escape grey skies and woolly jumpers for warmer weather in some of the world’s most exotic destinations in 2021. If you’ve been wondering where is hot in January, we’ve handpicked a list of some of the best places for year-round sun so you can start packing your suitcase for 2021.

1- The Maldives

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Maldives

Say goodbye to the gloomy dark skies and welcome the bright sunshine in the unmatched beauty of the Maldives. With over 1190 islands in the Maldives archipelago (185 uninhabited), there’s an abundance of paradise isles to unwind on. Stay in a luxurious Water Villa, get active with watersports, pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments and indulge in world-class food from the finest restaurants. Wherever you stay, you’ll have an unforgettable time in the Maldives.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 29.9°C

Top Attractions: Meeru island, Maafushi, Ari Atoll.

2- Malaysia

Malaysia

Full of luxurious hotels and resorts, Malaysia offers an enchanting escape in Southeast Asia. Whether you want to explore the incredible wildlife, admire skyscrapers in the bustling city, or relax on a white-sand beach, no two days are the same in this gorgeous destination. With almost 900 islands, water adventures, beach resorts and innovative cities, there really is something for everybody in this corner of the world.

Best time to visit: December – April

Average Temperature: 27°C

Top Attractions: Batu caves, Mount Kinabalu, Perhentian islands.

3- South Africa

South Africa wildlife

South Africa makes for a perfect coastal escape in the winter months, with the best beaches, wildlife and adventure sports available to lap up. If you like to surf, you’ll be in for a treat as this part of the Atlantic experiences fantastic waves all year round. Or, if national parks and wildlife is your thing, head to Kruger National Park for an iconic safari experience or admires famous Table Mountain National Park. South Africa is one of the best winter holiday destinations for its diversity.

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 28°C

Top Attractions: Cape of good hope, Robben Island, Boulders beach.

4- Thailand

Phi Phi island, Thailand

Verdant forests, stunning islands, and paradise-worthy beaches, Thailand is one of the most popular places to spend your January holidays. Hop from island to island and discover all this incredible destination has to offer, from its beautiful animal sanctuary to lush forests, eclectic nightlife, drool-worthy street food and much more. Go rock climbing, discover hidden lagoons, scuba dive or spend a day with the elephants all while soaking up the toasty whether – the list is endless.

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 31 – 34°C

Top Attractions: The grand palace, Railay beach, Similan islands.

5- Barbados

Barbados

A tropical climate blesses Barbados throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for any month or season. However, if you wish to experience the dry season of Barbados then January is the best month to do so. Mouth-watering dishes, swimming with the turtles and lots of well-earned lazy afternoons can be spent here with your loved ones.

Best time to visit: December – April

Average Temperature: 29°C

Top Attractions: Harrison’s cave, Carlisle bay, Animal flower cave.

6- Dubai

Dubai Beach

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Dubai certainly has the wow-factor. Perfect to visit in January, you’ll be met by an abundance of things to see and do here – from shopping in city-sized malls to attending cultural events, taking part in adventure sports and wandering exotic souks – there really is no end to the entertainment. This world-class destination isn’t short of luxurious resorts either, so you’ll be sure to stay in style while you’re here. The summer warmth is quite unbearable in Dubai, but the winter months are the most pleasant times to explore the place.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 26°C

Top Attractions: The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai safari.

7- Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Attraction

Golden beaches and blue skies calls are what you can expect on holidays to Sri Lanka, a perfect winter escapade this season. Aside from picture-perfect beaches, history lovers can also spot some amazing UNESCO world heritage sites with olde-worlde ruins to discover. With amazing views from different cliffs, enchanting fortresses and breathtaking temples, this Sri Lankan holiday might be all that you have been waiting for.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 27°C

Top Attractions: Sigiriya fortress, Yala national park, Galle Dutch fort.

8- Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus may not be far-flung or exotic as our other featured destinations, but it certainly brings the heat. The sun shines for almost the entire year here, (approximately 340 days) and it’s one of the warmest places to visit in the Mediterranean. Whisk the family away to a landscape of beautiful beaches, rich history and lush forests, each of which sure to help you forget about the drizzly weather back home. Cyprus can offer you both unspoiled natural beauty and atmospheric streets, so you can have a holiday that’s as laid-back or lively as you wish.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 23°C

Top Attractions: Tombs of the kings, Nissi beach, Coral bay.

9- Laos

Laos

Laos serves up spiritual and cultural vibes to visitors that wish to explore this corner of Southeast Asia. You’ll discover intricate ancient temples, cascading waterfalls, verdant jungles brimming with Gibbons and plenty of adventure sports – from kayaking to white-water rafting, zip line experiences and more.

If you like to shop, there’s plenty of market stalls oozing spilling with handmade arts and crafts for those all-important keepsakes.

Best time to visit: December – March

Average Temperature: 27°C – 29°C

Top Attractions: Phousi hill, Kuang Si waterfall, Wat Xiengthong.

10- Morocco

Morocco

You are going to the right place if cultural beauty, bustling street markets, opulent buildings and intricately handcrafted ceramics is what you’re after. Morocco has a mild temperature in the winter months making it a perfect sunshine destination to beat the chills. There’s plenty for you to see within its cobbled streets, from colourful belly dancers and snake charmers to intimate shops selling unique souvenirs. One of the best destinations to put on your bucket list.

Best time to visit: November – March

Average Temperature: 20°C

Top Attractions: Bahia palace, Ouzoud falls, Koutoubia.

11- Egypt

Egypt

The winter months in Egypt are certainly toastier than in the UK, with average highs of 19°C in Cairo and 22°C in a popular tourist resort, Sharm El Sheikh. Prepare to be enchanted by your visits to Cairo, Giza, Sphinx, Luxor, Aswan and more amazing places the country holds. You’ll notice ancient buildings, monuments and pastimes in abundance when you visit this interesting destination, with ornate carvings, statues and sculptures around every corner. Prefer a little R&R while you’re away? The luxury hotel resorts lining the Red Sea are sure to satisfy sun-seekers…

Best time to visit: December – February

Average Temperature: 19°C – 22°C

Top Attractions: Great Sphinx of Giza, Karnak, The Egyptian museum.

12. Vietnam

waterfall in Vietnam

Vietnam experiences warm weather in January, with average temperatures of 26°C in the south, 23°C in the central regions and a cooler (and more comfortable) 18°C in the north. Discover the vibrant cities including Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chin Minh City, with their rich history and bustling atmosphere – or, go more rural and visit Halong Bay with its turquoise waters or verdant Cat Ba Island and you’ll feel a million miles from home.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 25°C

Top Attractions: Chu chi tunnel, Temple of literature, Ha Long bay.

13- Mexico

Mexico Beach

The perfect destination for exploring white-sand beaches, ancient Mayan architecture and an underwater world of exotic marine life – Mexico holidays are a fantastic option if you want an all-round sunshine escape in January. This sunny winter holiday destination is well-suited to those who enjoy being close to nature, love to adventure and lap up their fair share of buzzing nightlife and tasty food. Whether it’s cenote swimming, scuba diving, or simply lounging on Cancun beach that you’re looking forward to most, your Mexico holiday won’t disappoint.

Best time to visit: November – April

Average Temperature: 25°C – 27°C

Top Attractions: Tulum, Xcaret park, Pyramid of the sun.

14- Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar is generally a humid destination, but during the winter months, the climate becomes dry and a little cooler, making it a perfect stop for you. Typically there are fewer visitors around this time, so you won’t be overwhelmed by large crowds. You can admire the spectacular ancient sights, temples and amazing natural wonders at your leisure – ahh bliss.

Best time to visit: November – February

Average Temperature: 21°C – 24°C

Top Attractions: Inle Lake, Sule Pagoda, Ananda temple.

15- Oman

Oman

Oman’s diverse landscapes can be best experienced when the summer desert heat gets over-shadowed by pleasant winter temperatures. A scintillating sea breeze is going to embrace you when you’re exploring what this Middle Eastern gem has to offer, from its valleys and ravines to swaying palm trees and clear waters…

Best time to visit: October – April

Average Temperature: 26°C

Top Attractions: Jebel Shams, Wadi Ash Shab, Nizwa fort

So, there we have it, our list of the best places to visit in winter around the world. Call our experts at Crystal Travel and let us help you plan your trip this upcoming January 2021, for less.

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10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in January around the World

There’s no better time than January to beat the winter chills and start the New Year with a bang, in some of the worlds far-flung destinations. Why wait any longer for blue skies, sandy beaches and pockets full of sunshine? Dive into our list of the most beautiful places to visit in January around the world.

1- Norway

If you don’t mind the cold, why not wrap up and experience a proper winter wonderland in Norway. January is the coldest month in Norway, which is one of the obvious reasons why it attracts fewer tourists, allowing you to explore the place at your own pace (and with plenty of space). Indulge in exciting snow sports or get lost in the dreamy landscape with frosty nights and lazy sunrises.

Top Attractions: Pulpit rock, seven sisters waterfall, Kjosfossen falls, Fonna glacier.

Average Temperature: High -1.8°C (28.8°F)

2- Bali

One of the best places to travel in January if you’re a sun-seeker, is Bali. This exotic Indonesian Island destination boasts fantastic sunshine ideal to warm things up when the winter chills hit the UK. It’s worth bringing your umbrella though since January is the wettest month with unpredictable rain spells – often a welcome cool-down from the heat!

Top Attractions: Mount Batur, Sacred monkey forest sanctuary, Bingin beach, Sanur.

Average Temperature: 26°C (78°F).

3- New Zealand

New Zealand

You can’t visit this amazing destination without soaking up an aerial view of the glaciers – a stunning experience. January is the warmest month in New Zealand with average temperatures of 24°C in the north and 19°C in the south, making it one of the most popular times for visitors to explore this island country.

The place is divided into North and South Island and it all depends on your curiosity where you land, as both the areas have attractive exploration options. From rooftop bars, beaches, erupting geysers and more, New Zealand makes for the perfect place to visit in January.

Top Attractions: Lake Tekapo, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Fox glacier, Abel Tasman National park.

Average Temperature: 25°C (77°F)

4- South Africa

South Africa

South Africa blooms the best in January, boasting a mix of moderate temperatures and no rainfall. It’s a great stop to explore everything this beautiful destination has to offer, from exotic wildlife to quirky party locations and dozens of natural attractions. Wander comfortably in the South African sun with a glass of wine in hand, touring the country’s renowned vineyards.

Top Attractions: Maclear’s Beacon, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, Robben Island.

Average Temperature: 18°C (64.4°F)

5- Dubai

DUBAI

This man-made wonder nestled in the heart of a golden desert attracts tourists from all over the world. Dubai is renowned for its sheer luxury, world-class experiences, grandeur and record-breaking architecture – with exciting attractions sure to make for a memorable trip. The temperature in January is a comfortable 24°C, making it the perfect option if you’re seeking a splash of winter sun. Explore the bustling city or spend time relaxing on Jumeirah beach – Dubai can be as lively or laid-back as you wish.

Top Attractions: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Beach.

Average Temperature: 24°C (75.2°F)

6- Maldives

Maldives

No list is complete without a mention of the Maldives. Crowned as one of the best January holiday destinations, these paradise islands are a haven for those who want to lap up the luxury in style, with fun-loving watersports, rejuvenating spa treatments, first-class restaurants and state-of-the-art water villas to match. What better way to unwind after the festivities?

Top Attractions: Ari Atoll, Hukuru Miskiy, Fuvahmulah, Kuda Rah.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F)

7- Vietnam

Vietnam

Dry and sunny weather awaits you in Vietnam, a country that has natural beauty in abundance. There’s so much to discover here, from the world’s largest caves to beautiful Halong Bay, or take a hike up Cat Ba Island. Catch the enchanting Lantern Festival in Hoi An for the perfect way to see in the New Year. The early months serve up an eclectic blend of lively and serenity in Vietnam, making it one of the best holiday destinations in January.

Top Attractions: Cu Chi tunnel, Temple of Literature, The marble mountains, Ben Thanh market.

Average Temperature: 24°C (75.2°F)

8- Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to March, perfect if you wish to escape the winter chills. Mix beautiful mountain backdrops and natural attractions with fast-paced urban life, and you’ve got the perfect balance for your Sri Lanka holidays. The landscapes, greenery, tea plantations, blue skies, Buddhist temples and golden beaches will make you fall in love with this corner of South Asia.

Top Attractions: Sigiriya Fortress, Adam’s Peak, Galle Dutch Fort, Elephant orphanage.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F)

9- Australia

Australia

Where better to find the sunshine than by travelling halfway across the world? If you want to see in the New Year before everybody on the planet, then Australia is the place to do it. With an average and super toasty temperature of 28°C, it’s no wonder it’s classed as one of the top January holiday destinations. Celebrate In style and watch the epic fireworks display in Sydney and Melbourne.

Top Attractions: Honeymoon Bay, Cumberland River, Cedar Creek, Coorong Beach.

Average Temperature: 28°C (82 °F)

10- Thailand

Thailand

Thailand is known to show it all in only one trip, right from amazing cities to rainforests, the place has it all and in full glory. The days in Thailand in January are sunny and dry, making it one of the best places to go in January. Drive the Great Ocean Road, have a BBQ on the beach or wander Darling Harbour.

Top Attractions: The Grand Palace, Railay Beach, Khaosan Road, Ko Samet.

Average Temperature: 27°C (80.6 °F)

So there you have it, our compilation of some of the best places to visit in January – just in time for2021! Did you found your dream winter escape? Call us now to book a tailor-made holiday this January, for less.

Where to Go on Holiday in October around the World

Holidays in October are a kind of special because the month gives you the opportunity to enjoy an uninterrupted sunshine vacation, before the onset of winters. In October, a traveller still has a wonderful chance to enjoy incredible beaches where the weather is still balmy or set on a Southeast Asian sojourn to relish the year’s best vacation, beaches and verdant tropical landscape. Then there is Africa, the continent comes with its surprises of African Safari and beautiful endemic wildlife. And not to forget South America, the region never backs off from amazing a traveller, hidden jewels such as the Rainbow Mountains of Peru and Andes snow-capped peaks set the tone for a memorable escape. It is a whole lot of fun to plan a holiday in October.

1. Tenerife, Spain – Spectacular Beach Escape

Tenerife, Spain – Spectacular Beach Escape
Tenerife, Spain – Spectacular Beach Escape

Tenerife on the Atlantic Ocean is Spain’s largest of Canary Islands. The island is a part of an archipelago, peppered with sun-kissed beaches, flora and fauna, and the lunar volcanic landscape of Mt. Teide National Park, Spain’s highest mountain peak. Home to the two world heritage sites of – the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Teide National Park, along with 42 natural protected areas. The island’s vibrant capital Santa Craza comes alive every year in the month of February and March, with the arrival of a world-famous carnival. With so much to explore and discover, Tenerife is at the top of our list of the best destinations to visit in October.

Nearest Airport: Tenerife South Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Trek Mount Teide National Park. Enjoy Surfing and water adventure at the Playa Bollullo, Playa del Pozo, Playa El Puertito beaches.

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2. Algarve, Portugal – A beautiful Blend of Sun, Sand and Sea

Algarve, Portugal – A beautiful Blend of Sun, Sand and Sea
Algarve, Portugal – A beautiful Blend of Sun, Sand and Sea

Hyped for spectacular sandy beaches and stunning cliffs laden seashores; Algarve’s rich history and nightlife blend together for an incredible festivity. With overwhelming attractions, the picturesque island provides great value for money. Though a traveller is bound to get glued to by its mesmerising coastline, Algarve’s interior is peppered with imposing castle, eye-catching villages, flowers and cork tree rolling down on hills and plenty of nature’s bounty. Don’t miss the Via Algarviana hiking trail for an unparalleled experience. Due to the destination’s amazing weather, the popular tourist getaway has become even more popular amongst the travellers looking for an incredible vacation in October.

Nearest Airport: Faro Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must Visit Praia da Marinha best beach in Algarve and Benagil Cave

Read Also: 15 Most Beautiful Beach Destinations to Visit in Europe in September

3. Málaga, Spain – Beautiful Port city of Spain’s Costa del So

Málaga, Spain – Beautiful Port city of Spain's Costa del So
Málaga, Spain – Beautiful Port city of Spain’s Costa del So

Malaga the picturesque port city of Spain’s Costa del So, the cherished world over for its medieval era history and imposing ruins. Radiating with youthful vigour, there is so much to divulge and discover. Alcazaba a Moorish castle to the ruins of Roman Theater and Castillo de Gibralfaro, on every turn there is something new to unfold. Travellers would never get bored here, as the city will keep on unfolding various tourist attractions. The birthplace of Picasso, the city is loaded with museums for art enthusiasts. Ravishing nightlife, sightseeing, beaches, bars and cuisines, Malaga can easily overpower any other destination when deciding where to escape for a vacation.

Nearest Airport: Málaga Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must Visit Castillo de Gibralfaro Fort, Roman Theater, and famous Playa de La Malagueta beach.

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4. Larnaca, Cyprus – Explore the Beautiful City

Larnaca, Cyprus – Explore the Beautiful City
Larnaca, Cyprus – Explore the Beautiful City

Larnaca a quiet port city in the south of Cyprus mostly revolves around its beaches and golden historical past. The Finikoudes beach best known for its seaside promenade lined with palm trees teeming with locals enjoying coffee or beer. The place vibrates with restaurants, bars and activities perfect for spending an electrifying nightlife. In the morning, the scene changes with cafes and shops. On trespassing the interiors of Larnaca, a different tale unfolds with a relatively quiet downtown district and the Old Turkish quarter of Skala with ramshackle whitewashed houses. While sauntering you will surely stumble upon on the Byzantine church of Agios Lazaros and Larnaka’s little fort.

Nearest Airport: Larnaca International Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Enjoy a laid-back vacation at Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca Marina to enjoy the leisure time, Larnaca Medieval Castle to enjoy an amazing holiday.

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5. Alicante, Spain – A Stunning Island

Alicante, Spain – A Stunning Island
Alicante, Spain – A Stunning Island

Alicante best known for its incredible beach sequences is also Spain’s top tourist destination. A beautiful cocktail of seaside fun along with historical attractions give plenty of reasons to visit this destination in October. It has everything a traveller is looking for spellbinding beaches to imposing medieval era castles, museums or sauntering in the alleyways of the Casco Antiguo. Situated on the hills, the Casco Antiguo is hailed for its breathtaking whitewashed houses and serpentines alleyways. Away from the gorgeous seashores, the town is also best known for its intoxicating nightlife scene and shopping spots. Book Alicante holiday package in October for an amazing trip.

Nearest Airport: Alicante–Elche Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must Visit Castle of Santa Barbara, Postiguet Beach, Basilica of Santa María and more.

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6. Palma de Mallorca, Spain – A Gorgeous Resort City

Palma de Mallorca, Spain – A Gorgeous Resort City
Palma de Mallorca, Spain – A Gorgeous Resort City

With jaw-dropping architecture and history influenced by the Roman, Talayotic, Moors and Christians all have painted the city in a rich history featuring medieval era monuments and rich culture. Speckled with awe-inspiring historical sites, coupled with restaurants, bars, galleries, craft studios gives the impression of a conspiracy to allure tourists from all over the world. Don’t worry, at Palma you do not need any map or itinerary planning. A walk in alleyways and the town will unfold the treasures in front of you. Streets laden with aristocratic houses, teeming public places, imposing baroque churches, lively people and markets brimming with sea bounty catch make the destination irresistible.

Nearest Airport: Palma de Mallorca Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Visit Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle or explore the stunning beaches.

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7. Dalaman, Turkey – A Charming Getaway

Dalaman, Turkey – A Charming Getaway
Dalaman, Turkey – A Charming Getaway

A small quaint town in Turkey, Dalaman offers a laid-back vacation for those sole looking for solitude. But, on landing at the Dalaman airport, this gives you a chance to explore the Mugla, an upscale resort town, in southwestern Turkey. In Mugala get ready for a blasting holiday, divulging the scenic landscape of Ölüdeniz’s famous Blue Lagoon, placid Lake Köyceğiz and Marmaris an upscale resort town. Unravel the rich history by visiting the imposing Bodrum Castle, and various historical sites.

Nearest Airport: Dalaman Airport
Currency: Turkish Lira
Things to do: Enjoy outdoor hiking at Saklikent Gorge, Paragliding and butterfly valley, and Blue Lagoon.

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8. Lanzarote, Spain – A Stunning Otherworldly Destination

Lanzarote, Spain – A Stunning Otherworldly Destination
Lanzarote, Spain – A Stunning Otherworldly Destination

Lanzarote ticks all the boxes making it a must visit tourist destinations in October. The year-round sun, matchless beaches teeming with tourists, otherworldly landscapes and a treasure trove of art and architecture, make this island intrigue and appealing. Brimming with the architectural brilliance of César Manrique. Restaurants and bars give way to electrifying nightlife. Though the beaches are incredible, it is the volcanic landscape, which lends the destination an otherworldly lunar landscape. For this, you must visit Timanfaya National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Nearest Airport: Lanzarote Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Explore Timanfaya National Park, Discover the Cueva de Los Verdes and Charco de los Clicos (Green Lagoon) for an amazing vacation.

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9. Paphos, Cyprus – A Mesmerising Landscape

Paphos, Cyprus – A Mesmerising Landscape
Paphos, Cyprus – A Mesmerising Landscape

Paphos is a city of contrast. And this is tangible when a tourist will visit the two parts of the town Kato Pafos (Lower Pafos) and Ktima (Upper Pafos). The Kato Pafos has been bestowed joint European Capital of Culture in 2017. Bars, restaurants, and shops lined perfectly in sync with the palm-fringed seafront, manicured to the taste of the tourists. Just change your path to the backstreet to discover the historic gems hidden behind in the form of medieval baths, catacombs, and a fishermen’s church. The must visit here is the Pafos Archaeological Site. In contrast, Kitna still enjoys the quaint and laid-back atmosphere. The neighbourhood is overwhelming with colonial-era buildings and museums.

Nearest Airport: Paphos International Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Must visit are Kato Paphos Archaeology Park, Paphos Zoo, Troodos Mountains and more.

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10. Malta, Europe – Glorious Small Archipelago

Malta, Europe - Glorious Small Archipelago
Malta, Europe – Glorious Small Archipelago

Malta an archipelago packs a punch for tourists to explore and get surprised. Literally, the destination has it all ranging from the prehistoric sites, fossil decked cliffs, concealed coves to world-famous sites for scuba diving and bragging an extraordinary medieval history. Malta is a mix of different cultures, which can be easily tangible in cuisines and daily lifestyle. Being at the pivotal of the Mediterranean, Malta was a much sought overprize in the past. The capital Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John is in contrast with Mdina and Victoria, they were built to keep a check on the enemies.

Nearest Airport: Malta International Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Exploring the old city, fun at the beaches, relishing cuisines and exploring ancient ruins.

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11. Gran Canaria, Spain – Beautiful Mountain Passes

Gran Canaria, Spain - Beautiful Mountain Passes
Gran Canaria, Spain – Beautiful Mountain Passes

Gran Canaria’s diverse landscape ranges from the lush verdant foliage of the north to heavily laden mountains in the interiors and desert to the south. The variations in the island get more distinct with a rugged coastline consisting of scattered sandy beaches. Beyond all these travellers looking for fun can enjoy the nightlife and explore the rich cosmopolitan culture of the Las Palmas. The contrast in the landscape and perfect weather all around the year makes the Gran Canaria the popular destination to visit in October.

Nearest Airport: Gran Canaria Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Scuba in Gran Canaria, Surfing at Pozo Izquierdo and trekking at Roque Nublo.

12. Fuerteventura, Spain – A Holiday Paradise

Fuerteventura, Spain – A Holiday Paradise
Fuerteventura, Spain – A Holiday Paradise

Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands gives tough competition to its neighbored Lanzarote. With year-round sunshine exuding various colours through its volcanic sand. But, those who come here for holidays are mostly interested in exploring the otherworldly landscape, which majorly consists of volcanoes and cliff protruding beaches and hidden coves. Corralejo to the North allure Brits and Morro Jable in South appease German making the Island a top holiday destination in October amongst the Europeans.

Nearest Airport: Fuerteventura Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: For an incredible holiday visit Corralejo Natural Reserve, The Salt Museum and escape to Isla de Lobos for an amazing vacation.

13. Antalya, Turkey – Perfect for a Selfie

Antalya, Turkey – Perfect for a Selfie
Antalya, Turkey – Perfect for a Selfie

Antalya, nestled on the Gulf of Antalya is a city carrying its own charm. Beautifully preserving its old heritage but not shy in embracing modernity is a town of different hues. Incredible white sand beaches, shallow seawater will constantly allure you to spend your whole day enjoying the sun, sand and sea. The town also has an ancient Roman harbour and a beautifully preserved city of Kaleiçi. Here, you can savour the architecture and ambiance of ancient restored Ottoman Quarters. Antalya is a destination that will leave you craving for more that makes it a perfect holiday to plan in October.

Nearest Airport: Antalya International Airport
Currency: Turkish liras
Things to do: Explore Kaleiçi, Güllük Dagi National park, Hike Mount Tahtali and more.

14. Ibiza, Spain – A Beach Party Destination

Ibiza, Spain – A Beach Party Destination
Ibiza, Spain – A Beach Party Destination

If you like to cocktail party and beach than Ibiza is for you. The gorgeous archipelago not only attracts revellers and loyal beach lovers but also embraces culture-vulture and laid-back vacationers. But if you are thinking that all the fun is limited to the seashores – then we advise you to toss the cliché image. Away from the off beaten track explore the interior parts of the island, characterized by a quaint village, medieval-era church and stroll on the ramparts of Dalt Vila, a world heritage listed tourist attraction.

Nearest Airport: Ibiza Airport
Currency: Euro
Things to do: Explore historical heritages and stroll on the beaches while enjoying various water activities like surfing, boating and diving.

15. Marrakesh, Morocco – A Perfect Blend of Culture

Marrakesh, Morocco – A Perfect Blend of Culture
Marrakesh, Morocco – A Perfect Blend of Culture

Marrakesh has everything to dazzle a traveller, no matter how experienced he is. From traditional souks to medina’s intrigue serpentine streets showcasing breathtaking glimpses of the ancient era. Don’t miss shopping in souqs, a treasure trove for people looking to spice up their Moroccan holidays. The Souq Semmarine and Souq El Kebir are the main market streets, showcasing a tapestry of lively colours and vibrancy. A glorious past that is visible in the daily life of the locals, along with colonial influence has changed the way Moroccan lives. Find a range of best holiday destinations in October and get yourself ready for a roller coaster ride.

Nearest Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport
Currency: Moroccan Dirhams
Things to do: Explore Kaleiçi, Güllük Dagi National park, Hike Mount Tahtali and more.

Where do You Wish to Embrace the Magic of December?

A December to remember

The month of December is a whirlpool of events, activities, fests, and fiestas. Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year or any other celebration, the world is already on its toes to prepare for the year-end gaiety. In between shopping, families and friends, getting away to your choicest spot can be confounding.

Bangkok
Bangkok

If you are carving for an Asian getaway this December, without wasting time get hold of flights to Manila as the Philippine capital city and Bangkok top the charts. With undying jubilee and gleaming lights, these cities never sleep. If you wish to tuck yourself into isolation, the Boracay islands offer a charming respite to the senses. You can avail special deals on tickets to Asia. South-Asian destinations such as Bali, Singapore and Malaysia not only offer amazing weather but an environment that you will never forget.

You can get a good deal on Manila flights and flights to Bangkok as well as save your money. Goa is another Asian, fun-filled city that can be explored with Goa flights. It’s a carnival extravaganza!!!

With cheap Dubai flights, several travellers flock towards Dubai to drown in the cultural and blissful moments of December. You can do that too; just book cheap flights to Dubai right now. The climate is just perfect for a day out in the futuristic city; the evening and nights have euphoric tales to tell. The lighting at the Burj Khalifa is beyond words can express.

Dubai Dream travel

Dubai
Dubai

The markets and the Dubai Corniche are ornamented in the best way they can. People are out on the streets in their luxury cars. No wonder, Dubai looks like a bride! If you are looking for cheap flight travel or cheap Dubai deals, look no further than Crystal  Travel.

Attend performance at Opera House in Sydney
Opera House in Sydney

If it is winter in Asia, Australian cities experience Christmas and New Year in the summers under the warm sun. Sydney is the place to experience a marvellous combination of fireworks lighting the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The beaches are full of activities and restaurants are flooded inside out. Perth, on the other hand, is the gentle city with a sophisticated nightlife. It is an amazing city to be explored with flights to Perth. There are musical shows and concerts that allure people from all over.

If Africa is on your mind, you should book flights to Africa and head towards the Southern part. Cities like Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Harare are festive-oriented cities with enlivening events. The climate is perfect for city tours and safari excursions. If you wish to be a part of the city life more, be in the centre of Cape Town to enjoy electrifying moments unlike any.

Be More Awesome Than Last Year

Here’s a riddle – What will you get if you mix extravagant fireworks, family feasts, spry lion dances and exchanging red envelops? Well, it can mean only one thing, the most celebrated universal festival.

It’s Chinese New Year once again that starts from February 19 to 25 in China. The festival dates back 5000 years ago and at present, it stretches to a two-week grand celebration. The celebrations vary from city to city, but these tips can provide the best ways to enjoy this festival.

The Best Places to Celebrate

Apparently, there is no alternative for spending such a jubilant festival elsewhere other than China. Destinations such as Beijing, Manila and Hong Kong offer enticing moments to experience the traditional holiday. If you can’t make it to China for the celebrations, the Chinatowns are the most appropriate alternatives. In San Francisco, the New Year parade is considered massive and of its own kind.

Must-try dishes

Must-try dishes
Must-try dishes

Food is the core attraction of the Chinese New Year festival especially when the family reunion dinner takes place. Most of the dishes are attached to traditions and bear names that are specific wishes for the New Year. Dumplings are frequently relished towards midnight and this is a custom that goes back to the imperialism times of yore and signifies wealth and prosperity in the upcoming years.

Long noodles are a favourite choice and such noodles personify long life and height of success in everyone’s life. Fish and chicken are also prominent dishes to Chinese New Year along with rice cakes, spring rolls and other green veggies.

What should one wear?

Red is the blazing colour of the Chinese New Year. Legends go back to those times when a disgusting beast scared the villagers long ago on New Year’s Day. It was frightened by two facts: a person wearing red and an array of bright red clothes left for drying. Such tales led to the fact that red colour drives off any evil or bad fortune.

Apart from this, red colour is also the colour of prosperity that signifies truth, honesty and desirable quality. During this festive season, red can be seen in every celebration, event and festival.