Whether you're looking for a cheap holiday in the sun or somewhere far-flung and super luxurious, we've rounded up the hottest destinations for a winter sun holiday.
December, January and February are ideal months for escaping the cold British winter for sunnier climes abroad and there are a few places where you can have guaranteed sunshine and hot weather.
For an affordable getaway with beautiful beaches and relaxed island life, look no further than Cape Verde, Lanzarote and Bali. While those looking to splurge should hit Dubai, Cape Town or the Cayman Islands. Whatever your budget, there's a winter sun destination for you.
Aside from the heat and sunshine, winter offers an array of festivals and events - and Christmas surrounded by palm trees and warm sea is an experience you'll never forget.
Browse our pick of the most dreamy, exotic spots for a winter sun getaway...