Blue Monday: Three places to banish the January blues

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Main Pool



Blue Monday arrives on Monday 18 January marking the most depressing day of the year for Brits, thanks to a number of factors including the cold weather, the excitement of Christmas being well and truly over, along with it being Dry January.

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But there is a light at the end of the tunnel and a wonderful way to chase the winter blues is booking a holiday! We've rounded up three fantastic ideas to help you keep the January blues at bay...

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Deluxe Room



Book a spring break and save money

Give yourself something to look forward to by booking your spring or summer holiday now. It will motivate you to start saving your holiday cash, tone up for days at the beach and you can make huge savings on luxury holidays. Sovereign, for example, is offering a seven-night getaway at the five-star Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas in Crete from £645 per person - saving up to £1,265 per couple. The price includes a £100 Blue Monday discount, a half board upgrade, private resort transfers and return flights from Gatwick departing 1 May 2016.



Think long term

Winters can be long and if every Monday feels like Blue Monday you might need a long-term solution to help restore your mind and revive your spirit. Health and Fitness Travel offers a wellness holiday in the idyllic Gramado Mountains of Brazil, which will boost your brainpower, attention span and memory. The wellness programme includes consultations with psychologists and psychotherapists to achieve greater mental and emotional health. A seven-night holiday at Kurotel costs from £4,890 per person or £5,185 for single occupancy, including return flights and transfers.



Blow away the cobwebs

Get out and stretch your legs as you release endorphins on a walking break. Set deep within the New Forest, Rhinefield House Hotel provides a wonderful atmosphere for a winter escape. You can enjoy long walks throughout the 40 acres of grounds and surrounding forest and bask in the crisp countryside air, then warm up by a roaring fire while playing traditional board games and enjoying afternoon tea. Hand Picked Hotels is offering January breaks from £168 per couple per night, including a three-course dinner and full traditional breakfast when you book using code PWIN16.

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Blue Monday: Happy Worst Day of the Year
Blue Monday: Happy Worst Day of the Year