Ask anyone and they all tell you winter is not on their favorite list .Who would even enjoy the cold winds, falling snow and zero degrees temperatures? Many people long for an intense dose of heat and sunshine at this time of year. The web is full of destinations to choose from the sometimes it might look too confusing. Booking your holidays with Monarch
or similar sites may save you some precious time and frustration. Regardless, if you’re planning on going for a holiday this English winter, here are 3 places you may want to consider. Beach/Snorkelling holiday in Jamaica
Located in the Caribbean, Jamaica is largely popular as a favorite destination for nature lovers but is also ideal for those looking for a sun filled escape from winter months. The island offers visitors dramatic views of natural landscapes of the Caribbean. Once there, you can visit the Dunn’s River Falls, widely considered one of the most beautiful water falls in the world; enjoy one of the many white sand beaches; go deep sea fishing for tuna, blue marlin, and sailfish; or go snorkeling on one of the many coral reefs off the coast.
Ski holiday in France
The appeal of going to France for a ski holiday in winter is obvious; there are many different French ski areas, the snow is very reliable and you can get there within hours. The European country boasts of a broad variety of great ski resorts for both skiers and snowboarders including Val d’Isere, Val Thorens, Meribel, Tignes, Courchevel, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. You can choose from traditional ski resorts or the modern ski-in ski-out resorts: each of them has something that appeals to everyone on a ski holiday. (Image Courtesy of Pics_by_L
.)France boasts of many Ski areas with the most popular being the Three Valleys (includes Courchevel, Val Thorens and Meribel) and the Espace Killy (Val D’Isere and Tignes). Other key ski areas include Paradiski and Portes du Soleil.The French Alps (popular for their reliable snow) are home to numerous ski chalets. If you want an informal, more relaxed holiday, a ski chalet holiday would be the best option.
City Holiday in Rome
Despite the long queues, heat haze, stressed shoppers and traffic fumes in spring and autumn, many people still visit Rome due to its obvious attractive landscapes, museums and other top attractions. However, the best time to visit the Eternal City is winter when you can enjoy looking at the now sharper marble & travertine edges and more vivid colours as well as basking in the low-flying sun that turns Rome into a big Baroque stage set. (Image Courtesy of Klaas
)There are some days in winter months when the sky colour will be a Volare blue shade that may not be found anywhere else. The most important site here is the Musei Capitolini (the first public museum in the world) located at Piazza del Campidoglio
. The museum is also very cosy and the dinky small rooms along the piazza part of the wing house in the museum (better known as Palazzo dei Conservatori) offers a wide display of artefacts and collections.
Once winter comes, don’t fight it. Instead, escape it. If you are really feeling the chill, why not head to warmer climates where you can enjoy some sunshine .Whether you prefer a beach holiday, a ski holiday or a city holiday, you can find a good place to escape the English winter.