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The top five winter sun holiday destinations for 2016 and 2017


Today is the first of August and it’s that time again to start thinking about Winter Sun holidays for 2016 and 2017. Here are some Pope&Sons suggestions.

Cambodia Winter Sun

Song Saa luxury private island Cambodia
Song Saa Cambodia

Cambodia is a great destination for all round travel but the dry season runs from October to April. We would recommend a few days in Siem Reap at Belmond La Residence d’Angkor so you can visit Angkor Wat and then scoot over to Song Saa private island for a few days of blissful relaxation.


Australia Winter sun

Luxury hotel on the Barrier Reef
qualia Great Barrier Reef

Australia is of course one of the most popular Winter sun holiday destinations and there is an amazing choice of luxury tours and experiences to choose from. Take a look at our iconic three centre luxury holiday to Australia which visits the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and Uluru and can be taken all year round but especially over the UK winter time.


Fiji Winter sun

The temperature in Fiji rarely drops below 26c all year round and if you are looking for some Winter sun in Fiji then the best time to visit would be March to December.

We feature a wonderful 14-day honeymoon to Fiji which features the amazing Laucala Private Island resort.

Malaysia winter sun

Our Managing Director Dave Pope’s favourite hotel is on the Malaysia island of Langkawi. The Datai Hotel is his top tip for a Winter sun holiday combined with a few days in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. If you travel to Langkawi between November and April, you will get a great balance of sunshine and light rainfall with a daytime temperature of 30-35c.

Caribbean winter sun

Our final top tip for a Winter sun holiday is Antigua and the beautiful Carlisle Bay. With an average day

Carlise Bay Caribbean WInter sun
Carlisle Bay luxury resort

time temperature of around 28c, Antigua is less humid and drier than other Caribbean islands which makes it much more enjoyable.

Carlisle Bay is a luxury Caribbean resort with genuine West Indian hospitality. Just go there!

Pope&Sons offer a lot more than just winter sun holidays, we create tailor made holidays around the World backed up by innovative and attentive customer service. We appreciate that the perception of luxury is different for each customer so regardless of how much you spend, we will be here for you before, during and after your escape. Contact us today on 01926 658 797 or escape@popeandsons.co.uk.


  1. Antigua would be most welcome right now! Such a perfect winter sun holiday with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Last time I was there spent many an afternoon just watching the humming birds from my verandah whilst sipping on a cold rum punch. I would definitely recommend Antigua for a winter sun holiday especially at the luxurious Carlisle Bay. Take me back now I want to escape winter!

  2. Given the bitterly cold weather that has hit the UK in the last couple of days, I am even more motivated to book a trip and travel in search of some winter sun! I agree with Dave that The Datai is one of the best hotels in the world and he has booked me some great holidays. Thailand is next, but I have to say that the Caribbean is looking tempting. Carlisle Bay may have to go on the bucket list! A trip to the Arctic could also be on the cards – I’ve always wanted to see The Northern Lights. Dave – let’s talk when you are back from your UK mini-break… Cheers, Terry

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