Unwind in the sun after the busy Christmas period

12 December 2019

Christmas can be a hectic time of year, what with all the gift buying, the parties, and the toing and froing between family, and can leave you feeling a little tired. So, when January arrives, you’ll be due some much-needed rest and relaxation time and where better to spend in that in one of our picks for January’s hottest relaxation destinations.


The tranquil Caribbean vibe of Barbados is enough to ease the tension in even the most overtaxed visitor. An island that runs at a gentle pace, where you can meander your way along the beach by day to the sound of steel drums, and sip fruity cocktails in the evening watching the sun dip below the gently undulating Caribbean Sea.

From 17th January to 23rd January is Round Barbados Sailing Week, when sail boats race along Barbados’s stunning coastline. The event brings people from across the island together to enjoy the spectacle and promises to be a perfect addition to your relaxing escape.

Cape Verde

The tiny archipelago off the west coast of Africa is a secluded haven for beach lovers. With average January temperatures of 24°C and eight hours of sunshine per day through the month, the conditions are perfect for lounging on the beach and basking in the warm winter sun.

With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, we recommend spending time on more than one island to allow you to experience more of Cape Verde. Start in the capital of Praia on Santiago with its rich culture and history, before heading north to the relaxing paradise island of Boa Vista then finish up with your toes buried in the silky sand of one of the beautiful beaches on Sal.


With an average of only four days of rain in January and temperatures of 20°C, Tenerife has a pleasant winter climate that is reminiscent of warm spring days. The island’s world-class selection of spas makes it the perfect place to head in January to soak up some winter sun while you rejuvenate all your senses through an expertly selected programme of treatments.

Bahia Del Duque is one of the island’s finest spa hotels and is a retreat of peace, serenity and energy where guests can disconnect from the outside world and engage in the 360 immersions which are personally tailored to promote significant results.


To book your sun-drenched relaxing getaway this January, contact your local Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and even after your trip. 


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