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- Posted:Monday, January 25, 2010
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It's that time of year where in some parts of the world there are many who are fed-up with the winter chill, the snow, and that general darkness and gloom that's in the air despite what time in the day it is! And even if you're currently roasting in the heat of the sun you might still be in need of an escape from your normal surroundings!
Here at Hostels.com we've started to look for the sun instead of waiting for it to find us and we've picked out some amazing places where the sun is beaming from a cloud-less sky! And we've even included some great hostels for you to stay in to make them cheap winter sun holidays so you can just catch up with the sun and relax!
US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin islands are mainly made up of St John, St Thomas, St Croix and Water Island and they offer the ultimate island paradise to relax and unwind in. When most of the northern hemisphere is dropping to freezing temperatures, the US Virgin Islands are basking in sunshine and make them the ideal escape for a winter break. The area is full of luxury resorts, great hotels and restaurants, and has plenty to offer tourists of all tastes.
Cancun approaches its high season for tourism around February as holiday-makers take advantage of its all year round sun. Cancun has so much to offer all tastes for a winter break, from water-sports and eco-parks to great nightlife and restaurants. It's located on the south-east coast of Mexico and boasts beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue waters, making it the ideal spot for a winter escape.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The stunning town of Playa del Carmen in Mexico has more than doubled in size in recent years due to its popularity with tourists looking to enjoy the white sand beaches, coral reefs and clear blue waters! This has resulted in the opening of some amazing restaurants and luxurious hotels to cater for all your needs on your winter sun holiday in Playa del Carmen. You can avail of the beautiful beaches here for swimming, snorkelling and diving. And there's also a great golf course and spectacular beach walks if you prefer to stay dry!
Read the rest of our Top 10 Winter Sun Holidays feature here...