Looking to book a winter holiday in the sun? Can't bear the idea of colder weather. Well here are some of our top picks for escaping the colder climes.

Tulum, Mexico

Arriba Arriba!  Tulum is on the Yucatan Peninsula and overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Here you can take a dip in the magical cenotes (limestone sinkholes) and visit the ancient Mayan ruins, which overlook the turquoise waters that lap onto the beautiful shores. Make sure to feast on Mexican food, drink plenty of cervezas and stock up on the traditional brightly coloured blankets to take back home.

What to pack:  How about the JADEtribe Nicole bag, which comes in many colours, to pack your beach towels and SPF in.

Tulum-Mexico

Koh Tao, Thailand

This Thai outpost is the antithesis of bigger and busier Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. It is only reached by ferry and offers visitors a range of activities. From diving in the crystal clear waters, to hiking around the jungle or enjoying the nightlife – Koh Tao has it all. The island has still not been discovered by the chain hotels or package holiday travellers, and retains its old school Thai charm. Visit before it’s too late!

What to pack: For an in the know traveller look, we love this Tori Praver bikini.

Koh Tao

Barbados, West Indies

Want a boutique hotel that packs punches but doesn’t break the bank? Then Little Arches is the perfect hideout for you. This laid back hotel on the Southern shores of Barbados has the popular La Luna restaurant for mealtimes and is close to some of the best beaches, for lounging or surfing!

What to pack: A beach cover up doesn't get as fun or charming as a Pitusa Abaya here.

Little Arches

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