There’s nothing quite like winter in London to drag your spirits down – the endless cold, wet, grey days seem to go on and on, and that’s when its not snowing! We’re due to get even more of the same before March ends too…
Only one solution really presents itself when you’ve just had enough – book a break away from it and go somewhere sunnier. Anticipation of the holiday can even lift your spirits before you even get there – OK, you might have a bit more winter to face when you get back, but the boost you’ll have had from a few sunny days will carry you through to the Spring, when it finally comes to the UK.
Don’t think that winter sun has to be an expensive option – you don’t necessarily have to go long-haul to enjoy better weather. The Canaries, only a few hours away, are a great choice – they may not be as sultry as the Caribbean at this time of year but they’re easy to get to and holidays there are reasonably priced, particularly at this time of year.Whether you’re going as a couple or with the family, there are lots of great options – for example, the Rubicon Palace hotel in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, has five swimming pools, one of which is heated throughout the winter.
Many of the hotels in Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria see a great influx of winter visitors, so the good thing about going to the Canaries for your winter sun is that there’s always a lively buzzing atmosphere. You don’t feel like you’re holidaying off-season, which can be as depressing as staying in London all winter – there’s nothing like walking around empty resorts to bring you down! Visiting the Canaries, however, gives you plenty of stuff to do away from the beach so you can have a week or weekend away that is as relaxing or as active as you want.
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