Get set for a winter sun geataway by booking your

first_imgGet set for a winter sun geataway by booking your ticket to the sun. Here are seven amazing exotic places to consider, all with flights under £400.You can get really cheap deals if you leave it late – often on charter flights operated by the likes of Thomson and flythomascook. For more tips, see our helpful guide: Charter flights: debunking the myths and finding a good deal 1. Goa, India from £308Gorgeous Goa is a banker for off-season sun. Winter may be the ‘cool’ season in Goa, but it’s the best time to visit. If you prefer it really hot and steamy, wait until spring or summer, but from November to February the weather is just right: simply dry, sunny and hot. Perfect for doing not much at all but whiling away your days with a book on the beach with a cool beer, 5. Antigua, from £345Antigua has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It apparently has 365 of them – yes, one for every day of the year! Whichever one you choose, you can be assured that the sand will be pure white and the sea bluer than Brighton beach. If you want to get active, there’s diving, snorkelling, speedboat rides, windsurfing, biking, cruises, sea safaris… *flight prices correct as of date of publication – 14 October 2013ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Caya Coco, Cuba from £338This is a great deal. Flights to Cuba aren’t usually this cheap, but if you aren’t going to Havana and just want to laze on a tropical beach, you can fly direct to the resort of Caya Coco for a tropical taste of Caribbean Cuba, complete with palm trees, clear turquoise seas and talcum powder beaches as standard. 6. Barbados from £326Resorts in Barbados have all the glamour you would expect of a favoured celebrity getaway, but if posing isn’t active enough for you, head to the east coast, a coveted surfing utopia, with the crystal clear Atlantic sea and rugged coastal landscape offering wild wind-surfing, spectacular hiking and some truly amazing diving and snorkelling. 7. Boa Vista, Cape Verde from £309With temperatures that never fall much below 24C, Cape Verde has been dubbed ‘the new Caribbean’ by sun worshippers. But Boa Vista is still pretty exclusive and there are only a handful of hotels on the island. Apart from the laidback tiki bars, nightlife amounts to a midnight tour to see loggerhead turtles nesting on the beach. 2. The Gambia from £217A world away from Europe but only a six-hour flight from the UK, The Gambia offers an exotic yet accessible winter getaway. Get an intoxicating introduction to West Africa with a visit to the capital Banjul, or simply soak up the rays on a palm-fringed golden sandy beach. Sounds good, doesn’t it? 4. Abu Dhabi, UAE from £356If you want to combine winter beach sun with some big city excitement, then ponder up-and-coming Abu Dhabi. If lying by the pool gets tiresome, you can take the credit card out to play – shopping is something of a national pastime – or get your thrills at Ferrari World, home to the fastest rollercoaster anywhere. Related5 great winter sun escapesThe season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us, but if you dream of warmer climes, plot your escape now.Winter sun stars: 5 dream beach destinations to beat the winter bluesBeat the clocks! Plot your escape from short winter days with these five ideas for exotic getaways with flights from only £177 return.5 November sun escapes5 November sun escapeslast_img