With the summer officially over and the temperatures slowly dropping in the UK, now is the perfect time to book your next winter-sun getaway. Leave the dark mornings and chilly evenings behind and relax in paradise. Just imagine the sun beating down on you as you lay with a cocktail (or two) in hand…

With so many places to choose from, picking your next holiday can be a bit of a mission in itself. So, we’ve made things a little easier and found the best winter sun destinations for 2019 (you can thank us later!).

The Canary Islands: With an abundance of flights departing daily from most UK airports (and just a four-hour plane journey), Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma are a guaranteed win when it comes to winter sun.  Warm temperatures are sure to top up your tan and soak up the winter blues, and with a range of accommodation options and amazing entertainment available in most hotels, what could be better?

Morocco: Given its low-cost flights to places such as Marrakech and Agadir, Morocco is fast becoming a hotspot for British tourists. Combining both African and European cultures and offering modern and traditional accommodation, your options are vast. With markets, beautiful scenery of the Atlas mountain and sun-kissed beaches, Morocco really is a haven. Especially if you’re after a touch of both culture and leisure.

The Maldives: The Maldives is perhaps one of the most photogenic places in the world. Perfect for diving, surfing and sailing in the crystal-clear waters, it truly is the definition of paradise. Direct flights from the UK will take you straight to the tropical destination (although, you may have to get a small plane over the water), and with a range of luxury all-inclusive accommodation available, you’re sure to have a stress-free holiday.

Thailand: Thailand has always been a popular choice among British tourists, given its stunning beaches, delicious cuisine and soaring temperatures, even during the winter months. With several resorts to choose from including the island of Phuket, Krabi and Pattaya – the opportunities are endless. Accommodation varies in price, so whether you’re on a budget or are looking to splash out on a luxury getaway, you’ll find exactly what you’re after!

Dubai: Situated within the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is renowned for its luxury shopping, modern architecture and glamorous nightlife. The dazzling white sand and scorching temperatures make for the perfect beach day and with plenty to do such as exploring downtown Dubai, visiting the action-packed Jumeriah beach and dining at one of the seven indulgent restaurants at Pier 7 Dubai Marina – you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Cuba: The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is the perfect winter escape thanks to its sun-kissed beaches on the north coast, easy reach to Havana (a city rich is Hispanic architecture), not to mention Varadeo, an ideal spot for families to relax and create memories together. If you’re a classic car enthusiast, then you’ll be in your element in Cuba. With tours available you to could be driving in style whilst soaking up the rays. Cuba is also the renown for its scuba diving. Explore the turquoise ocean and see the underwater world come to life.

Oh, and don’t forget to buy your travel insurance policy once you have booked your holiday!