As winter prepares to fall around us like a cold, dark shroud, there are certain aspects of the cooler months that we can’t wait for. Christmas, New Year, cosy nights in by the fire and hot dinners with the family are all prime examples of why winter is many people’s favourite season. However, if you mourn the passing of autumn and long for sunshine and longer days, then what you need is a short break away from the cold and gloom to lavish in warmer climes. Once you’ve decided that a temporary exodus from Britain is needed, then comes the next conundrum of where on earth should you go to enjoy a little sun and warmth in the depths of winter, without forking out an arm and a leg to get there? Here is Wowcher’s guide to the top destinations for getting that little bit of much needed winter sun…
Known as a hub of African, Islamic and European cultures, Marrakesh is a rare example of an inland city destination that caters perfectly to both sun-seekers and culture vultures. A thriving hub of chaotic culture, from the frenetic activity of the market souks to the laid back luxury of the hotels, restaurants and shisha bars, Marrakesh is a must-visit city for anyone in search of a unique, North African adventure. The Djemaa El-Fna, the main market square is the epicentre of the city’s cultural life, making it a compulsory visit whilst you’re in Marrakesh. Also of interest is the historical Koutoubia Mosque and the opulent and impressive Saadian Tombs, showcasing the very finest in Islamic architecture and art.
The thrilling atmosphere of a capital city that offers everything a modern traveller needs whilst also revelling in it’s fascinating past, incredible traditions and unique culture, all with a balmy warm temperature even in the depths of winter.
January high temperature: 19°C
Flight time: 3 hours 40 mins
Wowcher have previously offered three nights in Marrakesh, including return flights, for just £99pp. Now that’s a winter sun offer you can’t ignore!