Top January Escapes
It's January, and you won't get a tan from standing in the English rain. Here's a few of our favourite relaxing winter sun suggestions.
Most of Thailand is basking in beautiful sunshine in January and it's high season almost everywhere. You can expect days full of sunshine, high temperatures and calm seas.
Consider Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Koh Lanta or Koh Phangan as amongst the best destinations to holiday in Thailand in January.
The climate should also be ideal in Bangkok and the north of Thailand at this time of year if you want to add on some touring.
January is the middle of the dry season in Belize and you should enjoy warm, dry and sunny days, with cooler, refreshing nights. The trade winds at this time of year keep things quite fresh and not too humid.
Combine a stay in one of Belize's luxury boutique resorts with a couple of nights at an eco-lodge in the jungle and explore Mayan ruins for a perfect 'reef and rainforest' experience.
January is an excellent time to be in Rajasthan to see magnificent royal forts, historic palaces and the Thar Desert.
Combine this with a visit to Delhi, the Taj Mahal at Agra and holy Varanasi or one of the Tiger Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh for an adventurous winter escape.
Combine a stay in lively Phnom Penh with the incredible temples of Angkor before heading down to the coast for a few days relaxation.
To get off the beaten track head into the East of Cambodia or West into the lush Cardamom Mountains. For a truly relaxing adventure consider a boutique cruise along the Mekong River.
A classic Winter Sun destination, the Maldives is ideal for those looking for almost guaranteed sunshine, turquoise lagoons, superb snorkelling and an idyllic winter getaway.
January is high season, so prices are high and it pays to book in advance when deals can still be had. For a city and beach break combine with Dubai or even Singapore.
The winter months are a great time for visiting South Africa's Western Cape. Cape Town and the Western Cape should be enjoying beautiful clear days with plenty of sunshine and warm weather.
Bear in mind however that the Kruger and Kwa-Zulu Natal arelikely to experience some rain at this time of year.
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