The top 5 winter sun hotspots for a round the world trip

Friday, 14 October 2011 4:04 PM

LA: A sun-soaked spot on a winter world trip

LA: A sun-soaked spot on a winter world trip

If you're considering booking a round the world trip to get some winter sun this year, there are several destinations to choose from.

First of all, if you want to go round the world for under £1,000, you might wish to look at what Los Angeles has to offer.

There is a lot to see and do here and if you're keen to spend as much time as possible outside to soak up a few rays, you will certainly be in the right place.

Why not spend your time wandering around the many parks and gardens to be found in this part of the world? Griffith Park is the largest urban park in the city and is home to pony and train rides, golf courses and lots of hiking trails.

There are also eight wonderful beaches, the most famous of which is probably Venice Beach - a great place for surfing and people watching. Head to the Venice Ocean Front Walk for a fantastic day out and lots of things to see and do.

Australia would also be a good bet for any sun worshipper eager to escape the British winter weather. Why not head to Sydney? Here, you will find a beautiful meandering coastline with lots of golden beaches - perfect for a lovely day out.

Or you could go for a picnic in the botanical gardens and catch a few waves at Bondi Beach - it's entirely up to you!

The Middle East might prove tempting to some and you could have a wonderful time if you head to Abu Dhabi.

Make your way to the pristine beaches at Ras Al Khaima and Fujairah to escape the more cosmopolitan side to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Don't forget to have a go at camel riding, either.

Goa could also be a great choice if you're looking to get away this winter. The region's tropical shores are perfect for some warm winter sunshine and you will be able to spend your days relaxing on soft sandy beaches beneath beautiful palm trees, before watching the sun set magnificently over the sea.

Elsewhere, the Caribbean is a particularly popular option for winter sun holidays.

Here you will find amazing natural scenery, warm tropical seas and a very laidback attitude to life - ideal if you want to get away from it all and top up your tan this winter.