We hate to say it but that summer sun won’t last forever. Plan ahead and escape the imminent cooler climes with our top list of winter sun destinations.

Laila, Senior Travel Manager

Turks & Caicos

“The average temperature for December is around 28 degrees and judging by the Kardashians and many social media influencers that head here, it seems to be the new ‘it’ place to go. See ya later Maldives!” 

Where to Stay: COMO Parrot Cay. This award-winning hotel sits on its own private island framed by white-sand beaches and bright blue seas. Following a recent redesign, there’s now a new gym, beach club, restaurant and kids club. The new look rooms also feature a neutral colour palette of whites, greys, creams and natural wood, making for a soothing stay. 

Book a stay with Total Management Travel and receive upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), full breakfast for two, $100 USD hotel credit to be utilised once during stay ($200 USd for two bedroom accommodations), early check-in/late check-out, complimentary Wi-Fi.

Anna, Senior Leisure Manager

Durban, South Africa

“For me it would be Durban, South Africa. With a warm average temperature of around 24-35°C over November through March, it’s a great option for winter sun. It can be combined with a trip around Kwazulu-Natal, or with a safari or wetlands visit for wildlife fans. It’s definitely a bit more off the beaten track but now that British Airways have introduced a direct flight to Durban it’s sure to become a new hit destination.”

Where to Stay: The luxurious Oyster Box Hotel is a five-star boutique hotel situated on the beachfront of Umhlanga, a prestigious resort town just north of Durban. Well-appointed with luxurious amenities, the hotel is renowned for its fine cuisine, served via a handful of dining destinations including a terrace with Indian Ocean views and wine cellar with private dining table.

Hanna, Travel Manager 

Grenada, Caribbean

“Weather in Grenada is 30 degres in December! If you are looking for pristine beaches, seclusion and wellness, then here is perfect.” 

Where to Stay: One of Grenda’s leading hotels (and the #1 Luxury Hotel in the Caribbean 2019 according to TripAdvisor), Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel is our top pick of places to stay. In addition to five-star facilities, the hotel has expertly found a balance between prioritising contemporary comforts and the laid back ambience of island life. 

Book a stay with Total Management Travel and receive upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), complimentary breakfast daily, $100 USD food and beverage credit to be utilised during stay, round trip private airport transfers, complimentary bottle of rum punch and cookie jar in suite on arrival, complimentary Wi-Fi, early check-in/late check-out.

Sarah, Director of Travel

Chiang Rai, Thailand

“October to January is dry, hotel weather for Northern Thailand so avoids the rainy season that the islands experience. Chiang Rai is great for those that want to enjoy more of an “off the beaten track” experience, plus it’s easy to travel to from Bangkok if you wanted to enjoy a few days in the capital first.” 

Where to Stay: Four Seasons Tented Camp. Breathtaking vistas, decorative details and elephants greet you at this luxurious Chiang Rai hotel located at the heart of Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle. Overlooking the hills of Laos and Myanmar, the five-star hotel offers guests a unique retreat amongst the jungle. 

Book a stay with Total Management Travel and receive full breakfast for two, and $100 USD equivalent spa services and private dining credit to be utilised during stay.

Kyale, Senior Travel Manager 

Dominican Republic, Caribbean

“Dominican Republic hits average temperatures around 27°C during December, and offers some of the most reasonable costs in the Caribbean. It’s a stunning island with beautiful beaches, luxury hotels and so much to do!”

Where to Stay: For the ultimate Caribbean break, you can’t go past Eden Roc at Cap Cana. Set within the exclusive gated community, the luxury hotel boasts 34 suites and villas with private pools, plus 26 two bedroom beachfront suites. Top off your stay with a hit at the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course; wine and dine at the many culinary hotspots; or explore the island by way of zip line, mountain bike or boat. 

Book a stay with Total Management Travel and receive upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), full breakfast daily, one complimentary 30-minute massage per person, $100 USD equivalent food and beverage credit to be utilised during stay, early check-in/late check-out, complimentary Wi-Fi.

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