Banish the January Blues!

Once the joy of Christmas has worn off and the rain is beating down, do you dream of sun and sandy beaches? Check out some of our ideas for the best holiday destinations for winter sun in January 2023.

Where is hot in January?
The hottest places in January tend to be long-haul destinations such as Cancun and Barbados, but European hotspots such as Tenerife and Lanzarote still offer warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine just a few hours’ flight away.

The top 10 holiday destinations which are the hottest in January:

  • Singapore – 30.5C
  • Cancun – 30.5C
  • Manaus – 30C
  • Barbados – 29.1C
  • Rio de Janeiro – 29C
  • Sydney – 27.4C
  • Cape Town – 27C
  • Cape Verde – 25.2C
  • Tenerife – 21.1C
  • Playa Blanca – 20.5C


Average temperature: 20C. Tenerife is a popular destination throughout the year, but it is still a great option even in winter with a short flight.


Average temperature: 30C. The Mexican holiday hotspot remains around 30C even in January, making it perfect for a long-haul break.

Almeria, Spain

Average temperature: 16-18C. With average 10 sunshine hours in January and only an average of 2 rainy days; the southern city of Almeria is a great location for some winter sun. There are plenty of things to do in Almeria too. You can visit the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress perched above the city that was featured in Game of Thrones and the beautiful beaches of Cabo de Gata nature reserve are featured in Indiana Jones.

Athens, Greece

Average temperature: 13-17C. Combining sun and warmth in January with a cultural break, Athens is a fantastic destination and one of Europe’s warmest winter city breaks.


Explore the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Often referred to as the ‘gateway between the east and the west’, it combines the comfort and convenience of the modern western world with the unique charm and culture of Arabia.


Average temperature: 28C. Always dreamed of a trip to the Caribbean island? Now could be the perfect time – even in the evenings, temperatures remain warm, dropping to around 22C.

Cape Verde

Average temperature: 26C. South of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, Cape Verde shares the Canaries’ dry climate but it’s even hotter. The islands offer a happy medium between a short flight to the Canaries or a longer trip to the tropics.


Average temperature: 21C. Maintaining warm temperatures all year, Lanzarote is a great choice to get some sun without having to travel too far.

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