As the weather gets colder, it's only natural to think about jetting off to somewhere warmer. Here are some of Original Travel's picks for well-earned and completely unique 'winter sun' holiday...

Aerial view of Maldives Island

The Maldives

Staying on an island in the Maldives is an ultimate travel pin up, with its pristine white beaches and sublime hotels. Year on year, ever more glamorous resorts and hotels crop up, providing a superstar selection of places to stay that the Original Travel team know well.

lion cub in a tree


Tanzania is an old favourite, with incredible safari opportunities and swathes of beautiful beaches, making this the ideal 'bush and beach' destination. The Serengeti is an obvious spot for an abundance of wildlife; however, when you've filled you safari boots, there's nothing more refreshing than a stint on the picture perfect white sand beaches of the Tanzanian coast and islands; home to some of the Indian Ocean's best beach lodges. More adventurous still, although probably not for anyone wanting to fly and flop, is the chance to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

landscape of countryside in cambodia


It's simple - Cambodia is the next big thing in Asia. It's a great country, with beautiful sights, friendly people and scrumptious food. The southern coast, with its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, is flourishing, with new luxury hotels opening all the time. A trip to the coast can easily be combined with a visit to the miraculous lost city of Angkor Wat - the perfect recipe for a successful winter sun holiday destination.

la pisota beach in jalisco


Mexico is pretty hot right now, and not just literally. But put Cancun on the backburner, as Mexico has so much more to offer. The country's landscapes range from the deserts and rugged mountain ranges of the north, to tropical jungles and white-sand beaches of the Caribbean coast. The Pacific Coast and the Baja California Peninsula have some top hotels and great spots for diving and whale-watching. Alternatively, culture vultures can enjoy rich cultural heritage in the Yucatan Peninsula or Mexico City.

view of grand mosque in Muscat


Let's set the scene: warm weather, desert and coastal scenery, lovely hotels (and spa treatments), plus snorkelling and diving in pristine waters. Oman enjoys a calm, relaxed atmosphere in contrast to its glitzy neighbour, Dubai. With a selection of top notch beach hotels and private safari trips into the dessert, this oasis has a little something for everyone.

To hear more of our favourite winter sun suggestions, or to begin planning your bespoke holiday, contact Original Travel.