If you’re looking for a place to escape the cold, rain or perpetual gray skies, there are some reliable sunny destinations to tempt you. Best of all, some of them are quite affordable, particularly if you can take advantage of a last-minute deal or discounted holiday package. From city breaks to beach vacations, the following are some top destination picks where you’re likely to be embraced by warm weather and sunny skies at almost any time of year.
The former British colony of Barbados is a popular destination for honeymooners, holidaymakers and sun seekers from all over the world. Located on the eastern edge of the Caribbean, the small and friendly island is known for its stunning beaches, fine cuisine, vibrant culture and spectacular caves. Visitors from Europe and North America can easily travel there visa-free, with many direct flights offering a convenient escape to paradise. Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, with year round temperatures of 30°C/86°F.