Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in February 2024

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Planning a romantic escape? Perhaps you're after some half-term family time? Whatever takes you away in February, we have the pick of the bunch when it comes to places to go for fabulous winter sun.

A palm-lined beach in the Maldives, Indian Ocean
A palm-lined beach in the Maldives, Indian Ocean © Loocid GmbH -

From eco-retreats in Costa Rica and sugary sands of Grenada to immersive cultural experiences in unforgettable Rio, there's something for everyone in our handpicked selection of top destinations in February.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Maldives 31°C 25°C 10 hours 10 hours
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand 32°C 14°C 10 hours 14 hours
3. Goa, India 32°C 21°C 10 hours 9.5 hours
4. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 20°C 14°C 7 hours 4.5 hours
5. Cape Town, South Africa 25°C 15°C 10 hours 11.5 hours
6. Dominican Republic 28°C 21°C 9 hours 9.5 hours
7. Tamarindo, Costa Rica 33°C 23°C 8 hours 12 hours
8. Majorca, Balearic Islands 14°C 6°C 6 hours 2.5 hours
9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 30°C 21°C 7 hours 12 hours
10. Grenada 29°C 21°C 8 hours 11 hours

Browse below to see our pick of the top 10 winter sun destinations in February based on a variety of interests and distance. One thing you can rely on is that each place features is good and sunny in February.

Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in February infographic
Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in February infographic ©

Top 10 sunny destinations in February

  1. Maldives
  2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  3. Goa, India
  4. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  5. Cape Town, South Africa
  6. Dominican Republic
  7. Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  8. Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  10. Grenada

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Sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, expected flight time and what each destination is most well-known for.

Looking for more? Check out our complete guide to the weather in February and see where we think are some of the best places to go on holiday at this time.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Article updated on Friday 5th January 2024 in: Africa Asia Caribbean Central America Europe Season South America Winter sun

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