Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in January 2023

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Start your new year strong with a warming winter sun escape in January. If this sounds like your kind of resolution, let us help you decide where to go with our bespoke pick of the top 10 destinations for every interest.

Agonda Beach, Goa, India © Anyacola - Dreamstime.com
Agonda Beach, Goa, India © Anyacola - Dreamstime.com

From richly-scented city breaks in fascinating and historic urban centres to sun-drenched coastlines with swimming pools, sun loungers and all the cocktails you could wish for, our eclectic list of places to go in January is sure to please.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Goa, India 32°C 20°C 10 hours 9.5 hours
2. Maldives 30°C 25°C 9 hours 10 hours
3. Barbados 28°C 21°C 9 hours 9 hours
4. Phuket, Thailand 32°C 23°C 9 hours 15 hours
5. Mauritius 30°C 22°C 8 hours 12 hours
6. Kerala, India 31°C 22°C 9 hours 12 hours
7. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands 19°C 13°C 7 hours 4.5 hours
8. Cape Town, South Africa 25°C 15°C 11 hours 11.5 hours
9. Grenada 29°C 21°C 8 hours 11 hours
10. Marrakech, Morocco 18°C 6°C 7 hours 3.5 hours

Take your pick from our selection of the top 10 destinations for winter sun in January based on different interests, distances and types of weather.

Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in January infographic © Weather2Travel.com
Top 10 winter sun holiday destinations in January infographic © Weather2Travel.com

Top 10 sunny holiday destinations in January

  1. Goa, India
  2. Maldives
  3. Barbados
  4. Phuket, Thailand
  5. Mauritius
  6. Kerala, India
  7. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
  8. Cape Town, South Africa
  9. Grenada
  10. Marrakech, Morocco

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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 looking for summer breaks or winter sun escapes, we'll show 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 January and see where we recommend that has the best weather for a holiday.

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton
Article updated on Sunday 15th May 2022 in: Africa Asia Caribbean Europe Season Winter sun

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