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This Canary Island offers a wide variety to suit all travellers, including sandy beaches at Playa del Inglés, subtropical vegetation and parrots at Palmitos Park and desert-like landscapes at the Maspalomas sand dunes. [Photo: Getty]

Sun-soaked destinations to curb your winter blues

Ellie Ross
Contributor

It’s never too early to start thinking about getting your winter sun fix. After all, who doesn’t dream of palm-fringed beaches and warm, turquoise waters when the nights draw in?

The good news is that you don’t always have to travel far to get a dose of Vitamin D, with many sun-soaked winter destinations within four hours flight of the UK.

Sri Lanka offers tempting temperatures, safaris and sandy beaches while Florida is great if you’re craving letting loose at one of the many theme parks on offer. Mexico is another great stop-off, with a beautiful blend of great food, beaches and culture to satisfy almost any sun-seeker.

Cape Verde’s another brilliant choice and just six or so hours away. Or you’ve got Dubai, Morocco, Malta and the Canary Islands to choose from. Your options for winter sun destinations are, almost, endless.

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