Follow The Sun

Autumn has undeniably arrived and already summer sunshine feels like a distant memory. It’s always sunny somewhere though so get inspired for your dream winter sun with our look at essential destinations for sun worshippers…and how to get there.

Dominican Republic

With it’s white sandy beaches, amazing natural resources and rainforest wildlife, this sun kissed Caribbean island is a true paradise. Experience it in style this winter with this 5* offer from Classic Resorts.

Stay 7 nights at the 5* Dreams Punta Cana Resort on an all inclusive basis from €1,527 per person including all taxes and charges. Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Tropical View room. Flights are through London with BA.

Average Temp: 18-28°C

Flight Time: 11+ hours


Spectacular natural beauty, unspoilt beaches, national parks, top class golf courses and the best surf in the world are just some of the reasons to visit Hawaii. Aloha Holidays will work you to create the perfect trip wheter you are a first time or returning visitors.

They can put together a basic 7 night package in one location, organise a four island cruise or even plan a twin-centre holiday for you with a stop in Las Vegas. Prices vary depending on what you want but as an example they are now offering 7 nights at the 4* Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu from €970 per person.

Average Temp: 26-30°C

Flight time: 16+ hours


Cancun has become popular as the destination of choice for first time visitors to Mexico. The 5* Sapphire Riviera Cancun offers the ultimate in luxury and amenities and is now offering 7 nights in a Deluxe Junior Suite on an all inclusive basis from €1,505 per person sharing including flights and transfers.

Average Temp: 27°C

Flight time: 11+ hours

South Africa

Whether your South African Dream is a stroll down one of the beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean, a Safari in the enormous Kruger National Park, a visit to beautiful Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain or even a flutter at the tables in Sun City, Sunway have the perfect package for you. Prices vary depending on what type of holiday you are planning and you can find out more about their South Africa packages here.

Average Temp: 16-26°C

Flight time: Nine+ hours


With heavenly beaches and diving and snorkelling opportunties everywhere, Bali is one of the most popular of Indonesian island for short holiday. You can drive around the entire island in a day and there are ancient temples to explore all the way.

Caribbean Collection are offering 7 nights at the 5* Melia Benoa on a B&B basis from €1,089 per person sharing.

Average Temp: 27°C

Flight Time: 16+ hours

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands have been a long time favourite for Irish sun worshippers looking for a winter top up and with a short flight and plenty of choice this looks unlikely to change. Lanzarote has been growing in popularity over the past few years and it’s unique architecture and volcanic landscape are just some of the reasons to give it a try.

Sunway have a range of holiday packages across all the islands to choose from with some very good rates available now. As an example you can find 7 nights to Lanzarote departing on November 3rd with 4* hotel accommodation plus flights, transfers and all taxes from €512 per person sharing.

Average Temp: 18 degrees

Flight Time: 4+ hours

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