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The 7 Best Winter Sun Destinations To Visit In January 2020

Tired of the cold weather? We don’t blame you. Thousands of travellers plan winter vacations each year just to get away from the winter gloom and replenish their levels of Vitamin D. 

In fact, nearly a quarter of all Americans actually prefer winter vacations, citing the lack of tourists, lower costs, and desire to get away from the bad weather as reasons why. However, not every winter sun destination is created equal.

This New Year, we thought we’d look into some of the hottest (pun sort of intended) winter sun destinations to visit in January 2020. It’s a New Year, and the new you deserves to know which of the world’s hottest travel destinations are perfect for a warm-weather getaway to kick-off 2020.

Pack your bags, set your away messages, and prepare to treat yourself to an early Valentine’s Day gift. Head to any one of the seven best winter sun destinations in February 2020 for a warm-weather holiday. You deserve it.

Best Winter Sun Destinations January 2020

1. Palawan, Philippines

A thriving culture of local cuisine and some of the friendliest people on the planet make the Philippines a great spot to start any winter travel adventure. Once you’re there, El Nido is a cluster of 45 islands just off the tip of Palawan that you can explore and is famous for the Secret Lagoon. Swim through a hole in the limestone rocks to enter a hidden bay with crystal clear water and soft sand. Sounds like the perfect winter sun vacation to us.

Average winter temperature: 22°C to 33°C/72°F to 91°F

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2. San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is without a doubt one of the coolest and cheapest winter destinations to visit in January 2020. Flights are cheapest in January, and you’ll absolutely be able to find fairly-priced vacation packages if you’re interested in going the all-inclusive route. Stretches of white sand, the waterfalls at El Yunque, and some of the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted are all things to look forward to. And, while January is the “coldest” month of the year, it remains mild, sunny, and pretty tropical.

Average winter temperature: 21°C to 28°C/70°F to 83°F

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3. Tulum, Mexico

The stunning beaches of Tulum have made the city one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico. Quintana Roo, in general, attracts hundreds of thousands of international visitors each year due to its idyllic position on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. As home to, Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, visitors have lots to do in Quintana Roo. However, we suggest visiting Tulum and using it as your home base for winter travels in Mexico. Flights to the Cancun airport from most major US cities won’t cost more than $350.

Average winter temperature: 21°C to 27°C/70°F to 81°F

Best Winter Sun Destinations January 2020

4. Bali, Indonesia

An average hotel in Bali in December and January can cost you nearly 30% lower than during peak season. And, while winter might be the rainy season in Indonesia, you’ll still be able to enjoy an average temperature of about 82 degrees Fahrenheit and plenty of sun off and on during the day. Oh, and fewer tourists mean easier access to the island’s awe-inspiring temples, making it absolutely one of the best cities for winter sun destinations for January 2020.

Average winter temperature: 23°C to 29°C/73°F to 84°F

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5. Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is a stunning island that attracts tourists from all over the world with its warm weather, pristine beaches and friendly locals. One trip here and you’ll easily fall in love with the place. Whether you’re after some party vibes or simply want to spend a week chilling on a private beach, you’ll find it here. Its prime location to other hot tourist destinations in Asia easily makes it one of the best winter sun destinations to visit in January 2020.

Average winter temperature: 23°C to 28°C/73°F to 83°F

Best Winter Sun Destinations January 2020

6. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

It’s hard to beat the winter temperatures on the island of Grand Cayman. Crystal clear blue water, scenic beaches, and the chance to swim with turtles all await you here. Plane tickets begin to drop at the beginning of January, making January 2020 one of the best times to jet off to this stunning Caribbean island. You’ll also note that the island feels less crowded in January after all of the visitors head back after Christmas break.

Average winter temperature: 23°C to 29°C/73°F to 84°F

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7. San Salvador, El Salvador

Skyscanner ranked San Salvador as one of the cheapest winter vacation destinations. Prices during winter months are nearly $150 lowers than they are throughout the rest of the year, making it one of the best winter sun destinations to visit in January 2020. You’ll get the chance to sleep in idyllic jungle hideouts and explore roads less travelled. And, you’ll undoubtedly leave absolutely awe-struck at the scenery and friendliness of the locals. And, winter tends to be pretty mild; it’s warm but not too hot.

Average winter temperature: 23°C to 31°C/63°F to 88°F

Best Winter Sun Destinations January 2020

Elizabeth Thorn
Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

Contact: [email protected]

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