When winter comes and it's time to wrap up, what could be better than flying off to a far-flung destination where the sun is pretty much guaranteed to shine? Whether it's Morocco or Laos, the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, these charming locations offer sunny weather all year round. You'll come back with a healthy glow and chilled-out mood that will be the envy of all.
In Morocco's beating heart – the “red city” of Marrakech – visitors can enjoy a vibrant cultural experience. In pleasantly mild conditions, you'll discover the architectural wonders of Koutoubia Mosque and Jemaa el-Fna Square, as well as the bewitching Majorelle Garden owned by the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. Then, after visiting the city's labyrinthine Medina, you can relax by the pool of the Sofitel Marrakech while sipping a refreshing mint tea. Pure bliss and relaxation!
Blue skies, white-sand beaches, warm clear turquoise waters and palm trees as far as the eye can see... It seems too good to be true! But yes, this is the dazzling setting that awaits you when you head for Barbados, a Caribbean pearl with a touch of British refinement. The exuberant gardens and majesty of the tropical architecture of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion provide an enchanting backdrop to your stay. Diving, sunbathing on the beach, a lovely room for relaxing evenings… your experience will be nothing less than paradise on earth...
Luxurious blue-green lagoons, cliffs of black lava, glistening waterfalls, verdant rainforests, desert-like ochre expanses... In Réunion, you'll enjoy a panoply of wonders under sunny tropical skies. To complete your Réunion holiday experience, why not spend a few days at the Hotel Mercure Créolia Saint-Denis? There, in the capital of the French island, you'll find plenty of things to occupy you before your return home, from fragrant, bustling markets to some surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Are the wintry skies wearing you down? Then why not head off to Laos? During the November to March dry season, the pleasantly mild temperatures offer the perfect conditions for discovering the 1,001 wonders of this little-known land. From your comfortable base in the Sofitel Luang Prabang, you can visit the region's astonishing range of temples. Your stay in Laos will then transport you along the waters of the majestic Mekong River towards Vientiane, the country's captivating colonial-style capital. A truly unforgettable experience.