With the New Year comes new resolutions, and most importantly, new holiday destinations! If you want 2018 to be your greatest year of travel yet, then be inspired by our list of ultimate January getaways!
Nicaragua is a hidden gem within the Central American isthmus. It has become an increasingly popular holiday destination - and it's not hard to figure out why. Make Nicaragua your January getaway location and you're guaranteed an antidote for the post-Christmas blues. What could be more idyllic than an exotic escape to a warmer climate during the months of incessant sunshine and calm waves, making each beach perfect for those who've made learning to surf one of their ambitious New Year's Resolutions.
Belize, Central America
If you're looking for an exotic January getaway then Belize, the small Central American country nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, is certainly for you! Belize's climate is ideal during the first month of the year as there's plenty of sunshine and it's the beginning of the dry season. If you do need to cool off, go for a dip in the sapphire waters which surround Belize's many beautiful offshore islands.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The bright lights and colorful atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's most exotic and enticing city are calling. If you're lucky enough to be in Rio on New Year's Eve, head to the iconic Copacabana Beach for extravagant firework celebrations that kick off at the stroke of midnight. Extend your January vacation and spend the following days sunning yourself in Rio's glorious sunshine on the city's surplus of palm-fringed sandy stretches.
Cape Town, South Africa
From beaches full of penguins, to expansive vineyards, and the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, there are many reasons why Cape Town is such an awesome destination! It's particularly awesome to visit in January during the dry summer season, allowing you to get the very best of exploring this coastal city. Our top tips are to visit Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Gardens; you'll be blown away their natural beauty!
Valletta is Malta's irresistibly charming capital city. It exudes a timeless charm, welcoming atmosphere and year-round sunshine, meaning a visit in January will allow you to blissfully amble through the capital's sunny streets and piazzas without a care in the world. Whilst here why not pay a visit to St. John's Co-Cathedral, one of the most beautifully designed Baroque edifices in the city, also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece -The Beheading of St. John the Baptist.