Winter weather getting you down? We have the solution
‘It will be a wintery start to the day’ – that’s something you will probably be hearing throughout January and February on the weather report, which isn’t great for anyone, especially if you suffer from aches and pains, arthritis or are concerned with mobility in wintery conditions.
It might be worth considering taking a trip to a warm and sunny location to beat those winter blues, make your joints feel better and make some fabulous memories in the process. The cost of the trip doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, in some cases the price of a week away could prove to be cheaper than staying at home.
There are many reasons why leaving the UK for sunnier climes can seriously benefit your physical and mental wellbeing not to mention save you a bit of money on your heating bill!
1. More sunlight means more vitamin D for your skin and bones
Our body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on our skin when we are outdoors. From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D we need from sunlight. So, heading off to a sunny and warm destination in Jan/Feb will assist with giving your body the vitamin D boost it needs.
2. Fight seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Lack of sunlight is thought to trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD) - a depressive condition experienced in the winter months. So, if you suffer from bouts of sadness, going on holiday may help to alleviate symptoms of depression. Research commissioned by The Weather Channel and YouGov, shows that 29 per cent of adults experience symptoms of SAD at this time of year, ranging from low energy levels, to low self-esteem and anxiety.
3. Reduced stress, anxiety and better sleep
When you are on holiday, you don’t have to worry about doing your daily routine of housework or food shopping. You can choose exactly what you want to do when you want to and focus on making your holiday as enjoyable as possible. With less on your mind you are distancing yourself from any issues or concerns which will help to reduce stress and aid sleep.
You don’t have to travel very far to enjoy the sunshine, in fact we have found three top winter sun locations which are no more than three hours flight away from the UK.
Elba Sara Hotel
7 Nights - Half Board
£469.99pp based on departing Saturday, January 27, 2018
Touch down, chill-out and let your fabulous family getaway begin at the Elba Sara Hotel. Kids will love their fun-packed club and entertainment, whilst grown-ups are sure to find a favourite spot to sit back and slip into holiday mode with two inviting pools and a pretty man-made river. You can look forward to modern style throughout the hotel including bright, breezy bedrooms…find out more.
db San Antonio Hotel & Spa
Leaving from Manchester
7 Nights - All Inclusive
Price from £440pp based on departing Thursday, February 22, 2018
This excellent hotel is set in an enviable location; right in the heart of St. Paul’s Bay and only a stone’s throw away from the beach. Sister property of the db Seabank Resort + Spa, this hotel combines traditional Moorish influences with a contemporary style, and luxuriously warm and welcoming interior. Throw in a choice of dining options, a relaxing pool scene and an indulgent Moroccan spa and you’ll find this is the ideal choice to wine, dine and recline on your Maltese holiday…find out more.
Auramar Beach Resort
7 Nights - Bed and Breakfast
£194pp based on departing Sunday, January 28, 2018
With stunning, uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Auramar Beach Resort is located in one of the most fascinating and breath-taking spots on the Algarve. The large outdoor pool is perfect to cool you down in those hot sunny days and just a short stroll to the beach gives you the option of a more relaxed atmosphere. This property is ideal for families looking for calm days, with the active entertainment of Albufeira not too far away…find out more.
For all these offers and more, contact our holidays team on 01243 213 213 and get some sunshine in your life. Don’t forget, if you purchase a holiday from payingtoomuch.com, you will also receive free travel insurance* too.
*We can cover you up to the value of 10% of the cost of the holiday you book with us.