Sunny holidays - Voyage Privé

Our best Sunny Holidays offers

Humans have been worshipping the sun since the beginning of time; and it’s easy to see why. For all the important warnings about managing exposure to the sun’s rays, the fact remains that getting a dose of sunshine is good for you. In fact, it can bring physical, mental and emotional benefits.
The sun also "lights up" some of the most wonderful holiday activities and memories. Read on, for more illuminating reasons why you should head for year-round sun on your next vacation.

Which kind of hotel for your holiday in the sun?

Sun holidays with Voyage Privé
The rest of this article provides examples of some of the diverse hotels and lodges available on sun holidays; which all have one thing in common. They make the best possible use of the lovely weather, with quality accommodation "decorated" by all the wonderful natural light available.

Going on holidays to the sun

Much of your choice of sun kissed holiday destinations depends on how far you want to travel. Some of the best year-round sunshine is in exotic and far off lands, requiring flying times in double digits and layovers mid-route.
There are other options closer to home that still provide all that you need.

Sun holidays: Where to go and spend your holidays?

If you need any justification for booking a holiday in the sun, think of your bones! The warmth of the sun is vital for producing Vitamin D which supports bone density and general good health. Apart from boosting vital levels of “the sunshine vitamin”, a holiday in the sun can lift your spirits and energy levels.

Parts of the Mediterranean, the Caribbean islands and destinations fringing the Indian Ocean all have superb resorts and quiet luxury hotels to enjoy the health benefits of the sun.
For example, to restore your equilibrium and thoroughly refresh yourself, we recommend the stunning views and tranquil setting of Sun Rocks, in Santorini, Greece.
Or, on your healthy, sun drenched holiday, take a romantic break and do your body good at the same time with a stay at the Vitamin Sea and Sun Resort 4* Hotel in Hersonissos, Greece.

Top 5 activities to do on sun holidays

Aquatic adventures: conquering waves and currents

Snorkeling with Voyage Privé

For those seeking thrilling experiences and an adrenaline rush, water sports offer an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the power of nature. The vast expanse of oceans, seas, and rivers provides a playground for adventure enthusiasts to test their mettle and push their limits.

One of the most iconic water sports, surfing, allows individuals to harness the raw energy of waves. Whether you're a novice catching your first break or an experienced surfer chasing the perfect barrel, the sensation of gliding across the water's surface is utterly exhilarating. Similarly, windsurfing and kitesurfing combine the thrill of surfing with the added dimension of wind power, offering a unique blend of skill, balance, and strength.

For those who prefer to explore beneath the surface, scuba diving and snorkelling open up a whole new world of underwater wonders. From vibrant coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life to mysterious shipwrecks frozen in time, the subaquatic realm offers endless opportunities for discovery and awe-inspiring encounters.

If you're drawn to the rush of whitewater adventures, activities such as rafting and kayaking provide heart-pounding excitement as you navigate churning rapids and turbulent river courses. These sports not only offer an intense physical challenge but also foster a deep connection with the raw power of nature.

Cultural explorations: a journey through time and space

Angkor Temple

Venturing beyond the realm of physical thrills, sunny destinations offer a wealth of cultural treasures waiting to be uncovered. Embarking on a journey of cultural exploration allows travellers to delve deep into the rich tapestry of human history, traditions, and artistic expression.

One of the most captivating aspects of cultural tourism is the opportunity to visit archaeological sites that have withstood the test of time. These ancient wonders serve as tangible links to our collective past, offering glimpses into long-lost civilisations and their remarkable achievements. The temples of Angkor in Cambodia, for instance, stand as a testament to the architectural prowess and spiritual devotion of the Khmer Empire. Similarly, the pyramids of Egypt continue to captivate visitors with their monumental scale and enduring mystery.

Beyond archaeological marvels, cultural exploration often involves immersive experiences that allow travellers to engage with local communities and their time-honoured traditions. Visiting artisan workshops provides an opportunity to witness skilled craftspeople practising techniques passed down through generations. Whether it's observing the intricate art of carpet weaving in Morocco or watching master potters shape clay in rural Japan, these encounters offer a profound appreciation for human creativity and ingenuity.

No cultural journey would be complete without savouring the culinary delights of a destination. Food serves as a window into the soul of a culture, reflecting its history, geography, and social customs. From street food vendors offering aromatic spices and sizzling delicacies to Michelin-starred restaurants reimagining traditional recipes, the world of gastronomy offers a feast for the senses and a deeper understanding of local life.

Museums and historical monuments play a crucial role in preserving and showcasing cultural heritage. These institutions not only house priceless artefacts and works of art but also serve as gateways to understanding the complex narratives that shape a nation's identity. Whether you're admiring Renaissance masterpieces in Florence or contemplating ancient scrolls in Beijing, these cultural repositories offer endless opportunities for learning and reflection.

Hiking and trekking: conquering majestic peaks

Hiking with Voyage Privé

For those who find solace and exhilaration in the great outdoors, hiking and trekking offer unparalleled opportunities to commune with nature and challenge oneself physically and mentally. These activities allow adventurers to explore some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes, from towering mountain ranges to lush forests and rugged coastlines.

One of the most renowned trekking routes in Europe is the GR20 in Corsica, France. This challenging trail traverses the spine of the island, offering hikers a diverse array of terrain and stunning vistas. From granite peaks and alpine meadows to dense forests and crystalline lakes, the GR20 provides a comprehensive showcase of Corsica's natural beauty. The physical demands of the trek are balanced by the reward of panoramic views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

On the other side of the world, the Milford Track in New Zealand is often hailed as one of the finest walks in the world. This 53-kilometre journey through the heart of Fiordland National Park takes trekkers through a landscape sculpted by glaciers, with towering waterfalls, pristine lakes, and lush rainforests. The track's finale at Milford Sound, with its dramatic fjords and mist-shrouded peaks, is a sight that leaves an indelible impression on all who witness it.

For those seeking to conquer iconic summits, Mount Fuji in Japan offers a perfect blend of cultural significance and natural splendour. As Japan's highest peak and a sacred site in Shinto religion, Mount Fuji attracts thousands of climbers each year. The ascent, while challenging, rewards hikers with unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape and the opportunity to witness a magnificent sunrise from above the clouds.

Relaxation and leisure: paradisiacal beaches and luxurious spas

Relaxation with Voyage Privé

While adventure and cultural exploration offer stimulating experiences, there's something to be said for the simple pleasures of relaxation and leisure. Sun-soaked destinations around the world beckon travellers with the promise of tranquil beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious amenities designed to soothe body and mind.

The allure of a perfect beach is undeniable. Picture yourself reclining on powdery white sand, the gentle lapping of turquoise waves providing a soothing soundtrack to your repose. Whether you choose to lose yourself in a captivating novel, indulge in a refreshing cocktail, or simply bask in the warmth of the sun, beach holidays offer a respite from the frenetic pace of modern life.

For those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, luxury spas offer a haven of tranquillity and rejuvenation. From traditional Thai massages in beachfront pavilions to state-of-the-art hydrotherapy treatments in cutting-edge wellness centres, the world of spa tourism caters to every preference and need. Many resorts now offer comprehensive wellness programmes that combine physical treatments with mindfulness practices, nutrition counselling, and fitness activities, providing a holistic approach to well-being.

The concept of 'dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing - finds its perfect expression in these sun-drenched paradises. Whether you're watching a spectacular sunset from a beachfront terrace, enjoying a leisurely meal of fresh seafood, or simply allowing your mind to wander as you gaze out at the horizon, these moments of pure relaxation can be profoundly restorative.

Festivals and events: immersion in local culture

Immersion in local culture with Voyage Privé

For travellers seeking an authentic and immersive cultural experience, participating in local festivals and events offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the vibrant traditions and contemporary expressions of a destination. These celebrations provide a window into the soul of a community, showcasing its values, beliefs, and artistic heritage.

Perhaps no event captures the imagination quite like the Carnival in Brazil. This exuberant celebration, held annually before Lent, transforms cities like Rio de Janeiro into a kaleidoscope of colour, music, and dance. The elaborate costumes, pulsating samba rhythms, and spectacular parades create an atmosphere of unbridled joy and creativity. Participating in Carnival allows visitors to experience the infectious energy and warmth of Brazilian culture firsthand.

In Spain, the tradition of bullfighting continues to be a controversial yet integral part of the cultural landscape. While opinions on the practice vary widely, attending a corrida de toros offers insight into a centuries-old tradition that has profoundly influenced Spanish art, literature, and national identity. The pageantry, skill, and drama of the event provide a unique perspective on Spanish culture, regardless of one's personal stance on the practice.

For those drawn to the power of music and dance, experiencing flamenco in Andalusia is an unforgettable journey into the heart of Spanish passion. Whether in an intimate tablao in Seville or during the Feria de Abril in Granada, the raw emotion and technical virtuosity of flamenco performers create an electrifying atmosphere that resonates long after the final note has faded.

Culinary enthusiasts will find a wealth of gastronomic festivals around the world, each celebrating the unique flavours and traditions of its region. In France, events like the Fête de la Gastronomie showcase the country's renowned culinary heritage, offering visitors the chance to sample artisanal products, attend cooking demonstrations, and participate in themed dinners. These festivals not only tantalize the taste buds but also provide valuable insights into the cultural significance of food in different societies.

Whether it's witnessing the ethereal beauty of Japan's cherry blossom festivals, joining in the raucous celebrations of Oktoberfest in Munich, or marvelling at the intricate sand mandalas created during Tibetan Buddhist festivals, these events offer travellers the chance to forge meaningful connections with local communities and create lasting memories. By immersing oneself in these celebrations, one gains a deeper appreciation for the diversity and richness of human culture, fostering greater understanding and empathy across borders.

Visit our sun holidays offers

Corsica sun holidays
Greece sun holidays
Italy sun holidays
Morocco sun holidays
Spain sun holidays
Sri Lanka sun holidays
Bahamas sun holidays
Barbados sun holidays
Barcelona sun holidays
Crete sun holidays
Cuba sun holidays
Dubai sun holidays
Marrakech sun holidays
Sn beach holiday Greece
Madrid sun holidays
Rome sun holidays
Thailand sun holidays
Turkey sun holidays
Winter sun holidays
February sun holidays
March sun holidays
Winter sun holidays

How long should you stay on sun holidays?

The length of time you stay on sun holidays depends on personal preference and the sort of activities you want to include.
For example, hot countries are often associated with safaris. You may want to combine days spent on the beach, with an opportunity to get “up close and personal” with local wildlife. A great example is a holiday in the dazzlingly beautiful country of Sri Lanka. We recommend that you combine handpicked accommodation with the ultimate in wildlife adventures with our unforgettable private Tour of Sri Lanka with Maldives Beach Stay.

The kind of holidays available for sun holidays

Holiday destinations with guaranteed sunshine provide rich variety – from family stays in all inclusive resorts, to renting private suites in secluded beach fronted properties.

Many of the options provide you with the chance to be thoroughly spoilt and pampered. Take for instance the Kalima Khao Lak 5 star hotel in Khao Lak, Thailand. You could lose yourself in a complementary Thai massage. (You can add extra nights in Bangkok, to explore this fabulous city in the sunshine too!)

Sun holidays also make ideal honeymoons! Those sun drenched, super relaxed days (and romantic sunsets) are just what this once in a lifetime holiday needs. There are some magical couples only resorts in the sun, that are geared up to making every moment of your stay special. This includes the lavish and utterly beguiling TRS Cap Cana 5* Hotel at Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.

Our opinion on holidays to the sun

One feature of sun holidays that should never been “overlooked”, is that every evening the sun goes down! In some locations, watching the glorious sunset is worth the trip alone.

In fact, sun holidays tend to be found in some of the more incredible beautiful countries on the planet. Though skiing holidays and other option have their own merits, there really is something magical about fronds of sunlight dancing in lush green forests and jungles.

Something you can see for yourself with an epic safari – staying in fabulous hotels - on our Mini Tanzania Safari holiday, that includes an unforgettable stay at the Zanzibar Blue Bay Resort

Now we have “shed some light” on examples of our carefully created sun holidays (with the added benefit of member discounts), you could make all your days feel warmer by booking your vacation straight away.

That should bring the sunniest of smiles to your face!

  1. Voyage Privé
  2. Luxury holidays
  3. Our best Sunny Holidays offers