Are you chasing some well-deserved winter sun this November? Of course you are. Well, you should be.
We spoke to Very Cheap Holidays about the best places to head off to; have a look at our top four destinations for catching some rays.
Tenerife is a top holiday destination for those seeking sun, sand and the chance to relax on the beach with a good book. It's just a four hour flight from London, and there are currently plenty of deals to be found on Tenerife minibreaks; if you'd like to recharge your batteries, five nights in Playa de las Américas should be more than enough. Plus, you'll definitely come home with a tan.
There are a wide range of lush, sandy beaches to enjoy - families are especially fond of them - and fussy eaters can relax, as there's something here for everyone. Most of the restaurants here will sell traditional British fayre, so toasted sandwiches, chips, spaghetti dishes and burgers are always easy to find. However, we recommend a trip to Bianco; it's rumoured to sell the best food on the island.
Seeking something a bit extra? Rent a jet ski, take a day trip to Mount Teide or head to Siam Park, the island's most popular water park.
Paphos, on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, is the ideal destination for someone who is looking to relax and work on their winter tan, with long sun-soaked days on offer. The city is also popular with families, who look to take advantage of the friendly and laid-back atmosphere.
If you are looking for the perfect beach then you are spoilt for choice, with the likes of Alykes, Vrisoudia and SODAP among the many that are within walking distance of one another. Nestled at the end of the cove, the picturesque harbour area is home to many excellent bars and restaurants, letting you tuck into some great food with a view to match.
For the history buffs, the iconic Castle of Paphos, Tomb of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park provide more than enough material to study up, and for that one silly day out there is always a trip to the Fasouri Watermania waterpark to cool off.
Not far off the coast of Turkey is the large Greek island of Rhodes. The island sees the bulk of its visitors during the busy summer months, but after the kids go back to school you can often find a cheap package deal that offers excellent value for money.
The city of Rhodes is the largest on the island, and this well-preserved medieval gem also boasts fine beaches with plenty to see and do. Take a cruise along the coast to the town of Lindos, and take in the breathtaking sight of the town’s pure white buildings in the shadow of the craggy and ancient acropolis.
The resort town of Faliraki also offers fine beaches where you can soak up the island’s long sunlight hours, as well as an energetic nightlife, so you can dance the twilight hours away.
A famous destination for American college students’ annual spring break, it isn’t surprising that Cancun is also a desirable destination for the many holidaymakers chasing a healthy dose of winter sun.
Perched on the edge of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, the resort boasts over 10 miles of white sands and azure waters, with a stunning coral reef just offshore providing some fantastic snorkel and scuba diving opportunities.
The hotel district is only a piñata swing away from these treasures and offers a range of highly rated hotels to suit all budgets. Looking to stay out late? Follow the flow of tequila to one of Cancun’s varied nightclubs for the chance to experience a wild Mexican evening. Big-name clubs such as Coco Bongo and Dady’O are well worth a visit after dark.
For something a little less hectic, head 70km south towards the idyllic resort of Playa del Carmen for a taste of luxury from one of the many five-star hotels that are clustered around the serene, palm-fringed beach. Alternatively, don your fedora and crack your whip as you head out to Chichen Itza, the best-preserved Mayan ruin in all of Mexico.