People who are planning their next winter break will find that there are a large number of exciting tropical destinations that are just waiting to be discovered. Check out ten of the best that are just waiting to be explored this winter. Jamaica Music lovers will want to make sure that they time their trip to Jamaica to coincide with the Roots Reggae Festival. This vibrant one day festival is held in St Elizabeth and attracts leading reggae musicians from around the world.
Anuradhapura The ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka is a great place to visit at any time of the year. The city features numerous impressive temples to explore and has an enchanting atmosphere.
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria Sun worshippers are sure to be enchanting by this tropical hideaway, which can be found on Gran Canaria. The resort features luxurious resorts and villas lining the golden sandy beaches, and there is plenty of room on the sand to soak up the sun.
Leela Kempinski resort This stylish resort is situated on the edge of Kovalam beach in the sunny south-western corner of India. There are three main beaches to choose from in this area, which stretch along the coast for an impressive 17 kilometres. This is the perfect place to try swimming and other types of water sports, while visitors who want to indulge in a spot of shopping will find a whole host of colourful local markets nearby.
South west Zanzibar The enchanting tropical islands that lie off the coast of south west Zanzibar make fantastic winter retreats. The sun is always shining in this part of the world, allowing visitors plenty of time to work on their tans. The sand on these islands is pure white, while the cool clear waters that surround the island are home to a wide range of colourful coral and marine life, making this one of the best places in the world to try scuba diving.
Koh Bong This tranquil Cambodian island is often overlooked by tourists, which makes it the perfect winter retreat for people who are looking for pure tranquillity. Despite its slightly remote location, Koh Bong features an excellent range of amenities, including world class resorts.
Whitehaven Beach Bordered by the world famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Whitehaven Beach is another fantastic place for sun lovers to play. In the winter many Australians choose to head to destinations such as Bali, leaving visitors with plenty of space to relax and unwind for a while.
Pink Sands Beach The Bahamas is famous for its tropical year round weather, and Harbour Island is no exception. People who are looking for a little luxury and stunning scenery will want to check out Pink Sands Beach, which is by far the best stretch of sand on the island.
Palawan This sleepy destination in The Philippines combines stunning natural beauty with interesting historical and cultural attractions. Winter visitors will also have the chance to witness the magic of several annual festivals, including the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in November, The Pagdiwata Tribal Ritual in December and the Tarek Festival in January.
Aitutaki Situated in the Southern Cook Islands, this destination defines the term tropical paradise. White sandy beaches are fringed by waving palm trees, blue lagoons and endlessly clear seas and popular activities range from windsailing and scuba diving to hiking.