3 Reasons to ditch the doom and gloom for some Winter sun

Winter is a glorious time of year in the UK; you get to enjoy everything from the magic of feeling Christmassy to the crisp air outside which is nothing but refreshing.


However, as much as the winter months can be a real treat in Britain, it can get really chilly and we can’t blame anyone for wanting to hop on a plane and jet off to somewhere a little bit warmer.

There are boundless reasons why you may want to ditch the doom and gloom of the UK in the coming months so, if you’re debating heading off to a warmer country this winter, here are 3 reasons that are bound to sway you.

Christmas food

There’s no question that one of the biggest delights of Christmas is sitting around the dinner table and having some delicious food with your loved ones, and this is no different around the world.

Australia is undeniably warm during our winter months (which are their summer months) and they certainly don’t hold back on cooking impeccable food during the Christmas period.

You can take a look at traditional Australian Christmas food here, where you’ll be able to find everything from seafood to salad– some Aussies even head to the beach for a Christmas dinner barbecue!

In the Caribbean, wintry Christmas treats absolutely don’t go amiss: here in Barbados, you can indulge in the classic red sorrel drink and enjoy roasted meats with rice and red peas, which will ensure that you’re warmed up this winter.


Winter can be a stressful time in the UK. Dark nights, rainy weather and the pressure of getting Christmas just right can be a real burden, so taking some time out to relax in the sun could be the answer for a stress-free winter.

For the ultimate feeling of relaxation, head to Barbados where the way of life is slowed down a few paces and the year-round sun will endlessly lift your spirits.

In our villas you can have some time to yourself, relaxing in true Bajan style without a care in the world. Here, you’ll be surrounded by landscaped gardens, a swimming pool and, of course, the much-coveted Barbados sun.

At Royal Westmoreland, we believe that everyone deserves to relax and our accommodation mirrors that belief: a golf course, tennis courts and a private beach club are amongst some of the amenities available if you visit us this winter and you’ll definitely leave feeling a lot more chilled than you did when you arrived.


Regardless of the time of year you jet off, travelling to new places enriches your life in more ways than you can imagine and winter is still a great time to explore the world.

Escaping gloomy Britain to get some travelling under your belt this winter can help you to learn more about other cultures, allow you to engage with people who you never thought you’d meet and even give you friends for life.

Travel has also been proven to be good for your overall health and wellbeing so if you want to find out more about how travel can enrich your life, peruse this post for some more information.

These are just some of the reasons why you may want to head off to somewhere a bit warmer this winter but, in reality, there are countless.

We’d love to see you if you decide to pay us a visit in Barbados and, if you’d like to find out more about our gorgeous island, check out our post on Barbados At A Glance.