The Best Places To Visit In January

Article Published 03 December 2020

Want to start the New Year in style but not sure where to go? Well, we have compiled our destinations that are best to visit in January. Whether you want a relaxing holiday in the sun or an exhilarating ski holiday, we have got everything covered.

Kani, Maldives

Flight time: Avg. 10 hours 25 minutes ~ Time difference: +5 hours ~ Currency: Rufiyaa

Start 2021 in pure luxury. Set on a private atoll in a tranquil turquoise lagoon, Club Med Kani is perfect for all-inclusive family holidays and romantic getaways in the Maldives. January is the perfect time to visit the Maldives as it is one of their driest months, meaning that you will have perfect weather with less rain and a low humidity level. There are a variety of activities on offer such as glass bottom kayaking, water-skiing, sailing, beach football and flying trapeze school. January offers high levels of visibility which is ideal for those interested in snorkelling or scuba diving. There are also excursions which will give you greater opportunity to explore the island and its surrounding ecosystems. For an even more luxurious experience you can stay in our Exclusive Collection space which offers luxury and comfort beyond compare, with exclusive access to the seafront infinity pool, high speed Wi-Fi and champagne. With an average max temperature of 29⁰C you can enjoy some heat and sunshine even in January!

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Turkoise, Turks & Caicos

Flight time: Avg. 12 hours ~ Time difference: -5 hours ~ Currency: Dollar

This adults-only Caribbean paradise is the perfect destination to welcome the new year. Visiting these beautiful islands in January is ideal because it allows you to avoid storm season which means drier weather and low humidity. With highs of 27℃, this will be a very comfortable climate and will provide a much needed escape from the British weather! This also means that the sea is particularly warm this time of year which is great for taking part in watersports, such as snorkelling, or simply just swimming. You’ll have the option to relax on the beach next to the clear turquoise waters or you can lay by the infinity pool sipping a delicious cocktail; or if you want a more adventurous start to 2021 you can go on one of our carefully constructed excursions where you can explore this magical ecosystem or try something new such as kitesurfing.What makes this destination even greater for a January getaway is that, like the Maldives, it is quarantine-free!

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Flight time: Avg. 9 hours 15 minutes ~ Time difference: -4 hours ~ Currency: Dominican Peso

This island paradise is ideal for romantic getaways, family holidays and holidays with your friends due to its white beaches and wide variety of activities for all ages. January is one of the best months to visit the Dominican Republic because there are highs of 29℃ and you avoid hurricane season so beautiful weather is guaranteed! The sea is also very warm this time of year which makes it ideal for watersports such as scuba diving, kitesurfing and kayaking. Take part in a range of activities including archery, yoga, beach volleyball and dance lessons. You can also enjoy the thrill of a circus playground with our Club Med circus school. Here you can soar above the palm trees with the flying trapeze and master skills such as climbing silks and juggling. Or, if you would prefer a more tranquil experience take a trip to our L’Occitane spa for some much needed relaxation or lounge in the best seats in the resort at the Zen Oasis. Our Punta Cana resort will allow you to make new discoveries in the New Year as you get closer to nature and have incredible new experiences.

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Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil, Switzerland

Flight time: Avg. 1 hour 35 minutes ~ Time difference: +1 hour ~ Currency: Swiss Franc

Fancy trying something new in the New Year? Well, January is a great time for skiing as it is less busy on the slopes so you will have more room to really hone your skills. To make the most of your winter holiday take a trip to our Swiss resort, Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil. As well as the amazing activities offered in-resort, such as Nordic walking and snow-shoeing, January brings lots of unique experience to the wider St Moritz ski resort. In the colder January weather, Lake St Moritz freezes over which means that visitors can enjoy ice-skating, curling, winter golf and skijoring on this unusual surface. Also, if you’re not ready for Christmas to be over just yet you can visit the Christmas Market and make magical discoveries. St Moritz is one of the oldest and most renowned ski resorts in the world, so it is the perfect destination to learn more about the Swiss culture and traditions as there are plenty of interesting places to visit such as museums and Roman remains. The high altitude of this ski domain increases the certainty of good snow conditions; this combined with quieter slopes makes this an idyllic skiing experience.

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