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January can be a depressing time of the year, so what better way to beat those post-Christmas blues than to jet off someplace sunny? Here are our best singles holidays in January, guaranteed to get 2020 off to a good start.
1. Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Blessed with guaranteed winter sunshine and gorgeous beaches, Lanzarote is a no-brainer when it comes to choosing your January singles holiday.
The modern resort of Puerto del Carmen has everything you need for a relaxing and totally stress-free stay, and is a great place to sit back in your sunlounger and spend quality time with your fellow single travellers.
When you’re not soaking up the sun’s rays by the swimming pool, sipping cocktails from the pool bar, take a stroll along the resort’s palm-fringed promenade and sample the bars, restaurants and enticing shops that await you there.
2. Barcelona, Spain
If you love colour and culture but hate the crowds, one of your best holiday destinations in January is Barcelona.
Although still enjoying a moderate temperature of around 15ºC, the cooler climate and quieter streets give you ample space to explore the city’s fascinating architecture, art and culture stress-free.
Stand in awe at the magnificent Sagrada Família cathedral, which has been under construction since 1882, visit the iconic Park Güell, and take a stroll to Barceloneta beach – the city’s favourite stretch of sand.
3. Hurghada, Egypt
For those of you who enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busier resort, Hurghada’s balmy winter temperatures attract many tourists looking for a sun, sea and sand holiday in January outside of Europe.
Known as the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, and blessed with a long, sandy beach and irresistibly azure waters, the resort also hosts an array of lively bars and restaurants.
Protected from the ocean currents, the water here is also famous for flourishing civilisation of colourful coral, fish, rays and even turtles! See below the surface from the safety of a glass submarine or dive straight in with your snorkel.
4. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
An island in Spain’s Canary Island archipelago, Gran Canaria may be small but it’s certainly not short on diversity.
The perfect destination for a walking holiday in January – and the perfect temperature too – the terrain here ranges from the green and leafy north to the lush, mountainous interior and the dry, arid south – not forgetting the island’s glorious fringe of coastline.
Balance your time here discovering a side to the island far from the tourist trail, and lounging on the beach with a bestseller in hand.
5. The Algarve, Portugal
Not all hot January holidays have to be spent horizontal on a sunlounger. The Algarve in southern Portugal is famous for being one of the top golfing spots in Europe, making it the perfect January singles holiday.
This January, why not join a Solos group at the four-star VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve? Set next to a nature reserve, boasting beautiful sea views and within walking distance from one of the Algarve’s best golf courses, here we’ll enjoy five rounds of golf at the Salgados, Morgado, Oceanico Faldo and Oceanico O’Connor courses.
6. Agadir, Morocco
The Moroccan beach resort of Agadir may face colder weather during January compared to the rest of the year, but temperatures still average at around 23°C, making this the perfect January singles holiday for those seeking winter sun, without scorching heat.
The beach here is wide and sandy – a great spot to soak up the African sunshine. Agadir is also well-known for its golf courses and lively seaside promenade, which is lined with bars and restaurants.
7. Maderia, Portugal
Situated just north of the Canary Islands, the Portuguese island of Madeira is famous for its steep levadas: manmade water courses originally built to carry water to inaccessible farmland.
These levadas, coupled with a mild January temperature of around 16°C, make the island great walking territory. From São Lourenço Point, the easternmost peninsula of Madeira island, to the stunning valley of Rabaçal, prepare to be blown away by Madeira’s natural beauty and diversity!
8. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
At a staggering 20 million years old, Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands and is also home to some of the archipelago’s finest stretches of sand.
Like the other eight Canaries, the climate here is similar to that of Florida and Mexico, which are on the same latitude, making the island a great choice for a singles holiday in January with guaranteed winter sunshine.
The modern resort of Costa Caleta is one of the most popular on the island, comprised of low-rise, whitewashed accommodation and laid-back restaurants, cafes and bars that fringe the sheltered bay of sweeping golden sands.