5 Amazing Holiday Hotspots You Need To Head For This Winter

Summers in Ireland are short and sweet. Don't even mention our notoriously wet and wild winters. The dreary weather could almost cause one to fall out of love with the Emerald Isle.

While we can't solve the sorry state of our summers, we can help you escape this year's winter blues. That's right, it's time to book an incredible winter sun holiday - and swap those shivers for sunshine.

If you're wondering where to find this elusive winter warmth, you're in the right place. Here are five of the best options to book today.

And don’t forget; make your reservation with top travel brands like Expedia, Booking.com and more through SuperValu eShops to collect Real Rewards points for every euro you spend.

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1. Gran Canaria

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As part of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has more than enough to keep you occupied on a warm winter's break.

In the north, the island’s capital city Las Palmas is where balmy beaches, superb shopping and bustling bars collide. Its interior, meanwhile, is renowned for its mountainous beauty.

Between black lava, golden sand dunes and white beaches, quiet fishing villages and populated beach resorts, there really is something for everyone. Plus temperatures hit an average of 21 degrees in November - score!

Return flights

Approximately €193 per person

Accommodation (10-night stay for two in November)

Total cost for two: approximately €827 to €1366

Book Gran Canaria with Expedia via SuperValu eShops and get up to €43 worth of Real Rewards points back!

2. Dubai

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The daytime heat in this glamorous, beautifully surreal destination sticks closely to the 30C mark. So our advice is to bring sunscreen - and lots of it.

Once you get acclimatised, the city’s contemporary architecture, pristine sands of Jumeirah Beach, and high volume of impressive restaurants and bars will amaze you.

And did we mention the air-conditioned retail therapy shrine that is the Mall of the Emirates? Whatever friends you bring to Dubai, make sure at least one has a grá for shopping.

Return flights

Approximately €400 per person

Accommodation (10-night stay for two in November)

Total cost for two: approximately €1457 to €7006

Book your flights and luxury accommodation in Dubai with Expedia through SuperValu eShops and you could get up to €256 worth of Real Rewards points back!

3. Florida

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Florida isn't called The Sunshine State for nothing. It lounges in lovely heat for most of the year. Which makes it a wish-list destination for thousands of Irish holidaymakers.

Boasting great cities including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando, you'll be spoiled for choice with more than 1,300 miles of coastline to explore. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

Return flights

Approximately €496 per person

Accommodation (10-night stay for two in November)

Total cost for two: approximately €1704 to €3016

Book a holiday to Florida with Expedia through SuperValu eShops and get up to €90 worth of Real Rewards points back!

4. Tenerife

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When it comes to dependable sunshine, you can’t beat Tenerife. With winter temperatures rarely dipping below 20C, the largest of the Canary Islands is a super-safe bet.

Its capital, Santa Cruz, has a wide range of excellent restaurants and bars. Head towards the island's centre and you'll find accessible hiking trails and remarkable volcanic scenery.

Return flights

Approximately €289 per person

Accommodation (10-night stay for two in November)

Total cost for two: approximately €1154 to €2666

Book Tenerife with Expedia through SuperValu eShops and get up to €89 worth of Real Rewards points back!

5. Ibiza

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One of the larger Balearic islands off the coast of Spain, Ibiza is much more than just a clubbers' paradise. In winter, it kicks back and becomes unhurried and beautiful.

You'll find stunning sunsets, deserted beaches, serene villages, hillside restaurants, and hotel retreats with an abundance of yoga and spa facilities. Ibiza? It’s the best of both worlds for those who want to rest - and play a little bit.

Return flights

Approximately €187 per person

Accommodation (10-night stay for two in November)

Total cost for two: approximately €1044 to €2776

Book Ibiza with Expedia through SuperValu eShops and get up to €99 worth of Real Rewards points back! 

*All prices, offers & Real Rewards points in relation to the above flights and hotels correct at time of publication, but may have since expired.

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