Top ten winter sun destinations

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Top ten winter sun destinations

Barbados

With its pristine white-sand beaches, breathtaking landscapes and rich culture - not to mention the year-round sunshine and rum cocktails - Barbados is the perfect winter destination. Head to the west coast for swimming and snorkelling with the chance to see some of the hawksbill or leatherback sea turtles that frolic just offshore. If surfing is high on the agenda, hit the beaches at Bathsheba on the choppier east coast or head to North Point, where you can watch the Atlantic Ocean crash against the nearby Animal Flower Cave, named after the colourful sea anemones found there.

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