• 11Nov

    Win a winter sun escape with alpharooms.com

    Win a winter sun escape with alpharooms.com

    As the leaves fall and colder weather gradually envelops the UK, many of us are booking winter sun breaks in the search for warmer weather. We’ve crunched our customer data and come up with a formula for choosing the right winter sun destination for you. Read on to see how you could win your own winter sun escape with our exclusive blogger competition…

    To enter our competition to win a 5 night break in the Costa del Sol, simply publish a blog post about your favourite winter sun destination linking to our infographic. And if you’ve not had a winter sun break before just tell us what destination(s) are on your wish list and leave a link to your post in the comments below or send us a quick email to wintersun@alpharooms.com.

    We’ve already asked a few bloggers and journalists what their favourite destinations are to offer some inspiration (read more below). Entries close on Friday 18th December with the winner being notified and announced within 3 working days. Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this post.



    “Citrus County, Florida is a hidden gem when it comes to winter travel. Like most Florida destinations the weather is warm and the pace is relaxed. Citrus Springs, though, is best known for its manatees. Each winter, these graceful lumbering creatures return to the warm spring waters in Citrus County, the only place in the U.S. where it is legal to swim with manatees. Each January, Citrus County hosts the Florida Manatee Festival, a lively festival celebrating all things manatee.”



    Fuerteventura, with its huge soft white beaches (some are, famously, much darker) calm gentle turquoise seas and spectacularly wild and desert-like scenery, is the perfect winter sun destination. With delightful temperatures and little rain, this far outpost of Europe, just 50 miles off the Saharan coast of Africa, and yet just over 4 hours flying time from London, offers a whole range of different resorts.  From the quiet, peaceful and relaxed through to the more than lively and action packed. But for me Jandia on the southwestern part of the island offers the perfect compromise.”



    “I absolutely love Mexico in winter. It’s beautiful, still really hot and there is so much to do! Isla Mujeres is my favourite area.”



    “My favourite winter sun destination is Rio, Brazil. How could it not be? Anything below 30C is considered cold at this time of year. The incredible beaches, the beautiful Brazilians and the never ending supply of Caipirinhas make it the perfect place to spend the winter months. I spent Christmas in Rio a few years ago and got sunburnt while drinking fresh coconut milk on Copacabana beach with my Brazilian boyfriend. Living the dream! I also went on a boat party in December wearing a vest and shorts. I even learnt to samba. I cannot recommend it enough.”


    Terms and Conditions:

    Entries are only valid if a link is added to the comments below or emailed to wintersun@alpharooms.com by Friday 18th December 2015 at 5pm. A winner will be selected at random and notified within 3 working days to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed by 6th January 2016 alpharooms.com reserves the right to choose a new winner.

    The prize consists of accommodation for 2 adults for 5 nights on a Self-Catering basis staying at the PYR Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol. Includes return flights from the UK or Ireland to Malaga and 1 checked-in bag in total. The prize must be taken before the 31st March 2016 during February or March 2016, excluding Easter. If the holiday is not completed by 31st March 2016 or the winner cannot travel within the specified dates, it will be deemed to have been forfeited.

    No changes will be permitted once tickets are booked and issued. We reserve the right to restrict to certain travel dates. Accommodation is subject to advanced booking and availability. Flights will be available from: Dublin, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester or Birmingham – the winner will be asked for a preference. Winner and guest(s) must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.

    No extras at any point are included in the prize. All extras including travel insurance and airport transfers must be paid for by prize winner. Winners are recommended not to travel without travel insurance. Any requested upgrades or changes to the stated holiday prize will be at the winner’s own expense. The prize is non-refundable and not transferable. There is no cash alternative. Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates agreed and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative holiday and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. The promoter reserves the right to substitute prize of equal value if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason.

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