Aerial view of one of Canouan’s beaches close to the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan hotel, where a boat is moored having taken guests for a turtle snorkelling experience

The best winter sun destinations for 2023


Six sun-soaked stays across cities and coasts.

Why should talk of a ‘winter wonderland’ just conjure thoughts of snowy landscapes and biting cold? Though much of the Northern Hemisphere feels as if it’s in a freezer, so many of Mandarin Oriental’s most spectacular addresses are currently enjoying gloriously toasty weather. Don’t forget your shorts and swimwear on this wonderfully temperate tour, which journeys from some of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities to tropical island idylls.