The hottest destinations to show off your beachwear in winter

Let’s be honest - you can rock a Porto Brazil bikini at the hotel pool or in the hot tub at a Swiss chalet, but realistically PB beachwear is ideal for sun worshippers. If you’re lucky enough to be living in a part of the world where Apollo smiles on you all year round, then maybe this article isn’t for you - but if not, read on for our top tips on getting your sunshine fix, even in the dead of winter.

Best for... shopaholics: Dubai

Those of you who want to shop til you drop before hitting the beach to top up on your tan - look no further, Dubai has you covered. Famed as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations the city is home to some of the most extensive retail space, with every high-end brand and label represented. Once you’ve exhausted the many malls, you can relax at one of the city’s luxury hotels or take a wander to the old town for a spot of sightseeing. Of course, no trip to Dubai is complete without a visit to the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa - at over half a kilometre high, there’s no comparable view in the world.

Best for... beach lovers: Cape Verde

If your idea of paradise is white sand beaches and crystal clear ocean views, then Cape Verde provides an idyllic setting in which to while away your vacation days doing… well, nothing much at all. This cluster of volcanic islands off the northwest coast of Africa remains relatively unspoiled, and offers vast expanses of virgin beachfront on which to unwind. Add in some freshly caught seafoood, cooked in the Creole style, and maybe a cocktail or two, or a glass of the local wine and you have the perfect low pressure getaway, which is  bound to recharge and rejuvenate you away from the fast pace of city life.

Best for... adventurers: Thailand

For a beach holiday with an added sense of adventure, Thailand has plenty to offer the sun seeking traveller, from gorgeous beaches to tropical forests, and bustling cities. By the coast, scuba diving or snorkelling provide a relaxing way to explore the flora and fauna of the crystal clear seas, while inland you can tour ancient temples, head off on a jungle safari or sample some of the best street food to be found anywhere in the world. It’s certainly possible to just kick back and relax, but with so much on offer, it’s hard to resist the temptation to follow every opportunity for fun - who knows what you might find?

Best for... culture vultures: Cape Town

One of South Africa’s hottest cities (and we mean that in all senses of the word) is Cape Town. Nestled on a picturesque peninsula in the shadow of the imposing Table Mountain is a busy port city renowned for its nightlife, restaurants and of course its famous vineyards. In the day, you can tour the many art galleries and museums or take a helicopter tour of the bay. Alternatively, head for the beach where you’ll meet sunbathers, surfers and more than a few penguins. For the more outward bound traveller, there are a plethora of hiking trails or safaris within easy striking distance of the city, and at night live music, performance and dance are never hard to find. There really is something for everyone here, whatever your preference.

But wherever you’re heading, and whatever your plans are, we’ll ensure you’re decked out in the latest in beach fashion and dressed for your destination. For inspiration, check out our Porto Brazil collections above.

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