Chase The Sun: Beat The Winter Woes With These Beach Breaks

29 May 2015

Swap the chill in the air for a chilled cocktail on a tropical beach this winter.

In anticipation of the thermometer plummeting into the low 20s and beyond (heaven forbid!), take advantage of these travel packages to ‘chase the sun’. Thaw out - and sprawl out - on your ideal beach.

Think idyllic beach settings such as Tropical North Queensland, Bali, Phuket and Fiji, or travel further afield and enjoy the Northern Hemisphere summer in Honolulu.

Check out the latest beach accommodation deals from Flight Centre – all valid for travel from June through to August.

 Chase the sun, surf and sand with the ones you love (image: Getty)

Whitsundays

Head north to Tropical North Queensland this winter to explore the idyllic Whitsundays.

Flight Centre has a 5-night stay priced from $925* per person twin share.

Package includes five nights' accommodation at the Reef View Hotel in a Garden View room with buffet breakfast daily; free return transfers; use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment; and unlimited use of the scheduled 'Island Shuttle' service from 7am to 11pm daily.

Valid for sale until August 31, 2015. For travel May 15, 2015 to March 16, 2016.

Broome

Position yourself on the beach in Broome where the average daily temperature in June is a balmy 29 degrees.

Enjoy a 4-night stay with camel ride from $1165* per person twin share available through Flight Centre.

Package includes four nights' accommodation at the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa in a Poolview Studio with buffet breakfast daily, porter service, a Broome Sights with Sunset and Camel Ride tour, free Wi-Fi and return transfers.

Valid for sale until June 30, 2015. For travel on select dates between May and August 2015.

 Plenty of space on Broome's Cable Beach (image: Getty)

Cook Islands

Leave the overcoat at home and strip down to your swimmers for an island getaway to the Cook Islands, a short six-hour direct flight from Sydney.

Flight Centre is offering a Cook Islands 5-night package from $699* per person twin share with free breakfast and a bonus lagoon cruise.

Package includes five nights' accommodation at the Sunsert Resort Rarotonga in a Poolside/Garden Studio with bonus free tropical breakfast daily and bonus two-for one Koka Lagoon Cruise ticket per room per stay.

Valid for sale until June 30, 2015. For travel June 15, 2015 to March 16, 2016.

Fiji

Set your watch to Fiji time and leave your winter woes at the airport.

Defrost in Fiji on a 5-night package from $705* per person twin share from Flight Centre.

Price includes five nights' accommodation at the 4.5-star Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa in a Superior Lagoon View Room, breakfast daily, unlimited Internet access and return airport transfers.

Valid for sale until June 30, 2015. For travel on select dates between April and December 2015.

 It's just you, the beach and that special someone to share it all with (image: Getty)

Phuket

Flock to Phuket where you can enjoy a bonus two nights' accommodation and a host of exclusive myTime perks.

Only pay for six nights on this 8-night package from $489* per person twin share from Flight Centre.

Price includes eight nights' accommodation for the price of six at the 4-star Banthai Beach Resort and Spa in a Superior Room with breakfast daily and return airport transfers. Travellers who book this package through Flight Centre are also eligible for exclusive myTime bonuses including free mini bar set up on arrival, babysitting discounts, daily Happy Hour, free internet access and free fruit basket on arrival.

Valid for sale until August 31, 2015. For travel on select dates between May and October 2015.

Honolulu

Catch a wave into Honolulu and laze by the pool by day and party by night.

Get a bonus night for free when you book this 6-night package from $1355* per person twin share through Flight Centre.

Price includes a bonus night's accommodation with six nights for the price of five at the 4.5-star The Modern Honolulu in a City View Double Room. Also enjoy free daily morning coffee, free internet, free daily newspaper, return airport transfers and a bonus Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri  & City Tour.

Hotel guests are also given access to the fitness centre and spa, sunset/sunrise pools and pool bar, access to The Study and admission to Addiction nightclub.

Valid for sale until June 30, 2015. For travel on select dates between May and December 2015.

*All prices subject to change and availability at time of booking. 

For bookings and details, phone your nearest Flight Centre store on 1300 939 414 or see www.flightcentre.com.au.

Kellie Carty

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