As the great British weather bites back in style with rain, gales and several inches snow in Scotland, the BBQ summer is on hold. Cheer yourself up – book your beach fix now! Here are some ideas. 10. VietnamThe recent launch of direct flights from the UK and the opening of a number of high-end luxury resort hotels have propelled Vietnam into the spotlight as a new possibility for long-haul sun. Ong Lan Beach and Bai Sao on the island of Phu Quoc is possibly the best beach, but there is plenty of competition.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related7 exotic winter sun destinations under £400Seven amazing exotic places for winter sun escapes, all with flights less than £400 return: in gorgeous pictures.8 of the cheapest flights to get winter sun right nowTo paraphrase Frank Sinatra, ‘Fly me to the sun, let me play among the sandbars. Let me see what winter is like in Florida and Oman.’ Ol’ Blue Eyes might have liked the moon, but as his perma-tan showed, he loved the scorching sun – as do we. So we’ve…Exit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaksExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaks 1. Cape VerdeCape Verde is one of the fastest-growing year-round sun choices for UK holidaymakers. With an average April temperature of 26C, incredible white beaches and world-class watersports, it’s no wonder the islands are ‘the new Canaries’, and they’re only a six-hour flight away.2. OmanOman can get really hot in the summer, but in spring the temperature is comfortably in the late 20s. Some of the best beaches on Oman’s 17,000km of coastline are around the capital Muscat, such as dramatic Doqum, with more super sands at Al Sawadi, only an hour away.3. Goa, IndiaSummer is monsoon season in Goa, but go(a) now because spring is gorgeously hot, dry and sunny. Indulge your fantasies for exotic palm-backed beaches (preferably with a cold Kingfisher beer from a beach café in hand) at Anjuna and Vagator in the north of the state, where hippies have been sun-seeking since the 70s.4. Gran CanariaApril is a little early for a week in your bikini in the Med, so head further south to the Canaries for spring sun. Gran Canaria’s climate actually varies across the island, but in the sub-tropical south you are pretty much guaranteed spring sunshine and temperatures in the mid-20s.5. Sharm el Sheikh, EgyptSharm is hot all year round, but the mercury is on he rise now, with 30C the norm next month, encouraging lazy days on the sun lounger. If you’re after more activity than sunbathing, the warm waters of the Red Sea are a scuba paradise.6. CroatiaCroatia gets hot in the height of summer but a visit early in the season will still get you a sunshine fix, and you’ll also beat the crowds to the beaches and islands of the Dalmatian Coast. Try Zlatni Rat on the island of Brac – often rated as Croatia’s best beach – or the aptly-named Rajska Plaza (Paradise Beach) on Rab.7. SardiniaThe Mediterranean island of Sardinia boasts Caribbean-standard beaches, like Chia – only an hour from Cagliari airport – and the exquisite Cala Luna on the glamorous Costa Smerelda. Summer is scorchio, while September, when the crowds have gone and the temperatures have dropped a little, is a lovely time to visit.8. Bodrum, TurkeyBodrum in Turkey is a summer holiday favourite for Brits but the resorts of the ‘Turquoise Coast’. No wonder – it’s reliably hot and sunny from late spring to mid-autumn. In high summer it can hot 35C, which might be too much for some, but you’d give it a go, wouldn’t you?9. Florida, USAOf course, it’s a longer trip to go Stateside, but it’s no surprise that so many Brits choose Florida for their holidays. As well as the excitement of Disney and all the Orlando theme parks, the Sunshine State boasts incredible beaches on both its Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines, and glitzy resorts like Palm Beach and Clearwater.