By Kate Youde
For sea views
All six bedrooms are located on Phuket’s west coast modern villa look at the Andaman Sea, which is at its calmest during Thailand’s cool season between November and February. Cool does not mean cold, however, with the island experiencing an average maximum daily temperature of 32C in January and nine hours of sunshine a day. The property, priced at Bt148m ($ 4.43m), has a main suite with a sea view Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.
For city life
January is Cape Town’s warmest, driest and sunniest month. The buyers of this four bedroom house in the affluent southern suburb of Constantia, a 25-minute drive from downtown, she can use pizza oven or braai to cook outside, and dine on the pool patio or mountain-view rooftop deck. The property, which includes a two-bedroom self-contained apartment, is available for R35 million ($ 2.19 million).
For quiet days in the garden
Despite January being the coldest month in Marrakesh, the Moroccan city still achieves an average of seven hours of sunshine a day and an average daily maximum temperature of 19C. Perfect weather for pottery between the palms in its 7.4-acre garden four bedroom villa. The property, which has a further four bedrooms spread over two pavilions on the site, has a price of € 3.4 million.
For diaper by the pool
While many in the northern hemisphere endure cold temperatures in January, Barbados residents enjoy an average daily high of 29C. The new owners of this three bedroom house (also main photo, above) can soak up the Caribbean island’s sunshine at its infinity pool throughout the year. The $ 8 million property has a fourth-bedroom pool house.
For a life on land and water
Cyprus enjoys the warmest weather in Europe, with the average daily high not falling below 17C in January. It overlooks Limassol Marina on the south coast of the Mediterranean island four bedroom villa comes with a private yacht berth so that its residents can sail away at will in search of even sunnier climates. The property is on the market for € 6.3 million.
BarbadosSotheby’s International Realty Photos; Christie’s International Property; Knight Frank; Savills