The Caribbean is a safe bet for high temperatures at this time of year, and in Barbados, the average daily maximum is 29 degrees. Luxury resorts and white sandy beaches await.
Barbados has an average of nine hours of sunshine each day, with refreshing winds and very warm sea temperatures for scuba diving and snorkelling. January's also one of the driest months, with an average of 82 mm rainfall in January.
It takes nine hours to fly direct from the UK, and it's four hours behind.