Distract yourself from this dreary winter's day with a gaze at these beautiful blue waters, from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to stunning Halong Bay in Vietnam, courtesy of our good friends at Beach Tomato.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this seaport was historically based on maritime trade, rendering it not only beautiful but also a perfect destination to witness the waves crashing against the medieval walled city centre.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Currently enjoying the height of summer, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate sunshine destination. As the world’s largest coral reef system spanning over 2,600 kilometres, the reef’s waters are the perfect backdrop to escape the winter freeze and top up the tan.

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Boasting unique wildlife, beautiful terrain and stunning natural architecture, Halong Bay is fast-becoming a new hot spot. Riddled with caves and grottoes within the clear turquoise waters, this bay enjoys sunshine most of the year round, making it one of our top winter destinations.

Santorini, Greece
Santorini forms the Southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands and is essentially what remains after a huge volcanic explosion that destroyed the former city. Sloping downwards to the Aegean Sea, its lagoons almost envelope you on to the seaside. Paint washed bright blue and sparkling white, the city mirrors the turquoise sea it sits upon.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
One of Richard Branson’s many homes - if it’s fit for him, it’s fit for us. A 74-acre island in the British Virgin Islands, this is the luxury version of Robinson Crusoe’s castaway. Only it comes with private villas that accommodate up to 28 guests in the most romantic setting under the sun.