2015 is upon us, so now’s the time to start thinking about planning your next holiday! Exciting times ahead, but the hard part is deciding where to go…and when!
We’ve put together a short round-up of some of our top destinations and recommendations of when and where to travel. Plus we have a fantastic New Year sale now on, so there’s no excuse not to start planning now!
January – Dubai
Situated in the Arabian Desert, Dubai has very little rainfall and offers heat and sunshine pretty much year round. December through to February are a little cooler so offer fantastic conditions for getting out and about sightseeing, or playing golf.
Stay at: Sofitel The Palm
February – The Maldives
The Maldives boasts a tropical climate with plentiful sunshine year round. However the dry season runs from January through to March/April, so February is the perfect month to bask in the sunshine on the many white sandy beaches.
Stay at: The One&Only Reethi Rah
March – Mexico, Cancun
There is no bad time to visit the Mexican Rivera Maya. The stunning coast line and lively atmosphere are forever popular with holiday makers. Look out in the summer months though, from June through to October there is high humidity and the highest likelihood of hurricanes.
Stay at: Moon Palace Resort
April – Thailand, Koh Samui
Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is its third largest island, surrounded by dive sites and fantastic beaches. The best time to visit is December through to June to avoid the rainy season and potential torrential storms.
Stay at: Anantara Lawana Villa Resort
May – South Africa
South Africa is a vast country with many attractions, whether you’re interested in game viewing on a safari or visiting the wine lands of Stellenbosch. The best time to visit Kruger National Park is May to September where the animals congregate at watering holes, and the wine lands can be visited any time.
June – California
California offers everything you could wish for, from sandy beaches to exploring national parks to visiting the bright lights of Hollywood. One of the best ways to see it all is on a fly drive, along the coastal highway from San Fran to LA, with lots in between:
Try a: California Fly Drive
July – Canada
Canada is home to magnificent national parks, spectacular landscapes of snow-topped mountains and glaciers, and dramatic coast lines. You can’t do it all at once, but July is a great time to visit. Try Ontario with dramatic Niagara Falls, Toronto and Ottowa.
Visit: Ontario County
August – Orlando
A popular time to visit during the summer months with families, but with good reason as the schools are out for summer and Disney World is in full swing with tons to offer families. Stay in a villa and hire a car to see more of this spectacular region.
Stay at: Orlando Villas
September – Mauritius
The fantastic sub tropical climate of Mauritius means it’s always a great time to visit. However September through to December is one of the best times, with temperatures just hovering below 30 degrees. It’s also a time that sees many of the country’s ceremonies and festivals.
Stay at: The Westin Turtle Bay Beach Resort & Spa
October – Barbados
Visitors flock to Barbados year round, due to its tropical climes and endless white sandy beaches. Barbados boasts almost year round sunshine, while its east Caribbean location on the Atlantic Ocean ensures clean air and a fresh breeze. A haven of white, sandy beaches and clear, turquoise seas, world-class golf courses and rich colonial history, holidays in Barbados cater for a full range of tastes.
Stay at: Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
November – West Coast of Malaysia
Kuala Lumper, Panang and Pangkor situated on the West coast of Malaysia are perfect in the winter months, while the east coast is being battered by the intense rainy season. Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city that features colonial architecture and lively markets, while Pangkor and Penang offer sensational tropical beach escapes.
Stay at: Pangkor Laut
December – Cuba
The dry season in Cuba runs during the winter from November through to April, a very popular time for visitors with less rainfall and less humidity. Temperatures during this time average around 26°C. There is so much to see in Cuba it will leave you wanting more, with a mix of stunning architecture, lush gardens and sandy beaches.
Try the: Essential Cuba Tour