As the days get longer and we leave the winter chill behind, the month of April offers a great chance to enjoy some early sunshine. The Mediterranean begins to heat up and for the adventurous traveler, it’s a beautiful time of year to take a hiking or outdoor holiday. There’s even late ski deals to be enjoyed for those seeking an adrenaline fueled escape. Take a look at this guide on where to visit during April and destinations best avoided.
The sea temperature may still be cold, but there are plenty of countries in Europe that are pleasantly uncrowded with long days of sunshine. The Greek Islands are particularly picturesque with no shortage of luxury accommodation options. Mallorca offer similar conditions whilst northern Cyprus can see temperature rise into the 30s. Try visiting the resort towns of Limassol and Paphos where visitors can explore archeological wonders and choose from a variety of secluded bays.
The beaches of Morocco are also best visited during this month with few rainy days. Still considered an off-peak period, it’s a great opportunity to stay in an exclusive resort without the hefty price tag.
For those seeking a long haul adventure, the Caribbean could offer everything you need and more. After the Easter period, prices usually drop in many of the luxury and boutique resorts. Enjoy a couples-only retreat in Barbados complete with your own private villa, spectacular views and candlelit meals on the beach. Alternatively, enjoy some family-fun at one of the many child-friendly resorts in the Dominican Republic. With an all-inclusive service, the children can enjoy a kid’s clubs and sports facilities whilst the parents indulge in a luxury spa treatment.
The paradise islands of the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles also boast unbeatable weather during April. With a flight time of over 10 hours, it may be a long haul option but those willing to travel, will be rewarded. Some of the best beaches in the world await with crystal clear waters and pristine white sands. For some added luxury, why not stay in an over water bungalow complete with your own private plunge pool.
For an unforgettable city break, visit one of the many eastern European cities. Prague is amongst the most impressive where you can admire the medieval architecture of its Old Town and enjoy its lively choice of restaurants and bars. It won’t be hot during this period but you will avoid the summer crowds.
Istanbul is another exciting option and great for a shopping splurge. Pleasantly warm temperatures and low humidity makes it a great time to stroll through the many markets. Explore the vast Grand Bazaar – an Aladdin’s cave of hand crafted goods, intricate jewelry, spices and delicious sweet treats.
Where to avoid
Both Zanzibar and Tunisia endure the longest period of rainfall during the month of April. South America should also be avoided where high levels of humidity can be expected.