June is a great time to travel and one of the best months for a summer holiday. The climate across the Mediterranean is at its best with warm sea temperatures and long, sunny days. There’s also plenty of great offers to be enjoyed as the school holidays are yet to arrive. For those looking to travel to a far off paradise, there’s no shortage of options from the Caribbean to the Maldives and Botswana. Here’s a guide on some of the best places and where to avoid.
The island of Malta is one of the hottest places in Europe. Temperatures can soar in June with regular highs into the 30s and beyond. Be sure to visit the neighboring island of Gozo and you can marvel at awe-inspiring natural wonders. Aside from the golden stretches of beach, there’s some world class scuba diving sites and a sprawling national park with a selection of hiking trails.
If you’re seeking late night entertainment, the party mecca of Ibiza could be the perfect choice. As the season begins, you can expect a great lineup of world-class DJs and some of the best beach parties in the world
The Greek Islands offer something a little more refined where luxurious boutique hotels are nestled among whitewashed villas. Many of these offer extensive facilities to keep you totally relaxed during your stay. Indulge in a heavenly spa treatment or soak up the sun by the swimming pool – spectacular ocean views are guaranteed.
The long haul options are equally impressive. For some adventure, take a safari holiday to the plains of Botswana or Namibia. A luxury tented camp is the best way to immerse yourself in wild Africa where you’ll be surrounded by the big five. Four poster beds, furnished balconies and deep soaking tubs are just a few of the little luxuries you can expect.
The Caribbean boasts glorious weather and you can enjoy your own castaway paradise without spending a fortune. Many hotels are surprisingly affordable before the school holidays begin. Enjoy some glamour at a Barbados resort where you can be assured of a five-star service with exceptional hospitality.
The Maldives may see a few rain clouds during the month of June but temperatures still see highs of 29°C. With at least seven hours of sunshine, you can still enjoy some much needed sun and relaxation.
June is perfectly suited for an active holiday in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy one of the many hiking or climbing routes which promises beautiful scenery and great weather. You can also enjoy one of the world’s finest train journeys, the Rocky Mountaineer.
If you’re seeking an American adventure, why not visit the cosmopolitan oasis of Palm Springs, nestled in the heart of California’s desert. A popular hangout with Hollywood A-listers, you’ll find a great choice of fine-dining alongside chic eateries. There’s also some of the best golf courses in the US and an array of cool boutique hotels.
Where to avoid
Heat waves can be problem in some Middle Eastern countries and across Central Africa. India should also be avoided where monsoons bring heavy rains and unbearable humidity.