Considered one of the best months for travel, many of the world’s top destinations enjoy a beautiful climate during the month of May. Summer deals are beginning to arrive with a huge selection of luxury accommodation to choose from. It remains surprisingly affordable with crowds yet to descend on the major tourist hot spots. It’s great news for those seeking an indulgent break without spending a fortune. Here’s a guide on what you can expect in some of the top destinations, and where to avoid.
As the summer season begins in the Mediterranean countries, the sea temperature starts to increase along with the climate. You’ll be spoilt for choice with most of the region expected to receive endless days of sunshine. The Greek Islands regularly see temperatures soar into the 30s whilst Spain’s sunny coast offers a great mix of boutique and design hotels.
Italy’s Sardinia and Sicily promise the holiday of a lifetime. Expect world-renowned cuisine, beautiful wine and plenty of beaches to lay your towel. The exclusive regions of Puglia and the Amalfi Coast shouldn’t be missed by those who enjoy authentic culture without compromising on luxurious accommodation.
Turkey’s Aegean coast is equally impressive where visitors can take a break from the sun and enjoy the many ancient sights and quaint fishing villages. The island of Cyprus is also perfectly suited for the sightseeing fanatic. Admire preserved Roman amphitheaters and intricate churches which date back hundreds of years. It also happens to be one of the hottest destinations in the Mediterranean.
For those willing to travel, the Caribbean Islands could be the smart choice. Prices are lowered after the Easter period, making those all-inclusive resorts even more affordable. Whether you’re planning a family holiday or couples retreat, there’s plenty of islands to choose from. The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular where you’ll find world-class hotels boasting direct beach access and extensive facilities.
Alternatively, the spectacular resorts of the Maldives and Mauritius offer a truly indulgent experience. Stay in your own private ocean villa, treat yourself to a pampering spa therapy and look forward to exceptional island cuisine. Temperatures are hot without cloud in sight.
May is a great time to visit the natural wonders and historic attractions of Peru. Dry weather with pleasantly cool evenings provide the perfect setting for an outdoor holiday. Must-see attractions include a visit to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, hiking into the Amazon rainforest and exploring the many colonial villages.
With the weather heating up in the UK, why not take a city break a little closer to home. The sights and shopping of London are guaranteed to impress but we can’t promise sunshine. Alternatively, take a relaxing spa break in a rural hideaway. From the Cotswold’s to the Scottish Highlands and Cornish coast, there’s plenty of spa hotels offering a five-star package complete with treatments and a fine dining meal included.
Where to avoid
Be sure to check destinations in Asia before booking those flights. Many countries such as Thailand and Indonesia can either be too hot for many or subjected to heavy downpours. It’s also the monsoon season in Sri Lanka and India.