It’s a miserable grey day throughout most of the UK, and with the country braced for further heavy rain it could be weeks before we get a glimpse of sunshine. If the last time you went on holiday was six or seven months ago you are probably getting itchy feet and a craving for blue skies. But don’t wait until summertime to get your dose of hot weather- at Savoo we have rounded up our top holiday destinations that guarantee average temperatures of over 20 degrees in February and March- all available for less than £600. Happy hunting!
With temperatures consistently hovering above 20 degrees, the Canary Islands are a popular destination for UK holidaymakers searching for sunshine. Situated off the west coast of northern Africa these seven islands offer a permanent spring-like climate. Tenerife is the biggest of the Canaries, with an appealing mix of beach resorts, traditional villages and national parks. However, the smaller island of Lanzarote is ideal for sun worshippers, offering over 30 kilometres of beach to kick back and relax on. Onthebeach.co.uk is currently offering up to 48% off cheap hotels in their Spanish sale.
Bounded by the Arabian Sea, Goa is a veritable paradise of white sands, blue seas and swaying palm trees. Despite an abundance of tourism which has ruined some areas, Goa still boasts a number of unspoilt beaches, including Keri and Patnem beach. The best time to visit Goa is during the cooler months of November to March, when the monsoon season is a distant memory but the average temperature still hits highs of 32 degrees.
With average highs of 31 degrees and lows of 21 degrees, February is the ideal time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Known as Saigon to both locals and tourists alike, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is a perfect city break for holidaymakers longing to experience a thriving metropolis. Immortalised by its central role in the Vietnam War, HCMC offers fine restaurants, flashy hotels and luxury shops alongside Pagodas, markets and centuries of rich and diverse history.
Sharm el-Sheikh- dubbed the ‘Egyptian Riviera’- is a diverse destination with plenty to offer throughout the year, including enough water sports to satisfy all adrenaline junkies. Miles of white sand border the famous Red Sea, which is particularly popular for recreational scuba diving and snorkelling. If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet, head out of the water to chill in a wide range of coffee shops and local bazaars. And averaging around 23 degrees, the temperature of Sharm el-Sheikh in February puts our UK average of 7 degrees to shame. Get 8% off holiday transfers to and from Egypt with resorthoppa.com.
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and famous for its colourful markets, buzzing clubs and assault on the senses. The best time to visit Thailand is between November and March, when it rains the least and average temperatures hit 28 degrees. Bangkok is truly a city that never sleeps, and you can easily combine clubbing till dawn with exploring temples, palaces and museums during the day. And with the guarantee of over 5 hours of sunshine no matter when you travel, Bangkok could be the ideal getaway for February 2014.