Christmas and New Year are over for another year but the million dollars burning question stands tall: where to go on holiday in February to get some warmth from the wintry blues? Well, that’s one of the thoughts you might be struggling with when the British winter never seems to go away. The fireplace and the warm mulled wine isn’t doing much good and ‘fly away’ is the word – to a place where it’s sunny with warm beach waters, tropical ambience, exotic food, music and heart-melting smiles. So, is it the Maldives, the Caribbean or Thailand? Here are some of our adorable winter-sun getaway cities and islands that make up for hot holidays in February.
List of Top Places where is Hot in February:
The first name that triggers every traveller’s mind – Bali is ‘touching heaven on earth’. Filled to the brim with satisfying retreats, warm spa therapies, lush forests, endless access to world-class beaches and hot piping cuisine, Bali has a charm of its own that everyone flocks to experience. With your Bermudas, flip-flops, shades and sunscreens you can have the entire paradise to yourself. Apart from the sound of the splashing waves and sizzling BBQ, experience a new kind of cave parties, full-moon gaiety, glamping, jungle treks and hot springs. Whether you escape to Ubud hills or surround yourself with serenity – that’s classic Bali for you.
Best time to go: November to April
Weather Pattern: The weather in Bali fluctuates at 26°C (79°F), while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high comes in at 30°C (86°F).
Things to do: Get a spa treatment, explore the hills of Ubud, go hiking up the Bali hills, explore beaches like Seminyak beach, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Kuta beach.
2. THE MALDIVES
Sitting majestically in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an open playground in the lap of the Indian Ocean and…there is no bad time to go to the Maldives. Just 15 hours from London, the small cosy little islands and dreamy resorts offer a perfect castaway from those chilly winters. It is one of the best places to travel in February. Even if you think you’ll get bored in the Maldives, you will end up loving it. The islands and the environment are quite family-friendly and hard to resist. Whether you choose a beach villa, water bungalows, underwater hotel or a chic resort, you do not have to worry about hospitality and activities.
Best time to visit: December to April
Weather Pattern: The average daytime temperature for the Maldives in February is 28°C, with only very slight dips at night time.
Things to do: Go for whale shark sightseeing, day-time adventure at Guraidhoo islands, surfing and boat tours in the southern atolls, windsurfing in Cokes Surf Camp, explore Sandbank and enjoy snorkelling.
Maldives‘ neighbour Mauritius is a stunner and it alone has the power, charm and freshness to warm your heart, mind and soul. This isolated natural beauty is mostly explored by honeymoon holidaymakers, celebrities and families. The beaches are spotless tropical delights and you can easily hire a car and hike up towards the verdant forests and explore primitive fishing villages. Adventure lovers can take a boat out and explore underwater life and admire the species below. The speckled islands offer some of the world’s finest resorts, wooden water villas, stylish boutiques and secluded water-homes. However, Mauritius is much more than sipping coconut cocktails and beach activities. With so much in these islands, it is one of the popular hot places to go in February.
Best time to visit: May-December
Weather Pattern: The warm period in Mauritius normally lasts from December 5th until April 9th, with typical high temperatures daily attaining as high as 29°C in February – not bad for ocean activities and leisure under the sun.
Things to do: Enjoy day tours with Dolphins in Medine, kite surfing at Belle Mare, big game Fishing Tours, explore the sea with 35-metre Submarine Tour, go for Tandem Skydive in Mauritius, quad biking in la Vallee Des Couleurs.
What can be more inspiring than an escape to one of the desert gems in the Middle East and no one does it better than Dubai itself. A year-round destination for everyone, the City of Gold offers the perfect sunshine if you’ve been facing chattering teeth and shivering winters. Being a short hop away, you are not far from spotless beaches, excellent services and a futuristic city to yourself. Hey, who said Dubai is all about glass and flamboyance. The Old Souk, the tranquil Dubai creek, dining in the air and shopping are the elements that will keep you on your toes along with several other warm vacation spots in February. If you wish to see the city best dressed, November is the best time to explore Dubai on a 10-hour flight journey from London. The climate is not very humid and touring the city gets more enjoyable.
Best time to visit: November to March
Weather Pattern: Dubai has a scorching desert climate, with an average temperature of 20°C, the month of February is categorised by progressively steady temperatures, where it is very possible to tour the city easily.
Things to do: Dubai Desert safari, Dhow dinner cruise, Dubai city sightseeing, Burj Khalifa tour, explore Atlantis Aquaventure, overnight Desert Safari, trip to IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ski Dubai in Emirates Mall, Gold Souk tours, visit Dubai Aquarium.
If you are looking for alternative hot holiday destinations in February, Thailand tops the list. With school half-term holidays falling in the middle of the month, parents have the opportunity to whisk their children to a destination where the sun shines in earnest and Thailand tops the list for many British and European visitors. The countries top places – Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Pattaya sizzle with a mix of captivating white-sand beaches, exotic islands with stylish beach shacks and oceanic tours under the brilliant sun. There are scores to select from and each offers a celestial experience. Right from first-class spas of Koh Samui to barefoot activities in Koh Lipe and luxury beach stays at Koh Lanta, you can easily get a slice of warm haven with affordable rates.
The best time to visit: November to March
Weather Pattern: Average temperature is 28°C between the average high/lows of 33°C and 23°C. The hot period only has a normal temperature of 1°C advanced than February.
Things to do: Take a Ferry Ride to James Bond Island, visit Safari World Zoo, enjoy Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, visit The Tiger Kingdom, get a Thai Massage in Phuket, enjoy a Bangkok River Cruise, explore Bangkok Floating Markets, go Boating in River Kwai, discover Wat Arun in Bangkok
6. THE CARIBBEAN
February and the Caribbean have a fantastic bonding with endless warm holiday destinations to visit in February. With scanty crowd and temperatures in the 20s, you can anticipate a wonderful holiday unlike any. Head to Cancun towards Maya Riviera where you can enjoy basking on one of the beaches and spend your time exploring the intriguing Mayan monuments. Consider the Jamaican city of Montego Bay and cherish a stroll with your partner. Watch your family get tanned and you can try it too! Alternatively, other scintillating destinations include Cuba, Barbados and Antigua that offer ecstatic moments with jaw-dropping scenery and endless things to see, do and experience.
Best time to visit: November to April
Weather Pattern: At all the Caribbean’s cities and beaches, February is enjoyable. At Havana, Cuba, Nassau, Bahamas, the temperature stays cooler than other places. The ocean averages 79 degrees Fahrenheit around most islands in February – perfect tropical climate.
Things to do: go scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands, enjoy forest trekking in Guadeloupe, explore the ruins at St. Lucia, explore the town of Curacao, admire the cathedrals of U.S. Virgin Islands, discover the ancient city of Puerto Rico, taste Cuban cigars at Havana.
7. CANARY ISLANDS
Settled in the Atlantic, 300 miles towards the African shoreline, experience something different in the wonders of the Canary Islands. Thanks to the enchanting panorama, spectacular landscapes, pristine beaches and bewitching resorts, with a 4-5 hour flight from the UK you can be exposed to this heavenly sanctuary. With endless hours of sunshine, volcanoes, UNESCO designated islands, this paradise is perfect for hikers, nature lovers and adventure buffs. No wonder, the Canary Islands are adored by British holidaymakers and never fail to create fabulous opportunities for a reminiscing getaway under the comforting sun rays.
Best time to visit: March to May & September to November
Weather Pattern: Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the warmest islands with temperatures in the low 70s. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura can be particularly cooler – the mid-60s with strong winds.
Things to do: Relax in the sun in Fuerteventura, explore Siam Park in Tenerife, walk on the dunes in Gran Canaria, visit Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Garajonay National Park, and explore Teide National Park.
Several people from all over the world rush to Florida for all the good reasons. It is one of the top hot places in February with everything you can imagine. You name it, it’s all there – amusement parks, beach resorts, lavish hotels, legendary attractions such as the Everglades and the Florida Keys, along with great weather for outdoor excursions and an electrifying crowd. The city draws its charm from pulsating American cities like Miami and the surrounding neighbours. Whether you wish to enjoy a spa day by the beach, enjoy thrilling water rides or a fast boat ride through the Everglades, Florida will leave you astonished.
Best time to visit: November to May
Weather Pattern: February in Orlando is branded by progressively growing daily high temperatures of 23°C, which is roughly 73°F, whereas the average minimum temperature descends down to 11°C, or 52°F – cool enough!
Things to do: explore Everglades National Park, take your kid to Walk Disney World, take a tour of Universal Studios, visit Kennedy Space Centre, spot rare wildlife at Busch Gardens Tampa, spend a day at the Miami Beach, stroll the Dry Tortugas National Park, witness Daytona 500.
9. CAPE VERDE
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 300 miles from the shores of Senegal, Cape Verde is the ultimate fantasy for everyone. Conjured up to 10 atolls floating in the ocean, they’ve made a quick name for themselves. The private islands are possibly the most dramatic anywhere on the globe – a honeymooner’s dream haven. Once you see the beaches, you’ll understand why. The most popular island is the moon-like island called Sal. It is dotted with vivid shops, traditional cafes & restaurants and plenty of beach activities. Boa Vista is another name for blissful holidays that sees an influx of abundant visitors escaping the colder regions.
Best time to visit: October to June
Weather Pattern: Cape Verde enjoys fantastic weather in February with an average temperature of around 22°C. The average temperature rises slightly toward the end of the month, ranging from 21-22°C during the first few days to 22-23°C.
Things to do: explore the beaches, take your kid to the marine World, take a tour of fishing villages, visit the Old Town, spot rare marine and bird species, and spend a day at the resort and relish hot coastal delicacies.
If you fancy ancient traditions, coastal emblems, lush rice and tea plantations, golden beaches, surfing, scuba diving and primitive spirituality, Colombo in Sri Lanka is the best place to enjoy warm holidays in February. Unbelievably, there is a real buzz for Sri Lanka among British and European travellers. The temperature in the UK is seen to be hovering between 6° and -1°C. Hence, within 10 hours you can hit the coastal areas of Sri Lanka and enjoy a tropical atmosphere to the full. Fancy a warm back rub with warm coconut oil and scented herbs, you need not to go too far for it. Just look around and you can easily see therapeutic spas, massages and herbal treatments that will revive your body and senses.
Best time to visit: December to March
Weather Pattern: February is a beautiful month to visit Colombo. The average daily temperature for this month in Colombo is 27°C (81°F) which can reach highs of 31°C (88°F) or drop to 23°C (73°F).
Things to do: enjoy Blue Whale Watching Tour, go for Luxury Camp Safari, scenic tour of Colombo, excursion at Riverston Gap, elephant safari in Habarana, scuba diving, explore Galle Face Green, Tea and Herb Tour in Colombo.
Hope you’re inspired by our top picks of where is hot in February. So, what are you waiting for? Just pack and get out from the chilly weather before your feet freezes.