We think May is the best month of the year – Europe’s temperatures are starting to heat up for the long run and the sun sets later and later every day. But, knowing the UK, you won’t be guaranteed sunshine-filled days, so we’ve uncovered five destinations around the globe that definitely aren’t sitting in the shade during May. Think everywhere from Marrakech to Mexico, and Cyprus to the Canaries. Keep reading to find out where you’ll visit next May…
Average temperature in Cyprus in May: 20°
High temperature in Cyprus in May: 27°
Looking to escape the UK’s not-so-sunny spring? If you’re already packing your case, look no further than Cyprus. Thanks to its ideal position in the Med, this gorgeous island offers loads of good-looking beaches, UNESCO-stamped sights, and plenty of bars and restaurants to wine and dine in. And because the island’s temperature doesn’t fluctuate that much throughout the year, you can look forward to temperatures of at least 27 degrees during May. Better get booking, then…
Average temperature in Mexico in May: 20°
High temperature in Mexico in May: 27°
Holidays to Mexico aren’t just about stretching out on the beach with a cocktail in hand. There are definitely some amazing places to do exactly that – but that’s not all the Cactus state has to offer. Spend your days exploring the ancient ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, diving into cenotes, and zip lining in the rainforest. Oh, and you can soak up around 27 degrees of gorgeous sunshine while you’re at it, too.
Average temperature in Thailand in May: 30°
High temperature in Thailand in May: 32°
There are tonnes of reasons to visit Thailand. The Land of Smiles is packed with delicious cuisine, home to other-worldly national parks, and boasts some of the bluest water you’ll ever see. And because there’s no average temperature in Thailand, you can visit all year round to soak up those much-needed rays. During May, though, the mercury hovers between 30 and 32 degrees, with sea breezes knocking the heat down a couple of degrees in places like Phuket and Khao Lak on the coast.
Average temperature in the Canary Islands in May: 20°
High temperature in the Canary Islands in May: 24°
‘Umming’ and ‘ahhing’ about where you’ll go on holiday abroad next year? We think you should try the Canary Islands. With the mercury reaching up to 24 degrees in May, it’s the perfect place to prep your summer tan. Plus, there’s loads of things to do. Think family-friendly activities, national parks, architect-designed beaches, a lively party scene, and much more.
Average temperature in Marrakech in May: 22°
High temperature in Marrakech in May: 26°
Looking for a weekend getaway with your nearest and dearest? Marrakech could be the perfect choice. This hippy hangout has basically taken over social media thanks to its pastel-coloured buildings, and the Instagram-worthy YSL Museum. Plus, with an easy flight time of just over three hours from London Gatwick, you’ll be there fast. And if you love lounging in the sun, Marrakech is the ideal place to do exactly that. The temperature in May doesn’t fall below 22 degrees, so you can relax outside to your heart’s content.