We think May is the best month of the year – Europe’s temperatures are starting to heat up for the long run, the days feel longer, and the sun doesn’t sink until late. Knowing the UK, though, 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. Okay, we do admit there are some amazing places to do exactly that – but that’s not all the cactus state has to offer. Take our Tulum Jungle Maya excursion, for example, where you’ll get to spend the day snorkelling in the world’s longest river, trundle the rainforest in a 4×4, and exploring underground caves on foot. 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°
Did you know nearly a million tourists tried and tested Thailand last year? We don’t blame them, either. The land of smiles meets the definition of delicious cuisine, is 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 make the Canary Islands your go-to destination. With the mercury still hitting up to 24 degrees in May, it’s the perfect place to prep your summer tan. Plus, there are tonnes of things to look forward to, here. 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 in May 2018? Marrakech could be the perfect choice. This hippy hangout has basically taken over social media all year thanks to its pastel-coloured buildings, and the Instagram-worthy YSL Museum which opened its doors to the public for the first time this autumn, too. 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.