Where To Holiday May
So you’ve hand picked your holiday date and your all set for your holiday in the month of May. What’s the top destination for a time of year like May, as one thing is for sure it’s an exceptional month to go long haul. You may also get a bargain after the school holidays in the Caribbean, even though the weather is perfect and hurricane season is still months away. The Indian Ocean and parts of Asia carry on from April with a fantastic balance between humidity, temperature and low level rainfall.
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Fiji is made up of 333 beautiful tropical islands in the heart of the South Pacific and is an excellent destination for couples and honeymooners and those celebrating anniversaries and special occasions. An ideal destination for snorkeling and diving, Fiji has colourful reefs and more than 1500 species of fish, so it’s well worth the plunge! If you love to be active on holiday, Fiji offers plenty of opportunities to hike through its lush forests and go bird watching.
If you’re searching for paradise in May, Bora Bora is a great option. Imagine relaxing in your private overwater bungalow with the views of lush mountains and azure, crystal blue waters as your view? Naturally beautiful, Bora Bora offers luxurious resorts to choose from to make your holiday extra special and is a fantastic place to scuba dive and attracts honeymooners for its romantic location.
The Seychelles is a nation of 115 islands surrounded by the sparkling azure waters of the Indian Ocean – during May; Mahe has gorgeous temperatures of 28 with highs of 31. Famous the world over for its sugar-white beaches – including, arguably, the most beautiful beach in the world – as well as for its idyllic tropical climate and warm, friendly inhabitants, the Seychelles is a prime holiday destination for anyone seeking an unspoilt island paradise.
Kick back and relax on a gorgeous beach in which your luxurious accommodation for the next week or two is your new oasis. Although Mauritius in May is the winter season, the weather is still warm with average temperatures of 23 and highs of 26 and there’s 8 hours of sunshine a day! If you love to explore culture, Port Louis is Mauritius’ capital with stately colonial architecture and Le Caudan Waterfront. As well as gorgeous beaches, Mauritius has stunning natural beauty such as Le Morne Brabant, Black River Gorges National Park, Seven Coloured Earths, Trou aux Cerfs and Chamarel waterfall – just to name a few!
Excellent for travellers who love the outdoors! Madagascar homes thousands of animal species, with some that can’t be found anywhere else in the world! The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo, which is great for shopping, great dining and culture; you can enjoy average temperatures of 18 degrees and highs of 23. For a beach escape the Island of Nosy Be has gorgeous beaches and lush forests, which home chameleons, geckos and frogs. Madagascar is a fantastic destination to combine with Mauritius for a luxurious beach escape towards the end of your holiday.
A holiday to Canada can be as adventurous as you like! From bustling cities to sweeping landscapes – Canada really does have it all. If you’re looking for adventure, Banff National Park can be unpredictable with average weather of 9 degrees and highs of 16 – some days there is snow and others warm and sunny weather! Toronto and Vancouver have similar weather averages of 13-14 degrees – perfect weather for shopping and seeing all the main attractions and sights!
In May, Hawaii is more warm and drier and is the first month that is considered as ‘dry season’. Average temperatures in May are around 25 degrees and can go as high as 27 degrees. A Hawaii holiday invites every type of traveller, from those who love sun kissed beaches, boutique shopping and a variety of culture, to those who seek adventure, scenic hiking and driving trails and excursions. Hawaii has a collective of wonderful tourist areas with luxury hotels, a lively nightlife and an array of exquisite restaurants. Stay on the Big Island or go island hopping to Kauai, which has dramatic cliffs, big drop waterfalls and helicopter rides to see the stunning sceneries from a bird’s eye view! For surfer’s, the Island of Oahu is ideal, Waikiki beach on the north shore has the perfect spots!
May is a great time of year to visit Bali as the wet season has come to an end and temperatures rise. On average the weather is a lovely 28 degrees and can go as high as 33 with 8 hours of sunshine a day! Our two main destinations in Bali is Ubud and Seminyak, which are both great together as you get to explore the lush jungles, rice paddies and culture in Ubud, then head off to Seminyak for a relaxing beachfront holiday. Lombok and the Gili Islands are also fantastic to explore when visiting Bali and have similar temperatures of 28 degrees.
Tokyo has an average temperature of 18 degrees with highs of 21 in May. Touring Japan is one of the most effective ways to really get to know this diverse, volcanic country, whether you’re looking to explore the vibrant cities or hop from blossom-filled gardens to snowy alpine resorts, Japan is the place to do it! Alternatively, a Japan multi-centre package is a great way for you to explore different destinations in your own pace.
With so much to see and do in New Zealand, from hiring out a campervan and exploring the open road, stopping off in Dunedin, which has the world’s steepest street – or seeing the film set of The Hobbit! Alternatively, explore this fascinating country by cruise where you can see the stunning Milford Sound as well as exploring top destinations such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. May is a pleasant time to visit New Zealand and in Auckland the average temperatures is 14 degrees and highs of 17 – perfect if you’re looking to be active!
During the month of May, Spring is in full swing in Greece as well as first signs of the summer heat. On the mainland, Athens sees average temperatures of 21 degrees and Rhodes is 20 degrees. The Greek Islands has similar weather to the mainland, with popular holidays destinations such as Santorini (21 degrees), Crete (24 degrees) and Mykonos (19 degrees).
Rich in culture and home to more UNESCO world Heritage Sites found anywhere else in the world – Italy is a spectacular destination with a range of destinations offering something different. For ancient ruins, visit Rome, which has lovely temperatures of 21 degrees in May, with highs of 24 degrees. If you’ve always wanted to go on a Gondola ride in Venice, the weather here in May is around 17 degrees with highs of 21 and 11 hours of sunshine each day! On the bucket list of many, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast has beautiful beaches, colourful villages, terrace vineyards and lush lemon groves. Sorrento is the first month in which temperatures go above 10 degrees with average weather of 17 degrees and highs of 22.
Marrakech is a popular destination to visit in Morocco, which is the 4th largest city in the country. Explore the mosques, palaces, gardens and bustling markets where you can haggle your way to a bargain. During May, Marrakech has temperatures between 21 and 29 degrees and up to 9.3 hours of sunshine each day! Marrakech is home to mosques, palaces and gardens, with maze-like alleyways, It’ll be easy to lose your way, but that’s where all the exploring begins. If you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of haggling your way through market stalls head to Majorelle Garden. This 12-acre botanical garden with exotic plants and decadent fountains create a relaxing ambience for families and couples, you will also find the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech within the grounds. Another fascinating place to see is the Saadian Tombs; the spectacular interiors within the 12-pillar chambers are a cultural sight not to be missed!
Portugal’s capital, Lisbon has warm weather in May with an average of 17 and highs of 22 degrees. Those looking for a beach break in Portugal can enjoy the warm weather in Algarve, which has an average temperature of 18 and highs of 23 degrees. Portugal is a small country nestled on the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Spain. A picturesque country with diverse landscapes, ranging from lush mountainsides to rocky peaks, desert regions and stunning beaches dotted with luxury resorts, Portugal is an idyllic place in which to spend a relaxing golf or spa holiday, or a fun-filled family vacation.
The stunning Canary Islands are ideal to visit all year round and if you’re looking for a quick break before summer, the likes of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and La Palma are great options. These stunning volcanic islands have gorgeous sceneries, volcanic landscapes, sandy beaches and great dining spots. In May, Tenerife is warm with average temperatures of 19 and can go as high as 23 degrees. Those looking to top up the tan in time for summer can head to Lanzarote, which enjoys average temperatures of 21 degrees and can do as high as 25 degrees in the day.
Beijing is the bustling and historical capital of China is a fascinating destination to explore and with average temperatures of 20 degrees in May the weather is also pleasant, with highs of 26 – ideal weather for exploring popular sights such as the Great Wall of China! Shanghai has similar average temperatures of 20 degrees and highs of 24 – this famed waterfront promenade has futuristic skyline including the stunning Shanghai Tower!