March Getaways…Our Guide to the Best Sunshine This Month.
March is a funny month. In our minds, it’s the start of spring; the clocks go forward and the nights feel like they’re getting a little bit lighter. However, it can still be chilly, both here and in much of Europe so if proper sunshine is what you’re after, you’ll need to go a bit further afield to get your flip-flops out and get your shades on!
This week, we take a look at some of the hottest spots around the world where you can grab your fix of Vitamin D and chase away the winter blues – and let’s face it they’ve hung around longer this year with the atrocious weather we’ve been having.
So, where will you be jetting off to this month…?
Sun, sea, sand and sizzling culture, Mexico delivers hands down. Popular Cancun is packed with luxury hotels, impressive shopping malls and a buzzing nightlife. For true sun-worshippers, a dreamy beach paradise awaits.
The purpose-built resorts of Cancun have all the laid-back bliss of the Caribbean yet steeped in sultry Latin rhythms. The beaches are seriously top notch and a haven for water sports enthusiasts.
March weather: You can expect temperatures around the mid 30s with plenty of sunshine. March falls within Cancun’s dry season (November to April) Ideal!
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This charming resort in the Andaman Sea is home to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches and luxury hotels and is blessed with fabulous weather at this time of year.
In this Thai paradise, you can soak up the sun and enjoy lazy days or you can head off and explore some of the fascinating cultural attractions the area has to offer.
There are some real show stoppers when it comes to hotels in this neck of the woods too.
March weather: Good weather can be expected here in March with temperatures rising into the mid 30’s.
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One of the most diverse countries of the Caribbean with a fantastic choice of world-class beaches and impressive all-inclusive resorts.
March weather: The average daytime temperature is around 26°C, sometimes reaching highs of 30°C. At night, the temperature dips to around 21°C. It starts to get slightly wetter as the rainy season approaches, but any showers don’t tend to last long.
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Blessed with glorious weather all year round, this paradise island will certainly lift your spirits. Ditch the winter woollies and chuck on your swimsuit the minute you arrive for your totally tropical experience. Simply lie back and soak up the Caribbean sun and let yourself fall into the rhythm of the island.
March weather: March falls within the dry season (December – May) and is one of the driest months to visit. The average temperature is around 29-30°C with plenty of sunshine.
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One of America’s best-loved beach destinations, Miami draws a fashionable and sun-loving crowd all year round. You’ll be able to catch some much-needed rays under the hot Floridian sunshine and the nightlife is second to none if you fancy a bit of glitz and glamour when the sun goes down.
March weather: March is one of the driest months and you can expect lots of sunny days and if it does rain, it’s usually short lived. Average highs around 26ºC.
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Sugar white sandy beaches fringed with lush palm trees and crystal clear twinkling waters, the Maldives is the place to be for beach lovers who simply want to chill out all day gazing at the big blue ocean, basking in scorching hot sunshine. These beautiful islands are about as near to paradise as you will get. Don’t forget to pack your high factor sun cream!
March weather: Average temperatures are around 29°C with around nine hours of sunshine per day.
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A relatively close neighbour of the Maldives, Sri Lanka is a good option if you fancy a twin centre holiday in the Indian Ocean with a short flight between destinations. Sri Lanka enjoys long sunny days in the month of March, perfect for enjoying the stunning beaches or soaking up the sun by the pool in one of the island’s many top-class hotels.
March weather: Average temperatures are in the high 20s with lows of 24°C and highs of 32°C.
You can’t really go wrong with Dubai if you want some heat and a little sunshine and March is a lovely time to visit. The dazzling city of Dubai is fast becoming a holiday hotspot for sun seekers all year round but March is certainly a lovely time to visit before it gets too uncomfortable in the roasting temperatures of the summer months.
March weather: The average high in Dubai during March is 28ºC with sea temperatures around 22ºC.
If you really need somewhere without the long flight but can still expect some decent weather, here’s our short haul options…
Lying just two hours south of the Canaries, off the coast of Africa, this ten-island archipelago in the Atlantic is a proper hidden gem with great beaches and a laid-back vice for a nice relaxing holiday away from it all.
Despite not being overly affected by commercial tourism or urban development, bot Sal and Boa Vista offer some pretty impressive hotels and resorts.
March weather: Average highs of around 25ºC and only dropping to around 19ºC in the evenings. Rainfall is unlikely in March and you can expect around eight hours of sunshine.
Looking to souk up the sun? Morocco could be the perfect choice, especially if you crave exotic landscapes and culture as well as a bit of sunshine. There are some dazzling hotels with jaw-dropping grounds and stunning oasis style pools, just ideal for a lazy break away from it all.
March weather: Average high temperature during March is around 21ºC, although the evenings can get a little cooler when it can fall to around to 11ºC.