The clocks have just gone back, the cold autumn nights are getting longer and the shop shelves are starting to fill with Christmas delights. What other excuse do you need to jet off for some winter sunshine before all the hustle and bustle of the festive season begins?
With that in mind, let’s take a look at where is hot in November.
Flying time – 4 hours 30 minutes
Average temperature – 25°C
Get everything you love about a long haul destination, just a short flight away in Gran Canaria. Enjoy eternal sunshine, lunar landscapes and larger-than-life coastal resorts with this Canary Island wonder.
You’ll be on the beach in no time, sipping cocktails and navigating your way through famous sand dunes. The resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles have everything you need for a good time, with exciting nightlife and thrilling waterparks, there’s more to this island than tan-topping.
Locally known as little Venice, Puerto Mogan is sprinkled with white washed houses and a lovely marina. You can be whisked away from the hustle and bustle, escape to pretty boutiques and sip wine in low-key restaurants. Or for those who seek adventure, head high in the mountain tops or camel ride on the beach.
Flying time – 9 hours 25 minutes
Average temperature – 34° C
If you like your money to stretch and stretch, Goa will be right up your street. Located on the Western coast of India, Goa is a seasonal destination with the best months to travel being November through to April.
If you like to be in the hub of things then North Goa is the place to be with its busy markets and streets lined with neon bars and luxurious restaurants. Not to mention its multi-cultural haven boasting crumbling churches and unique cuisine – a whole new world awaits.
South Goa is a million miles away, figuratively speaking of course, with a much slower pace of life and is an excellent place to relax and unwind. Take a wander around the many markets gathering many bargains along the way, then spend your days taking advantage of that soaring 34° C heat.
Flying time – 10 hours 30 minutes
Average temperature – 29°C
With its laid back attitude, the birthplace of Bob Marley, reggae music and rum it’s no wonder holidaymakers flock to Jamaica every year.
Whether you love to hang in a hammock hidden away in a secluded bay or prefer to be in the thick of the action surrounded by water sports there certainly is a beach to suit you.
A wide range of activities are on offer from a romantic raft ride down the Martha Brae River, to an action packed “Cool Running’s” catamaran cruise. There’s also the opportunity to snorkel the crystal clear waters and enjoy a fun and energetic climb up the famous Dunn’s River Falls.
On the way back, it’s time for the DJ to pump up the volume while you party away with rum in your hand in the Jamaican sun.
Flying time – 9 hours 25 minutes
Average temperature – 26°C
Not only is it hot, hot, hot, Florida makes for a great family holiday. Bringing you the best of both worlds, you can sip cocktails by the pool as well as heading on thrilling adventures in the theme parks.
Spend your days or even your nights, getting up close and personal with your favourite characters at Walt Disney World. Catch the fireworks soar above the Magic Kingdom and join in with parade. Your favourite movies are all at Universal Studios, where you can experience the action for yourself.
Fill your face with America’s finest hamburger and fries, then head to Hogwarts in the Island of Adventure. Snorkel your way through the enchanted sea life of Florida Keys, then sit back and relax in one of the stylish bars on International Drive.
Flying time – 8 hours 45 minutes
Average temperature – 28°C
When you’re done on Cuba’s 20 kilometre beach catching that 28°C heat, sample some real Cuban traditions. Known for its tobacco history, you can catch a glimpse of how cigars are rolled in the Partagas factory and take the chance to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Ernest Hemingway.
Salsa your way through Havana, Cuba’s capital with Spanish colonial architecture and fortresses, it’s a great way to discover this islands history. The bars and restaurants are unlike any other, filled with music and excitement, you’ll be sipping mojitos until the early hours whilst learning the rumba.
Enjoy lazy days on tropical beaches, where drinks are served in coconuts and the Caribbean sea is moments away.
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