The clocks have just gone back, the cold autumn nights are getting longer and the shop shelves are starting to fill with Christmas delights, making now the perfect time to jet off for some sun before all the hustle and bustle of the festive season begins. So lets have a look at where is hot in November.
Costa del Sol
Flying Time – 2 hours 30 minutes
Average Temperature – 20°C
If you are looking for some winter sun but don’t want to venture too far, Costa del Sol is a great choice. From the pretty marinas of Marbella, Puerto Banus and Benalmadena, through the bright lights of Torremolinos and the sleepy village of Nerja, Costa del Sol has a resort to suit everyone. Another great destination to visit and within reach is Gibraltar, with its red phone boxes and cream teas, this British colony is like home from home. If golf is your sport, why not release your inner Tiger Woods with a round of golf at one of the many golf courses on offer.
Flying Time – 4 hours 30 minutes
Average Temperature – 25°C
Gran Canaria forms part of the Canary Islands, and with only a flying duration of 4 hours 30 minutes, you will be on the beach in no time. The resort Maspalomas is most famously known for its striking sand dunes, whereas its neighbour Playa del Ingles has a good selection of bars and restaurants. A visit to the picturesque resort Puerto Mogan is a must. Locally known as little Venice, the resort is sprinkled with white washed houses and has a lovely marina. Watersports are readily available on the beach, or how about a camel ride adventure.
Sharm el Sheikh
Flying Time – 5 hours 30 minutes
Average Temperature – 30°C
Sharm el Sheikh has quickly become a firm favourite with us Brits and with year round sunshine and golden beaches. The Red Sea with its warm waters is one of the best places in the world to snorkel and dive, with over 1,200 species of tropical fish to spot. Most of the hotels offer All Inclusive and have enviable beachfront locations. Naama Bay is a great place to let your hair down with its numerous bars and restaurants. Soho Square is another alternative entertainment centre situated at White Nights Beach with a whole host of stylish restaurants, bars, cafes and live entertainers.
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 bars and restaurants. 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.
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.