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Where is Hot in October?

Well it’s that time of the year again, we’ve waved off the children as they head back to school, packed away our flip flops and replaced them with our winter woollies.

With many shops already showing signs of Christmas, a holiday in the sun is a great way to recharge those batteries before the winter madness descends, and not forgetting the possibility of snow.

Here at Holiday Hypermarket we have handpicked the best destinations, so you can grab a bargain and top up your tan. So lets take a look at where is hot in October.

Cape Verde

Flying time – 6hrs

Average Temperature – 27°C

You’ll certainly heat things up this October with the sizzling destination of Cape Verde. North West of the coast of Africa, you’ll find perfectly Blue Flagged beaches and dreamy calm sea. Much like its nearby neighbours the Canary Islands, Cape Verde boasts stunning volcanic backdrops and the gift of year-round sunshine.

If you’re all for getting lost down cobbled streets, dining al fresco by the sea front and catching some serious waves, Sal is the place to be. Being one of the ten islands floating in the Atlantic Ocean, seclusion and tranquility is second nature here.

When you’re done been lured in my Sal’s authentic charm, Boa Vista awaits. Island hop over to 55 kilometers of  undisturbed of coastline, and snorkel your way through colourful coral reefs. Known as a water sport haven for its diving and surfing scene, adrenaline seekers will be in their element.


Flying Time3hrs 30 minutes

Average Temperature22°C

The winter warmer holidays you’ve been searching for has arrived, say hello to the eternal sunshine of Morocco. The African country that boasts high temperatures all year-round, as well as providing you with an unforgettable holiday experience.

Spend your days circling through the labyrinth of souks, and grab a bargain or two along the way. Indulge in cocktails round the pool, whilst you’re waited on hand and food – luxury is never far.

When the sun starts to set, you’ll see the streets start to fill with storytellers, musicians and snake charmers to name a few. Morocco is a cultural haven filled with hidden treasures from rooftop bars to the breathtaking High Atlas mountain range.

Sample tasty Moroccan cuisine and if the hustle and bustle of Jemaa el Fna Square has you needing some serious rest and relaxation, there’s plenty of 5* hotels with your name on them. What other excuse do you need? You’ve got tranquillity at your fingertips with a Moroccan escape.


Flying Time3hrs 20 minutes

Average Temperature25°C

Malta is a relatively small island, but don’t be fooled as it certainly packs a punch. And with temperatures still sitting over 20 °C in October, what’s not to love?

Pack your factor 50 because it’s known to be Europe’s hottest country, making it the ultimate choice to escape the rainy British weather. The resort of Mellieha has a great beach for tan-topping, and the resort of Bugibba will become your best friend brimming with bars and restaurants.

Local charm is never far away in St Paul’s Bay or Sliema, the island’s oldest area, where you can explore century-old sites. History is on every corner with ancient churches and museums dominating towns, but watch out for the street dancers with regular festivals taking over the island.


Flying time4hrs 30 minutes

Average Temperature28°C

Cyprus really is an island for everyone. Along the west coast you’ll find the busy resort of Paphos. Best known for its traditional harbour, vibrant marina and countless historical sites, there’s never a dull moment in this resort.

For a spot of sight-seeing head to Limassol, which boasts a castle, a medieval museum and an elegant old town to wander around. To the east of the island you can’t miss the resort of Ayia Napa, well known for its energetic party scene.

Despite its famously noisy nightlife the resort’s great beaches attract every kind of holidaymaker. A little further along you’ll find Protaras, which is somewhat quieter than its neighbour Ayia Napa, but still packs a punch for families.

Hiring a car is a must in Cyprus as they drive on the same side of the road as us in the UK, making it a convenient way of seeing what this stunning destination has to offer.


Flying time – 4hrs 30 minutes

Average Temperature27°C

Lanzarote belongs to the Canary Islands and is always a popular destination for year-round sunshine. As with all the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is volcanic in origin, but don’t worry because the island still has its fair share of sandy beaches.

Costa Teguise is the liveliest resort offering ample bars and restaurants for families. Adrenalin junkies can sample the many water sports on offer, or active types can enjoy a round of golf in the sun. If you like to wind-down on holiday, Playa Blanca would be perfect.

This resort hosts a pretty marina with upmarket boutiques and restaurants. Puerto Del Carmen, on the other hand, gives you a good mix of traditional and contemporary Spain with its old village and lively waterside promenade.

October is also a great time to grab a deal in one of the Caribbean Islands such as the Dominican Republic, Cuba, or how about Mexico? The possibilities really are endless.