Holidays: Matt Allwright gives advice on summer travel
Holidays have faced a wealth of complications over the past year and a bit, with Brits unable to jet off on summer holidays to favoured destinations. With lockdown restrictions gradually easing, holidaymakers may be opting for delayed holidays – choosing winter sun. There are no clear stipulations for travel restrictions in November, with a traffic light system currently in place. Green destinations are free to visit, while amber and red are cautioned against – with quarantine, Covid tests and for red list countries, a managed hotel quarantine required.
While the traditional summer holiday may be off the cards for the time being, planning for later this year could be the way forward.
There are a wealth of destinations which have hot and sunny Novembers, giving holidaymakers the opportunity to get their much-needed beach break.
With travel companies offering cancellations and rescheduling should lockdown rules be implemented, Brits can be assured they can book ahead of time.
So where is hot in November? Here are the 10 destinations to visit for winter sun.
Where is hot in November? The 10 holiday resorts to visit for winter sun
Bangkok – average November temperature 33.1C
Thailand – known as the land of smiles – is a beautiful holiday destination.
With its capital city Bangkok boasting highs of 33.1C in November, Brits won’t be short of sunny skies and warm weather.
There are hundreds of kilometres worth of beaches, vibrant cities and bustling restaurants across Thailand.
Holidaymakers can even book multi-destination holidays to Thailand, pairing Bangkok with two or more locations in Thailand – making sure you get some beach time.
November holidays: Bangkok boasts highs of 33.1C in November
November holidays: Singapore is a vibrant sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia, with highs of 31.3C in November
Singapore – average November temperature 31.3C
Singapore is a vibrant sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia, with highs of 31.3C in November.
With sprawling cityscapes, beautiful marinas and an amazing 360-degree view from Sands SkyPark – Singapore is definitely a must-visit.
As one of Asia’s food capitals, you’ll experience iconic street food and some stunning restaurants.
If you are thinking of booking a Singapore getaway, expect to see some rain as it sees 243mm (9.5 inches) of rain in November alone.
Dominican Republic – average November temperature 30.5C
Visiting the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic in November guarantees you an average temperature of 30.5C.
With beaches aplenty, the Dominican Republic also boasts beautiful mangrove lagoons, mountain peaks and waterfalls.
Holidaymakers can also go whale watching in Samana, explore the coral reef at Bavaro Beach or see ancient cave art at Cueva de las Maravillas national park.
Like Singapore, you may experience some rainfall, with November seeing an average of 122mm (4.8 inches) of rain.
Barbados – average November temperature 30.3C
Barbados is another Caribbean island with gorgeous highs of 30.3C and plenty of sunshine in November.
With sun-soaked beaches, vibrant reggae bars and cricket matches in the capital city of Bridgetown – there’s something for everyone.
Fresh seafood, water sports and rum aplenty is enough to tempt anyone to visit.
November holidays: Barbados is another Caribbean island with gorgeous highs of 30.3C
Orlando – average November temperature 29.1C
Orlando, Florida is a popular holiday destination due to its more than a dozen theme parks and bright sunny skies.
During November, the average temperature in Orlando is a balmy 29.1C making it a perfect spot for some winter heat.
You can visit the world-famous Walt Disney World, or Universal Orlando and see your favourite characters brought to life.
Elsewhere you could visit a drive-in theatre, visit Cirque del Soliel or tour Lion Country Safari.
Cape Verde – average November temperature 28.3C
Just off the west coast of Africa, Cape Verde sees sunny skies throughout the year with an average of 28.3C in November.
Made up of 10 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, there’s plenty to see and do in Cape Verde.
With water sports, idyllic beaches and island cruises, you won’t be bored.
November holidays: The second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura boasts an average temperature of 24.2C in November
Brisbane – average November temperature 26.6C
Brisbane, Australia, is the capital city of Queensland and enjoys an average of 26.6C in November.
Visit a koala sanctuary, take a day cruise or take a brewery tour to absorb all Brisbane has to offer.
Head to Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout to see Brisbane CBD and enjoy some delicious food.
Tenerife – average November temperature 24.3C
Another classic holiday destination, Tenerife sees an average of 24.3C during November.
With a wealth of resorts, sprawling beaches and buzzing nightlife – there’s plenty to see and do.
November is also one of the cheapest times of year to visit Tenerife according to TUI.
Fuerteventura – average November temperature 24.2C
The second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura boasts an average temperature of 24.2C in November.
You can stay at all range of resorts, enjoy some of the best tapas and visit centuries-old villages.
According to TUI, Corralejo is one of the most popular towns to stay at, while Costa Caleta is a family favourite.
The Jandia peninsula has stunning national park-protected beaches with duty-free shopping complexes and a clutch of cocktail bars.
Madeira – average November temperature 21.7C
Last, but by no means least, Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, sees temperatures of 21.7C in November.
Madeira is an archipelago made up of four islands off the northwest coast of Africa.
Relax on the beach, enjoy a local tipple named Poncha and head to the capital Funchal for a bustling night out.