5 holiday spots that are still hot in November
We may have only just sprung into spring, however the reality is, when it comes to holidays, it’s never too early to start planning your next getaway – and what better time than November, when winter is in the air here in the UK and the amount of sunlight leaves little to the imagination! In case you were in need of some autumn holiday inspiration, we’ve got you covered with 5 holiday spots that are still hot in November, so you can jet off and get a desirable dose of vitamin D to see you through the colder months.
So, where is hot in November?
No matter the time of year, it’s always hot somewhere in the world and November is certainly no exception. Whilst European favourites like Spain and Greece are cooling down for the winter, there are still short haul options like the Canary Islands for a sunny escape – and if you’re not opposed to travelling a little further, then exotic far-flung destinations like Dubai and Thailand are sure to have you counting down the days to some fun in the sun!
Average temperature in November: 21°C
Glorious Gran Canaria is situated on the north-western tip of Africa, with tempting year-round temperatures making it a popular destination for November holidays. With a diverse landscape that includes sweeping sandy dunes, vast volcanic craters and caves too, Gran Canaria is simply brimming with natural beauty in every direction.
The island is a smart short-haul option for UK holidaymakers and with temperatures averaging across the early-mid twenties, it’s the perfect climate to discover the many Blue-Flag beaches on the island. Fill your days sunbathing alongside the Atlantic or try jet skiing and kite surfing amongst other activities. When the sun goes down (be sure to snap a picture to capture the moment) Gran Canaria really comes to life with a vibrant array of bars and restaurants showcasing live music and delicious cuisine for guests. If you’re looking for a sunny holiday that offers a little bit of everything – Gran Canaria may well be the place you’ve been searching for!
Average temperature in November: 25°C
With a subtropical climate, Dubai really is one of those destinations that pretty much guarantees heat no matter the time of year (temperatures rarely reach below 20°C). November is a wonderful time to visit, as temperatures are still hot, however not as intense as the summer months and you’ll be greeted by clear skies and beaming sunshine throughout your stay.
A jewel in the UAE crown, Dubai is glamorous and alluring in equal measures with glittering skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls and dazzling beaches in abundance. While the coastal city is a favourite with millionaire club, it caters for all budgets and is home to some of the best all-inclusive hotels in the world. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with a group of friends or it’s a family affair, there is something for everyone to enjoy on holiday in Dubai, from daring desert safaris and wild water sports to enchanting souks and stylish bars - just take your pick!
Average temperature in November: 28°C
November marks the start of Thailand’s ‘cool’ season, however ‘cool’ in Thailand is welcoming and warm to us in the UK, with temperatures ranging between 24°C – 31°C. No matter where you travel to in Thailand, you’ll experience a vibrant and exotic escape with sugar white sands, lush landscapes and more. From the beaches of Maya Bay and Phra Nang to Phuket for island hopping, the beaches in Thailand really are as beautiful as you’ve seen on Instagram!
When you’re not topping up your tan and relaxing alongside the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, you’ll be spoilt for choice for where to explore first. Perhaps you’ll spend a day at an elephant sanctuary? Or maybe hiking through the jungle is more your thing? Maybe you’ll visit the night markets to enjoy a true taste of Thailand’s world-famous cuisine? No matter what you fancy doing, the Land of Smiles not only promises winter sun, but so much more too.
Average temperature in November: 25°C
If you’re looking for pure paradise, the idyllic islands of the Maldives are sure to tick off all your dream holiday desires. Ivory-white sands? Check! Turquoise-blue lagoons? You bet! There’s a reason the Maldives is favoured by honeymooners and couples for it’s ultra-romantic setting and so if some sun with your better half is on the agenda later this year, a holiday to the magical Maldives promises to be truly unforgettable.
You’ll find over 1,200 islands dotted in the Indian Ocean, each offering exquisite resorts where guests can truly relax whilst overlooking some of the most spectacular ocean views in the world. Take a walk along blissful beaches, dive into the crystal clear water and go snorkelling discover shoals of tropical fish, or simply switch off and work on your tan – no matter what you choose to do, the Maldives aims to please.
Average temperature in November: 24°C
The largest of the Canary Islands, sunny Tenerife also happens to be the most popular. The appeal goes far beyond its impressive beaches (which are reason enough to visit) with holidaymakers now choosing the destination to experience the island’s rich culture, picturesque villages and rocky volcanic terrain too.
November remains hot with temperatures in the mid twenties – ideal for a beach holiday and the island has resorts to suit all types of travel parties. For a more peaceful stay, soak up the sun and head to Las Terasitas nestled in the Anaga Mountains. Families will enjoy holidaying in Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos, whilst party animals are guaranteed a memorable getaway in lively Playa del Americas. If you manage to tear yourself away from the beach, spend a day hiking across the landscape, go on a jeep safari with the kids, or take a stroll around the streets of one of Tenerife’s colourful villages to experience local life - the choice is yours!