Come March, the novelty of hat and scarf season is over and we’re itching to see the first flowers of Spring. And, if you love your holidays like we do, no doubt you’re also craving sunnier climes by this time of year. So, where’s hot in March? Say goodbye to winter and hello to warmth in one of these 7 sunbaked destinations.
Weather: Max: 28 degrees (approx.) | Min: 23 degrees (approx.)
What to do: Winter is prime season over in the Caribbean – so make sure you book well in advance and expect some crowds – though still considerably lower than the summer. Whether you’re looking to relax on one of the sugar-white beaches with a rum cocktail in hand, dance to the reggae beats of a live jam session, go for a hike in the mountains or dive into the crystal-clear water, you couldn’t pick a more perfect place to escape the cold weather!
Where to stay: Choose your island wisely, depending on the type of trip you’re looking to take – March is Spring Break season, so the young and fun crowds tend to descend on Cancun, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. If you’re going on holiday to let off some steam, then these could be the islands for you, but if you just want to kick back and live the chilled island lifestyle, head to jungle-clad St Lucia or beach-fringed Barbados.
Further reading: 10 of the best Caribbean islands for the food, drink and music scene; Where to stay in the Caribbean
Canary Islands, Spain
Weather: Max: 22 degrees (approx.) | Min: 14 degrees (approx.)
What to do: It may be the cooler destination on this list, but the Canary Islands in March are great for those looking for a bit of winter warmth without scorching temperatures. Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are our top picks if you’re going away with little ones, as you can easily spend a day on their sandy beaches without worrying about the kids getting too hot. All three islands are also well-known for their stunning volcanic scenery, making them well-suited to keen walkers and hikers.
Where to stay: We’ve got an amazing collection of villas situated across Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote – from affordable family-friendly holiday homes to super stylish spots.
Further reading: Which Canary Island is right for you? Quiz!
Weather: Max: 23 degrees (approx.) | Min: 10 degrees (approx.)
What to do: In March, the temperatures start to rise in Marrakech and average at a comfortable level – ideal for those wanting to take on a trip to the Sahara or chaotic meander through the souks. As it’s still out of season for tourists, this is the ideal time to visit if you prefer lower crowd levels – particularly if you want to go museum-hopping.
Where to stay: It’s all about glamourous getaways when you head to Marrakech! With fully-catered stays to riads not far from the hustle and bustle, our selection of villas in Morocco will have something for everyone.
Further reading: Marrakech travel guide; Top 5 Moroccan Dishes to Try
Weather: Max: 30 degrees (approx.) | Min: 21 degrees (approx.)
What to do: Did you know that, between December and April, Mexico offers non-stop sunshine? However, that’s not the only reason why we think it’s a great choice for getting away from the winter cold. From white-sand beaches and turquoise oceans to endless Margaritas and colourful street food, this vibrant country is brimming with culture that the locals can’t wait to share with you. Just be sure to learn a few Spanish phrases before your trip – they’ll appreciate the effort!
Where to stay: Our amazing collection of villas in Mexico allow you to truly explore it all, with top spots in Baja California, the Pacific Coast and Cancun.
Further reading: Top 22 destinations for 2022
Weather: Max: 32 degrees (approx.) | Min: 25 degrees (approx.)
What to do: March isn’t necessarily the best time of year to visit the northern or central areas of Thailand as they go through their hot and humid season, but it’s pretty perfect for a trip to the southern region. Sugar-white beaches and turquoise waters await – ideal for basking in and sharing on social media as friends back home stay bundled up. If you’re particularly keen to explore the colourful, coral-filled reefs around these islands, March is considered the best time of year for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Where to stay: Our ever-growing collection of villas in Thailand now covers Phuket, Ko Kut, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Samui with each and every one boasting its very own castaway beaches and cultural attractions.
Further reading: Best beaches in Thailand; 2-Week Thailand Itinerary
Weather: Max: 26 degrees (approx.) | Min: 13 degrees (approx.)
What to do: Orlando in March offers you perfect theme park weather while still escaping the busy summer crowds. Home to the magical Walt Disney World Resort as well as Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens, Sea World and Legoland, it’s a top spot for families and groups of friends no matter their age.
We’d suggest a visit to Disney’s EPCOT to enjoy the annual Flower and Garden Festival – character topiaries, a butterfly house, live performances and sustainable dishes await. However, you should take note that March is also Spring Break season, so it may be a little busier in some places around key dates. To avoid overcrowding, head to the beaches on the coast, boat around the Everglades or picnic in Blue Springs State Park.
Where to stay: It’s all about resort living in Orlando – our luxury villas bring you independence and privacy along with family-oriented facilities and activities! They’re also located right near the parks, allowing you to make it for rope drop each morning.
Further reading: Guide to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary; Best Theme Parks in Florida
Still unsure about which destination you’d like to opt for? Check out all our favourite 2022 holiday destinations for more inspiration! Then, contact our free concierge service who are more than happy to help you with your decision, allowing you to enjoy the first sun rays of the year in no time!
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