May Holidays

Where's hot in May?

Summer is officially around the corner (finally) and it’s starting to warm up nicely in the UK. The skies are getting bluer, the days are getting longer and you officially don’t need to take a coat with you everywhere you go! So, lets kick off your summer with a bang and enjoy a cheeky little pre-summer break.

Taking a holiday in May has so many perks! It’s the start of season – so you’ll beat the crowds, the weather is hot – but not too hot, and you’ll be strolling into summer with a cracking tan! Did we mention you’ll be back in time for summer? So you won’t be missing out on those few precious days of British summer.

We’ve done our research and settled on three of our favourite destinations to try this May. Enjoy a far-flung escape to the picture-perfect island of Barbados, a sun-drenched trip to the romantically beautiful Cyprus or take a short hop over to Ibiza and hit up some of the best opening parties in the world! Already made plans for May? Check out where’s hot in June instead!

Barbados

Bright turquoise waters, powdery-white sands lush green forests, Barbados is a Caribbean haven of perfect beaches, reggae beats and world-class rum.

Combining idyllic beaches, a rich history and plenty of culture, Barbados is a one-stop holiday destination to suit everyone. Whether you’re looking to spend your days relaxing on the warm sands, exploring the culture-rich UNESCO World Heritage capital city or you’re simply here for the food and drink (it’s okay, we would be too!), Barbados is the perfect place to experience island life at its best.

We recommend grabbing your snorkel, strapping on your flippers and getting out to sea. The waters are crystal clear here and teeming with marine life including the famous turtles that hatch here year after year. A truly once in a lifetime experience. If you’re staying on the south of the island, head over to the Oistins Fish Fry – a spectacular weekly street party that showcases the true spirit of this island. Expect plenty of dancing, amazing food and free-flowing rum punch.

Just as it’s impossible to be unhappy in a poncho, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Barbados.

Cyprus

The birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, and once bestowed to Cleopatra by her beloved Mark Anthony, it’s easy to see why this picturesque and romantic country is a firm holiday favourite.

From family-friendly beaches to secluded sandy coves and booming party resorts, you’ll be bound to find your ideal holiday under the Cypriot sun. Seamlessly blending the old and new, Cyprus will leave you wanting more every time. Spend your days strolling through ancient ruins and famous tombs before heading to the cosmopolitan coast for an evening meal with a fantastic view.

Beaches such as Coral Bay are perfect for families – with warm, shallow waters and gentle sloping sands. Plus, there’s tonnes of amenities and plenty of perfect little spots to drop in for a bite to eat throughout the day. Head to the east side of the island and you’ll find the famous party resort of Ayia Napa. Offering the gorgeous stretch of sand known as Nissi Beach and a famous party strip, Ayia Napa is the place to go for sun-soaked days and unforgettable nights.

Ibiza

Affectionately known as The White Island, this unique little island home to Instagram-worthy beaches, beautiful glassy waters and an unrivalled, world-famous nightlife. But, there is another side to this hedonistic party island – one full of stunning buildings and cobbled streets, great food and a UNESCO protected old town.

So whether you’re looking for a culture-rich trip on your doorstep or you’re looking to raise the roof with some mates, Ibiza might just be the holiday for you.

Busy resorts such as Ibiza Town and San Antonio offer a wide range of attractions within walking distance, as well as perfect beaches to top up that tan. If you’re looking to spend the days soaking up the sun and your nights partying until dawn, then head to San Antonio Bay or Playa D’en Bossa which both offers stylish hotels, beach clubs, boat parties and nightclubs galore.

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