It’s that time again - the baubles and lights have been packed away for another 11 months and New Year’s resolutions have already gone down the pan. Yes, Blue Monday is around the corner (Monday, January 15) and while it’s typically coined the most depressing day of the year, we’re on a mission to make 2018 different. After all, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of booking a holiday and with our affordable long-haul packages, why wait?
If you’re feeling the January blues, browse our picks of the top destinations to visit in early 2018.
If the dark nights and plummeting temperatures have left you craving the heat, the paradise of Mauritius becomes ever more tempting. Visiting between April and June will guarantee you warm, sunny weather in a less humid climate than the earlier months of the year. Plus, it’ll give you something to look forward to, perfect for fending off those January blues! Cool off from the humidity by learning to dive on the protected coral reefs or discover the charming capital Port Louis, home to waterfront shopping and great nightlife.
If a mild climate is what you’re looking for, Dubai’s coldest month is January with temperatures averaging at a balmy 19 degrees. This makes it perfect for getting out and about to explore the city and experience highlights including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, or indulging in a spot of retail therapy. If soaking up some rays is a top priority, pick a hotel like Jumeirah Zabeel Saray or Atlantis - The Palm, where you will find stretches of private beach and can enjoy sophisticated relaxation.
December to April is undoubtedly the best time to enjoy a holiday to Mexico. Think very little rainfall, warm temperatures and clear blue skies. While you’ll need to slap on the sunscreen against the strong sunshine, the old-meets-new destination provides a perfect balance of tranquillity, culture and the famous Cancun party atmosphere. Foodies around the world delight in Mexican cuisine and we’d highly recommend a trip to Chichen Itza, a stunning complex of Mayan ruins.
Like Mexico, you can be virtually guaranteed beautiful weather if you visit Barbados between February and April. With much lower humidity in these months than the rest of the year, you can explore the unspoilt beaches to your hearts content. There’s so much to do on this Caribbean island with highlights including tours of former plantation houses or paying a visit to Bridgetown, the historic capital.
If you’re searching for a holiday that’s a little off the tourist track, Cambodia could be a great destination for you to explore in 2018. The fast-developing cities of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh offer incredible cultural insights into Cambodia’s history including heart-wrenching memorials such as the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum. Ancient temples like the world-famous Angkor Wat also make Cambodia an unforgettable holiday destination and for budget travellers, it’s exceptionally affordable. As one of our newest destinations, we’re proud to be offering Cambodia holidays in 2018.
While the rainy season kicks in from May until October, the earlier months of the year are hot but without too much discomfort.
Feeling inspired? Call our team on 01244 957 708 to discuss how we can help to plan your dream holiday in 2018.