Where’s Hot in February ?

Bad weather in Blighty bringing you down? It’s time to ditch the drizzle and grab some winter sun with our pick of hot holidays in February.

Top 5 Hottest Destinations in February

February is a good time to visit countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, temperatures teeter around the mid-to-late 30s, with February typically one of the driest months of the year.

1. Gambia

Gambia is one of the hottest countries to visit during February, as temperatures soar upwards of 37°C. One of the most popular areas to visit in peak season is Katchikally Crocodile Pool, an ancient freshwater tropic with a museum, nature trail and restaurant.

2. Brazil

February is one of the hottest and most humid months in Brazil. Temperatures regularly hover around 30°C, while humidity has been known to reach 100 per cent. Considering heading to Brazil for Carnival? The country’s annual celebration is held in February, and the best parades and parties can be found in Rio de Janiero – so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes!

3. South Africa

Summer in South Africa occurs between December and March, which makes February the perfect time to visit for sun-seekers. For the best range of outdoor activities, head to Cape Town, where you’ll find the world-famous Table Mountain, a flat-topped cordillera which dominates the city’s skyline.

4. Barbados

With daily temperatures of 29°C, Barbados is at its best during February. This is a great time to go off the beaten track to see the more intimate beaches on the island. Shark Hole is one of the more secluded beaches, with natural saltwater pools, plenty of sun and soft pink sand – oh, and don’t worry, while its name might suggest otherwise, there are no sharks here.

5. Maldives

During February, the Maldives enjoys long bouts of warm sunshine and tepid sea temperatures. This is a great time to practice your snorkelling skills on the island of Maafushi, where water sports enthusiasts usually congregate to make the most of the idyllic conditions and rare wildlife on show.

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