Where’s Hot in January ?

January is the month of new beginnings, so why not make a scorching start to your year with a holiday in the sun? With so many hot countries to choose from in January, there’s no need to worry about the ‘January blues.’

Top 5 Hottest Destinations in January

Heat-seekers should head towards the Indian Ocean during January, where temperatures regularly reach over 30°C. Tropical storms are also highly unlikely during this time, so you can relax beachside without worrying about downpours.

1. Thailand

The January mercury regularly rises into the early 30s in Thailand. Here you will also find tepid sea temperatures and light winds, which make for dream sun-tanning weather. Although January is peak season in Thailand, the tranquil islands of Ko Kut and Ko Muk are just a short distance from Phuket and are much calmer by comparison.

2. Antigua

Best known for its sandy beaches and blissful coral reefs, you are sure for an indulgent stay in Antigua. A visit to Cades Reef to the south-west of the island is essential during January, as there is very little chance of rain. Daytimes here are typically spent sun-bathing and snorkelling. However, when the sun goes down, a sunset cruise on the reef’s clear, shallow waters is not to be missed.

3. Jamaica

Take a trip to Jamaica in January and you can expect warm temperatures in the late 20s. In southern spots such as Spanish Town, you can take a swim in temperate turquoise waters. Close to Spanish Town is Spring Bay, one of Jamaica’s prettiest beaches, where soft sand, distant hills and rare wildlife draw in the locals.

4. Dominican Republic

Head to the south of the Dominican Republic and you will find Barahona: one of the more popular tourist spots during January. Here you will find white-sanded beaches, such as Playa San Rafael, and lush new year sun. With surfing and snorkelling just some of the activities on offer, you may need to come back later in the year just to fit everything in!

5. Mauritius

Mauritius enjoys idyllic weather during January, with temperatures rarely dipping below 28°C in the daytime. To make the most of the unbroken sunshine on your trip, a visit to Port Louis, the capital, should be top of your list. For breath-taking views of the city, head to Le Pouce, Mauritius’ third-tallest mountain. Lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls meet those who are brave enough to ramble to the top, whilst panoramic views of Port Louis offer fantastic photo opportunities.

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