February can be a bleak time of the year in terms of Christmas debt still looming over the heads of many and of course the bitter and unforgiving European weather. But, if you’ve managed to pay off Christmas and have some money aside from your first pay check of 2017 then a trip away could well be in order. Those with children to attend to, do not fear, the half-term holidays are just around the corner, get yourselves some February sun! Check out my top holiday destinations for some February fun.
Now, if the unwelcoming cold and dull weather outside your door is just too much to deal with each day, a trip to the opposite site of the world may be a clear choice for that much needed sunshine. February is the last month of the twin-islands summer and something that cannot be missed. There are beaches, rugby and a rich heritage to be enjoyed by everyone along with temperatures that we only see in August around Europe and the incredible site of the New Zealand autumn setting in.
St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful destinations boasting of the most incredible golden beaches and some of the most enjoyable volcanic treks and climbs. Get your cameras ready because you’re going to need them. St Lucia’s backdrop is one to indulge in and a camera to capture the finest moments is definitely a must on any trip here. St Lucia is definitely a place to capitalise on that need for February fun!
The Maldives has a wealth of incredible coral surround a generous amount of islets, over 1,900 to be exact, stretching over a huge 35,000 square miles. This February, head over to the Indian Ocean and enjoy siting back on golden sands and swinging palm trees in 30C+, temperatures we can only dream of here in Europe. February fun is needed by all across the world and a trip to the Maldives will make this a month to remember rather than one that we normally forget.
If you’re looking for some fun and a wealth of culture and American heritage, then please, please, look no further! A generous aide in February fun is New Orleans, which offers complimenting temperatures of 19-24C for all visitors to enjoy along with more culture than you can possibly handle and some of the best food in the US. February in the Big Easy couldn’t get any better until you remember that this is the month of the infamous Mardi Gras festival, which dominates the streets throughout the month. The big day of the festival will swing into action on the 28 February and is a day that should not be missed. You can expect a trip full of music, dancing, parades and some good old razzmatazz to see of what would normally be the dullest of months (after January and the Christmas blues of course).