May

Where to go on holiday in May

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April to September is the best time to visit the South Pacific Islands and May is particularly good for Fiji, Samoa and French Polynesia.

South East Asia enters a good time for Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia, see the Orang Utans in the forests of Borneo and Sumatra, hunt for dragons on Komodo Island (!) or enjoy a honeymoon on the beaches of Bali and Lombok.  May is a great time to visit the Giant Pandas in China or to visit Japan.

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Late spring sees the start of ‘summer’ in most European countries and pools are opened in Italy, Greece, Spain (remember that the Europeans think it’s colder than it really is in March and April so don’t be disappointed if you travel early and find the swimming pools closed!) The season really starts now for Croatia and Slovenia too.  Food lovers should head to Italy for authentic cookery courses or Andalucia in southern Spain for a taste of Tapas! City breaks are popular in May as the spring blossom lines the avenues of many destinations, try Budapest, Paris or Amsterdam to name a small selection.  Portugal has some lovely Pousadas along the coast of the Algarve which are lovely in May. 

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In Africa, the great migration is still in Tanzania, making its way north, along the Western Corridor area of the Serengeti – we can suggest lovely tented camps where you can see the best of the action.  But be aware that the hotels on the East African coast including Zanzibar remain closed in May as it’s still the main ‘rainy’ season here.  Weather is better further south, so head to Botswana or Zambia for great safaris before the peak season starts.  Mozambique is a lovely destination for beaches and diving in May or as an add on to a safari in southern Africa.  Azura is a stunning eco-lodge highly recommended. 

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Road trips in the USA are lovely in May – drive through the canyons and deserts before the heat of the summer.  Route 66 and other fly drive holidays are our specialist subject!  Try the Deep South for a taste of the Blues or California for the Pacific Highway. 

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We did it! Nearly 5 weeks, nearly 4000 miles, 23 beds ending at our regular holiday home resort near San Diego. Met some wonderful characters, seen a lot of sights and eaten in countless eateries, some really great and others perhaps not so. We actually met up with Jerry Mclanahan (author of EZ66) who duly signed our book and took photos, I was 66 that day, on Route 66 meeting the author! Some of the hotels were really wonderful. Loads of souvenirs, loads of photos to sort through and lots of memories and events to 'dine out on'. Thank you so much for your organisation, everything went well and worked seamlessly...
Dave & Nicki – Route 66 & San Diego (May 2017)
June 20, 2017

This was our 3rd holiday booked with Travel With Jules. Everything was perfect - the details about the cruise, the paper work, including the little Bruges guide and the map you sent us. Bruges is a beautiful and charming city. Thank you Jules and Mags for organising it. We have already booked our next holiday to Sicily with TWJ and highly recommend their travel services.
Anna Alcalde-Mills – Cruise to Belgium (May-June 2017)
June 9, 2017

As a very busy local business owner and family man I do not have the time or energy to flick through hundreds of High Street Travel agents brochures. This is why I use Julie and Mags at Travel with Jules. These lovely ladies ask questions and talk to you to find what your "perfect" holiday would be. Having booked several times with them they now know what we as a family enjoy doing on holiday.
Darrell & Vicki – Kefalonia (Greece) May 2017
June 7, 2017

From the beginning the professionalism and communication from Travel With Jules was brilliant and I couldn't have asked for more. I really believe I'll never go through another travel agent again. It was the most amazing holiday, seeing magnificent animals, I had a tear when I saw the blue whale! You arranged an amazing trip, thank you so much.
Sarah Bradshaw – Azores Whale Watching (May 2017)
May 16, 2017

Thank you for your organisation of our holiday to Rome and Sorrento. All ran very smoothly ! Locations of both hotels was good. Too many highlights to mention here but we saw such amazing sites in Rome and then loved visiting Pompeii via the local train . We were happy we took your advice and only stayed in Rome for four nights, more would have wiped us out!
Sarah & John – Italy Rome & Sorrento (April-May 2017)
May 3, 2017

All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!! The staff and other visitors at The Body Holiday were so friendly, I didn't feel uncomfortable as a solo traveller (after the first fifteen minutes of watching others obviously!) at all. The hosted communal evening meals were lively, friendly, interesting discussions with perfect strangers, several of whom I subsequently spent meal times with. The service was fantastic, the staff were friendly and I will definitely be looking to travel there again. I would also like to say thank you for putting me on to such a wonderful spot and I would love it if more places were so open to solo travellers and accommodating to different needs. All in all I would score it 10 out of 10!
Sarah Legg – St Lucia (May 2016)
August 10, 2016

Well what a fantastic time we have had in Majorca. We can not thank Jules and Mags enough. The team at Travel with Jules do not just 'do holidays' they create memories and priceless family time together. Our days were relaxed and we made full use of the car hire exploring the island. In the evenings we walked along the promenade in Port de Pollenca we had our evening meals in different local restaurants. I could not find fault with any of our package booked with Travel with Jules. The personal service from Jules and Mags was a highlight and the build up and excitement!
Darrell & Vicki Smith – Spain Mallorca (May 2016)
June 6, 2016

I have always been an independent traveller booking the holidays by myself as I found it was the only way to get what I wanted, however with Jules, I have found she has a great understanding of what customers need and since she organised our USA road trip last year I have not considered the DIY option any more. Jules and Mags managed to find a perfect holiday again, within the budget, leaving the time for me to plan what I want to do during the holiday.We loved being able to discover the island at leisure, this was the best part of our holiday. The information we received in advance (booking pack with maps, leaflets) was extremely helpful....
Anna Alcalde-Mills – Greece, Kefalonia (May 2016)
June 9, 2016

We had an amazing time and are so grateful to you for finding such a beautiful place for us to go on our honeymoon at the last minute! It was paradise. Straight after our wedding I contacted Jules and asked her to help with a last minute honeymoon. Jules spent time listening to our requirements and came back with various options. Once we agreed on our destination Jules promptly booked everything and a few days later we were off on our honeymoon to the most wonderful luxury spa resort in Rhodes.
Marianne & Ray – Greece, Rhodes (May 2016)
June 9, 2016

What a wonderful trip. Holiday of a lifetime. I can't thank you enough Jules and Mags. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we will certainly book another trip with you. It was awesome. You are awesome.
Violet & Craig – USA Route 66 (May 2016)
May 27, 2016

We had a fantastic time on holiday in the States. As you know it was a surprise holiday for my girlfriend's 30th birthday, having it arranged by you meant that I didn't need to hide all the details or worry about all the booking details that needed to be done. I would definitely recommend this holiday to anyone wanting to do west coast USA. We really liked Monterey, it was peaceful and beautiful and we went Whale Watching. The drive to Las Vegas was a treat, the rolling hills and mountains across the desert were just beautiful.
Lizzie & Nicky – Western USA (May 2016)
May 30, 2016

Our holiday to Dominican Republic was a huge success, thank you! We loved the beautifully conceived "travel packs" that added a "wow" factor! The holiday was also a cloak-and-dagger operation for me to propose to Sophie. The hotel excelled itself on providing 10 restaurants with a la carte offerings - food was superb. Thank you for all your help in making this special holiday happen!
David & Sophie – Dominican Republic (May 2016)
June 4, 2016

We had a brilliant weekend, staying at the Angelo by Vienna House Hotel in Katowice - plenty of walking, sightseeing & a wee bit of drinking! We would definitely recommend you and give you a 5 star service rating! Everything was brilliant, especially having information about exactly which bus to take from the airport to the Hotel and at which stop we needed to get off – very helpful indeed.
Kay, Richard, Sam & Kevin – Poland (May 2016)
May 20, 2016

Thank you for booking our holiday to Portugal for us, we have a lovely time. The hotel (Pousada Convento de Tavira) was fabulous, the room was spacious and the staff lovely, polite and helpful.
Peter & Julia Jarratt – Portugal (Oct 2015)
October 13, 2015

We have been using Travel With Jules for a while now for all our holidays, both as a family unit and as a couple and feel that they now know our preferences and have not failed to please so far -with superb hotels booked in Italy and St Lucia!
Julia & Peter Cole – Portugal (May 2015)
July 10, 2015

Our holiday in Venice, taken to celebrate David’s 70th birthday, and arranged with great care by Travel with Jules was quite wonderful. We loved every moment of the performance of La Traviata which we attended at La Fenice - the cherry on the top of the holiday cake.
Annette & David (from France) – Venice (May 2015)
June 6, 2015

Wow, what a trip, it was absolutely wonderful. I am absolutely amazed how few people know about Reunion. I still am shell shocked by the beauty of the island ... tropical birds, rainforests, trekking volcanoes, snorkelling coral reefs ...
Richard Bizley – Reunion (May 2014)
May 27, 2014

The holiday was great thanks. Gatwick was super quick. Flight was fine (got good seats so had leg room). Dreams Tulum was amazing, exclusively all inclusive so no silly wrist bands or anything. Well staffed so always everywhere was immaculate. The food was really good, lots of options. The private beach and pool area was really close […]
Mark & Emma – Mexico (May 2014)
June 3, 2014

You did a wonderful job in organising our tailor made holiday to Queensland, Australia, we had an amazing time and met some great people. We'll definitely go back and won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
Rashmi & David – Australia (April-May 2013)
May 21, 2013

Just a big thank you for the holiday and all your work finding me a late sun getaway! I really enjoyed Vasilikos (on the Greek Island of Zante). It was very beautiful and peaceful and the hotel (The Belvedere) was really nice too. Although very remote and right at the beginning of the season. But this allowed for a little exploring, so it was great. I'll be in touch for my next holiday!
Lee Young – Zante (May 2013)
May 20, 2013

As Andy was 50 this year, we wanted a special trip and Jules did an amazing job of organising our trip to Peru and Machu Picchu in May. Thanks to Jules the trip was stress free and very enjoyable.
Carole & Andy – Peru Inca Trail (May 2012)
July 10, 2012

Julie's wealth of travel experience, patience and understanding of our requirements was faultless. I bombarded her with questions and points on our 'wish list' which she patiently took on board and created a fantastic honeymoon to Sri Lanka.
Eve Creighton – Sri Lanka (May 2012)
June 13, 2012

Julie's knowledge of the travel industry, her understanding of our needs and her friendly and professional approach made organising our honeymoon an effortless affair, in startling contrast from the wedding organisation happening at the same time!
Alan & Claire – Iceland (May 2012)
June 15, 2012

Thank you to Julie for making the arrangements for our holiday to Malaysia and saving me a lot of trips and telephone calls to a high street travel agent. The service you provided was first class and we will recommend you to anyone we know who may be thinking of booking a holiday.
David & Jackie Thomas – Malaysia (May 2012)
July 13, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
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March 22, 2016

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February 17, 2016

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Markets and Malay Rendang with Chef Ann!
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It’s all your fault ….! Part 2
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July 27, 2015

Mozambique visas now on arrival
April 25, 2017

Giraffe Manor is on TV tonight!
April 10, 2017

Update from British Airways
April 3, 2017

New flights from Stansted!
September 21, 2016

Internet bookings often go wrong!
October 17, 2016

New direct flight route to Salt Lake City
August 23, 2016

Travel With Jules New Office!
February 29, 2016

Update to Thailand travel advice
October 17, 2016

Canada Entry Requirements
September 8, 2016

Don’t get caught out by holiday fraud – book with us!
July 17, 2016

What does Brexit mean for travel?
June 24, 2016

The Millionaires Holiday Club
June 3, 2016

New ‘music suites’ for recording artists!
May 30, 2016

British Airways launches longest route – new flight to Chile!
May 18, 2016

Kenya ivory burn makes conservation news history
May 3, 2016

Uganda e-visas
May 3, 2016

Single visa entry for Malawi & Zambia
April 22, 2016

Entry requirements updated for Kenya
March 24, 2016

New flights link Cape Town to Botswana
March 23, 2016

Changes to Dubai airport taxes
February 18, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!
February 7, 2016

ZIKA Virus Travel News
January 26, 2016

Sharm el Sheikh flights update
January 20, 2016

Changes to USA entry requirements
January 17, 2016

News from the Warm Heart of Africa
January 30, 2016

World Wildlife Day!
March 3, 2016

We are working with Naturetrek!
January 14, 2016

A win for Africa’s Lions!
December 22, 2015

Marsh Pride Lions new arrivals in the Mara!
December 17, 2015

Travel to South Africa just got even better value for money!!
December 11, 2015

Kenya Safaris are top of the world!
December 16, 2015

Change in visa fees – Madagascar
December 10, 2015

Fast track entry to USA for frequent travellers
November 26, 2015

Follow BBC’s ‘The Hunt’ on your own wildlife adventure!
November 30, 2015

New flight route links South Africa with Zanzibar
December 7, 2015

Visas for India made easier!
September 1, 2015

Changes to visa requirements for Kenya
July 31, 2015

The Corfu Trail – walking holiday in Greece

The Corfu Trail is a self-guided walking holiday to the location of ITV’s popular television series capturing the life of naturalist Gerald Durrell and his family during the 1930’s on this traditional Greek island.

Route 66 Holidays

Self drive Route 66 - bespoke holiday packages including flights, car or bike hire staying in historic and character hotels & motels

Venice Simplon Orient Express

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train is the ultimate in romance and nostalgia for the rail traveller!

Elephant Watch Camp Samburu

Visit Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephants in Samburu, home of 'This Wild Life' BBC programme and the Douglas-Hamilton Family. Luxury eco-camp safari.

Kefalonia Holidays

Tailor made holidays to beautiful Kefalonia - stunning beaches and coves, fishing villages & walking trails. Villas, cosy B&Bs and apartments. Ideal for families or couples.

Highlands Discovery Papua New Guinea

Introductory 10 night tour to Papua New Guinea. Visit remote villages with unique cultures and beliefs, where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.

Cooking Holidays to Italy – Al Vecchio

An authentic owner run Italian restaurant, hotel and cooking school in Emilia Romagna. Al Vecchio Convento runs cookery and language courses, painting and truffle hunting.

China Tours including Panda Keeper for a Day!

Escorted tours & cruises in China to see Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China, Yangtze River and spend a day with the Giant Pandas!

Short break to Iceland

Short break holiday to Iceland all year round, 3 nights taking in the main highlights including Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Small group tour.

Luxury Sports Car Holidays in Italy

Drive your own Luxury Ferrari through stunning scenery of Italy, stay in top hotels, experience the ultimate Gran Turismo experience.

Former Yugoslavia Rail Adventure

On this 16 day adventure you will visit Europe's newest countries and travel by rail through some of the Balkan's most inspiring scenery. Visit 7 capital cities & travel by rail.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Watch the ever-changing landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China roll by from your comfortable cabin, enjoy vodka and caviar tasting on board and make regular stops to discover the highlights of this classic route.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour Reef & Rainforest

A tailor made holiday in Madagascar combining stunning lemur-rich rainforests and a lovely eco-sensitive beach hotel on a reef-protected beach at Ile Ste Marie.

Queen of Karia

Charter this luxury Turkish Gulet and enjoy the gourmet food and fabulous hosting in the turquoise waters of the eastern Mediterranean.

Historic Pousadas of the Algarve

Pousada Convento de Tavira & Pousada Palacio de Estoi - historic boutique hotels on the Algarve.

Cape Town Hotels & Beaches

Cape Town is a superb destination with a fantastic selection of amazing places to stay. From the waterfront and vibrant Kloof Street through Camps Bay down to the peninsula, fabulous food and wine with a dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain.

Azores Whale Watching

Small group whale and dolphin watching natural history holiday to The Azores. Three contrasting islands and visit crater lakes.

Primates & Dragons of Indonesia

A wonderful small group natural history tour to Indonesia including Orang-utans in the jungles of Sumatra, exotic birdlife & Komodo Dragons

Turkish Villas

A range of authentic, owner run villas and holiday homes in Turkey. Coastal, rural, pools and catered. Ideal for family holidays.

Antigua, Anguilla & St Barths

Caribbean Island Hopping Holiday - romantic luxury hotels, gorgeous beaches, spas.

Maharajas’ Express Luxury Train in India

Maharaja's Express- Treasures of India Journey is a three nights and four days itinerary covering the main highlights of the Golden Triangle combined with a wildlife experience in Ranthambore.

Trans Asia Railways & Expeditions

Travelling across Asia is one of the greatest adventures in the world and there are a huge range of group adventure and overland tours to choose from across Russia or along the Silk Route. Trans-Siberian Railways offer a variety of rail journeys across Asia too.

Galapagos & Amazon

Small group wildlife tour - Cachalote cruise and Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon.

Villa La Tosca Bordeaux

Luxury fully serviced villa in Atlantic France - available for parties, weddings, private functions. Personal Service guaranteed.

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