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.
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.
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.
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.