For the sun worshippers among us, it is never the wrong time of year to book a warm-weather holiday. However, finding the hottest destinations in what the UK considers cooler months can sometimes be a challenge. April is a more difficult month, on the cusp of the warmer months of the year here, but often still cooler than we’d like. So, to escape the spring chill and potential rain, we’ve listed a few of the warmest destinations that the world has to offer in April:
An increasingly popular destination over recent years, thanks to its status as a Game of Thrones filming location, April is the perfect time of year to visit this charming city. With balmy temperatures that are not so hot as to leave you sweating and roasting, there is no better time to wander through Dubrovnik’s terracotta streets and marvel at its historic beauty (and many famous locations featured on the small screen).
April is the perfect time of year for experiencing all the above, but it also means you can soak up some of the local culture and traditions up close. For example, mid-April’s Aklapela festival celebrates the traditional klapa singing style by talented performers. In contrast, the annual wine festival has the best to offer from the region’s best beverages to please everyone. Add the music, dance, and chocolate of the Easter festivities, and you’ll be satisfied that you picked the best time of year to visit Croatia’s coastal gem.
Spring is the season to see the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago. Why? From balmy temperatures of 20°C and a beautiful variety of flora to enhance your views to the fact that by visiting in April, you can avoid the thronging crowds limiting sun-worshipping and sight-seeing. April is the perfect time of year to see this island’s beauty. Full of historical interest (as is Malta itself) for those who like some culture with their sunshine, Gozo is also notable for its spa and the vast array of treatments on offer, not to mention the 5-star hotels, allowing you to relax in luxury, whatever your style.
If you want your hot April getaway to mean an actual beach holiday, look no further than Paphos on the island of Cyprus. Again, the weather is warm enough to swim in the sea and sun yourself on the beach while cool enough inland that you can take advantage of some of the island’s cycling routes or hiking trails into the mountains if that’s more your style. April is also the greenest month of Cyprus’s year, so that you can experience the joys of brightly-coloured and picturesque hillsides. Of course, Cyprus’s excellent food reputation means that the local tavernas are brimming with homemade local dishes to tingle your taste buds and make your April escape the event of the year.