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Where's Hot in November?

With the winter months fast approaching and Britain’s weather taking a definite chilly turn, you may be thinking where can you find that much-needed sunshine escape.

To help you swap grey clouds for sunny skies, we’ve rounded up the best holiday destinations for a dose of winter sun in November. Some may not be as far away as you think…

Canary Islands, Spain

Average temperature: 19°C

Flight time: 4.5 hours

Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife

Just over a four-hour flight away, the Canaries are the perfect spot for a cheap, quick dose of winter sun. With temperatures hovering around 20°C and very little rainfall, beach breaks are still on the cards, plus it's a great time of year to pick up a shoulder season deal.

You can also get stuck into outdoor activities without worrying about the oppressive heat that comes with the summer months. Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote all offer many activities including hiking, biking, wine tours and shopping – perfect for picking up some original Christmas presents!

Cape Verde

Average temperature: 26°C

Flight time: 5-6 hours

Varandinha Beach, Boa Vista

Also a short hop away is Cape Verde, a cluster of islands where light sea breezes keep the climate slightly cooler than nearby West Africa. November is the ideal time for winter sun holidays here as the end of the wet season brings a drop in both humidity and temperature, which averages in the mid-twenties.

You’ll find plenty of all-inclusive resorts and package deals on the archipelago’s two main islands, Boa Vista and Sal. After topping up your tan on one of the islands’ beautiful beaches, make sure to take to the waves for watersports – November provides fantastic conditions for windsurfing and scuba diving.

Egypt

Average temperature: 23°C

Flight time: 5 hours

Sharm el Sheikh beach resort

This desert destination is at its cheapest in the winter months, but the price in no way compromises the quality. The heat and humidity that can make Egyptian summers uncomfortable has subsided, meaning you can enjoy the warm weather without having to rely on your hotel’s air conditioning to cool down.

Egypt holidays are actually at their best in November; you can while away the hours relaxing on a sunbed by day, plus still dine al fresco in the evening with a light jacket. Look to the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh for the biggest selection of holiday deals.

Dubai, UAE

Average temperature: 25°C

Flight time: 7 hours

Beach view, Dubai Marina

Seeking some serious heat this winter? The modern metropolis of Dubai was practically designed for sunseekers! You’ll want to pack your suncream for a winter sun getaway here as, even in November, the temperature sizzles around 30°C.

With stunning beaches to bask on, designer boutiques to shop at and a rich culture to discover, you’ll find plenty to entertain all ages in this stylish emirate. And for the thrill-seekers among you, there’s an abundance of adventurous activities too. Head into the dunes for a desert safari, get panoramic views on a hot air balloon ride or take your pick of epic waterparks for splash-filled fun.

Cuba

Average temperature: 24°C

Flight time: 9-10 hours

Varadero beach, Cuba

With the rainy season over, temperatures peaking in the high twenties and prices significantly lower than average, November is one of the best times of year to experience a Cuban holiday! You can expect all the charms of a Caribbean island escape, including tropical sunshine and palm-fringed beaches.

Fly to the vibrant capital city of Havana to discover the craft of Cuban cigar rolling and to sip rum cocktails in luxury all-inclusive resorts, or hit the crystal-clear waters on the coast for snorkelling and scuba-diving.


Do you have a favourite November hotspot? Drop us a tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know!


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