With so many great destinations in the world to visit, it can be a daunting task picking the perfect one. How should you go about the booking process? Should you look through pictures to find the location with the most turquoise sea? Or is there a more structured approach to choosing the most amazing luxury holiday?
The infographic below was produced after multiple destinations were researched, and includes information such as average temperature, weather, key events and a luxury tip.
Often when considering a place to go, the first thing to consider is when not to go. There are months, especially in tropical destinations, when factors like mosquitoes and terrible weather would make a visit unbearable. There are also human factors to consider. The height of summer is the time of year most commonly associated with a holiday. Because of this, going somewhere a little out of the ordinary during the summer holidays is important to some people so as not to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of other tourists.
According to the infographic, produced by luxury holiday provider Sovereign, the perfect picks include Mauritius in May, Turkey in June, the Dominican Republic in July, Malta in August, and Croatia in September. Here’s why:
One of the most important events in the Mauritian calendar is Labour Day. It falls right at the start of the summer in early May. It was first celebrated in 1950 after years of protests by workers’ unions lead to drastic reformations in labour laws. Rallies are held across the island during the morning, then, later in the day, revellers move their celebrations to the beach.
June is the month to go to Turkey because the average temperature is a glorious 32 degrees and, as the official summer holidays haven’t yet begun, it won’t be too busy.
For those wishing to chill out in the Dominican Republic, go in July. For starters, you’ll avoid the hurricanes! What sets the Dominican Republic apart at this time of year is the annual Merengue festival. Merengue is the official style of dance and music of the Dominican Republic. It is a couple’s dance involving the synchronised swinging of hips.
Hot but not unbearable, August in Malta is the height of the festa season. Loud booms can be heard all over the island as the Maltese villages pay homage to various patron saints in a typically vivacious fashion. The largest of all the festas, Santa Marija, falls in the middle of the month, and the procession should not be missed.
As summer tapers off, Croatia is the place to be. The weather is still very warm and the crowds have thinned out. September is also the time of year to sample the best of Croatia’s delicious seasonal produce including figs, olives and grapes, which can be bought fresh at local markets.
So no need for any stress in the decision process: let this calendar inspire you.
Christopher GJ Cooley is a digital creative based in London. He is a keen traveller and blogs about life at home and abroad on his personal blog Necess City. He has also written for many top travel magazines including the easyJet inflight magazine.