6 best holiday destinations with year-round sunshine
Looking for a fix of hot weather? A sunny getaway to a year-round summer destination could be your solution. Below are some of the best spots around the world where you can enjoy the warm glow of the sun on your skin, any time of the year.
By Joanita Wibowo. All images: Getty Images.
The United Arab Emirates gem is famous for many different reasons: the spotless beaches, fantastic architectural feats, dynamic cityscape, and the reliably warm weather. Sunbathe on the pristine sands of Jumeirah Beach by the iconic Burj Al Arab. You can also stroll through Dubai Creek for a taste of the city’s history or enjoy the sights of local traditional market at Old Souk.
2. Santa Barbara
As TripAdvisor says, there is no bad time to visit Santa Barbara. This peaceful Californian city has one of the most friendly, temperate climates in the US, staying between 18 and 25C throughout the year with low humidity and little rain. It’s a perfect place for a relaxed, easy-going trip. Enjoy the day out at Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, take in the waterfront view at Stearns Wharf or tour the iconic Old Mission church.
Impressive historical sites, vast sand dunes and bustling mega-city life. The Pyramids of Giza are always awaiting exploration, as is Khan Al Khalili street market and the numerous religious and archaeological buildings around the city. You can also travel to the Red Sea for a snorkelling or scuba diving session.
The ancient meets the trendy here. Depending on the region and the time of the year, you could see the temperature hit 35C at its highest. Adventurous ones can surf and enjoy the nightlife in the rainforest coast of Sayulita, while those looking for a peaceful time may find what they seek in the colonial town of Merida – or get a glimpse of Mexico’s past at the Haciendas of the Yucatan, where grand country estates with rich history sit among dense forests.
A classic holiday choice for Aussies, Bali is reliably warm with an average of 26-28C year-round. Kuta and Seminyak are ideal places to surf, lounge under the sun and get rowdy, while Sanur is a more family-friendly option. You can also escape the crowds at Ubud, the island’s arts and culinary heartland, or go diving in Amed and Tulamben for an unparalleled underwater beauty.
The mild Mediterranean weather – peaking only to 31C in July and August – is complemented with gorgeous coastlines and crystal blue waters. Hop on a ferry for the best view of the picturesque Grand Harbour or go on the Buskett-SIggiewi Walk for a trek lined with heritage spots and native gardens. Don’t forget to enjoy the local cuisine, which blends Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours.