In the miserable cold and wet weather of winter, fun in the sun can feel a million miles away. But if you’re looking to swap your jumper and coat for swimwear and sunglasses (at all times of the year), it can be difficult to know where in the world to start looking.
Sunshine experts Oliver’s Travels have found the warmest, sunniest hotspots worldwide for taking a trip every week of the year. No matter what time of year, there are always some locations that are going to be a little bit warmer than the others. If you really want hot and sunny all year, your best bet is to travel to Dubai, where the minimum temperature throughout the year is still a pleasant 21°C and the highest can be a meltingly hot 38°C.
But if you’re not looking to go to Asia, there are plenty of other hotspots across the world to explore for year-round sun:
Europe: Europe’s most consistently warm place, Rome’s great for culture, nightlife, and sun, nearly year round. Temperatures hit yearly highs of an average of 30°C in the Italian capital, though if you’re more into tapas than pizza then Barcelona isn’t far behind in temperature for most of the year hitting an average of 26°C in summer.
The Americas: While Las Vegas is the location for sweltering highs during the summer, with averages of 38°C not uncommon, in the winter you’d be better off heading to sunny Honolulu. December weather in picturesque Hawaii ranges from 24-25°C, and the consistent destination doesn’t drop any lower throughout the year either.