It’s that time of year again. As we head deeper into autumn, the days get shorter, the sun goes into hibernation, and we’re forced to trade in our sunglasses and sandals for welly boots and woolly hats. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of destinations that are still gloriously warm at this time of year. Read on to find out where’s hot in November...
Average temperature: 22℃
With an average of 326-plus days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is a great pick if you’re wondering where’s hot in November. This island in the Eastern Mediterranean is great for families, with top-class sandy spots dotted along the coast and some lovely luxury hotels complete with pampering spas and excellent kids clubs. There‘s more than just beaches as well. Head inland to the Troodos Mountains, and you’ll find well-marked hiking trails, thrilling mountain biking routes and timewarp towns where you can visit local monasteries, churches and museums.
Average temperature: 20℃
With mild temperatures and very few visitors, autumn is the perfect time to explore Crete. One of the southernmost Greek islands, Crete enjoys a warm climate well into winter, the perfect weather for days spent wandering along winding alleyways, indulging in long lunches in peaceful villages and soaking up the sun with laid-back beach days.
Average temperature: 27℃
For the real sun seekers, Oman is one of our top picks when it comes to the question of where’s hot in November. Autumn is a great time to visit Oman, with 11 hours of sunshine each day and far more comfortable temperatures than during the sizzling summers. Begin your trip in the capital city of Muscat to get your fill of culture as you explore colourful souqs and beautiful mosques then head along the coast to find bustling fishing villages and magnificent beaches; and inland to explore the dramatic Hajar Mountains.
Average temperature: 22°C
Morocco is one of the most exotic destinations within easy reach of the UK, making it the perfect destination if you're after a taste of summer. If you’re short on time, Marrakech is a great base. Get lost in the tangle of streets and alleys, visit ancient mosques, and shop for souvenirs in the wonderfully chaotic souqs. On a longer trip to Morocco, don’t miss the chance to go trekking through the Atlas Mountains, sleep under the stars in a desert camp and learn to surf on the coast.
Average temperature: 29°C
When it comes to postcard-style destinations, Mauritius fits the bill with its turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and white sand beaches. The sea is a balmy 25°C during November and the rainy season is still at least a month away, making this a perfect late autumn escape. Spend your days cruising around offshore islands, unwinding with pampering spa treatments and tasting as many delicious creole dishes as you can manage.
Average temperature: 31°C
The Caribbean island of St Lucia has it all: pristine white beaches, lush rainforests and world-class diving and snorkelling. And with temperatures in the 30’s and gloriously warm evenings, this is one of our favourite winter sun hideaways. If it’s relaxation you’re after, there’s blissful beaches at every turn and a whole host of luxury hotels with pampering spas. Or, if you’re after a more active getaway, there’s plenty of watersports to dive into and some beautiful walks, from a hike up the famous twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons, to a tour of one of the island’s chocolate plantations.