Where is hot in February for holidays including popular destinations like the Mexico, the Canary Islands, Dubai and the Maldives – and where to find cheap holidays for February 2022
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February is a great time to get away for winter sun holidays, with heaps of destinations boasting hot and sunny weather including the likes of Mexico, the Canary Islands, Florida and the Dominican Republic.
Then of course for families the month brings the year’s first half term, making for an ideal time to treat yourself and the kids to a getaway.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best hot and sunny destinations in February, as well as some of the travel companies offering up the best deals.
(Oh, and if you’re thinking of a getaway a bit later, we’ve got guides to the best hot holidays in March and April too).
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Cancun and Tulum tend to be popular with holidaymakers thanks to their beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and luxurious hotels.
In February Mexico boasts hot and sunny days and balmy evenings, so you can bask in that glorious warmth all holiday.
Want to do a bit more exploring? We’ve also got a guide on the best things to see and do in Mexico you’ll want on your radar.
Where to find Mexico holiday deals
You’ve no doubt seen those white sandy beaches and crystalline waters all over your social media feeds, and if you want to see them for yourself, then February is one of the best months for visiting the Maldives.
It’s typically one of the driest months, not to mention that temperatures average 30C – the perfect excuse to laze on the beach, indulge at the buffet, or treat yourself to a spa treatment.
Or of course, to try out one of those bucket list experiences like an underwater restaurant!
While the island resorts aren’t budget-friendly, there are ways to find cheaper Maldives breaks.
Where to find Maldives holiday deals
- Emirates Holidays has luxury breaks in February from £1,536pp – book here.
- British Airways has all-inclusive February breaks from £1,782pp – book here.
The Canary Islands
The Canaries boast year-round sunshine so they can be ideal if you’re looking to escape the gloomy British winter weather.
Fuerteventura tends to be the driest of the islands around this time of the year, although generally you’ll be treated to sunshine across all of the islands. We’ve got a Canary Islands guide to help you choose the best one based on the type of holiday you’re after.
Temperatures tend to be warm rather than hot, but that can be a perk if you’re looking to hike across those volcanic landscapes, want to do some exploring, sample the local food, and enjoy the beaches without crowds.
Where to find Canary Islands holiday deals
- Loveholidays has family breaks in half term from £214pp – book here.
- TUI has Canary Island deals from £216pp in February – book here.
- TravelSupermarket found family packages for half term from £357pp – book here.
With temperatures averaging around 24C and the weather typically being sunny, February can be a great time for those who want to hit the theme parks.
Now, during half term it’s not going to be a cheap getaway but there are ways to keep costs down – to give you a helping hand we’ve put together guides for cheap Walt Disney World and cheap Universal Orlando packages and tickets.
Where to find Orlando holiday deals
- British Airways has Orlando deals in February from £540pp – book here.
- Disney Holidays offers perks when booking direct – book here.
- Virgin has Orlando packages from £793pp – book here.
The Dominican Republic is home to some of the Caribbean’s best beaches so it’s not surprising that it’s such a hit with those after winter sun.
After all, boasting temperatures of around 25-28C, it’s ideal weather for relaxing on the beach. Intrepid explorers can also get their fill with heaps of adventures in Punta Cana including sprawling national parks with walking trails and turquoise lagoons, while the villages and towns are filled with must-visit local restaurants and bars.
Where to find Dominican Republic holiday deals
Cape Verde enjoys balmy averages of 25C during February along with sunny weather, which make for ideal conditions to either relax on one of those picture-perfect beaches, have a go at watersports or hike up a volcano.
There are also plenty of beautiful towns and villages where you’ll find great local food, shops and views, not to mention there are fascinating landmarks to explore such as salt mines.
Where to find Cape Verde holiday deals
- Loveholidays has February deals from £335pp – book here.
- TUI has February packages outside of half term from £611pp – book here.
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St Lucia has it all; palm-fringed white sand beaches, sprawling national parks, luxurious hotels and a brilliant foodie scene.
Throw in the average temperatures of 28C and heaps of glorious sunshine, and you’ve got all the makings of a dream holiday.
It’s not all about beautiful beaches – although there’s an abundance of those. St Lucia also has some great towns and villages, national parks with ethereal waterfalls, diving spots and plenty of amazing restaurants.
Where to find St Lucia holiday deals
- Tripadvisor has a guide to the best all-inclusive resorts – see it here.
- British Airways has all-inclusive February deals from £909pp – book here.
With its incredible national parks and plethora of sights – we’ve got a guide to its 12 most amazing places – Costa Rica is a must-visit if you’re after an adventure.
The weather is dry and hot in February with temperatures reaching up to 34C, but as it is filled with rainforests, pack some waterproofs just in case you get caught in a quick bout of rain!
Where to find Costa Rica holiday deals
- Trailfinders offers a variety of bespoke Costa Rica adventures – book here.
- First Choice offers Costa Rica packages from £907pp – book here.
Travel restrictions apply during the pandemic, always check the latest Foreign Office advice for a destination before booking or going on a trip abroad.