Boasting a sizzling climate all year round, Barbados is perfect no matter when you travel. But with May seeing temperatures often reaching 31°C, it’s hard to resist the picture-perfect paradise island. With charming coastal towns, seducing swaying palms and silver sandy shores, Barbados is definitely one to tick off the bucket list.
The beauty of Barbados is that no matter where you stay, you’re only a short distance from sampling the sensational sands that grace the surrounding coast. The western Platinum coast is lapped by blissful blue waves and is home to some of the most renowned locations on the island. From the island’s capital of Bridgetown to the characterful and carefree seaside towns of Speightstown and Holetown, each is attractive and unique in its own right. Blend that with welcoming and laid back locals and you’ll experience island living at its finest!
And if rum is your tipple of choice, then you’re in luck! Widely credited as the birthplace of this popular beverage, some of Barbados’ finest exports come from the plantation itself. With walking tours offered around the onsite distillery, you’ll be able to see the distillation process and even have a chance at the tasting (and buying!) of some handcrafted favourites. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
Greece has always been home to some of the greatest myths and legends, but Corfu is where you’ll see the history up close! The centre of Corfu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is where history comes to life and is the perfect place to soak up a multitude of cultures until your heart’s content. Plus, you’ll beat the crowds in May and still enjoy toasty temperatures of 23°C.
As an island, it’s no surprise that Corfu is framed by alluring azure waters and splendid sands. One of the most notable beaches on the island, Canal d’Amour, proves to be quite the remote location. Legend says that couples who take a swim in the wistful waters will be together forever, and with the stunning natural beauty that surrounds it – you’d be hard pressed to find a more attractive setting…
With temperatures on the rise and hitting highs of 21°C, it’s no wonder Portugal is a firm family favourite. But if you’re lusting for the beautiful Portuguese weather plus an extra touch of privacy and seclusion – the Silver Coast is sure to tick all the boxes on your holiday checklist! Stretching north from the capital of Lisbon this gracious coastline proves that you don’t have to go far for a piece of paradise. Where the shimmering blue sea meets stunning sandy shores and quirky, traditional charm is delivered by the bucket load, you’ll be immersed in the Silver Coast’s endearing nature.
Positioned in the northern corner of the Silver Coast, Nazare offers some of the finest beaches with its wide bays of golden sands but also some of the finest waves for those eager water sports fanatics! World records have been broken here and if you fancy your hand at being at one with the waves, there’s plenty of facilities on offer for the brave beginners to the earnest experts!
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