The heatwave that had us laying out in our own back gardens this summer has faded away, and you are starting to feel the first brisk chills of autumn. I think we can all agree that it is time to start planning a foreign escape! October is a great month for autumn holidays because it is classed as off season in many places and there are lots of bargain packages to be unearthed, that is, if you know where to look.
The key factor, of course, is whether or not the destination in question is going to be able to provide you with some of the sunshine and heat that you have been missing since late August! If you're craving some time in the sun, then here are some of the best holiday destinations that are still nice and hot in October, perfect for last minute bookings.
Leave the autumn drizzle behind and get your own slice of Caribbean paradise with a trip to Jamaica. If jerk chicken, delicious rum, and reggae music are your idea of getaway heaven, then this glorious island is definitely the one for you. If you aren't just satisfied to spend a week or two lounging on the white sand beaches with the crystal blue waters lapping at your feet, then the Blue Mountains and Dunn's River Falls wait for you to cast an exploring eye. From thrilling cliff diving to witnessing stunning sunsets, the average temperature of 33 degrees makes Jamaica an ideal October destination.
With an average October temperature of 32 degrees, Bali certainly fits the bill for escaping the autumn chill! If glorious mountain landscapes and dramatic volcanoes are something that intrigue you, then the lush interiors of Bali will do more than satisfy. With popular beaches running all the way along the island's southern tip, there is sure to be a resort that suits the preferences of every potential visitor. When you're not exploring the terrain or sunbathing on the beach, you'll be tucking in to local delicacies such as satay, mie goring, and a full pig roast!
Why not travel to the land of the Pharaohs, amazing Egypt? With an average temperature of around 32 degrees, the country is a perfect mixture of amazing October weather and rich cultural experiences. Home of the magnificent and iconic River Nile, there is no better way to experience Egypt than via a cruise. This method of travel is the ideal way to enjoy the weather whilst uncovering the many mysteries that the country has to offer.
On the other hand, if you are more concerned with beachside luxury than ancient culture, then Barbados might be the perfect place for your October vacation! With a roasting average monthly of 31 degrees, the Caribbean island is a favourite getaway for many. Famed for their amazing local fish-fry celebrations, Barbados is the kind of place where you can feed your soul just as well as you can feed your stomach! From natural wonders to postcard beautiful shores, the island really does have something to offer no matter what kind of vacation you are after.
If you are looking for somewhere in Europe, then look no further than the warming 27 degrees of Lanzarote. The island boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Canaries, with an accompanying lunar landscape unlike anything you have ever seen. You have a great choice of main resorts like Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Playa de los Pocillos, all blessed with long sandy beaches where water sports are a common pastime. If you are also looking to enjoy a spot of culture with your beach laying, then you can visit the installations by famous artist Cesar Manrique, the island is covered in his unique creations!
Heading back out to Asia, Thailand should be a bucket destination for any world traveller. An average October temperature of 32 degrees should be enough to tempt you alone, but Thailand has so much more to offer than just its climate from the fabulous floating markets of Bangkok to the legendary week-long beach parties that take place on Koh Phangan. If it's sun and partying that you are in search of to forget the cold October nights at home, then Thailand is the best place to go no matter if you are travelling in a couple, with a group, or on your own. It's the perfect place to make new friends!
So there you have it, six stunning destinations that are still sizzling in October. Beautiful sunshine, delicious local food, rich culture and crystal clear waters, what more could you want from a getaway holiday in the back end of the year?