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Compare the best April holidays

Are you desperately looking for hot holidays in April? With spring time warmth beginning to heat up the Mediterranean resorts, sunny hotspots such as Cyprus and Turkey are popular April holiday choices as they are just that little bit further south than the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza and therefore give sun seekers a better chance of an April tan. Mid to long haul holiday destinations such as Thailand, Gambia, Cuba and Dubai are still basking in hot, sunny weather in April (though Thailand can be quite humid in April and May). Although the aforementioned Balearic Islands, mainland Spain's Costa's and the Greek Islands such as Crete, Corfu and Zante enjoy warm sunny weather in April, there can be showers and the occasional cloudy day. So if you're seeking day long sunbathing sessions in April check out our pick of hot destinations to tempt sun holiday seekers in April, keen for an uplifting dose of sunshine and vitamin D!

Las Vegas

Glitz, glamour and guaranteed sunshine make Las Vegas a great choice for a hot April break. Granted, there are no beaches as the neon illuminated city is situated right in the middle of the Nevada desert but you will certainly enjoy hot, sunny weather.

Daytime temperatures in April are 25ºC to 28ºC and coupled with 13 hours of daily sunshine and very little rainfall year round. Las Vegas will definitely satisfy your thirst for sun!

Average April Temperature: 25ºC
Average April Rainfall: 5mm
Average Hours of Sunshine: 12hrs

Vegas will also keep you entertained, whilst famous for its salubrious Casino's (allowing for very cheap hotel room rates) it also hosts some of the worlds best theatre shows and has some of the best hotels in the world.  Perhaps the most famous hotel on the Las Vegas 'Strip' is the Bellagio Hotel and Casino complex. Taking on an Italian theme this hotel has vast gardens, 3000 rooms and hundreds of gaming tables and slot machines. The fountains are renowned, performing jets dance to classical music from 7pm-midnight every day. It's difficult to describe the phenomenon that is Las Vegas without seeing it for yourself!

Cape Verde

Situated around 300 miles just off the coast West Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde is an eclectic hybrid of African and Portuguese cultural influences.

Though Cape Verde is not a mainstream tourist mecca unlike the Canary or Balearic Islands, it does still attract large numbers of visitors to the stunning beaches of Sal and Boa Vista. For active thrill seekers, a holiday to Cape Verde could involve awesome hiking on hillsides layered with frozen lava, incredible surfing and windsurfing and excellent deep sea fishing. If you're looking for where is hot in April for a holiday, then with an average daytime temperature of 25ºC, minimal rainfall of 1mm and daylong sunshine then Cape Verde could be the remote April escape you're looking for.

Average April Temperature: 23ºC
Average April Rainfall: 1mm
Average Hours of Sunshine: 10hrs


Thailand is a country scattered with tropical islands such as Ko Samet, Ko Chang and Ko Samui and also popular resorts such as Pattaya and Phuket, all conjuring up picture postcard scenes of tropical beaches, turquoise seas and palm fringed beaches.

April does bring in the more humid weather in Thailand but cooling sea breezes and still generous amounts of sunshine make a holiday to Thailand in April a great option. The April climate is perfect too; the bustling and popular resort of Phuket has temperatures of around 29ºC and enjoys 8 hours of sunshine. As Thailand is sub tropical in the heart of South East Asia it has very high humidity in April so the 157mm of rain per month is very welcome as evening falls, cooling things down to a still balmy 25 degrees at night.

Average April Temperature: 29ºC
Average April Rainfall: 157mm
Average Hours of Sunshine: 8hrs

Despite the extra expense on long-haul flights to Bangkok, costs when you're there are very low, a top quality delicious Thai meal in a good restaurant with a couple of beers will set you back the equivalent of £10, perfect if you're a big fan of hot Thai cuisine and genuine Thai hospitality. The cost of accommodation is also very competitive from air conditioned beach bungalows to 5 star resorts for a fraction of European prices.

Where else do we recommend?

There are plenty of other great destinations in April, which include Gambia, Florida, Caribbean and Dubai - all of which have hot temperatures...


If sun and heat is what you're after in October, then the southernmost state of the USA is a place you can rely on. Hawaii has some of the best beaches in America and enjoys temperatures of around 26°C in October. Hawaii's crystal-clear waters are the islands' most inviting feature being superb for water activities from surfing to diving, and sailing to windsurfing. However, its nightlife, activities and traditions are also what make Hawaii a destination worth a visit as well as the stunning scenery with volcanoes, high sea cliffs and rich green foliage across the whole island group.

Average October temperature: 26°C
Average October rainfall: 45mm
Average hours of sunshine in October: 8 hrs

Hawaii itself is the largest in the group of islands, and is often referred to as the 'Big Island'. It's almost twice the size of any of the other islands in the group, offering stunning beaches such as Anaehoomalu and the Hapuna recreation area, which is famous with body surfers.

The most popular island is Oahu, which is renowned for its festivals and celebrations such as the Chinese New Year and Aloha as well as the well-known resort of Waikiki in Honolulu. It would be an understatement to say that Hawaii has something for everyone.



Tunisia begins to cool just after August, but temperatures in this African favourite remain above 20°C during September and October, making it a noteworthy country for your hot holidays in October.

Average October temperature: 21°C
Average October rainfall: 66mm
Average hours of sunshine in October: 7 hrs

Tunisia has much in the way of beaches, resorts, history and culture to offer its visitors. The majority of the country's historical wonder can be found preserved in the city of Carthage, which was once the world's third-largest Roman city and day trips here are offered from some of the many resorts along the eastern coast. Heading south you'll find the island of Djerba, a real beach paradise of powder soft sands with minimal development over and above the great hotels on offer.

If you find October in the UK is a bit dreary and you're looking for somewhere to test your haggling skills, to soak up some sun or even to satisfy your Star Wars interest on a tour of the Saharan locations used in the first film, then Tunisia might just be what you are looking for this autumn.


The Red Sea

The Red Sea resorts around Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Taba are some of the best destinations for guaranteed sun in the month of October. All have developed as purpose-built resorts with many hotels offering all-inclusive deals and entertainment on site - and all within six hours flying time of the UK.

Average October temperature: 27°C
Average October rainfall: 2mm
Average hours of sunshine in October: 10 hrs

October will see average temperatures of 27°C, and 10 hours of sunshine a day, making the area ideal for autumn getaways. It is well known internationally as one of the best diving locations in the world as the surrounding Red Sea is beautifully clear, and is populated with exotic flora and marine life.