Other excellent choices for the month of November include Morocco, Cyprus, Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, and the Cape Verde Islands…
Morocco is another destination that comes into its own once the intense summer heat has died down. Temperatures still average around the mid-20s in winter and the sun shines for around seven hours a day.
Average November temperature: 23°C (Agadir)
Average November rainfall: 48mm (Agadir)
Average hours of sunshine in November: 7 (Agadir)
The coastal resort of Agadir enjoys pleasant sea temperatures in November, and its huge expanse of beach is sheltered from Atlantic winds. Excellent hotels line Agadir's long boulevard with swimming pools, tennis courts and wellness suites. There are also two main daily markets in Agadir and plenty of traditional restaurants serving authentic Moroccan cuisine.
For a mixture of sun and city, head to Marrakech where many large hotels are located in the new town, complete with pools and transfer buses to whisk you into the old city for bazaars, souks and historic sightseeing. You can even enjoy a day out to the stunning High Atlas Mountains - although you will need to wrap up warm as temperatures here fall rapidly in winter.
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus, also known as the Island of Aphrodite, is blessed with sunshine all year round. In the winter months you can rely on six or seven hours of sunshine a day making the destination perfect for a winter sun holiday in November.
Average November temperature: 21°C
Average November rainfall: 53mm
Average hours of sunshine in November: 7
The island has many long sandy beaches which are ideal for sunbathing and a range of watersports. There are both large resorts, such as Paphos, offering holidaymakers everything they need and, in complete contrast, small villages which are a world away from the hustle and bustle with their sleepy streets and quiet squares. Families will enjoy the Coral Bay area 12km away from Paphos Town, with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of bars and restaurants lining a beautiful sandy beach.
With a flight time of around four hours from the UK and a wide range of accommodation options to choose from to suit your budget, Cyprus could well be the November getaway you're looking for.
The Caribbean Coast of Mexico is known for both its hedonistic resorts and its white sandy beaches. Cancun is the gateway to the area and a major resort which enjoys hot weather year round.
Average November temperature: 29°C
Average November rainfall: 85mm
Average hours of sunshine in November: 6
Despite a 10-hour flight time from the UK, Cancun is well worth the effort to guarantee a great party and a fantastic tan even in the depths of November. It's worth bearing in mind that the beaches of Cancun are split between the north and the east. To the north, Playa Las Perlas and Playa Linda are superb for watersports – in particular the excellent diving tours and turtle farm close to Isla Mujeres. The eastern side of Cancun is home to Playa Ballenas, Gaviota Azul, San Miguelito and Playa Delfines, which are quieter beaches although they can be susceptible to stronger winds.
Away from the beaches, Chichen Itza is fascinating site of Mayan ruins with amazing pyramids and stunning temples, which is well worth a day trip.
This island group is located off the coast of west Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Verde enjoys cultural influences from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and Portugal, and offers a unique mix of Caribbean, African and European food and experiences.
Average November temperature: 27°C
Average November rainfall: 9mm
Average hours of sunshine in November: 7
Cape Verde is slowly but surely gaining pace in the UK market and is being developed more and more as a mainstream tourist destination – although it is very different to places such as the Canary Islands with which it shares a similar climate. The stunning beaches of Sal and Boa Vista islands are relatively unspoilt and you will find them very quiet in comparison to other popular winter sun destinations.
If you’re after more than a sunbathing holiday, why not go hiking on hillsides layered with frozen lava, enjoy incredible surfing and windsurfing opportunities and try your hand at deep sea fishing?
And, if you're looking for a different getaway with average daytime temperatures of 27°C, Cape Verde could be the remote escape for you.