Glitz, glamour and guaranteed sunshine make Las Vegas a great choice for a hot April break along with the nearby Grand Canyon for nature's own show of strength.
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 25C to 28C 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: 25C
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 world's 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 is a mix of African, Portuguese and Brazilian cultural influences with a Caribbean style climate and accessible in around six hours flying time.
Cape Verde is rapidly developing as a tourist destination with people visiting for the near deserted beaches, fantastic climate and somewhere different to the mainstream package holiday destinations.
Beyond the beaches, the islands are excellent for walking trips, water sports and fishing. See the salt pans and volcanic flows on the islands before resting under a palm tree and lazing in the sun.
With an average daytime temperature of 25C, minimal rainfall of 1mm and daylong sunshine then Cape Verde could be the remote April escape you're looking for.
Average April Temperature: 23C
Average April Rainfall: 1mm
Average Hours of Sunshine: 10hrs
Thailand is the most popular destination in the Far East for Brits, attracted by fantastic beech locations, jungles, temples and Bangkok, a vibrant and bustling city.
The country is scattered with tropical islands such as Kho Samet, Kho Chang and Kho Samui and also popular resorts such as Pattaya and Phuket. Each one has its own character, look and feel, whether you want an all action entertainment fuelled beach break or an escape from the crowds
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 29C 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 25C at night.
Average April Temperature: 29C
Average April Rainfall: 157mm
Average Hours of Sunshine: 8hrs
Living costs for tourists in Thailand are cheap from meals to markets, drinks to nightlife. So your pound will go a long way when converting to Thai Bhats. And even with lower prices don't expect the quality of service to diminish. Standards and levels of hospitality are generally very high from 5* hotels to the cheapest huts on the beach.
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 April, then the westernmost 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 26C in April. Hawaii's crystal-clear waters are one of the islands' most inviting features, 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 April temperature: 26C
Average April rainfall: 45mm
Average hours of sunshine in April: 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. The islands truly do have something for everyone.