If our remarkable summer heat wave has given you a taste for the sun, it might be time to look abroad to find the best locations for soaking up some rays. For many people, autumn is the ideal time to travel since it not only avoids the school holiday peak prices, but also lets you enjoy summer at home in its entirety before migrating off to warmer pastures. If you're planning on chasing the sun this season, have a look at this pick of the top 5 destinations worldwide for autumn holidays.
The bustling city of Marrakech is one of the most vibrant in North Africa. Travellers arriving later in the year will be rewarded with a much more forgiving sun, bypassing the exhausting heat that hits in summer. You can check out the fascinating souks around the Medina, practise your climbing skills in the nearby Atlas Mountains, and sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert.
Even in autumn, temperatures on this Mediterranean Island can soar to over 30° Celsius. As well as picture-perfect views, you can enjoy delicious local cuisine, spotless beaches, and some of the best wreck diving sites in the world.
Best visited after the oppressive heat of the summer, Egypt is still hot in the autumn, but manageably so. Stop by the popular Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea coast to enjoy fantastic nightlife as well as breathtaking views of the Sinai Desert. If you're heading to this stylish coastal town, check out the range of Resort swimwear at isme.com for chic bikinis and swimsuits to wear while lounging on golden sands.
Ever-growing in popularity, the coastal capital city Dubrovnik now sees hundreds of cruise ship guests flooding the walled Old Town each day. Avoid the crowds by visiting in autumn, when you'll get the space and freedom to explore the beautiful beaches and ancient architecture in peace.
These beautiful Indian Ocean islands are perfect for some chilled-out beach time, famed around the world for spa treatments, luxury hotels, and plenty of water sport activities for more energetic types. Mauritian weather peaks in October, so make the most of the weeks before school half-term to head out and enjoy a tropical climate, unspoilt beaches, and warm azure waters.