Where's hot in February? The best winter sun holiday destinations to visit | The Sun

THERE are many destinations where the sun never stops shining, even during the winter months.

So, we've rounded up the hottest destinations to visit in February, with some even reaching higher than 30C.

And to make it even better, we've also found the best deals to get you there in 2024.

1. Caribbean – 30C

The Caribbean is hot all year round, but February is actually one of the best times of the year to go.

According to the Met Office, the average rainfall is the lowest in February compared to every other month of the year.

Temperatures in the Caribbean can reach up to 30C in February and drop to a comfortable 20C at night.

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It's also the best time of the year to avoid humidity, so if you struggle with muggy heat, then February is the best time to go.

You can relax on white sand beaches, sipping a piña colada and soaking up the sun.

  • TUI holidays to the Caribbean in February from £1,108pp
  • British Airways holidays to the Caribbean in February from £808pp

2. Orlando, Florida – 24C

Florida benefits from a powerful Atlantic Ocean current which causes warmer water to be brought in from the tropics, which means it's warm all year round.

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Temperatures reach as high as 24C in February, so a suntan is definitely on the cards.

It might be worth packing a brolly, though, as chances of rain do increase in February, with the average total rainfall of 77mm across the month.

That being said, Orlando is home to some of the world's best theme parks, and February might be one of the best times to visit as you won't be queueing under the scorching summer sun.

  • British Airways holidays to Orlando in February from £652pp
  • Virgin Holidays to Orlando in February from £782pp
  • TUI holidays to Orlando in February from £791pp

3. Canary Islands – 22C

Winters in the Canary Islands are mild, with temperatures still reaching temperatures of a warm 22C.

The sheltered islands see little to no rainfall in the whole month, making it a safe bet if you want to leave the rain behind you in the UK.

Warm, cloudless days are just a four-hour flight away – making the Canary Islands the closest winter sun destination on the list.

  • TUI holidays to the Canary Islands in February from £388pp
  • Jet2holidays breaks to the Canary Islands in February from £327pp

4. Cape Town, South Africa – 27C

The average temperature in Cape Town in February is a balmy 27.3C – the hottest month of the year.

February sits in Cape Town's summer season and has 10 hours of sunshine each day.

It is one of the driest months of the year and only has 10mm of rainfall – a big contrast to the UK.

  • British Airways holidays to Cape Town in February from £1,085pp

5. Egypt – 21C

At the closer end of the spectrum is Cairo, which is less than a five-hour flight from London.

The capital city of Egypt and located on the Nile, Cairo has a desert climate making daytime temperatures warm at 21C in February.

Rainfall in Cairo in February is very low, just 3mm across the whole of the month, so it's definitely not worth packing your brolly.

Meanwhile, for those wanting to relax by the beach, Sharm El-Sheik and Hurghada offer endless miles of sandy beaches.

Visitors can enjoy eight hours of sunshine each day.

  • TUI all-inclusive holidays to Egypt in February from £438pp

6. Cancun, Mexico – 32C

Cancun is the hottest of all the holiday destinations on the list, with average temperatures reaching a whopping 32C.

The beautiful beaches and luxury resorts of Cancun in Mexico can be enjoyed in scorching sunshine.

February sees a low average rainfall of 28mm – perfect for those holidaymakers who love dry heat.

However, there are only five hours of daily sunshine, so you'll have to make the most of them.

  • TUI all-inclusive holidays to Mexico in February from £1,006pp
  • British Airways all-inclusive holidays to Cancun in February from £915pp

For more holiday deals, TUI’s new sale slashes the price of January & February beach holidays with up to £150 off.

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Meanwhile, Jet2holidays has £50 off all beach breaks this winter, and deals start from £224pp.

And we've also revealed how to book all-inclusive holidays with low monthly payment plans from £65pp.

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