Where's Hot In April
Canary Islands - Lanzarote
|Hours Of Sunshine||11 hours|
|Flight Time From UK||4-5 hours|
Lanzarote is warm and fairly dry all year round but by April any chance of rain has pretty much passed and the much needed long days of sunshine are just a few hours away from home. From the secluded and sheltered Papagayo coves to the long golden sands of Puerto del Carmen and the surfing beaches in Costa Teguise and Famara; the island certainly has a variety of beaches. Sporting activities are readily available, particularly diving, surfing, windsurfing and hiking or, there are plenty of sightseeing excursions available for a more leisurely way of seeing the unique geological landscape of Lanzarote. Bars and eateries abound in the main resorts and, with a choice of harbours and classy marinas, there are also boat trips, including a ferry to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura and a select choice of upmarket restaurants and designer boutiques.
The Okinawa Islands, the southernmost islands of Japan, are warm and relatively dry in April. Surrounded by exquisite coral reefs and clear warm waters teeming with marine life, the Okinawa Islands are a hotspot for scuba diving and snorkelling. The main island of Okinawa has many castles, gardens and cultural attractions, or slightly further south, the island of Miyako is a beach lovers paradise, with white sands and turquoise waters. Miyako also has 2 bridges linking it to the smaller islands of Ikema and Kurima, which can be crossed by car or on foot. April is also a prime time to visit Japan to experience the beautiful cherry blossom season.
Warm weather and warm waters make April a good time to visit the Galapagos Islands. It marks the arrival of the waved albatross and is also the hatching season for giant tortoises, green sea turtles and land iguanas. The Galapagos Islands comprise 15 islands, spanning 220km from Darwin to Espanola, the largest being Isabela. This spectacular protected national park and marine reserve is home to hundreds of endemic birds, animals and plants as well as the Charles Darwin Research Station which, is well worth visiting to understand the nature of the islands and the research and conservation work undertaken there. A cruise is a great way to explore the islands and enjoy a rich itinerary snorkelling with sea lions, observing hawks, penguins and flamingos, giant tortoise and iguanas or, spotting fur seals and hammerhead sharks.
In April the chance of rain is particularly low, as is the level of humidity, so you can enjoy long days of comfortable sunshine. We offer holidays in the main resorts of Bridgetown, Christchurch and St James on the west coast of Barbados, where the sands are white and the waters are calm and clear. Barbados isn't all about beautiful beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving and watersports though; the west coast also offers excellent duty free shopping opportunities, an exciting nightlife scene and an abundance of good restaurants. The island also boasts several world-class golf courses; you can watch a game of cricket or a polo match and, you might even catch a horse-race.
Located in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a spiritual country with breathtaking scenery and a rich and peaceful culture. April is in the dry season when the wildflowers, magnolias and rhododendrons are in bloom and the days are warm but not too hot for touring. A guided tour is the recommended way to discover this small and relatively undiscovered country enabling you to see the exquisite Tigers Nest Monastery clinging to the sheer rock face and the riverside Punakha Dzong fortress; admire views over the Paro Valley and the towering mountains and, to visit remote villages and temples and, the capital city of Thimphu.
Egypt is hot all year round and, for many, the summer months are unbearably so. In April, temperatures in the Red Sea resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, as well as the historic Nile city of Luxor are a little cooler. We offer an extensive choice of fabulous 4 and 5 star hotels in the exceptional diving destination of Sharm el Sheikh and the family friendly beach resort of Hurghada, where you will find endless leisure activities, dining and entertainment venues. Alternatively, Luxor provides an excellent base for fascinating sight-seeing opportunities along the banks of the River Nile including the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temples and the Temple of Luxor or, you could take a cruise along the Nile itself.
April is a good time to see the unspoiled countryside of Northern Cyprus in full bloom and to enjoy the sunshine before the temperature soars into the thirties. The beach resorts of Kyrenia and Famagusta have a good range of hotels, catering to all ages and budgets. Kyrenia has a marina and a harbour with many good bars and restaurants along the waterfront, behind which you will find the main shopping area. Surrounding the resorts are many historical and archaeological sights, castles, mosques and ruins and, in between are miles of deserted beaches, turtle nesting grounds, traditional villages and opportunities for hiking, bird watching and scuba diving.
Hawaii is warm all year round but, with April being at the beginning of the dry season and before the hurricane season starts in June, it can be considered a good time to visit; especially if you wish to travel outside of the peak season. The paradise island of Oahu is home to Honolulu and the famous Waikiki Beach where you will find a vibrant nightlife and plenty of restaurants. We offer a wide choice of hotels along the beachfront so you can soak up the sun and make the most of all that the Hawaiian beach life offers including warm bathing waters and opportunities for surfing and snorkelling in Hanauma Bay. You can also visit the Pearl Harbour Memorial sites, the Koolau Mountains and the Diamond Head Crater.
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