We may be heading towards holiday ‘high season’ here in the northern hemisphere, but if you want to avoid the crowds and the over inflated prices that come with school holidays, it might be time to ditch your August break and start travelling in May – widely considered to be the best month of the year for a bargain break!
Of course, if you have children, this probably isn’t going to be an option for you, but if you only have yourself, your loved one and your boss to appease, you should seriously consider booking your next holiday in May, and take advantage of the many discounted breaks available.
While the temperatures are already starting to rise in the Southern Mediterranean, the bustling beach resorts of Mallorca, the Algarve, and the Greek Islands don’t really start to wake up until mid-June, so May is the perfect month to visit if you are looking for secluded beaches, discounted hotel deals, and cheap flights with one of the many budget airlines that are throwing tickets around for £9.99 at the moment (yes Ryanair – I mean you!).
If you fancy spreading your wings and travelling further afield, May is one of the best months of the year to head below the equator. Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Perth, Western Australia all enjoy moderate temperatures during the month of May, and while they may not be as hot and toasty as they are in January, they are not as busy (or as expensive) either!
Hotels in Cape Town and Rio are a good 25% cheaper in May than they are in the peak season months of November to April, and with flight offers to boot, your trip of a lifetime could much more affordable than you ever imagined!
So there you have it travel buddies, get that May Holiday booked!