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We've the answer! Our list of hot places to visit covers a variety of sun holidays, from exotic destinations to closer-to-home options. Plan your ideal holiday in May and discover stunning shores in Phuket, tropical paradises in Langkawi and Mauritius, and more.

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We've the answer! Our list of hot places to visit covers a variety of sun holidays, from exotic destinations to closer-to-home options. Plan your ideal holiday in May and discover stunning shores in Phuket, tropical paradises in Langkawi and Mauritius, and more.

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Hot places in May

LocationAvg. TempSunshine (Hrs)Currency
Phuket29 °C8Thai Baht
Barbados28 °C9Barbados Dollar
Langkawi28 °C8Malaysian Ringgit
Cancun27 °C11Mexican Peso
Singapore27 °C11Singapore Dollar
Dominican Republic27 °C9Dominican Peso
Florida25 °C9US dollar
Mauritius23 °C8Mauritian rupee
Dalaman19 °C10Turkish Lira
Majorca18 °C12Euro

1. Phuket, Thailand

weather in Phuket in May

Average Temperature: 29°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

Phuket, the “Pearl of the Andaman,” is a popular sun holiday destination with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a vibrant nightlife and is one of the hottest destinations to visit in May. Phuket has a tropical climate all year round. The weather in Phuket in May is generally hot – temperatures typically reach the mid-thirties Celsius in May. It’s a paradise for sun lovers with idyllic beaches and stunning views.

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2. Barbados, Caribbean Island

The weather in Barbados in May

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

The island of Barbados offers a blend of luxury, natural beauty, and vibrant culture with warm tropical weather all year round. May is an excellent time to visit – it’s hot and sunny with average temperatures of 28 degrees. Explore the golden beaches, and warm turquoise waters, savour the flavours of Bajan cuisine, and dive into the colourful coral reefs of Barbados.

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3. Langkawi, Malaysia

The weather in Langkawi in May

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

Langkawi is a Malaysian archipelago that lures visitors with its picturesque landscapes, tranquil beaches, and lush rainforests. Located close to the equator, Langkawi has a tropical climate and has hot sunny weather all year round. May brings glorious sunshine and warm temperatures with average temperatures of 28 degrees. Immerse yourself in the local culture, indulge in duty-free shopping, or embark on a thrilling mangrove tour.

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4. Cancun, Mexico

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 11 hours

Cancun is famous for its awe-inspiring white-sand beaches, lively nightlife, and ancient Mayan ruins. Situated on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Cancun benefits from a tropical climate, ensuring warm temperatures throughout the year. May is an excellent time to visit, with average highs reaching 33 degrees Celsius and the sea boasting a delightful temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. Dive into the captivating cenotes, explore the nearby Mayan ruins of Tulum, or revel in the energetic atmosphere of Cancun’s renowned clubs as you dance the night away.

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5. Singapore

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 11 hours

Singapore, a captivating fusion of contemporary marvels and cultural heritage, presents a plethora of attractions complemented by its year-round tropical climate. Positioned near the equator, Singapore basks in favorable weather throughout the year. In May, the city experiences an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, with highs reaching 31 degrees Celsius, creating optimal conditions for venturing out and exploring its iconic landmarks. Marvel at the architectural wonder of Marina Bay Sands, immerse yourself in the lush greenery of Gardens by the Bay, and indulge in the vibrant offerings of Sentosa Island.

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6. Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean gem, renowned for its palm-fringed beaches, azure waters, and vibrant culture. With great weather year-round, May offers ideal conditions with 9 hours of daily sunshine and an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Explore the country’s natural beauty, indulge in snorkeling or scuba diving, or simply relax on Punta Cana’s stunning beaches. While June marks the start of the monsoon season, occasional rain can provide a refreshing change from the hot weather.

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7. Florida, USA

Average Temperature: 25°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

Florida, the Sunshine State, offers UK tourists pleasant temperatures and abundant sunshine throughout the year. In May, enjoy delightful weather while exploring vibrant Miami, visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, or relaxing on the pristine beaches of Key West. Miami, with its average January highs of 23 degrees Celsius, is particularly renowned for its sunny climate and lively atmosphere.

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8. Mauritius

Average Temperature: 23°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

Mauritius is an island paradise in the Indian Ocean located off the east coast of Africa. Its turquoise lagoons, powder-white beaches, and lush landscapes, hot year-round climate are very enticing. In May, you’ll enjoy lovely temperatures averaging 23 degrees, with highs of 26 degrees and a pleasant sea temperature of 26 degrees. With 8 hours of daily sunshine, it’s the perfect destination for beach holidays, water sports, and culinary exploration.

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9. Dalaman, Turkey

Average Temperature: 19°C

Sunshine: 10 hours

May marks the beginning of the warming trend in Europe, and the southeastern location of Dalaman makes it a perfect choice for a sun-filled holiday. With abundant sunshine and minimal chances of rainfall, this region on the magnificent Turquoise Coast of Turkey offers a delightful destination. Known for its breathtaking beaches and rich historical landmarks – Dalaman attracts numerous visitors each year.

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10. Majorca, Spain

Average Temperature: 18°C

Sunshine: 12 hours

Located in the Balearic Islands, Majorca is starting to heat up in May. It will get hotter as the month goes on. The weather in Majorca in May is starting to warm up with average temperatures of 18 degrees. Temperatures in Majorca can vary between average lows of 15 and highs of 23 degrees at this time of year. It is a popular cheap sun holiday destination, with flight times of 2 and a half hours from the UK. It is an ideal short sun break destination to escape the UK’s cold, wet weather.

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*Historical monthly average weather data from Holiday-Weather.com

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