Why wait for the summer for some sun? Perhaps you're looking for a romantic Valentine's getaway, or a half term break with the kids. Get your vitamin D and top up your tan early in the year with a February villa holiday. Fewer crowds and pleasant temperatures make for the ideal getaway to escape the depths of winter back home. St. Lucia is an idyllic beach holiday destination, sitting at a warm 26°C at this time of year. Orlando offers half term excitement for the kids with temperatures at 23°C. For a shorter haul option, head to the Algarve for beaches and sea views. Take a look at our guide to best destinations in February.
Soak up some sun early in the year with a February villa holiday. The perfect tonic when winter’s dragging on and the summer still seems months away. Top up your tan and enjoy the serenity of winter warmth. There’s so many sun-soaked places to choose from, and we’ve selected some perfect spots below. Jet off on a getaway you’ll never forget, and return feeling rejuvenated!
What springs to mind when you think of Orlando? Picture family fun at incredible theme parks, lush mornings on nearby golf courses and warm evenings by the barbeque. Soak up the magic of your villa holiday at your cosy retreat. Be dazzled by the range of fun thrills on offer!
With warm temperatures all year round, Orlando makes for an enticing February holiday destination. Temperatures reach 22°C, so you can soak up the warmth while enjoying all that the Sunshine State has to offer. If beaches are your thing, you’ll be just an hour’s drive away from Florida’s stunning coast. Forget thermals and coats, you’ll be slipping into your shorts and flip flops! Orlando is where priceless moments happen and lifelong memories are made.
A small island packed with beauty and personality, St. Lucia dazzles in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. This is where lush green rainforest surrounds vast mountainous landscapes and tempting golden beaches sit next to alluring crystal waters. It’s as beautiful as a scene from a film! In February, trade grey skies and rainy mornings for gorgeous sunrises and blue skies.
In the early part of the year, temperatures of up to 26°C make it a comfortable choice if you prefer warm sun and a light breeze to high heat. Opt to relax on the sun-soaked beach, or explore all this island gem has to offer. Mountain biking and zip lining are an exciting choice if you fancy yourself as a thrillseeker. Explore the sprawling lands with an adventurous hike, before discovering daily life by visiting one of the thriving cocoa, banana or sugar plantations.
On the west of the island, Soufrière is home to a drive-in volcano and inviting mud baths. From here, you’ll be amazed as you witness the staggering volcanic view of Petit Piton and Gros Piton rising above the blue ocean. This UNESCO World Heritage Site promises to leave you in awe. Discover local nature by spotting dolphins and whales.
You’ll admire the serenity of Rodney Bay, a curving shore with soft sand and calm sea. Visit the luxury marinas with impressive yachts, before enjoying a tasty meal and refreshing tipple at one of the many bars and restaurants. Cultural and welcoming, you’ll be touched by the friendly nature of the locals. Influenced by a vibrant mix of Carib, African, French and English, the proud heritage of the island will shine through. This mix is the perfect cocktail for a memorable February getaway.
Glorious winter sun is only a short flight away. The Algarve's irresistible coastline in southern Portugal is the perfect tonic to those February blues, sitting at a balmy 19°C. The area is home to some hidden surprises alongside its famous beaches. Its diverse range of mountains, hillsides and nature trails will tempt you to explore beyond the beach.
Visiting in February means the peak season crowds have dispersed. Yet, you’ll still bask in the year-round sun. And with a wonderful selection of leisure options, it makes for the perfect getaway if you’re seeking some vitamin D. Villamoura is renowned for its famous golf courses, stunning greenery and exciting watersports. The blue hues of the marina are met by impressive boats, providing an unbeatable view as you enjoy local seafood and a refreshing drink in a chic bar.
If you love nothing more than time spent on sand then you could go straight into Gale’s 5km beach. Carvoeiro is a stunning bay sat on a rocky shore in the west, offering boat trips out to the Algar Seco National Park. Perfect if you’re wishing for a mix of relaxing beach time alongside cultural discovery. The surfing hub of Costa Vicentina offers up large waves for those who wish to challenge themselves – while the sandy shore is the perfect spot to soak up some sun and take in the views.
Last but certainly not least is Albufeira – a name well-known, offering stunning beaches, lively nightlife and a selection of tempting eateries to satisfy your taste buds. Nearby sits a stunning marina, home to elegant boats. The resort offers something for everyone. Wherever you head in the Algarve, you’ll be left with lasting memories of your rejuvenating winter getaway.