Where’s Hot in February?

Where’s Hot in February?

After a long cold January, we’re all searching for that much-needed sunshine – and what better time to escape than in February? The excitement of Christmas is over and summer still seems so far away – what other excuse do you need for a colourful cruise to some exotic destinations!

The ultimate question is, where’s hot in February? We have just the cruising hotspots to ensure plenty of tan-topping, exciting excursions and world wonders – there’s no better way to start the year.


A favourite in the winter season, this Canary Island ticks all the boxes for a sizzling sailing. Cruising into the port of Santa Cruz, expect highs of 22°C whilst you’re sinking your toes into golden or volcanic sands.

Not just for soaking up the sun, this island’s lunar landscape will have you captivated from the get-go. Climb the legendary Mount Teide for exclusive views of the island and explore banana plantations and traditional villages along the way.

If this hasn’t tickled your fancy, the iconic Siam Park will. This Thai themed waterpark is perfect for the whole family. Breaking several world records including the largest man-made wave in the world as well as winning the Travellers’ Choice World’s Best Waterpark award in 2015 by Tripadvisor.

  • Average February temperature: 22°C
  • Hours of sunshine: 8 hours


Head to a little slice of luxury in the United Arab Emirates. Boasting temperatures of over 26°C in February, it would be hard to refuse cruising for several days around Dubai. It’s where paradise meets culture, and there are plenty of world-firsts to be explored.

Dubai’s main beach is around 11 miles long, leaving you ample opportunity to soak up the hot weather. But when you’re not lounging around on soft sands, you’ll be fixated on heading to the top of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.

With luxury shopping at your fingertips, artificial islands, dessert safaris and ultra-modern architecture to be admired – it’s no wonder Dubai is considered the crown jewel of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Average November temperature: 26°C
  • Hours of sunshine: 11 hours

Costa Rica

Cruises to Costa Rica are nothing short of impressive, from jaw-dropping jungle backdrops to simmering volcanos and tropical beaches. It’s an adventure seekers paradise and the soaring 27°C temperatures make for the perfect surfing weather.

Find yourself zip-lining high above the treetops of Rincon de la Vieja or wander around one of the 100 beautiful national parks. Costa Rica translates as Rich Coast and with silk soft sands you’ve only dream about laying on, it explains exactly where the name has stemmed from.

Known for its deserted beaches, it won’t be hard to sneak away to your very own slice of paradise. Enjoy excursions to secret caves hidden in the depths of the forest and spot the mysterious wildlife. Rock climb, scuba dive or horse ride during your time on this exotic island.

  • Average November temperature: 27°C
  • Hours of sunshine: 7 hours


Head to one of Africa’s most prestigious cities for a cultural surprise – where gold shores meet snake charmers and souks! Morocco is known for its alluring Saharan desert sands and rich history.

The warm glow of the 23°C heat will have you rushing to the nearest Blue Flag awarded beach, and the gorgeous Agadir has just the spots for that. But for rooftop bars and bustling markets Casablanca is the heart of all the action.

The air is filled with tasty spices and stalls are packed with quirky keep-sakes and fresh fruit. Why not bring back a colourful rug as a reminder of your fantastic trip? A real mix of cultures, you’ll come across plenty of Arabic, African and European influences on your explorations.

  • Average November temperature: 23°C
  • Hours of sunshine: 8 hours


Cozumel has been luring holidaymakers in for years, with its pristine white shores and exclusive beach parties. These Mexican coral reefs are worth a snorkel with colourful enchanting sea life and shimmering clear blue waters of the Caribbean sea.

Mexico’s version of 5th Avenue will keep you busy with back-to-back boutiques, bustling bars and charming restaurants. It’s one of the many ways to sample some local delicacies from the bitter sweet Margarita to tasty tacos.

If you’ve bagged yourself a night here with a Cruise & Stay adventure, there’s so much to do. Take advantage of the delicious Mexican cuisine at your fingertips – the only hard part is choosing which restaurant to eat in! Take a stroll and soak up the jubilant atmosphere, and find yourself in awe at the miraculous street performers.

  • Average November temperature: 23°C
  • Hours of sunshine: 9 hours

What are you waiting for?

There’s no better way to spend February than on a cruise – just call 0800 027 8302 and you can make winter sun a reality! Alternatively, take a look at our Deals section for some cruise inspiration.



About Danielle Gunner

Meet Danielle. She’s a city girl at heart being a regular visitor to the big apple, NYC, and loves nothing more than travelling to cultural hot-spots. She may be an adventure seeker but a Caribbean holiday would never go a miss, as sipping cocktails under the sun is always top of her list. She can help you pick the perfect cruising itinerary to get your cultural senses tingling and can spot the best places to eat or drink from a mile off. Danielle is your go-to-girl for all things sun, sand and sights!