Where’s hot in February for vacations, including popular destinations like Mexico, the Canary Islands, Dubai and the Maldives – and where to find cheap vacations for February 2022
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February is the perfect time to escape for a winter vacation in the sun, with many destinations enjoying warm, sunny weather, including Mexico, the Canary Islands, Florida and the Dominican Republic.
Then, of course, for families, the month brings the first half of the year, making it a great time to treat yourself and the kids to a getaway.
To give you a hand, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best hot and sunny destinations in February, as well as some of the travel companies with the best deals.
(Oh, and if you’re thinking of a getaway a little later, we also have guides to the best hot vacations in March and April).
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Cancun and Tulum tend to be popular with vacationers thanks to their beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and luxury hotels.
In February, Mexico offers warm, sunny days and balmy evenings, so you can bask in that glorious warmth throughout the holidays.
Want to do a little more exploring? We also have a guide to the best things to see and do in Mexico that you’ll want on your radar.
Where to Find Mexico Vacation Deals
You’ve no doubt seen those white sand beaches and crystal clear waters all over your social media, and if you want to see them for yourself, February is one of the best months to visit the Maldives.
It’s usually one of the driest months, not to mention that temperatures average 30°C – the perfect excuse to lounge on the beach, indulge in the buffet or indulge in a spa treatment.
Or of course, to try one of those bucket list experiences like an underwater restaurant!
Although the resorts on the island are not economical, there are ways to find cheaper stays in the Maldives.
Where to find Maldives holiday deals
- Emirates Holidays offers luxury breaks in February from £1,536 pp – book here.
- British Airways offers all-inclusive holidays in February from £1,782 pp – book here.
The Canary Islands
The Canaries enjoy sunshine all year round, so can be ideal if you’re looking to escape the dark British winter.
Fuerteventura tends to be the driest of the islands at this time of year, although generally you will be treated to sunshine on all the islands. We have a guide to the Canary Islands to help you choose the best one based on the type of vacation you are looking for.
Temperatures tend to be warm rather than hot, but that can be an advantage if you’re looking to hike through these volcanic landscapes, explore, sample local food, and enjoy crowd-free beaches.
Where to find holiday deals in the Canary Islands
- Loveholidays offer mid-term family breaks from £214 pp – book here.
- TUI has offers for the Canary Islands from £216 pp in February – book here.
- TravelSupermarket have found family packages for a semester from £357 pp – book here.
With average temperatures around 24°C and mostly sunny weather, February can be a great time for those wanting to hit the theme parks.
Now, during midterm, it won’t be a cheap getaway, but there are ways to cut costs – to help you out, we’ve put together guides to cheap Walt Disney packages and tickets. Cheap World and Universal Orlando.
Where to Find Orlando Vacation Deals
- British Airways has deals to Orlando in February from £540 pp – book here.
- Disney Holidays offers benefits when booking direct – book here.
- Virgin offers Orlando packages from £793 pp – book here.
The Dominican Republic is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, so it’s no surprise that it’s such a hit with those after the winter sun.
After all, with temperatures around 25-28°C, it’s the perfect time to relax on the beach. Intrepid explorers can also get their fill of adventures in Punta Cana, including sprawling national parks with walking trails and turquoise lagoons, while villages and towns are packed with must-visit local restaurants and bars.
Where to find vacation deals in the Dominican Republic
- Loveholidays offer packages from £545 pp – book here.
- TUI offers packages from £675 pp – book here.
Cape Verde enjoys balmy averages of 25°C in February and sunny weather, making it ideal conditions for relaxing on one of those picture-perfect beaches, indulging in water sports or taking a hike on a volcano.
There are also many beautiful towns and villages where you will find great local food, shopping and views, not to mention there are fascinating sites to explore such as the salt mines.
Where to find holiday deals in Cape Verde
- Loveholidays has February deals from £335 pp – book here.
- TUI offers February packages outside of mid-term from £611 pp – book here.
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Saint Lucia has it all; palm-lined white-sand beaches, sprawling national parks, luxury hotels and a brilliant foodie scene.
Add to that average temperatures of 28°C and glorious sunshine, and you have everything you need for a dream vacation.
It’s not just about beautiful beaches – although there are plenty of them. Saint Lucia also has stunning towns and villages, national parks with ethereal waterfalls, diving spots and many amazing restaurants.
Where to find holiday deals in Saint Lucia
- Tripadvisor has a guide to the best all-inclusive resorts – check it out here.
- British Airways has all-inclusive February deals from £909 pp – book here.
With its incredible national parks and plethora of sights – we’ve got a guide to its 12 most amazing places – Costa Rica is a must visit if you’re looking for an adventure.
The weather is dry and hot in February with temperatures reaching up to 34°C, but as it is filled with rainforests, pack raincoats in case you get caught in a short downpour!
Where to Find Costa Rica Vacation Deals
- Trailfinders offers a variety of bespoke adventures in Costa Rica – book here.
- First Choice offers Costa Rica packages from £907 pp – book here.
Travel restrictions apply during the pandemic, always check the latest Foreign Office advice for a destination before booking or going on an overseas trip.