Where’s Hot In April 2024?

April marks the transition from winter to spring in the Northern Hemisphere and from summer to autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, so if you’re chasing the sun, heading south is a good plan. 

Not everywhere in Europe is feeing the effects of spring at this point though, so if you want to be sure of sunshine and warmer temperatures, the med as well as the Spanish and Greek islands are your best best. For guaranteed tans however, it’s worth going further afield to luxury long haul destinations like Mexico and South East Asia for a sun-kissed glow.

Below are our favourite Spring destinations…

N.B. temperatures, sunlight hours and rainfall do vary from year to year, all statistics taken from the Met Office

Our Top 5 Picks for Hot April Holidays 

Want a quick recommendation? These are our top 5 picks for April 2024;

DestinationMax Daytime Temperature (April)Average Rainfall (April)
Mexico27°C to 32°C (81°F to 90°F)Variable, generally low
Sicily18°C to 22°C (64°F to 72°F)Variable, generally low
Thailand30°C to 35°C (86°F to 95°F)Varied, start of rainy season in some parts
Mauritius25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F)Towards the end of the wet season, decreasing rainfall
Cyprus20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F)Generally low

Where is Hot In April in Europe?

When the colder months hit there’s nothing like a short haul getaway to banish the winter blues. So, while Britain may still be experiencing April showers, there are plenty of destinations all over Europe which are already warming up. 

If you’re looking to top up your tan ready for the Easter weekend, look no further than Europe. We’ve picked out top spots in Europe for a hot April getaway…

Marbella 

Marbella

Max daytime temperature: 20°C

Average rainfall: 13mm

Clothes to pack: t-shirt, lightweight cotton skirt or trousers, a thin jacket for cooler evenings

Our favorite hotel: The 5-Star Monarque Sultan is centrally located between the old town and Puerto Banus

Marbella lies on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain and experiences mild temperatures in April. Here are some top tips about the weather in Marbella during this month: 

The temperatures in April sit between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), which are great for strolling Puerto Banus glamourous yacht line marina and perusing the designer shops.

Sunshine is abundant in Marbella during April with longer daylight hours that allow you to enjoy many outdoor sports like golf, where courses are quieter compared to the busier summer season.

The sea temperatures in April ranges from 16 to 18 degrees Celsius (61 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit) which are ideal for sunseekers who enjoy dipping their toes in the crystal blue Mediterranean waters.

April is an excellent time to engage in various outdoor activities in Marbella, from relaxing on the beaches, to strolling along the promenade, and visiting local attractions. The warm weather also offers prime conditions for golf enthusiasts to practice their swing.

Ibiza 

beach way to Illetas paradise in Formentera near Ibiza
beach way to Illetas paradise beach in Formentera Balearic islands

Max daytime temperature: 20°C

Average rainfall: 2mm per month

Clothes to pack: sunglasses, cardigan or light jacket for evenings, dress, trousers

Our favorite hotel: The Grand Pallidum Palace is located a short drive from the airport and in the heart of Playa d’en Bossa within easy reach of the Beach as well as some of the islands most famous clubs

Ibiza experiences mild and transitional spring weather in April. Temperatures typically range from around 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). Although days are becoming warmer, evenings and nights can still be relatively cool, so it’s worthwhile bringing a light jacket.  

The sea temperatures in April are 15 to 17 degrees Celsius (59 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit), although this is relatively cooler compared to the summer, this still doesn’t mean you can’t take a refreshing dip!

April in Ibiza is when the island begins to come to life after the quiet winter season. It’s one of the best months to visit if you’re looking to flop down on its sun-drenched beaches before the busy summer crowds.

Sicily 

Cefalu, Sicily
Beautiful view of Cefalu, a little town on the sea in Sicily, Italy

Max daytime temperature: 21°C

Average rainfall: 6mm per month

Clothes to pack: skirt, shorts, t-shirt, linen trousers, shirt

Our favourite hotel: The Excelsior Palace is located in Taormina and set in beautiful intimate surroundings with a pool area overlooking the sea

In April, Sicily boasts brilliant mild temperatures, which hover at around 12 to 20 degrees Celsius (54 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). There are plenty of festivals going on during this period and the warm weather means you can spend all evening outside at them having fun.

The sea temperature in April is around 15 to 17 degrees Celsius (59 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit), which is ideal for little ones to paddle their feet or for Mum and Dad to take a refreshing dip in the water.

April in Sicily allows you to explore the island’s diverse landscapes, historical sites, and coastal areas, as the island begins to bloom in colour.

Crete 

Beautiful street in Chania, Crete island, Greece. Summer landscape

Max daytime temperature: 20°C

Average rainfall: 6mm per month

Clothes to pack: light cardigan, shirt, trousers, skirt, t-shirt

Our favourite hotel: The 5 Star adults-only Stella Island hotel boasts beautiful décor and stylish pool and bar area, perfect for luxury and ultimate relaxation

Come Aril Spring has sprung, Crete offers glorious mild weather. Temperatures typically range from around 12 to 20 degrees Celsius (54 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). The sunshine in April allows you to explore all of Crete’s popular attractions and offers you the perfect conditions for hiking some of its diverse mountain and coastal landscapes.

The sea temperature in April is perfect for swimming at 16 to 18 degrees Celsius (61 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit). But if you prefer life back on land, why not explore the island’s rich history or conquer its natural beauty within its charming villages. April marks the beginning of the tourist season, offering a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere compared to the peak summer months.

Antalya 

Antalya, Turkey
Antalya Old Town Harbor

Max daytime temperature: 21°C 

Average rainfall: 13mm of rainfall per month

Clothes to pack: trousers, short sleeve shirt, skirt, light dress, cover up

Our favourite hotel: The spacious Titanic Delux Lara is great for families, features a large pool and 15 different bars, cafes and restaurants

April marks the start of spring in Antalya, where temperatures sit at around 12 to 22 degrees Celsius (54 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit). As flowers start to bloom, the parks and gardens are especially appealing, so why not pack a picnic and make the most of the pretty scenery.

April in Antalya is a great time to enjoy the sunshine in April without the crowds and accommodation is also half the price. That’s a win win in our books.

Cyprus 

Cyprus town square
Limassol: Agiou Andreou street, a historic center of Limassol town

Max daytime temperature: 18° C

Average rainfall: 5mm per month

Clothes to pack: a light cardigan, dress, t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, trousers

Our favourite hotel: The Olympic Lagoon Resort in Paphos has something for everyone; 5 outdoor pools, beach access, a spa, night-time entertainment and kids and teenagers clubs

If you’re visiting Cyprus in April, you can expect mild temperatures of around 12 to 23 degrees Celsius (54 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit). Evenings can be a little chilly, so make sure you bring a light cover up to keep you warm.

The warm weather allows to stroll through the olive trees, immerse yourself in the amazing archaeological sites and explore traditional villages.

The sea temperatures begin to rise in April to around 17 to 19 degrees Celsius (63 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit) and are great for enjoying all your favourite water sport activities.

Rest of World 

While there are certain parts of Europe that start to bask in sunshine in April, hot weather certainly isn’t guaranteed, even in the med. If you want to be more sure of summer vibes at the start of Spring, then there are plenty of options in The Americas, the Middle East and Asia where you can get your vitamin D fix in exchange for a few more hours on a plane. 

These are our top picks for April: 

Cancun 

Cancun beach

Max daytime temperature: 32°C

Average rainfall: 21mm per month

Clothes to pack: shorts, skirts, dresses, sunglasses, flip flops, sandals, t-shirts and loose clothing

Our favorite hotel: The Moon Palace in Cancun sits directly on the beach and even has its own 27-hole golf course.

Cancun is nestled on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico and experiences warm and inviting weather during April, making it a popular destination for tourists. Daytime temperatures typically range from around 24 to 32 degrees Celsius (75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit). This period marks the end of the dry season and is the start of warmer temperatures, so get ready to get your tan on!

Cancun benefits from plenty of sunshine in April, with clear skies and sunny days that allow you to enjoy all your fun-filled outdoor activities and beach excursions. While April is considered part of the dry season, there may be some occasional showers as the region transitions to the rainy season. Saying this, the rainfall only lasts for a few minutes compared to the wetter months. 

The Caribbean sea waters sits at around 25 to 28 degrees Celsius (77 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit) – ideal for swimming and planning boat trips.

Dubai 

Dubai Beach

Max daytime temperature: 28°C

Average rainfall: 1mm

Clothes to pack: shorts, skirt, dresses, sunglasses, short sleeve top, sandals, swimsuit

Our favourite hotel: The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is situated on the Corniche area of the Palm and is close to all of Dubai main attractions including Malls, Theme Parks and the Souks

Dubai makes way for the hot summer season in April, so prepare for high humidity with daytime temperatures of 21 -33 degrees Celsius (70 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit). Dubai is renown for its sunshine and April is no exception, so anticipate endless days of clear skies which are ideal for enjoying all your outdoor activities.

Dubai’s arid climate means dry conditions throughout the year, so you’re not likely to see much rain in April. The sea temperature in the Persian Gulf gradually begins to warm up in April, where temperatures range from 23 to 26 degrees Celsius (73 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit). 

April is one of the best times to visit Dubai, as the weather is pleasantly warm, without the scorching heat and allows you to enjoy all of Dubai’s top attractions 

Mauritius 

Mauritius

Max daytime temperature: 27°C

Average rainfall: 64mm per month

Clothes to pack: dress, skirt, t-shirt, bikini, sandals, shorts

Our favourite hotel: The LUX Grand Gaube on the tranquil north coast of the island has retro chic décor and 6 different restaurants

Mauritius has a tropical climate and April is one of the best times to visit. This is because it’s the end of the wet season, where rain is reduced and temperatures have risen to highs of 29 degrees Celsius ( 84 degrees Fahrenheit). So sit back and relax on the beaches, embark on a snorkelling trip or conquer some of the island’s top sites.   

The sea temperature in April is a dreamy 26 to 29 degrees Celsius (79 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit), so slap on your sunscreen and swimsuit and get splashing around in the warm water.

Besides December, April is one of the most popular times to visit Mauritius, where the island’s warm weather allows you to unwind on the beaches, explore its natural beauty and try a new water sport or two!

Walt Disney World Florida 

Disney
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Max daytime temperature: 24° C

Average rainfall: 19mm per month

Clothes to pack: shorts, t-shirt, light jumper or cardigan, trousers, comfortable shoes

Our favorite hotel: The affordable Coronado Springs resort in the Animal Kingdom area has an ancient Mayan theme that runs throughout the hotel itself and the pool area.

In April, Disney World in Florida experiences sunny days and balmy evenings. Temperatures generally sit at 18 to 28 degrees Celsius (64 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), so you can enjoy all your favourite rides without the rain spoiling your fun.

Humidity levels are relatively moderate in April, so make sure you pack light, loose clothing. Packing some comfortable walking shoes is key too, especially as you’re likely to be standing around at the parades and out and about strolling between the different theme parks.

Thailand 

Thailand in April
View of Loh Samah Bay, Phi Phi island, Thailand

Max daytime temperature: 29° C

Average rainfall: 42mm per month

Clothes to pack: shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, bikini, hat

Our favourite hotel: The Diamond Cliff Resort offers a perfect introduction to Thailand with its proximity to Patong beach as well as the local nightlife and shopping areas

April is the peak of the hot season in Thailand, where temperatures rise to highs of 25 to 35 degrees Celsius (77 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit). There is little to no rainfall in popular destinations like Phuket and Krabi, as the weather stays relatively dry throughout this month but the west may experience brief rainfall.

April is one of the most sort after times to visit because of its big celebrations, like Thai New Year festival and Songkran, which involves water fights and celebrations throughout the country.