Suggested itineraries in February

Escaping the UK in the bleak month of February is a tempting prospect and for a fantastic about face we recommend the Maldives. It’s early on in the start of the dry monsoon so there’ll be very little rain, which means visibility for diving and snorkeling will be superb. It’s also coming to the end of the season in Thailand, so the hordes will have left and you’ll get great beach weather on Phuket and surrounding islands; there is also a dry climate for trekking in the north around Chang Mai and Chang Rai. You could consider the beautiful World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Northern Laos too, as February is one of the driest before the heat of summer kicks in.