Say goodbye to cloudy sky, annoying rain, low temperatures and dark miserable days. While planning your next vacation choose one of those destinations where permanent sunshine, hot temperatures and warm sea water can be taken for granted regardless of the season.
See below several places blessed with eternal sunshine and everlasting summer.
1. The Canary Islands
Lanzarote, the Canary Islands. By andywon
It is always a good time to visit the Canary Islands. The archipelago that belongs to Spain is located off the northwest coast of Africa and it really is an eternal sunshine destination. While snow-covered Europe is shivering with cold, the islands' mean temperature totals to around 66° F (19°C), but obviously, it can get much hotter. Summer average is around 75° F (24°C), but it can easily go up to 86° F (30°C). November and April are off season months, and it actually is the best time to visit the islands. The fares go down and the temperatures are pleasantly warm, not too hot, but just perfect.
Gran Canaria. By bigdani
Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote. By valkie76
Egypt's coast. Mahmya Beach. By kashmir
Generally speaking, Egypt, the land of sun, is a year round destination as long as you stay along the coasts. The temperature ranges between 80 °F (27 °C) and 90 °F (32 °C) in summer, and between 55 °F (13 °C) and 70 °F (21 °C) in winter. During the summer months the country gets really dry and hot, and it is better to avoid inland regions, located south of Cairo. In turn, the Mediterranean coast and the Red Sea area are great during the summer and winter months. The long peak season lasts from October to May. The best time to visit Egypt is spring, when there are fewer tourists and prices go down.
Red Sea Coast. By Mark & Kylie
The Red Sea. By Alexandre Duarte
Hawaii sunset. By Simonds
Hawaii is blessed with warm and sunny weather year round. The islands actually have only two seasons: summer and winter, but these do not differ much. The average day temperature during summer is 85°F (29°C) and 78 ° F (26°C) in winter. The lowest day temperature is around 68°F (20°C), which is not bad at all. The dry season starts in April and ends in October, and the wet season lasts from November to March, but it rarely rains for more than 3 days in a row, so there is no way the rain could ruin your holidays.
Sunset Beach, Oahu. Hawaii. By skyseeker
Kauai, Na Pali Coast. By ooitschristina
LeePhae Island. By AmpamukA
Thailand's weather is great at any time of the year. The best time to visit the "land of smiles" is definitely the dry season that starts in November and lasts until March when the temperature totals to around 86 °F (30°C).
April and May are the hottest months, so it is better to avoid hot and humid cities. It is a good time to visit the north, where the temperatures are 5 degrees lower than in the rest of the country.
The rainy season runs from July to October, but it is not a bad time to visit the country as the temperatures are moderate and the off season brings lower fares. The islands' weather is beach-inviting 365 days a year, and although it rains every day during the wet season, the sun comes back within an hour.
Thailand. By gustaf wallen
Koh Chang. By clayirving
5. Cape Verde
Cape Verde. By AmC0rp
Ten islands of the Republic of Cape Verde are located around 600 kilometres (375 miles) off the coast of West Africa, but the archipelago's climate is much more moderate than that of the African countries thanks to the refreshing ocean currents. From December to March the temperature totals to around 77° F (25°C), while summer months enjoy the average daily high temperatures of 29 °C (84 °F). You would have to be really unlucky to experience heavy rain in the country - the islands receive around 260mm of annual rainfall, so the climate of Cape Verde is semi-desert.
Cape Verde, Fogo Island. By FH Mira
Cape Verde. By AKorour
6. The Maldives
The Maldives. By Chi King
The Maldives, an island country in the Indian Ocean, is the exotic getaway that enjoys eight hours of sunshine per day on average. The country has dry and wet seasons, but the temperatures vary little during "summer" and "winter" months. The mean daytime minimum temperature totals to around 77° F (25°C). In general the temperature is pretty consistent - it equals around 86° F (30°C). Sounds like a paradise!
The dry season or the north-eastern monsoon lasts from December to March, while the wet season or south-western monsoon, with more rain and higher humidity, approaches the Maldives in May to leave the islands in November. The good news is that it almost never rains longer than 3 days straight.
The Maldives. By Christian Steen
Is it a dream, or is it for real? These places really enjoy great weather almost 365 days a year. Of course, it is not always perfect, the temperatures may go high, and rain may last a bit longer than we expect, but compared to other parts of the world, these places are truly blessed with dependable year-round weather.