May for us is all about avoiding the crowds.
In many places, this month is on the cusp of peak season, so destinations are at their best with fewer crowds.
Here's where to travel in May to escape the hustle and bustle.
Spring blossoms and hiking in the UK
Beach escape in the Pacific Islands
May is a fantastic time to travel out to the Pacific Islands, as it marks the beginning of their dry season. With hardly any rain at that time, Fiji, French Polynesia and the Cook Islands are less humid and temperatures are a bit cooler, making outdoor activities more enjoyable. May is also just before peak travel season for the region, so you’ll encounter fewer people.
Great weather in the Mediterranean
Safari and waterfalls in Zimbabwe
Culture, sun and sailing in the Greek islands
Escape to Greece‘s idyllic islands for great weather without the summer throngs. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the rich cultural offerings and fascinating ancient historical heritage of the islands, and take advantage of the sunshine and sparkling Aegean sea to try out some sailing.
Surfing and sophistication in Peru
The long Pacific beach expanses of Mancora, Punta Sa and Las Pocitas are a great place to go for some superb surfing, as well as being known for their sophisticated restaurant and hotel scene. May is the start of peak season, and a perfect for an early beach escape.
Surreal landscapes in Bolivia
Spot orangutans in Borneo
Island hopping in Mauritius
Mauritius‘ four islands pretty much tick all the boxes for a perfect getaway. Idyllic beaches on the Indian Ocean, wonderful wildlife and sealife, spectacular terrain from mountains and forests to coral reefs and gorges, a vibrant mix of culture and history, buzzing cosmopolitan towns and quaint fishing villages. May is the start of their warm, dry winter and the perfect time to catch some sun.