With November seeing the dark nights grow longer and the wet weather more miserable, why not swap your surroundings for sun-drenched sandy beaches and mesmerising landscapes perfect for exploring?

Between Africa, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean, you can enjoy scorching average temperatures of 23-32°C - rather than the freezing lows of 4-9°C here in the UK.

From island hopping adventures to breaks at the most luxurious resorts, there's a wide range of experiences out there for you to discover. So, where are the hottest holiday destinations in November?

Hot holiday destinations in November - Africa

Although the rainy season begins, Africa tends to see its most humid weather between November-March. Summer is usually wet while winter is dry. But as the continent spans two hemispheres, different areas experience varying weather conditions. So, here's our Travel Specialists’ pick for a luxury November break.

South Africa 23°C

The temperature in South Africa in November is gorgeous. It's not too cold, nor too hot while the days become brighter and longer. And, with so much to see and do, your holiday will be nothing but exceptional.

Cape Town features a variety of slick restaurants and trendy bars. Not only that, but the imposing Table Mountain is home to unforgettable hiking experiences such as the Platteklip Gorge Trail and Skeleton Gorge Trail. Alternatively, you can venture to Kruger National Park and spot leopards and giraffes among other incredible wildlife. Or take a trip to The Cape Winelands and savour the spectacular wines on display.

Hot holiday locations in November - Indian Ocean

Comprised of idyllic islands bursting with stunning tropical beaches, crystal-clear waters and breathtaking marine life, the Indian Ocean is an utter paradise. Each individual isle is unique, with warm weather and plenty of sunshine guaranteed. So, here's our Travel Specialists’ picks for a relaxing November escape.

Mauritius 29°C

Mauritius in November is simply sensational. October-December is peak season, providing intense summer heat and the perfect conditions for outdoor activities across the 177km of untouched coastline.

At the secluded hideaway that is Shangri-La Le Touessrok, you can unwind on one of six beautiful white beaches and enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the private Givenchy Spa. Taking luxury to the next level, the stunning beach resort features 200 elegant rooms, suites and villas with direct beach access and outstanding ocean views. In addition, you're spoilt for choice with the four restaurants, 18-hole championship golf course and fabulous range of watersports that include kayaking and sailing.

Maldives 29°C

Over in the Maldives, you'll encounter calm blue waves, incredible dive spots and scenic overwater spas. Plus, the temperature in the Maldives in November is ideal as the wet season comes to a close.

By travelling to the North Malé Atoll, you’ll be spell-bound by the magnificent views of a tranquil, turquoise sea and comforted by the soft, white-sand beaches at Huvafen Fushi. The chic-boutique resort boasts sublime underwater treatment rooms at Pearl Spa as well as The Vinum Wine Cellar, which contains well over 6,000 individual wines. With just 44 bungalows and pavilions, each coming with their own ‘Thakuru’ personal assistant service, your once-in-a-lifetime experience will be something truly special.

Hot holiday destinations in November - Middle East

Entering its winter months, the Middle East sees a drop in its average temperature beginning in November. But instead of having to endure a snowy climate, you'll be able to soak up the warm sunshine without feeling too hot or uncomfortable. So, here's our Travel Specialists’ picks for a lovely November holiday.

Dubai 30°C

Blending old with new, beautiful beaches with busy city life and year-round sunshine with adventurous experiences, Dubai is a dream destination. But what are the best things to do in Dubai in November?

Whether it's a sightseeing tour incorporating the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Miracle Garden, a shopping trip at Dubai Mall or thrilling desert safari jeep ride, there are plenty of activities. You can even feast on traditional Emirati delicacies at the most exquisite restaurants. And, if you're unsure what to wear in Dubai in November, just know that summer clothing is ideal. But also pack a light jumper for the cooler evenings.

Abu Dhabi 30°C

The capital city of Abu Dhabi is similarly cooler than usual. Featuring historical heritage sites, relaxing parks and an excellent range of accommodation options, the temperature in Abu Dhabi in November adds to what is already a pleasant holiday. Not only that, but you can also head off to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

But when is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place?

The race takes place on 26th November, the perfect time for our Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Experience. With the Abu Dhabi weather in November being so gorgeous, you can bask in the sun while watching thrilling action from the best seats. Hosted by our sister brand, Spectate, your weekend will be unforgettable, whether you visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or ride the world's fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World.

Oman 32°C

One of the hottest destinations you can visit full stop, Oman in November is the ideal time for a sunny holiday experience. The scorching heat offers the basis for a spectacular scenic beach excursion, but also the best excuse for cooling off in the water. You can even head to Muscat, the perfect spot for snorkelling with dolphins and other marvellous marine life, or find shade while relaxing at your luxurious hotel.

While here, there are many famous attractions worth visiting such as Al Alam Palace and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - as well as dramatic mountainscapes, long golden shores and vast dunes in the desert.

Hot holiday locations in November - Asia

Discover the best Asian countries to visit in November. With average temperatures and weather conditions varying due to a continental divide, some destinations are hotter than others during different stages of the year. So, here's our Travel Specialists’ picks for an excellent November getaway.

Cambodia 31°C

A travel experience to Cambodia is simply enchanting. You're able to walk around Angkor Wat and watch as the haze disperses or admire the breathtaking beauty of monuments such as the Prasat Preah Vihear. And with the dry season starting up in November, exploring is made all the more enjoyable. There are popular islands consisting of lush rainforests and private beaches, and coastal resorts for unwinding.

Some of the most luxurious things to do in Cambodia in November include authentic dining at Malis and sunset watching at Prasat Chroung temple. In addition, you can explore local culture and traditions.

Thailand 31°C

Thailand in November is extraordinary. 'The Land of Smiles' consists of wild jungles, temple-strewn cities and idyllic white-sand beaches for you to appreciate while the floating markets are a 'must see' element. Chiang Mai presents many cultural sights to soak in like Doi Suthep temple and the 'Old Quarter' while Chiang Rai boasts the awe-inspiring Walking Street and Wat Rong Khun temple.

In the capital of Bangkok, you can make the most of the excellent weather by visiting the city's traditional markets. Or you can marvel at the world’s largest reclining Buddha in Wat Pho.

Hot holiday destinations in November - Caribbean

Where's hot in November in the Caribbean? From picturesque blue ocean views to a fabulous laid-back atmosphere, the entire region is a tropical paradise home to the most beautiful islands. As such, it can be tough to choose which to visit. So, here's our Travel Specialists’ pick for a pleasant November break.

Barbados 29°C

The lively beaches and luxurious resorts on the Caribbean island of Barbados make it a prime destination for November holidays. Not only do you miss hurricane season, but you also get to enjoy the gorgeous average temperatures that are always consistent. With a host of things to do in Barbados in November, including private yacht charters and island tours, your experience will be nothing but exceptional.

Perhaps you may want to stroll around the lush Farley Hill National Park? Or how about a rum tasting excursion at Mount Gay Rum Distillery? Whatever you set your sights on, you're bound to have fun.

Enjoy a hot luxury holiday this November

Inspired to escape the cold and explore a sun-drenched holiday destination this November? Speak with our Travel Specialists to tailor-make your perfect sunny break.

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