The nights get darker, it persistently rains, and the trees lose their leaves: autumn is a beautiful month, but it can also be a little gloomy. This makes it the perfect season to get away from it all and take a vacation to somewhere exotic: holidays to Cape Verde, Mauritius and other exotic locations are so much more valuable when you’re escaping the nasty weather at home! Not only is this time of year slightly cheaper, but also the kids are usually back at school, meaning it’s perfect for a peaceful break! So if you’re looking for an autumn escape and some sunshine, we’ve pulled together a list of suggestions for your exotic autumn holidays!
Best Places for Exotic Autumn Holidays
Cape Verde, Africa
This is a series of volcanic islands off the coast of West Africa, with a vibrant mixture of Portuguese and African cultures. The weather is perfect at this time of year: not overwhelmingly hot but definitely warm enough to lounge in the sunshine. There’s a wonderful mixture of landscapes across the islands, from lush green valleys of Santo Antao, to the desolate plains of Maio. It’s great for hiking, fishing, swimming, sailing and just about everything in between.
It’s calm and sleepy in Croatia during autumn, unlike the bustling summer months. It’s still warm enough for sunbathing and swimming, not to mention the amazing sightseeing you can do in this beautiful city: the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved ancient buildings.
With desert landscapes, the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, Jordan is a fascinating destination and autumn is the perfect time to visit: any earlier and you’ll risk being too hot. There are Roman ruins as well as beaches, and many companies offer organized tours of the highlights of this amazing destination.
Autumn is the best time to visit Mauritius, with dry and sunny weather but with less humidity. For perfect days lounging in the sunshine, water sports, Michelin-starred dining and fantastic golf facilities, Mauritius is the ideal exotic autumn destination.
If you’re looking to get away from it all as the weather starts to look miserable, there are many exotic destinations to choose from for the autumn months. Don’t be afraid to step off the typical tourist trails and try somewhere new!