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Every year, October emerges as the ideal month for an escape and a perfect vacation. With schools back in session, airports (ideally) experience fewer crowds. Sunshine graces regions spanning from southern Europe to South America, offering dry and pleasant weather. Moreover, prices are positioned at the sweet spot of the shoulder season. Here are our top picks for booking an early autumn retreat with the assurance of sunshine, ranging from the summery coasts of Spain to the more distant corners of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
From Antalya with a temperature of 25℃ to Bali with 27℃, you can have the best time by visiting these places to feel the warmth of summers when there is a cold breeze everywhere.
As October unfolds along the coast of Antalya, the prescribed attire transitions from swimwear during the day to light cardigans as the night descends. A visit at the month's commencement ensures basking in daily highs surpassing 25℃, with the sea mirroring the warmth of a tepid bath. On hotter days, delve into the intriguing history at the Antalya Archaeology Museum or seek refuge in the shade of a cafe opposite Konyaaltı Plajları, the city's expansive beach.
To truly immerse yourself in the enchantment of this southern Turkish stretch, weave through quaint beach towns via local buses or, for a more personalized experience, a private car. October is also the opportune time to embark on a segment of the Lycian Way, a hiking trail spanning over 300 miles, tracing the coastal beauty and meandering into the mountains.
The Maxx Royal Kemer Resort stands as an idyllic haven for sun-soaked relaxation, boasting lavish daybeds, a private beach, and spacious accommodations in elegant villas and rooms. These cool retreats provide a serene respite before venturing into nearby tourist attractions and seaside gems like Tekirova and Göynük.
While the bustling cities of Morocco hold a certain allure, there's an unparalleled charm in basking under the sun along its Atlantic coast. Nowhere is this vibe more palpable than in Taghazout, a serene fishing village undergoing a subtle evolution from a decades-old, scruffy-surfer haven to the preferred chill-hang for the cosmopolitan bohemian.
The essence remains rooted in the waves, with a plethora of 'surf and yoga' camps shaping beach bodies throughout the year. However, the recent influx of stylish crash pads elevates the experience—take, for instance, Amouage, featuring an ocean-facing infinity pool and a fusion of Berber and industrial aesthetics, or Munga Guesthouse, a showcase of 'driftwood chic.' Complementing the yogi-surfer retreat is the inviting Cafe Mouja, catering to all your smoothie and avocado breakfast cravings.
For an Afro-inspired stay, immerse yourself in the 15-room haven of Munga Guesthouse, where an indoor-outdoor Favela restaurant, adorned with strings of bulbs, adds to the unique charm.
Bali doesn't need an introduction, but let us guide you to where the island's natural enchantment remains untouched by the bustle of crowds and traffic. In essence, head east, where traditional villages, untamed beaches, and serene water palaces exist undisturbed by the commotion of the south coast. Serendipitously, this is also the domain of one of Bali's premier hotels. Amankila, translating to 'peaceful hill,' lives up to its name—an oasis atop a tranquil hill featuring a breathtaking three-tiered infinity pool, stilted thatched-roof suites, and a private beach. Nestled amidst lush greenery and the sea, it embodies the Bali of your fantasies.
For a distinctive experience, consider Hoshinoya Bali near Ubud, seamlessly blending the simplicity of Japanese styling with local traditions. Perched on a hill amid rice fields and dense jungle, it offers a unique retreat. If privacy is your priority, explore our selection of the finest villas in Bali.
Forget the Costa Brava you might envision, dominated by high-rise resorts and beaches overwhelmed with crowds. Instead, discover the Costa Brava cherished by the Catalans—a haven where hidden coves harbor golden sands, medieval towns of stone grace every hill, and boutique hotels are the epitome of style. Make your way to Begur, where Cuban-style mansions stand tall, in proximity to the Caribbean-like Aiguablava beach and the Amalfi-esque Sa Tuna. Venture inland to Peratallada, a medieval gem with streets straight out of a movie set and menus that never fail to impress. Just a short drive away, Girona's Old Town, a Game of Thrones star, awaits, and you can savor a meal at the twice-world's-best-restaurant El Celler De Can Roca. Who needs Barcelona?
Nestled in Cadaqués, the beach town that once drew artistic giants like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, Hotel Villa Gala exudes tranquility with its white and blue hues. Another enticing option is Hostal Empúries, listed among our best hotels in Spain. Positioned on one of Costa Brava's most pristine coves, this hotel, established in 1919, discreetly sprawls across dunes and through umbrella-pine forests, promising a timeless escape.
Although technically a part of Italy, Sicily feels like a realm of its own. Positioned in the Mediterranean between Italy's southern coast and North Africa, it showcases a captivating blend of food, architecture, and culture. Its coastline, adorned with glittering allure, attracts many, while smoldering volcanoes provide a dramatic backdrop to cities displaying a charming mix of flaked, faded grandeur. As the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily claims a top spot for food enthusiasts—from Palermo to Catania to Noto, restaurants serve up centuries-old dishes crafted with extraordinary ingredients cultivated in the island's volcanic soil.
Enter the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, a classic grand dame where pool views captivate from every angle. Another gem is the Monaci Delle Terre Nere, a pioneer in agriturismo that remains one of the region's most sophisticated and stylish country hotels. For a deeper dive, explore our guide to the best hotels in Sicily.
These destinations are the best options for the ones who want the summer vibes and sunshine warmth in the month of october. From stunning and most-visited Turly to the tropical destionations that is true tropical heaven like Bali, there are a lot of destinations that can make you have the best time enjoying the warmth of its weather.