Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in May 2024

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Hoping to bask in some early summer sun this May? Let our handpicked selection of super sunny destinations help you the perfect place for that much-needed holiday.

Negril Jamaica, home of Seven Mile Beach © Peter Q - Flickr Creative Commons
Negril Jamaica, home of Seven Mile Beach © Peter Q - Flickr Creative Commons

We've pulled together a list of the top 10 places to go for warm-to-hot and sunny weather in May, both close to home and further afield, giving you long and short-haul options.

Destination Temperature Daily sunshine Flight time
Max Min
1. Miami, Florida, USA 29°C 23°C 10 hours 10 hours
2. Montego Bay, Jamaica 30°C 23°C 7 hours 10 hours
3. Seville, Spain 27°C 13°C 10 hours 3 hours
4. Caribbean Coast, Mexico 32°C 22°C 8 hours 10.5 hours
5. Cape Verde 26°C 20°C 8 hours 6 hours
6. Cyprus 24°C 15°C 10 hours 5 hours
7. Antalya Coast, Turkey 25°C 14°C 10 hours 4.5 hours
8. Kos, Greece 24°C 15°C 11 hours 4 hours
9. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands 23°C 15°C 9 hours 4.5 hours
10. Malta 23°C 15°C 10 hours 3 hours

We've stuck with destinations that we know suit families, couples and groups, narrowing down a mix of much-loved beach and city spots around the globe. Our detailed infographic clearly displays our 10 favourite places to go for early summer sunshine in May.

Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in May infographic ©
Top 10 summer sun holiday destinations in May infographic ©

Top 10 sunny destinations in May

  1. Miami, Florida, USA
  2. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  3. Seville, Spain
  4. Mexico's Caribbean Coast
  5. Cape Verde
  6. Cyprus
  7. Antalya coast, Turkey
  8. Kos, Greece
  9. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
  10. Malta

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Sunny holiday destinations by month

Check out our top 10 sunny holiday destinations for each month of the year whether you're after summer breaks or winter sun escapes. We'll tell you where to get the best weather, expected flight time and what each destination is most well-known for.

Looking for more? Be sure to read our complete guide to the weather in May and see where else we recommend for a holiday at this time.

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Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Article updated on Tuesday 11th April 2023 in: Africa Caribbean Europe North America Season Summer

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