July marks the beginning of the summer holidays, as well as a sharp increase in temperature across the globe and an increased need for easy swimming pool access to cool off. Whether you want to minmise travel and take a short haul flight to Greece, Turkey or one of the other sunny destinations around Europe that offer beach lazing and breezy strolling as well as city splendours, or jet across the world to destinations like Bali or one of the Indian Ocean paradises. Island hopping in Greece is the perfect way to enjoy both land and sea, as well as discover all the island delights on offer, or enjoy the timeless beauty of the Amalfi Coast in all its summer time glory. If you find the sun altogether too hot at this time of year then you will find solice in the slightly cooler destination of Mauritius, where it is not high season and is less busy as families favour warmer spots. Make sure you call one of our specialists for tips and advice on where to go on holiday in July.
Known as the ‘island of the Gods’, the Indonesian island of Bali boasts elegant temples, breath taking scenery and vantage points, sandy beaches and a culture bursting with colour, art and music. And this heritage comes alive throughout July as the Bali Arts Festival, the only one of its kind in the world, means the streets are dotted with decorations and daily Balinese dancing, musical performances and food offerings take place. However the peace and tranquillity that so many go in search of on this beautiful island can still be found, inside the stunning Temple of Bali on the slopes of Mount Agung and on the foot paths that wind through the striking landscape. Come join the party in Bali!Average Temperature:
Surfers and water sport enthusiasts roll-up for a Mauritius holiday in July, when the waves along the west coast of the island are perfect for indulging in such activities. Those who are more ‘toe-dippers’ than ‘wave-chasers’ are also catered for, as despite being tropical all year round, July sees particularly warm weather without much humidity, inviting refreshing dips in the sea (however timid) in between sun worshipping and cocktail drinking. This volcanic island, surrounded by coral reefs best explored through a snorkel, also boasts excellent Dolphin and Whale watching as well as a plethora of excursions, hikes and golfing opportunities. Whether you want to spend your days meandering round the botanical gardens, stroking giant Tortoises at the nature reserve or just enjoying the beaches, coves and natural landscape, Mauritius is a haven of sun and relaxation.Average Temperature:
A Seychelles holiday is characterised by its pristine golden beaches, turquoise waters and the natural hospitality of its people, so there is no better time to go then in July: the islands driest month (and surprisingly it’s quietest), maximising sun worshipping time. While similar island destinations are in their monsoon season, the Seychelles stays warm, so salted fish and refreshing mango salad can be enjoyed under the shade of a palm tree as the more adventurous members of the family indulge in the many water sports on offer. Straight from the pages of a glossy holiday brochure, the Seychelles really is about the crystal waters lapping at your toes as you enjoy a sundowner at sunset. A saunter into the village to enjoy traditional street fare and local culture adds to the laid back island feeling, ensuring a Seychelles holiday will capture your heart.Average Temperature:
July is a great time to book a holiday to Thailand as the island is quieter, with less gap year tourists, due to it technically being the rainy season. However the rain shouldn't pose a problem as it falls only in short bursts and can be escaped by visiting one of the country’s many indoor attractions, such as Wat Chalong, Phuket’s largest temple boasting magnificent architecture. In between the rainy spells, the sun shines over Thailand and its stunning landscape, lighting up the beaches and hiking trails and bathing the ocean in a glistening glow. The milder temperature makes exploring easier as you’re sure to work up a sweat as you meander the hills, stopping to cool off in a waterfall, or relaxing in an outdoor restaurant for a traditional lunch. Whether it’s the colourful heritage and remarkable buildings that attract you, or the thought of curling up on a lounger with a book, Thailand has it covered.