Skiing is still very high up on our list for February holidays, but if you’re skied out, there are plenty of warmer options to keep you satisfied. Turn up the thermometer and make your way to Brazil where Carnival will be in full swing! If you prefer desert landscapes, now’s the ideal time to visit Oman. For something more relaxed, why not set up shop on a pristine Maldivian island? Or if the great outdoors is tickling your fancy, nothing beats New Zealand’s dramatic and varied landscapes!

Niseko, Japan

Niseko, Japan

Easily accessible to those living in Asia, Niseko is convenient, ultra-comfortable and has some of the best powder in the world. The onsens, or traditional Japanese baths, are perfect for apres ski, as are all the quirky little bars and restaurants.

Whistler, Canada

Whistler, Canada

February is probably the best month of the year to ski in Whistler, with some of the best snow conditions. A great resort for families, children will love the outdoor snow forts, castles, snow shoeing and zip lining. Parents are sure to appreciate the apres ski!

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Although it’s very well-known, there is so much more to Phuket than meets the eye, and it’s still possible to avoid the tourist traps and explore this beautiful island in style. Pristine beaches, incredible food and some of the best luxury properites in the world are reasons we keep coming back to this lovely island in the Andaman Sea.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

The famed Mattherhorn is visible throughout Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s most famed ski resorts. The slopes and snow conditions are some of the best we’ve seen, and the spellbinding scenery makes for an unforgettable ski experience.

Maldives

Maldives

For the ultimate beach holiday, you can’t get any better than the Maldives: incredible hotels, white sand beaches and an amazing underwater world. Whether you are travelling with kids or that special someone, Lightfoot can recommend the perfect resort that is ideal for you.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of our all-time favourite destinations. With the historic cultural triangle, mystical hill country, southern beaches and the old Dutch fort in Galle, there is a little something for every type of traveller. If you're travelling with family or a group of friends, the private villas in Sri Lanka are first-rate.

Oman

Oman

Oman is an Arab country that has retained much of its traditional charm and boasts natural beauty throughout: jagged mountains, rolling deserts and deserted coastlines. Self-drive tours of Oman are the way to go, and the country features some truly unique properties.

Mexico

Mexico

Though Mexico’s main draw are its beaches and turquoise waters, the inlands offer up spectacular Aztec ruins that are dotted throughout the country. For a more varied experience, dive into Yucatan’s surreal cenotes, stroll through lush vegetation in search of wildlife and tuck into the country's delicious cuisine.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand's cultural hub of Chiang Mai enjoys cooler temperatures and minimal rain in February. It's a relaxed place with markets, temples, elephant sanctuaries and amazing northern Thai cuisine. Either journey up to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle afterwards, or head south to the beaches of Phuket to combine culture and beach.

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Whether you travel with friends, family or on a honeymoon, there is plenty to experience in Sydney. The city is vibrant day and night with superb dining, great shopping and iconic sites such as the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Botany Bay. Further out, the Australian outback is just waiting to be explored.

New Zealand

New Zealand

The ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ is best experienced during its summer months. Wherever you decide to go, incredible adventures await: the finest luxury lodges, adrenaline pumping activities and truly breath-taking landscapes. A fantastic destination for families with excellent kid-friendly properties, it is also a top honeymoon spot.

Antarctica

Antarctica

Brace yourself for the trip of a lifetime! There’s no place quite like Antarctica, where the vast white wilderness and range of animals that call it home will simply astound you. Sail to the bottom of the world aboard an ice-breaking luxury vessel.