Skiing is still a popular choice for February holidays, but there are plenty of alternative options for those dreaming of a warmer climate. Turn up the heat and get the party started in buzzy Brazil where Carnival will be in full swing. For something more relaxed, leave your shoes and all stress behind as you fly to the Maldives. Those seeking more cultural options can head for fascinating Siem Reap and elegant Chiang Mai, while fans of wildlife and wonder should book a trip to Ladakh, where searching for elusive snow leopards will start the year off in style.
From adventure to luxury, Khmer temples to French colonial elegance, welcoming locals and incredible landscapes, Siem Reap is intoxicating. The ancient creeper-clad temples of Angkor Wat are the main attraction here. Soak up the serene silence of early morning visit or hop on a bike or a rickshaw to navigate the mesmerising ruins.
Beautiful beaches, delectable cuisine and fantastic watersports; Phuket has it all, and it’s possible to find discreet pockets of wonder. Whether you’d like a private spot of sand, a luxurious hotel hideaway or a packed activity schedule, this lovely island in the Andaman Sea is a fabulous February escape.
Head to the winter playground of Courchevel where February welcomes some of the best snow available and boasts terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert. Rustic villages, luxury chalets and hotels, designer shops and apres-ski that ranges from a cosy drink to dancing add to the appeal.
For the ultimate beach holiday, you can’t get beat the Maldives with its incredible hotels, picturesque beaches and alluring underwater world. Whether you’re travelling with kids or as a couple, you can do as much or as little as you please. Just let Lightfoot Travel recommend the perfect paradise resort for you.
Embark on an adventure to fascinating Columbia. History lovers will enjoy trekking to the Lost City or seeing the ancient statues in San Agustin. Beach fanatics will be spoilt for choice with the sweeping sands along the Caribbean Coast. City types will be captivated by the metropolis of Bogota and Medellin.
February is the perfect month to set sail a on a liveaboard journey through Indonesia’s Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat islands. Dive into the kaleidoscopic underwater world of this biological hotspot from your luxury vessel and see manta rays, whale sharks, pygmy seahorses and barracudas.
See Brazil at its brilliant best during February when the annual Carnival takes place. Celebrations and parades are held most notably in Rio de Janeiro with dazzling displays of performances, music, singing and dancing. When you’re not partaking in a hip-shaking samba, enjoy the glorious beaches and the laid-back vibe.
Thailand's cultural hub of Chiang Mai enjoys cooler temperatures in February. Quaint, peaceful and pretty, slip into the relaxed pace by wandering around the markets and temples, visiting the elephant sanctuaries and sampling northern Thai cuisine. Afterwards, journey up to the Golden Triangle, or head south to the beaches.
From unspoilt beaches and public gardens, to the sparkling harbour and impressive Opera House, to hip bars and world-class restaurants, there is just so much to experience in Sydney. After active days and lively nights, top off your trip with a visit to the beautiful and serene Blue Mountains.
If you’re partial to wine, steak and beautiful landscapes, put Mendoza in your diary for February. Indulge your adventurous side with fly fishing, rafting or paragliding, then reward your hard work with a visit to some of the vineyards. For the ultimate unwind, hit Mendoza’s many thermal pools and mud baths.