March sees the winter snows thawing, and the temperatures in many parts of the world levelling out. Those looking for sunshine and sand can consider the Seychelles , Sri Lanka and Koh Samui where the beaches come with activities for couples and families. Those looking to expel some energy can head into nature in New Zealand, or try trekking in spiritual Nepal. Cuba’s mix of historical cool and the Caribbean coastline will appeal to those wanting to immerse themselves in culture; likewise, up and coming Iran will thrill and captivate with its dizzying bazaars, intricate architecture and welcoming people.
Its geographic location, nestled between the soaring peaks of the Himalayas and the Indian jungle, make Nepal a country with a hugely diverse landscape and where multiple adventures are possible. Trekking, tiger hunting through national parks and visiting Kathmandu's many temples and monasteries are just some of the highlights that await.
For something special, curious travellers should head to Iran. March is the perfect time to explore its fast-developing cities that are brimming with dizzying bazaars, intricate architecture, buzzing restaurants and shopping boutiques situated on leafy boulevards. Go further afield and find deserts fringed with snow-capped mountains and valleys carpeted in flowers.
A historic and newly happening destination, Ho Chi Minh has an array of colourful markets, historic landmarks, cultural museums, fantastic tailors and world-famous street food. It’s also home to a burgeoning dining and nightlife scene and acts as a captivating first stop on a greater Vietnam itinerary.
This is a country that has it all: go tea picking in the Hill country, spot leopards on a luxurious safari in Yala National Park, and complete your trip with surfing and beach-chic down south. Sri Lanka also has a fantastic collection of private villas that are great for families and friends.
With its distinctly European heritage, impressive natural wonders, succulent food and wine and laid-back vibe, Argentina is a must-visit for March whilst in South America. Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, the deserts of the Northwest, the Lake District, the wine region of Mendoza and the bustling capital Buenos Aires all await.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the rare places where you can snorkel with seals, hang out with iguanas by the beach, observe giant turtles and enjoy at the striking scenery all in one day. See this unique destination in March, and time permitting, go on to include Latin America.
Want city? Wander the cobbled streets and plazas of Havana to the pulsing backdrop of afrobeat, jazz and salsa. Want beach? Hit the Caribbean coastline and the Cayos, a group of nearby tiny islands. Want something different? Go inland to the red valleys where tobacco fields are backed by ancient rock formations.
The Seychelles is not just a favourite destination amongst honeymooners. Topaz waters, white sand beaches and serenity are at your fingertips, but there’s also plenty to keep energetic families and kids busy. Enjoy jungle walks, boating excursions and diving day trips, and keep your energy levels high with delicious Creole cuisine.
Almost half of this island lies in reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites, with pristine coastlines and untamed forest adding to the stunning landscape. The ideal holiday for outdoor enthusiasts, hike, cycle, kayak and snorkel against these breathtaking backdrops, making sure to enjoy some downtime at Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain.
New Zealand is best experienced during their summer months, when the entire country from the tip of North Island to the bottom of the South Island boasts great water. With luxury lodges, gorgeous scenery and endless outdoor adventures, it’s no wonder that this is a top pick for March.
Whether you're touring Malaysia or looking for a beach destination, Langkawi is a relaxing place to visit. The beaches are beautiful, the hotels first-rate, there’s watersports available, and the local Malay cuisine is excellent. Enjoying excellent weather not just in March but year round, it’s the ideal place to simply switch off.
For a dreamy beach getaway with fine stretches of beach, excellent resorts, private villas and superb cuisine, look no further than Koh Samui. Having grown in glamour over recent years, today Samui is a sophisticated destination for couples on a romantic getaway, as well as families looking for child-friendly resorts and villas.