Whether you want to feel the warm glow of sunset while you sip sundowners or spend as many hours sprawled out on the sand as possible, here’s our month by month listopedia of destinations where the sun will shine.
From Christmas Eve until Australia Day, Sydney seems to slow down. The streets are quiet, school is out and the beaches are at their best. Start out with a patch of sand at Bondi Beach before moving your way south on the Bondi to Coogee headland walk, with dips at Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly along the way.
The Kiwi version of the Gold Coast, Mount Maunganui is always buzzing in Summer. The beach sits at the base of the Mauao Volcano, dormant and a popular hiking track for locals.
Maximise your chances of sunshine in the month of March – the end of the rainy season and the start of the dryer months in Koh Samui. Grab a cocktail by the pool or spend the day in your private plunge pool away from the crowds.
Shake off the post-Summer blues with a few days of glorious sunshine in Tropical North Queensland. Hop on a helicopter and see the Great Barrier Reef sparkling a brilliant aquamarine in the sun.
Watch the sun glint off the sails of a yacht while you bob in crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Come ashore for cocktails in beach clubs along Hvar’s rocky shore.
Head for the beaches of the Riviera Maya when the Spring Break crowd is nowhere in sight. Enjoy the last few hours of sunshine at a bar on the beach after an afternoon siesta, with an icy margarita and a bowl of fresh ceviche.
Pop a frangipani in your hair and explore this lush island while the sun is out – whether it’s by yacht, foot, quad bike or convertible, Kaua’i is stunning in November.
Swap your ski goggles for sunglasses at this Colorado ski resort that claims to have 300 days of sunshine a year. Zip through the pine trees onto groomed runs under brilliant sunshine and crisp blue skies.