Spring Escapes – The Best Places To Go On Holiday in May

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get away on a great escape! Whether you are looking for wildlife, beach life, nightlife, or a dash or arts and culture, we have picked four of the best places to head to in May.

Best place for wildlife – Sri Lanka

May is the perfect time to visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka – the weather is as hot as it gets, but the monsoon rains are yet to arrive. This makes it the ideal time for exploring the many nature reserves and national parks where you will find elephants, leopards, bears and wild boar. It can actually be hard to spot where rural areas end and the wilder jungle parts begin in Sri Lanka, so expect to see plentiful wildlife even while eating out, or relaxing at your accommodation, such as macaques, geckos, turtles, toads, scorpions, spiders and lots of stray dogs!

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Best place for culture – Barcelona

This time of year is pleasantly warm in Barcelona, perfect for exploring the plentiful museums, galleries and cultural attractions with ease. Top places to head are Park Guell – a truly unique public park designed by Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia (Barcelona Basilica), also designed by Gaudi, Picasso Museum, and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. On a side note, May is a great month for festivals in Barcelona too!

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Best place for nightlife – Prague

Mild temperatures in May kick off the spring season in Prague and right on cue the city starts to come alive! Beer gardens begin filling up in the afternoons, by 10pm the pubs are getting full, and after that the clubs is where the action is at! Most pubs stay open until 3am and if you feel that still sounds like too early to turn in, don’t fear – clubs stay open until 6am!

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Best place for beach life – Bahamas

Slip into the laidback luxury of beach life in the Caribbean with a trip to Bahamas in May. The temperatures are teetering on the edge of hot-hot (29 °C) in the daytime and pleasantly warm (22°C) at nighttime, and the rains are yet to arrive. With 700 islands that make up the country, there are certainly plenty of beaches to explore, but if you can drag yourself away from the sun lounger you’ll be rewarded with amazing walking trails in the national parks, and some of the best diving spots in the world.

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