Best and Worst Times of Year to Travel

When to travel, to avoid bad weather:

Have you ever found a fantastic deal on travel to an exotic destination, only to later find out that your travel deal turned out to take place during monsoon season?

It is worth considering whether the deal that you get is really worth it, if you will be stuck inside, due to bad whether.

It goes without saying that different destinations around the world have different rainy seasons, as well as different peak periods for travel.

We have compiled a list of some of the top exotic destinations below, in order to help you assist with planning your upcoming trip.

The Maldives:

Maldives, the sunny side of life is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunshine for the better part of a year. Similar to tropical countries, the Maldives enjoys a dry and wet season. Conveniently, the hot and humid weather is complemented with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain.

Best time of year to travel: December to March (peak tourist season)

Worst time of year to travel: May to October (peak monsoon season is in June)

Tahiti and Bora Bora:

The Islands of Tahiti are located in the heart of the South Pacific. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. Each island offers a variety of activities and accommodation experiences from luxurious resorts with overwater bungalows, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. The most well-known islands are Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora.

Best time of year to travel: November and April/May

Worst time of year to travel: December to March (rainy season)


Thailand is a large country with a vast degree of climates and weather patterns for each of its specific regions. Although nearly fifty percent of the country is covered by forests and mountains, it is the stunning beauty of the Thailand islands that is often seen in postcards and pictures, the world over.

Some of the most well-known islands include Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Pha Kgan and Koh Phi Phi and can be enjoyed year-round, though it is recommended to avoid rainy season.

Best time of year to travel: November to February

Worst time of year to travel: May to October (rainy season)

Fiji and the Islands of the South Pacific:

The heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands.Famous for its soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment, Fiji is a haven for all who venture there.

Visitors can stay on the island of Denarau, just minutes from Nadi airport, or launch out to sea to explore one of Fiji’s tropical islands. The Coral Coast is also a great option for families, with many resorts offering all inclusive food and beverage packages.

Best time of year to travel: Late April to September

Worst time of year to travel: November to April (rainy season)

Sri Lanka and India:

Sri Lanka and India are two exotic destinations, which can quite easily be combined in to one trip. Famous for their spices and a rich history of trade as well as their ancient cultures, they are well worth a visit

A popular itinerary idea would be to fly in to Delhi and first visit the golden triangle, followed by a flight to Colombo, spending a few days around the general vicinity before venturing in to the infamous tea plantations, via train.

Best time of year to travel: October to March

Worst time of year to travel: June to September (rainy season)

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