We’ve all missed travel over the last 12 months, so why not spend next year ticking places off your bucket list?
Spending a year dreaming about the perfect holiday and not being able to jet off into the sun is hard work. It’s even worse when it’s so difficult to know where you can go at the moment - that's why we've put together this expert travel calendar to inspire your holiday daydreams. Plus, holidays from now to the end of November are backed by our booking guarantee, so you’re in safe (sanitised) hands. So, grab a hot drink (mulled wine or Bailey’s recommended), and settle in to start choosing your 2022 travels and turn your holiday dreams into reality…
January – Antigua
Beat the winter blues and escape to the sunshine! Antigua’s 365 beaches are at their best in January. Plus, with flexible booking and our own office on the island, you couldn’t be in safer hands. On average, January is the coldest month of the year for Antigua… But don’t worry, temperatures still soar to a temperate 25°C on average, so you’ll still need to pack the sun cream!
February – Maldives
Made up of over 1100 stunning coral atolls deep within the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the peak of picture-perfect island paradise. Warm weather, low humidity and plenty of sunshine make the Maldives the ultimate winter sun destination, whether you’re going to be snorkelling house reefs or just lazing (cocktail in hand) on the beach.
March – Grenadines
A bit off-the-beaten-track, the Grenadines promises a variety of island experiences with something for everyone. Whale and dolphin spotting is great in March, while a day sail to the Tobago Cays for snorkelling with turtles is a must. Known as one of the world’s premiere honeymoon hotspots, what could be better that catching up on any missed romance on a luxurious island holiday?
April – Barbados
Spend Easter with the family to make up for celebrations missed in 2020. Accommodation ranges from luxurious suites to spacious villas, and April in Barbados means good weather, great value, and plenty of local celebrations – from Easter Bonnet parades to kite-flying competitions. With stunning festivals and events all year round, April in Barbados will have you celebrating in style.
May – Greek Islands
The famous Greek Islands typically enjoy bright, dry, and sunny weather in May. From Corfu to Crete, these isles offer exceptional hospitality and the perfect setting for family holidays and couples retreats alike. Even though the temperatures start to climb during May, there are still relatively few travelers, allowing you to forge a uniquely intimate relationship with the islands.
June – Spanish Islands
Relax under the Spanish sun on a short-haul island adventure. Tenerife, Mallorca and Ibiza are family favourites thanks to world-class resorts and plenty of activities, though the islands’ gourmet cuisine, charming culture and perfect beaches are ideal for grown-ups, too. If you’ve spent the year dreaming of a stunning Spanish getaway, 2022 is the perfect time to make that a reality.
July – Sardinia
For a family holiday that ticks all the boxes, look to Sardinia. The excellent Forte Village’s football academy, children’s wonderland and variety of accommodation means you’ll even be able to sneak in a little ‘me time’. And sun seekers, this is definitely one for you. The island renowned for its 'six-month summer' is scorching hot in July, making the sea the perfect temperature for a dip.
August – Seychelles
You will often hear the Seychelles described as being “a thousand miles from anywhere”, and when you arrive, you will immediately understand this popular turn of phrase. Escape the short-haul school holiday crowds and make for the Indian Ocean. A huge range of activities will suit active visitors, and of course Seychellois beaches are private, peaceful, and utterly perfect.
September – Canada
September offers some of the best wildlife spotting. See bears and orca whales in British Columbia, blue whales in Tadoussac, and humpbacks in Atlantic Canada. This is shoulder season too, so you’ll avoid the peak rates. Alaska cruises are also still available from Vancouver. Whatever call to adventure stirs the traveler within you, Canada has everything you need for the trip of a lifetime.
October – Dubai
From incredible chic skyscrapers to breathtaking natural landscapes, Dubai is a glittering jewel in the picturesque desert that truly has something for everyone. Dubai is the perfect half term escape for families craving some last-minute sun, with kids’ clubs are available at most resorts, an incredible culinary scene, and no shortage of waterparks, aquariums, and adventurous activities on offer.
November – British Virgin Islands
As winter sets in, visit these secluded islands for a sun-soaked escape. A superb sailing destination, the BVIs also offer excellent diving and snorkelling. For extra luxury, treat yourself to a private island experience – perfect for big pre-festive season celebrations with family and friends. What could be better than catching up on a year of celebrations surrounded by postcard-perfect paradise?
December – Australia
Escape the dreary UK winter blues and instead bask in the temperate Aussie sunshine! From red deserts to cosmopolitan cities, reefs, and rainforests to picturesque beaches, they've got it all down under. For an unforgettable and truly classic experience, see in the New Year at the world-famous celebrations in Sydney – you’ll even be in 2022 before everyone back home!