Spring formally arrives on 20 March, but when 2018 was something to go by (who can overlook the Beast from the East?) there’s nonetheless loads of time to search out hotter climate.

Listed below are the most effective locations to go to in March.

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha will ban single-use plastics from March (P. Muller)

Discerning Brazilians decamp to Fernando de Noronha after they’re in want of some R&R: this archipelago of 21 islands gives unbelievable snorkelling or scuba diving, sharing clear waters with sea turtles and dolphins. And due to a ban all single-use plastics coming into impact on 13 March, you’re not prone to see any garbage spoiling the postcard-perfect seashores of this Nationwide Marine Park.

The very best place to remain is barefoot luxurious retreat Pousada Maravilha, sitting on a bluff overlooking the ocean (from £356 per room per night time in mid-season, together with personal transfers from the mainland, a seashore package and breakfast à la carte). The launch of Norwegian flights to Rio de Janeiro in March additionally means it’s simpler for Europeans to succeed in Brazil on a shoestring.

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Common temperature: 27C

Flight time: 18h 40m (through Recife and Frankfurt)

Marrakech, Morocco

The brand new YSL Fondation is subsequent to the royal blue Jardin Majorelle (Nicolas Matheus)

The spice-scented, glinting passageways of Marrakech’s souks make a welcome change after gray UK winter. In lower than 4 hours you may be wandering the unique Jardin Majorelle and the brand new Yves Saint Laurent museum subsequent door. Extra lush gardens are to be discovered on the lately rebranded Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech (rooms from £260), set in a century-old olive grove with a 3,500 sqm spa, golf course and two outside swimming pools.

Common temperature: 23C

Flight time: 3h 35m

Udaipur, India

Udaipur is considered one of India’s prettiest cities

All eyes turned to Rajasthan’s lake metropolis when Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton flew in for a sure lavish wedding ceremony. Your invite to the Ambani-Piramal nuptials could have gone astray within the submit, however there are extra celebrations on the town in March – and everybody’s welcome. Mewar Holika Dahan on 20 March marks the appearance of spring with garlanded statues of Hindu deities launched on boats throughout the lake, a bonfire within the palace grounds and the skies ablaze by fireworks. The next day, Rangwali Holi sees clouds of rainbow color remodel the streets as revellers hurl powder paint at one another.

Common temperature: 34C

Flight time: 12h 35m

Whistler, Canada

March is Powder Month at Whistler Blackcomb

British Columbia residents dub March “Powder Month” due to the abundance of snow that drops round this time. Wish to take advantage of it? Rise early with Recent Tracks to get pleasure from an enormous mountain-top breakfast and early-bird entry freshly groomed runs.

Whistler city is greater than only a place to sleep between snowboarding classes, although – the glossy structure of Audain Artwork Museum is equally spectacular because the British Columbian artworks inside, whereas 25,000 sq ft outside spa Scandinave is the best place to assuage burning muscle groups after a day on the slopes.

Common temperature: -2C to 7C

Flight time: 9h 35m

Koh Rong, Cambodia

The Koh Rong archipelago is an antidote to Thailand’s Maya Bay (iStock)

Whereas many Thai islands have been crippled by overtourism, neighbouring Cambodia has many pristine, underdeveloped gems to tempt winter sunseekers.

Koh Rong, for instance, has the requisite swaying coconut bushes, clear turquoise waters and untouched white-sugar sands, similar to 7km-long Sok San Seashore. Tellingly, there are simply two resorts on the island, the latest being the five-star Royal Sands. You may spend 4 nights of blissful hammock lazing and snorkelling in its native reefs on the finish of InsideAsia Excursions’ Cambodia in Model (£3,170pp) – a 10-night itinerary that additionally consists of the temples of Angor Wat and buzzy Phnom Penh.

Common temperature: 26C

Flight time: 14 h 20 m

Chișinău, Moldova

Go to the Nationwide Archeology and Historical past Museum of Moldova whereas in Chișinău (iStock)

Moldova’s capital is a hive of exercise in March because the annual cultural competition of Martisor kicks off. That means “Little March”, the celebrations have been lately given the badge of Intangible Cultural Heritage by Unesco.

Festivities proceed over 10 days with Martisor Music Pageant, which entails some 40 concert events across the metropolis, from classical to jazz. Between occasions, try Chișinău’s grandiose Stalinist structure, observe the perennial chess video games in Cathedral Park and pattern your means round wineries within the surrounding countryside. Each Wizz Air and Air Moldova now supply direct flights from London.

Common temperature: 8C

Flight time: 3h 25m

Kyoto, Japan

Cherry blossom season reaches Kyoto on the finish of March

It’s excessive time to discover the land of the rising solar earlier than Olympic fever descends there in 2020. Kyoto’s parks and gardens are particularly photogenic this month as cherry blossom season arrives: comply with the locals’ lead with some enjoyable hanami (blossom viewing) strolls and picnics beneath the bushes.

For much more zen experiences within the nice outside, Kyoto is on the frontier of the Unesco-listed Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails – e book a self-guided climbing tour via this serene panorama, with stops at sizzling springs, shrines and ryokan inns (Oku Japan is providing six days from £1,010).

Common temperature: 13C

Flight time: 15h 25