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In the Alps, half term is now over for the French (which runs for the whole of February), so this is a great time to go skiing if you’re not travelling with children. If you prefer balmy climes at this time of year, the Caribbean is a delight, and Mauritius and Vietnam are in their prime season.
Great for an opulent holiday
March is at the end of Mauritius' summer so the weather isn't as hot but it's still pleasant. You can spend your days exploring a coast which is fringed with coral reefs or delving into lush jungle in search of waterfalls. While away the days stretched out on a white sand beach or cool off in the crystalline waves. There's a reason why this destination is so popular!
A good time to see Laos as a whole
This time of year can be hot so its best to travel to the north of Laos and immerse yourself in the temples and markets of Luang Prabang. This ancent capital is home to an 83cm statue of the Buddha and is a sight to behold, there are also many opulent palaces to be explored and Mount Phousi is a romantic spot to enjoy the sunset.
A thrilling holiday for wildlife lovers
This is one of the best months to visit Costa Rica as it’s the driest month, there's lots of sunshine and its less crowded. Costa Rica is ideal for families, combining high adrenaline activities in the cloud forests, wildlife in the Osa Peninsula, the Arenal volcano and a beach break on the Papagayo Peninsula. Zip-lining, white-water rafting, scuba diving, erupting volcanoes... the list of opportunities for fun goes on.
Ideal if you only have a long weekend to getaway
Val d’Isère is one half of the renowned Espace Killy, which is arguably the greatest ski area in the world. The village itself dates back to 1664, giving the resort far more character than most other high altitude resorts. At 1850m (6,000 feet), Val d’Isère is among the highest resorts in Europe and has one of the best snow records in Europe. We run a Scott Dunn Explorers children's club in Val d’Isère exclusively for Scott Dunn guests.
Warm weather means its perfect for outdoor exploration
New Zealand is the ultimate outdoor playground, with rich rainforests, glacial mountains, raging rivers, pristine lakes, untouched beaches, and breath-taking canyons and fjords. Adrenaline junkies won’t be disappointed! New Zealand’s stunning scenery and exciting attractions and activities have made it a destination that people from all over the world want to visit. There are fewer tourists in March so it'll be easy to get away from crowds and back into nature.
Warm weather & fewer crowds
Australia's east coast is particularly beautiful at this time of the year so it is the perfect time to embark on a quintessential Australian road trip that takes you from Sydney to Queensland along wide open roads, through endless open spaces, via beautiful stretches of coastline and across a vast hinterland that is ripe for exploration. It is the perfect way to discover some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery and sought after pit stops.
Lovely weather but not as busy
Colombia is Latin America's rising star and its not hard to see why: this land of towering Andean mountains, steamy tropical jungles, lush coffee plantations and the sparkling Caribbean coast. In March, the weather is lovely which only adds to the country's epic scenery and its an excellent time to visit Colombia's famous coffee growing region for a delicious cup.
Best for overall weather
A holiday through Vietnam is loaded with ancient cities, sun-drenched beaches, inspiring countryside, and enticing cuisine. Defined by its French colonial past, Vietnam exudes history and soul. From the Parisian grace of Hanoi to the remote villages of the Mekong Delta, it’s the perfect destination for families and couples alike. Soak up the endless natural beauty and explore all its cultural complexities, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.
A great time to ski
March is traditionally one of the snowiest months of the ski season and there's more daylight which means more ski time. Whistler is one of the best ski resorts in North America (and one of the most breath-taking) and it not hard to see why! There's always something to do in this lively village, be it drinking in the views at summit-top bars, indulging in one of the numerous restaurants or finding those hard to reach slopes with a spot of Heli-skiing.
Great time to explore this singular Caribbean island
March is the perfect time to visit St Lucia as it is at its hottest and driest. Explore dense rainforest, volcanic beaches and the iconic twin peaks of the Gros Piton and Petit Piton volcanic spires that make St. Lucia the sultry beauty queen of the Caribbean. Come here if you fancy plunging into nature – hiking through damp rainforest, diving in the Soufriere marine park, visiting mud baths and sulphur springs – then flopping down at a five-star hideaway.
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