January has come to an end. For many, it was back to work after the year-end holidays and you probably would have had some January blues. Travel plans start coming again – so whether you’re looking to graze the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar’s, samba at the Rio Carnival, whale spot along the coast of Mexico, or find enlightenment through Buddhism in Sri Lanka – here’s your guide for where to travel in February.
Oman still doesn’t top as many bucket lists as it should. Although not as opulent as its neighbours, consider Oman for your next trip and discover the sights of this lesser-known gem of the Middle East.
Explore its ancient Portuguese forts and ornate mosques for a rich history lesson, take in the beautiful vast coastlines, or meander through the alleys of the souq for a sensory experience.
Looking for an Arabian Night? Stay in Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa for luxurious Omani experience. Prices start from SGD$238!
2. Sri Lanka
Once colonised by the English, Dutch and Portuguese, Sri Lanka is an intriguing melting pot of different cultural influences. It has since created its own identity as it moves forward into the future, making it an upcoming destination for travellers.
The monsoon season has cleared up and February is an ideal time to explore Sri Lanka on bicycle. Pay a visit to the ruins of Anuradhapura and witness for yourself the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a sacred fig tree that dates to the spiritual beginnings of Buddhism. Take the scenic route through picturesque tea plantations and get a glimpse of the local life in Haputale.
Serenity greets you every morning in Sri Lanka. Stay in The Lake Forest Hotel for your dose of nature. Prices start from SGD$142!
The stunning archipelago of Philippines in right where you need to be now. February brings about the dry season, perfect for a sunny island vacation.
Travel north to the mountains of Sagada to witness the hanging coffins of Echo Valley, a fascinating local tradition that has created a buzz worldwide. But if being a beach bum or trekking is not your thing, fret not, the Philippines offers an urban experience of chaotic street shopping, museums and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture.
There’s something for everyone in The Philippines! Stay at The Bayleaf Intramuros for your slice of tropic paradise. Prices start from SGD$148!
There’s no disputing Brazil and its people know how to live life to the fullest, and nothing confirms that more than with the Rio Carnival. It attracts millions of revellers every year, offering them an entire week of music, dancing and sequins.
Tick off the items on your bucket list with a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain and the iconic Cristo Redentor. Then take a trip to the coastal area of Paraty – a preserved Portuguese colonial town that now makes for streets of charming architecture.
It is more than just the Copacabana in Brazil. Stay at Ibis Styles RJ Botafogo and discover the charms of Brazil. Prices start from SGD$90!
Singapore at its least rainy, humid and mostly sunny weather in February than at any other time of the year. End January-early February also marks the start of the celebration of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year.
Despite being a young nation (only gaining its independence in 1965), this hasn’t stopped Singapore from establishing itself as a multicultural city that travellers flock to. Dig into traditional cuisines at Chinatown or Little India, or indulge in late-night shopping at the 24-hour Mustafa Centre.
Eat, drink and live like a Singaporean. Stay at Destination Singapore Beach Road, minutes away from the city and local haunts. Prices start from SGD$150!
We think it’s time that Zanzibar gets some limelight. This island off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa boasts of amazing turquoise waters and white sandy beaches – making it a great destination for snorkelling and diving. Teeming with marine life, we hear that you might even be able to spot dolphins too.
Take a trip to the heady Spice Islands, visiting the clove farms that reside here. Hike through the rainforests or pay a visit to a secluded village for a glimpse of the local life.
Simple pleasures await you at Zanzibar. Stay at the Kena Beach Hotel and be treated to unparalleled scenic views. Prices start at SGD$143!
Mexico’s land size results in various temperatures and weather across the country throughout the year. February marks mid-winter for the Mexicans but is still mild enough for sightseeing and even spending time on the beach.
While you discover the museums and Mayan ruins in San Cristobal de las Casas, be sure to travel out to the ocean, because we hear you might just be able to witness blue and grey whales breeding along the Pacific coast.
Mexico has more to offer for the avid traveller. Stay at Misión Grand San Cristobal de las Casas for an authentic Mexican experience. Prices start from SGD$95!
From the bustling streets of Yangon to the serenity of Inle Lake – Myanmar is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. February also brings weather perfect for sightseeing with lower chances of monsoon downpours.
Myanmar offers sights ready to wow you – be blown away by sunsets over the temple-studded plains of Bagan and the beauty of the golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Go on a foodie trail to sample the unique Burmese cuisine and take a boat to the floating markets and rub shoulders with the locals.
Myanmar is truly Southeast Asia’s hidden gem. Stay at Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min, where lush greenery and tranquil surrounds you. Prices start at SGD$93!
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