The Christmas holidays come and go like a whirlwind and before we know it, it’s back to work again. Booking a holiday in 2016 can help to dust of the festive hangover and provide an exciting treat to look forward to in an otherwise gloomy time of year. We settled on the region of South East Asia as destinations that bring out the best in seasonal weather. So let’s scout the options that will be most popular for early 2016.

Where to Visit in 2016?

Thailand

It’s common for the north of Thailand to remain cool and light at this time of year, making for a versatile climate for exploration and downtime at the many picturesque beaches. The bustling city of Bangkok is also dry although warmer due in part to its lower altitude. Thailand is always a safe bet for a cost-effective holiday regardless of its season as the hospitality, cuisine and scenery is always second to none for foreign visitors. High end accommodation with beach views is affordable across the islands and mainland.

Thailand

Burma

It’s peak season in Burma in January and for many, a perfect time to visit the temples and wetlands of this spiritual land in South East Asia. Although the dry season continues throughout the month, weather conditions are otherwise expected to be excellent. Temperatures begin to lift and this in turn welcomes the start of the travel season. Holidaymakers have the south and the west coast beaches to bask in the sunshine, and trek up foothills in the cooling Shan region.

Burma

Cambodia

There’s little chance of a winter front in Cambodia throughout the month of January. If its clear blue skies and relatively cool temperatures you are looking for then this Asian hotspot is a popular choice. The average temperature at this time of year is 26 °C. Although not a blistering heat, this climate is easier to manage for tourists who will be on their feet all day visiting the local cultural icons, such as temples and historic sites.

Cambodia

Laos

It’s a dry January for the majority of Laos which spells great news for those spending time in the great outdoors and hoping for a clear, sunny day on arrival. Temperatures will remain moderate with main cities Vientiane and Luang Prabang will see an average of 24°C whereas towards the south of the country the heat can rise to 29°C on a good day.

Laos

Malaysia

It’s not often that the majority of Malaysia goes without a bright, sunny afternoon in the month of January, making it a firm favourite for sun worshippers and beach lovers. There are exceptions that tourists should be aware of before booking up a winter break, this being the possible chance of wet and wind over by the east coast, particularly in regions such as Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu and Redang Island.

Malaysia

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beach destination for January owing to plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall all over the island. The last trails of monsoon season will have dissipated thereby allowing a clear run for exploring the nature reserves and adventure trails that bring in thousands of visitors each year.

Sri Lanka

Ministry of Villas is a specialist for high end holiday accommodation for all seasons. For more information on travel tips and the perfect stay, email us at info@ministryofvillas.com

  • Villa Enquiry

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.