There are lots of options for luxury travel in March. For skiers, the European ski season is drawing to a close, but there’s still time to enjoy stays at resorts such as Val d’Isere in France, along with Zermatt and Saas Fee in Switzerland, with its glacier providing snow late in the ski season. Even closer to home, Dublin is the go-to city to experience St Patrick’s Day on March 17th, with its parades of marching bands.
For winter sun in March, the Canary Islands is a good bet for families and those who don’t wish to travel too far, but for somewhere more tropical, the islands of the Caribbean are experiencing fabulous weather and the lowest humidity, as is Riviera Maya in Mexico – all boasting beautiful beaches, along with superb resorts and private villas. Dubai during Easter is a great option, while in Asia, Borneo is attractive for a beach holiday in March, when the weather is at its most clement. Vietnam’s lovely beach destinations, such as Con Dao, Nha Trang and Hoi An, are also starting to experience good weather.
Golfers – along with lovers of flora, fauna and outdoor adventure – will revel in the pleasant climate found in Scottsdale, Arizona in March, while South America entices those who love adventure and wildlife: March is the perfect month to enjoy the Lake District and Winelands of Chile, as they are not too busy, while on Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, the rains have subsided, flowers are blossoming and conditions are ideal for snorkelling and observing wildlife.
Travellers who wish to experience India’s famous Holi Festival (also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’) may do so in March, when locals and visitors happily throw vibrant coloured powder over each other to celebrate the beginning of spring.