May is one of the most beautiful months to travel. With winters gone and the advent of summer, May brings plenty of sunshine and opens up the world for travel again. But with schools shutting for summer vacations, May can also turn out to be an expensive travel option. We bring to you our picks of the most unique and off-beat places to travel in May. These are not just easy on the pocket, but offer plenty of fun and adventure – make the best of the beginning of the vacation period.

Marrakech, Morocco

You think exotic, you think modern meets ancient, and you think amalgamation of French & Arabic culture – you have Morocco. Marrakech will be one of those holidays you’ll remember for a lifetime with remarkable experiences you’ll only have here. Visiting Marrakech is nothing short of a dream, from may I dare say ‘I Dream of Genie’.

Main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa

Medina is the heart of Marrakech, and inspite of being a big city, almost everything is a stone’s throw distance. By itself, it is one of the most exciting things to do and explore in Marrakech. In the Medina old town, you’ll be dodging snake charmers while being totally awestruck with blacksmiths at work. We recommend staying in a Riad right in the centre of the Medina and go exploring to find a world straight out of Aladdin. Go through the labyrinth of alleys to find unique carpets, lambs and of course Arabic dates.

Marrakech Souks

Wander through the colourful souks (open-air markets) for hours to truly get dissolved in the city. Souk Semmarine is the biggest of them all. Full of unique items such as Rugs, leather goods, silverware and crockery of all shapes and sizes are on offer – bargain hard.

Couscous Chicken

We also highly suggest doing a food tour during your trip, especially a Jemma El Fnaa Food Tour in the main square. The variety of delicacies will take you straight to heaven.

Split, Croatia

Split cruises

With stunning blue waters and endless Dalmatian coastline, Split makes the perfect choice in May to get away from the crowds and bask in the glorious sun by the crystal clear waters. With cobbled streets and dense street markets, you’ll be lost in shopping finding unique souvenirs ranging from crystal charms to ancient pirate maps.

Split Cobbled Streets

We highly recommend booking an AirBnb in Split. You can find quaint little charming apartments overlooking the sea, where you could unwind after a day of exploring with wine and sea views. You will have tons of choice for eating out in Split, but we highly recommend Knob Nicola in Stobrec for some amazing seafood experience with fine dining, or Os’ Kolac for Desserts. If you are looking for Vegan food options in Split, we suggest Pandora Greenbox in Split. For the best pizzas in town simply look no further than Basta and we suggest heading to Kat’s Kitchen Deli for some great breakfast.

If you decide to head to Split, you must read the Top 10 Things To Do In Croatia to get more comprehensive suggestions to make the most out of your trip to Croatia.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland has something to offer for everyone and every season. May makes a great time to visit Iceland, as the days are long and the weather is mild. Reykjavik, the world’s most northern city and also known as the Land of Fire and Ice, is a vibrant city with a unique culture and a thriving arts scene inspite of its remote location.

Reykjavik town

After landing, we recommend using the The Flybus airport transfer, as a reliable way to travel between KEF Airport and Reykjavik. The city itself offers views of the sea on one side and mountains on the other, making it a landscape marvel. It is also home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. You cannot miss the main shopping street of Laugavegur lined up with charming bars, restaurants, and independent shops. During summer months, Laugavegur is closed to traffic, making it a tranquil place for pedestrians to explore. It is also close to the peculiar Phallological Museum – very few museums in the world that celebrates male genitalia!

Just 15 minute from Reykjavik is the Sky Lagoon, it’s a newly launched thermal spa experience. It is powered by Iceland’s geothermal activity and makes for the perfect relaxing experience.

Apart from other adventures, Iceland is also home to 23 species of whales and you can book yourself a whale watching tour from Reykjavik.  This would be a once in a lifetime experience to see them in their natural habitat.

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