Thank you all - in the end I opted for Egypt for the benefit of consistent temperatures (hopefully!), all inclusive board and possibility of only going for 4 nights. There were really limited options for that reason as far as I can tell. Anyway, I leave in two weeks!
I had one of my coldest holiday in Morocco in August, no kidding I have pictures of me on the beach at Sidi Ifni with a jacket and a scarf- August!! Bad luck? Or wrong expectation? Go to Egypt! Canaries are really hot now, but weather sometimes can change
Been to both Fuerteventura and Teneriefe in May,The sun was out and no cloud or rain.
But Fuerteventura got too intense for me as it is very, very humid. The mid day heat was unbearable (and I like the sun!!) We all got burned despite copius amounts of high factor suncream. By about day five I was constantly feeling sick due to the heat. I actually couldn't wait to get home. Tenerife much nicer and even though hot and sunny much more bearable.
Cyprus in May is Fantastic (We are going back in Mid May) Been many times and I can only ever remember 1 Thunderstorm overnight.
Turkey is also very hot (went last May) but the weather was a bit unpredictable with quite a lot of cloud and rain showers for the first few days. After the rain moved away it was lovely for the rest of the stay But the locals did say this was really unusual for May.
Corfu had one cloudy day out of 7
Spain is very hit and miss in May, sometimes we have been and its been crap other times its been glorius.
Can you tell our first holiday of the year is always in May???
I'm looking to have a 4 or 5 day break by myself to help heal after marriage implosion, and it'll most likely be in May - maybe at the start, maybe at the end (bank holiday weekends). It needs to be a sunny and warm destination because I'm desperate to feel the sun on my face and spend the days vegging out, and it needs to be not too long a flight (3-4 hours) to make the most of limited time.
I'm wondering whether Morocco or Tunisia are best bets but am not sure if even they would be guaranteed to be sunny. Can anyone help with experience of holidaying in May please?