OFF season destinations 2023
The truth is that the authentic experience can also be felt off-season. Sometimes even better than visiting when it's full of tourists. Let's take a look at our OFF season destinations 2023.
Even though you may go anywhere during the low season, and you'll have plenty of things to see, here's a list of the most recommended & cheapest destinations:
From the name, you could definitely think that the high season here is in winter. Beep, wrong answer! Tourists mainly visit Iceland in the summertime, so you should try going there in winter. Snowy and cold weather makes the hot springs even more enjoyable. It's also perfect for exploring ice caves and glaciers. And what about snowmobile riding, driving the scenic Ring Road, warming up with Iceland's iconic fish soup, or spending the nights looking for the Northern Lights.
Last but not least - imagine celebrating Christmas there! Santa's dream comes true and fits into the budget well.
An apartment in the center of Reykjavík in December is already waiting for you:
Reykjavík Central Apartments
⚡ Set in Reykjavík city center, these apartments have a full kitchen and a TV with a DVD player. Wi-Fi is free. Hallgrímskirkja Church and Laugavegur shopping street are easily accessed.
⚡ A microwave, electric cooker, and dishwasher are standard at Reykjavík Apartments. A communal laundry room is also available. Some apartments include a private balcony, while all offer a modern bathroom with a shower.
⚡ Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum and Sundhöllin Swimming Pool are 10-15 minutes’ walk away. Harpa Concert Hall is also close, and whale watching tours depart regularly from nearby Reykjavík Harbor.
Non-smoking rooms | WiFi in all areas | Parking | Free WiFi | Family rooms
The end of the year is a perfect time to visit South Africa. It's not hot enough to hit the beaches, but nature is coming back alive. One of the must-sees: city streets in Johannesburg are blooming with jacaranda trees. Also, since its mild winter climate, sunny days, and starlit nights, South Africa offers a variety of winter festivals. From weird and quirky to fun and breath-taking, everyone will find something.
We found a hotel hotel in Johannesburg so you don’t miss the jacaranda trees:
South Africa, Johannesburg
⚡ Integrated into Sandton City, connected to the Sandton Convention Centre and a 15-minute Gautrain journey from O.R. Tambo, the Sandton Sun hotel has an incomparable location. The Tripadvisor award-winning Sandton Sun exceeds expectations for business trips, leisure escapes, and international arrivals, a landmark in the Sandton skyline.
⚡ The 326 rooms and suites at the Sandton Sun are designed for business convenience and luxury living. Accommodation options range from 5-star Superior Rooms with large flat screens and city views to a spacious two-level Presidential Suite complete with a private Jacuzzi, bar, and outdoor dining. Every room and suite features air-conditioning, unlimited WiFi, Nespresso machines, and award-winning service.
⚡ San Restaurant is focused on sustainability, seasonality, and showcasing fine ingredients. Then, head to the San bar and lounge for end-of-day drinks or casual business meetings. San Deck needs no introduction, a rooftop all-day bar destination synonymous with firepits, statement cocktails, and a sophisticated clientele.
Outdoor pool | Fitness center | Restaurant | Bar/Lounge | Room service | Free Wi-Fi | Coffee machine | Coffee shop | Business center | Flat-screen TV
April through October is definitely the high season, and visiting it in other months gives you a completely different taste of the country. And, we mean, what's the off-season when it's never colder than 13°C in Marrakesh?
Explore the medina, dine slow-roasted mechoui lamb or relax on the poolside at a riad. Also, the Atlantic Ocean gives surfing enthusiasts and beginners plenty of waves to have fun on the coasts of Essaouira and Taghazout.
A week in Marrakesh off-season? Yes:
Riad Chams Marrakech
⚡ In the Riad Laarouss district, a few minutes from the famous Jmaa El Fna square, five minutes from the Riad Laarouss gardens, a 15-minute walk from the Majorelle Gardens, and very near the souk of the different guilds of merchants: tanners, cabinetmakers, coppersmiths, weavers, dyers, and others.
⚡ In this district you will find all kinds of shops: patisseries (oriental ones, of course), traditional bakers using wood ovens where you take the kneaded dough from home for cooking, barbers, a pharmacy, restaurants, Moorish cafes, many fruit and vegetable stalls, a traditional Hammam and much more.
⚡ The bus station, with its coaches leaving for Essaouira, Agadir, and Ouarzazate, is a ten-minute walk away.
⚡ The Riyad has two magnificent terraces where you can have a sumptuous breakfast or traditional meal (to order) or sip your mint tea. At night, you will have the chance to see the princess of Marrakech’s mosques, the famous Koutoubia, lit up in all its splendor.
Free Wifi | Terrace | Pool | Typical, Traditional & Hearty Breakfast | Traditional SPA | Morrocan Meals
Since the high season here is from June to August, try visiting between September and October. Don't be scared of the rainy season - even the storms usually last only up to a few hours. Besides, nature is turning green that time of the year - you'll have enough breath-taking scenery and a calm environment for your thoughts. Check out our blogpost on where in Bali to stay?
Little secret: the green jungles and rice terraces of Ubud look even lusher during the rainy season.
Moreover, we know that hotel prices are wallet-friendly even in the high season, so imagine what you could get visiting it when the demand is lower! A luxurious stay at one of the world's most extraordinary destinations is guaranteed.
Told you about luxurious? That’s what you can get in October:
Sagara Villas And Suites
⚡ Welcome to Sagara Villas & Suites, a luxurious haven where your tropical island dreams come to life. A lush oasis just minutes from the beach, Sagara Villas & Suites promises an unforgettable island escape in the heart of coastal and cultural Sanur with a collection of newly refurbished suites and villas nestled within a relaxing and laid back ambiance of tranquillity and luxury.
⚡ Choice of 1, 2, or 3 bedroom private pool villas for absolute privacy, or revel in our stunning and spacious suite rooms, each with its balcony and Jacuzzi. Swim, play, and relax at the main pool and refresh delicious cocktails, juices, and drinks at the pool bar. When you're in the mood to explore, the resort is only a few minutes walk from the beach and the most popular shopping and dining in the heart of Sanur.
⚡ Paired with unrivaled Balinese hospitality and premium facilities, your stay at the Sagara Villas & Suites is unforgettable. New safety and health protocols have been in line with government regulations and WHO guidelines for your peace of mind and comfort.
Outdoor pool | Indoor pool | Spa and wellness center | Restaurant | Bar/Lounge | Room service | Free Wi-Fi | Tea/coffee maker | Coffee shop | Valet parking
Prague is one of the most amazing cities in Europe. Summer is the most crowded season here, and only by visiting in winter can you sense the real city vibe.
Discover the Christmas Markets, see the lamplights on Charles Bridge, go ice-skating or catch a Holiday performance - it'll be one of the best Christmas trips you've ever experienced!
Hotel for Christmas in Prague:
Louren Apartments Charles Bridge
Czech Republic, Prague
⚡ Located in the heart of the historic district of Prague, right on the Royal Route and a 2-minute walk from the Charles Bridge, the Louren Apartments Charles Bridge's Avenue offers free high-speed WiFi.
⚡ Featuring parquet floors, the rooms are fitted with modern furniture, a mini-bar, a seating area with a flat-screen cable TV, and a bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries.
⚡ Breakfast is not available. However, the location allows you to enjoy Breakfast in the restaurants nearby.
⚡ There are many restaurants and shops in the vicinity. The restaurants include Malostranská beseda 50 m from the Louren Apartments Charles Bridge's Avenue, and Lokál 150 m away. A local grocery shop Žabka is 100 m away.
⚡ The Prague Castle and the Old Town Square can be reached in 15 minutes on foot, and St. Nicholas Church is a 2-minute walk away.
⚡ The Malostranské náměstí Tram Stop is located 50 m from the apartment, and the Malostranská Metro Station is 8 minutes on foot, or 1 tram stop, away. Parking is possible nearby for a surcharge.
Non-smoking rooms | Airport shuttle | Parking | Free WiFi | Family rooms
If you’re lucky, it’s possible to find off-season prices during the high season, too… But it’s more likely to find these prices with the RatePunk extension. ⚡️