Where: Ouidah, Benin, West Africa
When: January is a great month to visit for hot sun
Happenings: Stay in an elegant and inexpensive former colonial house
Remember to Bring: A good book – there’s not much to do.
In Ouidah, within the former 19th century French colony of Benin in West Africa, many of the old colonial houses have been turned into hotels. You can stay in relative luxury with a view of the Ocean.
When to go
The south, coastal region of Benin has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 65ºF. The dry season is from December to April. In the north of the country it’s less humid but the temperatures can soar.
By Jess Halliday