May is a great month for a tropical vacation. At this time in late spring, the more expensive summer rates have yet to go into effect, so travelers can often find great deals. Further, May offers some of the best weather in tropical spots like the Caribbean and Mexico. Here are nine of the best beach destinations to visit in the month of May. Treat yourself to a getaway now!

Best Beaches To Visit In May

1. Bermuda

A beautiful island nation, Bermuda sits in the Atlantic Ocean. This popular destination is a great spot for a tropical vacation in May, when travelers can grab some of the lower rates before they go back up in the summer months. With beautiful beaches like Horseshoe Bay Beach and Elbow Beach as well as great golf courses and beautiful resort towns, there's no shortage of fun to be had throughout the island.

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2. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas in Mexico is a beautiful beach destination on Mexico's Pacific coast. The temperatures are near-perfect for vacationing here in May with highs in the mid-80 degrees range. May is also a good month to head to Mexico for those avoiding the spring break crowd, as most college spring breaks are in the months of March and April. Home to many fantastic beaches, Cabo offers its visitors countless opportunities to enjoy the sun and sand. Some standout destinations include Playa Del Amor, Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach. Cabo is also a great destination for fishing and boating enthusiasts.

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3. The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean and May is the perfect time to visit. Situated on the island of Hispaniola, The Dominican Republic's coast is home to many popular beach destinations, including Sosúa and Cabarete in Puerto Plata, as well as Samaná, and Punta Cana and La Romana. With white sand beaches, plenty of golf opportunities as well as fishing, boating, white water rafting, scuba diving, kite and windsurfing and more, the D.R. is sure to please travelers looking for an active vacation as well as those looking to simply lounge on the beach. December through April is when the rates are at their highest so travelers can enjoy cheaper rates in May. Start planning your May getaway!

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4. Kecil Island, Malaysia

Located on Kecil Island in the Perhentian Islands of Malaysia, Long Beach is a great vacation spot for travelers looking for a beach vacation in Asia. Malaysia's picturesque, expansive beaches attract tourists from around the world every year, all year long.

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5. Cancun, Mexico

May is also a great time of the year to visit the very popular Mexican tourist destination: Cancun. This time of year, travelers will enjoy some of the best weather that Mexico has to offer. Visitors hoping to learn more about Mayan history can plan a visit to Uxmal and Uxmal.

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6. Aruba

The gorgeous Dutch island of Aruba sits off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean. With beautiful beaches and great weather in May, Aruba is another fantastic beach destination in the springtime (but really, anytime!). Though the island is home to many great white-sand-beaches, Eagle Beach is one of the most popular spots among visitors. During your May visit, make sure to catch the Soul Beach Music Festival, which occurs around Memorial Day every year.

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7. Miami, Florida, U.S.

Miami, Florida is undoubtedly one of the most popular beach destinations in the United States. Many travelers choose to visit this popular city in May to soak up the sun before the hurricane and rain season begins in June. By visiting in May, you avoid the large number of spring breakers that flock to South Beach and also enjoy lower accommodation rates before they increase for the summer months. With great beaches, nightlife, and food, there is no shortage of reasons to plan a trip to Miami!

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8. Bahamas

The Bahamas is another great Caribbean destination to visit in the month of May. As with the other islands on the list, the weather is nearly perfect here in the springtime. Wondering which beach to visit? Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island is one of the most beautiful beaches.

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This article was written by Cameron Lafontaine.