Spring has sprung once March arrives, but it isn’t all twittering birds and sunshine yet – and not hot enough to tuck away the winter coat. And it’s not just the British who are staying stubbornly crisp, with much of Europe still chilling below the 20°C. Time to retreat to a land far, far away, then, where sapphire seas, lush landscapes and blissed-out beaches are heating up. Depending on how adventurous you’re feeling, you could opt for a heavy hitter in the Caribbean or an off-the-radar archipelago in the Andaman Sea. There are sunny cities, too, and a few far-flung festivities to put a proper spring in your step. Scroll for our pick of where is hot in March, and plan your early spring sunshine escape.