In my opinion, taking a holiday in February is the sensible thing to
do, since you're a bit off-season (and therefore the prices are not as
expensive as in Christmas/New Year's era), but in a time where you
*really* in a need of a bit of sun.
So, what are the ideal resorts, weather and humidity considered?
Humidity is high in coastal areas such as the Spanish coast or islands
like Mallorca and Cyprus this time of the year. However, there other
coat resorts that are less affected by humidity. The warmth is in fact
very comfortable, especially for people with asthma, because of these
favourable conditions, in Dead Sea and Red Sea resorts.
The Dead Sea is also known as a spa area, with many people coming to
beautify their skin, relax and enjoy a healthy environment. It is
divided between Israel and Jordan, and there are resorts in both
sides, with the Israeli side more developed:
Dead Sea - Official Site (IL)
Moevenpick Dead Sea (Jordan)
Sheraton Dead Sea (IL)
The Red Sea is in the same area, and has also lots of resorts, in
Eilat, in Sharem A-Sheikh, in Hurghada, in Aqaba. It is ideal if
you're into scuba diving, but even without it, it enjoys sea-side
resorts with minimal humidity, especially in Eilat:
Red Sea (Egypt)
Sinai For You
Go Red Sea
Eilat/Sinai, in my opinion, is your best choice.
Further in that direction, try Oman (if you like the more naive, wild
and less developed places) or the United Arab Emirates. Unlike Eilat
or Sinai, it is not recommended to sun-bath topless, but these
destinations are also warm, dry and within 6 hours from London:
Oman: tourism info
Oman tourism, Oman travel,
Other recommendations are more conservative. My suggestions thus far
have been for dry, warm and fun places. However, you might want to
consider more traditional destinations, namely in Spain and Greece. As
I mentioned before, I wouldn't recommend it because of humidity (and
because there is a chance, especially in Greece, that you'll have a
rainy holiday...). If you still want the Mediterranean, try Morocco or
Tunisia (although a friend of mine was recently in Tunisia and
complained that they speak French only, no English):
Tourism in Morocco
I hope this answered your question. Please contact me if you need any
further clarifications on this answer before you rate it.
Search strategy: ?only * hours from London?; personal experience (lots
of it); weather sites for humidity.