Dream Islands & Beaches

  • 21 Korcula: Croatia's cultural paradise seduces the fashion world
    Croatian chic has arrived. And it's the country's islands – like flawless Adriatic beauty Korcula – seducing the world's fashion elite. Here the Duchess of Cambridge's much loved designer Issa...

  • 22 Escape to paradise – in affordable luxury
    Many of us dream of travelling as far afield as Zanzibar in Tanzania, or the Yucatan in Mexico, but are held back by the sheer expense.Well now it's possible to...

  • 23 Old world charm along Spain's Costa Brava
    Just a small step off of Catalonia's beaten track you'll find the Baix Empordà. The area is replete with glittering beaches, lush rolling hills, sumptuous gastronomy and a mild Mediterranean...

  • 24 Idyllic retreats for the perfect exotic adventure
    From the shimmering white sands of Thailand and the Maldives to the breath-taking scenery of Sri Lanka's tea plantations, whatever your exotic fantasy, these alluring destinations are sure to be...

  • 25 Holiday with the stars in Miami
    With a tropical climate that boasts hot, humid summers and short, warm winters, Miami is the perfect year round holiday destination. Situated on Florida's Atlantic coast, its swathes of golden...

  • 26 Galicia's best beaches: Las Islas Cies and more...
    Most people instinctively associate Spain's coastline with the Mediterranean – unaware of the stunning stretch of coastline where the Atlantic meets Galicia. Just north of Portugal, these beaches range from...

  • 27 Ibiza: The perfect heavenly hideaway
    To really get a feel for this idyllic island, you need to scale its peaks. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is just the place for it - a unique and magical...

  • 28 Enjoy an exclusive spot of Balearic luxury in Ibiza
    Nestled in the cliffs, overlooking one of Ibiza’s most beautiful bays, Amante is an all-encompassing venue transforming from a relaxed breakfast bistro specialising in morning yoga sessions, to a luxury...

  • 29 Bahia del Duque: star appeal on Tenerife
    This beautiful hotel in shades of ochre and terracotta, surrounded by lush gardens, pools and waterfalls is a place of dreams, starting with the architecture typical of the Canary island...

  • 30 Riviera Maya: a tropical escape into history
    Imagine a Caribbean beach paradise, just south of the Tropic of Cancer where the clear sea is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet ski... Imagine a flat land carpeted...

  • 31 The best of Ibiza
    Sensational sunsetsGlorious sunsets over the Med may be a common occurrence on Ibiza, but that doesn't make them any less breath-taking. As the sun begins to sink towards the horizon...

  • 32 Pimalai, luxury and leisure in a jungle setting
    Imagine an idyllic island with lush greenery, the scent of exotic plants floating on the warm evening air and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea lapping a curve of...

  • 33 The Canaries – a perfect place for Christmas
    Over four million Brits prefer to celebrate Christmas abroad. Some of them choose snowy ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees, but many are looking to add a little sunshine...

  • 34 Indigo Pearl Resort: industrial chic in an exotic Thai setting
    The modern architecture of the resort is carefully designed so it never rises higher than the palm trees that surround it and skilfully integrates the tin-mining heritage of the island...

  • 35 Puerto Rico: more than just rum
    It's not just Johnny Depp who has found Puerto Rico the perfect location: from the classic 1963 Lord of the Flies, to the up-coming Treasure Island starring Eddie Izzard as...

  • 36 Parrot Cay – 1,000 unspoiled acres in the Caribbean
    The Turks and Caicos comprise eight main islands and over 40 smaller cays, of which Parrot Cay is one. International flights can take you to the archipelago's main island, Providenciales...

  • 37 Costa Rica: a rainbow in shades of green
    That fact that 25% of Costa Rica is classified as a protected area – a proportion no other country can boast – says a lot about the country's wealth of...

  • 38 The sheer beauty of the French 'fjords'
    With its steep-walled inlets, known locally as calanques, the stretch of coastline between Marseilles and Cassis is one of the most rugged landscapes of the whole of the Mediterranean. The...

  • 39 Portofino, the height of Italian chic
    The earth tones of rusty browns, oranges and terracotta of the simple facades curving round the fishing port could almost be mistaken for a medieval painting were it not for...

  • 40 Sun, sand and... lava, in Tenerife
    In Tenerife, a land of carnival, unique history and natural wonders, a diverse landscape surrounds the volcanic mass of Mount Teide. There are volcanic beaches and fine sand beaches, waters...



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