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#1/20
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach... read more »
#2/20
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Jamaica
On the north coast of Jamaica, in Oracabessa, there are lots of villas fringed by lush gardens with a private beach. This one, called Goldeneye, is special. It's where Ian Fleming wrote the 007 books... read more »
#3/20
Rating:
4.5
(5 comments)
The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is the crown jewel among the surrounding gems of Corfu, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kythira, Zakynthos and Paxos... read more »
#4/20
Rating:
4.333335
(3 comments)
Destination: Barbados
In Barbados,the people are so friendly, the crime rate so low, the places to stay so incredible and the food so sensational, why waste a week going anywhere else? It couldn't compare... read more »
#5/20
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Manihi
Trip type: Beach, Honeymoon, Romance
Manihi in French Polynesia is a unique combination of the idylls of pure escapism: a largely undeveloped tropical paradise, but gilded with a touch of unassuming luxury that makes it hard to resist... read more »
#6/20
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Spa
Got a hankering for an offbeat luxury getaway in the Middle East? Then head for Abu Dhabi's Sir Bani Yas Island, where a curious combination of attractions awaits lovers of wildlife and pampering... read more »
#7/20
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: St-Tropez
Trip type: Beach, Short Break, Spa
The perennially chic resort of St Tropez, in the south of France, is not so much about a sea view, more about how and where to see and be seen... read more »
#8/20
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Benidorm
Design might not be the first thing you associate with Benidorm, but the mega resort on the Costa Blanca is a microcosm of 1960s and 70s architecture. The contemporary buildings are pretty groovy, too... read more »
#9/20
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Miami
Trip type: Beach, Nightlife, Shopping
It might be slap bang in the middle of the retirement state of Florida, but there’s nothing retiring about outrageous, audacious, celebrity-obsessed Miami... read more »
#10/20
Rating:
3.666665
(3 comments)
Destination: Sabah, Borneo
Trip type: Beach, Honeymoon, Romance
We had some amazing experiences during our honeymoon in Borneo - but the undisputed highlight was our stay on Lankayan, a bona fide tropical island paradise... read more »
#11/20
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Krabi
Most people have already discovered Phuket and Koh Samui but follow the backpacker crowd to Krabi, and you’re assured of something special... read more »
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Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Corfu
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
You can still find peace and rural beauty on Greece’s most popular island, Corfu - just look inland... read more »
#13/20
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Mauritius
Trip type: Beach, Honeymoon, Romance
The luxury hotels of Mauritius are a magnet for celebs and honeymooners alike. But which one to go for? Here's half a dozen of the best...... read more »
#14/20
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Lanzarote
Forget about package holidays and crowded beaches - discover the other side of Lanzarote, with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, rugged coastline and pretty whitewashed houses... read more »
#15/20
Rating:
3
(3 comments)
Destination: Langkawi
Trip type: Activity, Beach
The island of Langkawi is part of a beautiful archipelago of tropical islands - just the place for a first-time fishing trip... read more »
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Rating:
1
(1 comment)
Destination: Mexico, Riviera Maya
Trip type: Beach
Mangroves, manatees and one hell of a launch party - welcome to Mayakoba, the swish new resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast ... read more »
#17/20
Rating:
0
(0 comments)
Destination: Sithonia
Trip type: Beach
The Sithonia peninsula, in the Halkidiki region of Greece, has blue lagoons, secret beaches, tiny offshore islands – and a forbidden Holy Mountain... read more »
#18/20
Rating:
0
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A perfect picture-postcard beach, private villa and your very own butler all add up to paradise found in the Seychelles. With a bit of practice, it’s surprisingly easy to get used to a life of luxe... read more »
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This volcanic island off Sicily boasts remote rocky beaches, thermal spas, vineyards and a cuisine that blends Italian and North African flavours. Here is a guide to local dishes and where to eat them... read more »
#20/20
Rating:
0
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Destination: Ste-Maxime
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Sainte-Maxime is a Riviera bolthole that trumps its brassier cousin St Tropez on all counts… and is friendly to boot... read more »
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