Simon Nixon

Oysters and romance in the Ile de Ré

Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez? Read the guide

Think Spain, think again: discover Deia in Majorca

While many people only see Majorca for its sun, sea and crowds, this Balearic island does have its stylish side. Fall in love with the hidden gem that is Deia Read the guide

Caribbean charm: the best of 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 the guide