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
by Jon Bigg
Lying on the edge of civilisation, with wild orang-utans, desolate mountain peaks, coral reefs and jungle trails on offer, Sabah has something for everyone. Here's a selection of the best on offer.
Visitors are only just returning to Cayman Brac after hurricane Paloma hit in 2008. But its unspoilt, rugged charm, is drawing them back to this quirky and least developed island of the Caribbean.
by Allie Reynolds
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
From Britain's greatest novelist and a Victorian engineering genius to smashing seafood and an Italian ice cream heaven, the south coast resort of Broadstairs has got the lot
After the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, head for Hainan Island. It's a 90-minute hop across the South China Sea, with tropical beaches, peerless seafood, a great hotel – and excellent golf
Over 30 years ago, hippies travelled to the village of Agios Ioannis, right in the heart of Corfu, to set up camp. It's now the perfect place to experience a real taste of Corfiot village life
by Julia Cons
Sunshine, a swimming pool with slides, a smoking barbeque, a glass of something, and a relaxed family. What more could anyone ask of a budget summer break?
Some love the beach, others adore outdoor pursuits and some of us can't resist a bit of shopping and celebrity spotting. In Vancouver you can do all of these things and more on any budget!
by Keri Muller
If you are planning a short trip to Cape Town, pray for sunshine and pack your credit card. Expect scenery, good food, shopping and culture, and read my guide to find out what you must see and do