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East coast road with views over Bathsheba

A beach bum's guide to Barbados

Destination: Barbados

Yes, the people are warm and friendly, and the rum flows freely - but the real reason to go to Barbados is to make the most of those beautiful beaches

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Jerry serves up sundowners on the 15th tee at Lemuria

The Seychelles: a piece of paradise on a plate

Destination: Seychelles

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

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A view of Treasure Island from Beachcomber Island

A Fijian bula party on Beachcomber Island

by Katie L

Destination: Beachcomber Island

Beachcomber Island in Fiji is one of those paradise islands that dreams are made of: golden sands, blue seas and a place where you would love to get castaway

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View from Phranang Cave across the beach to Koh Nok stack © Jon Bigg

Krabi, Thailand: climber's playground in a beach paradise

Destination: Krabi

Sunbathe, climb & dive all on the same day? On Railay Beach majestic limestone cliffs punch through soft sand. With 500+ bolted routes, great diving & numerous chill-out bars, nowhere else competes.

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Brunel's drag boat

Sun, sand and birds: April in St Abbs

Destination: Eyemouth

The eastern Borders coast of Scotland has secret beaches and spectacular cliffs. And out of season you may be the only visitors sharing them with the seals and puffins

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Bike riding - downhill!

Getting Active on the Lycian Coast, Southern Turkey

Destination: Kas

Southern Turkey’s Lycian Coast, also known as the Turquoise Coast, offers a perfect base for a week’s worth of not-too-strenuous adventure activities for a 20-year-old and his parents

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Kalymnos: adrenaline island

Destination: Kalimnos

For climbers and divers, Kalymnos is the most exciting island in Greece - but if you just want to lie on the beach, that's cool too

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A dusky dolphin peeks out then dives under the water in Kaikoura

Dolphin adventures in New Zealand

Destination: Kaikoura

The waters just off the coast of Kaikoura in New Zealand are the perfect place to discover the delights of diving with dusky dolphins

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Chiringuito El Cid, Mojcár Playa

Almeria: the unknown corner of Andalucia

Destination: Almeria

Got three or four days to spare? Then head for the pretty pueblo of Mojácar in Almeria, where you can soak up the year-round sunshine, explore desert and beaches, and eat wonderful local food

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Underwater world of wonders

Weird and wonderful: five top dive sites

Destination: Bahamas

From the world’s largest brain coral to the Vulcan bomber from Thunderball, scuba divers can get their fix. In the Bahamas, Iceland, Tobago, Mexico and Russia, I go underwater sightseeing

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