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The best snorkeling outfit on Long Beach

Perhentian paradise: beach life on a Malaysian island

Destination: Malaysia

Are you seeking sun, beaches, clear blue coral-filled water, £3 BBQ feasts and £7-a-night bungalows in paradise? Then I know just the place off the northeast coast of Malaysia...

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Relaxing in a hammock at Leybato

A slice of paradise in magical Leybato

by ademba

Destination: Gambia

A hidden oasis on the Gambian coast of west Africa, laid-back Leybato offers a cold drink and a comfy hammock around every corner

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Nice's pebble beach gets very busy, get a place early!

Nice: a snapshot of the South of France

by jeremys

Destination: Nice

Only a two-hour flight from London, Nice is the place to go for a quick taste of the Riviera. From its street life, markets and chic department stores to its new tram system, it is pure French style

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Orlando shopping

Orlando, Florida - a shopper's paradise

Destination: Orlando

With more than 50 million square feet of shopping opportunities, a laidback atmosphere and year round sun, why not go to Orlando this winter and get a tan while indulging in some retail therapy?

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Sheraton Keauhou Ocean View at sunset

Hawaii: a honeymooner's tale

Destination: Hawaii

If you are looking for somewhere exotic and colourful, which feels out of this world - try a Hawaiian island or two. From what we saw, Hawaii has outstanding romantic and natural beauty

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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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Tivoli Marina Hotel

Vilamoura: the Algarve's playground

by Drifter

Destination: Vilamoura

With its stylish marina, beach bars and restaurants, Vilamoura is a purpose-built shrine to pleasure – ideal for a short break. Just up the road is Quarteira, where you can savour the real Portugal

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View from Agnanti's restaurant in Glossa

All Greek to me: sailing the Sporades

Destination: Greece

A flotilla holiday is a relaxing way to sail – most of the time, anyway. Joining the fleet in Skiathos, we set a course for Loutraki, the bay of Pelagos and a hilltop restaurant high above Glossa

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La Jolla coast

Surfing and family fun in sunny San Diego, America

Destination: San Diego

San Diego is a vibrant city with a unique culture, stunning beaches and tantalising food. It's also a perfect year-round destination for families, with loads of exciting things to see and do

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View of Taormina from Madonna della Rocca

An insider's guide to Taormina, Sicily

Destination: Taormina

Get some tips on the best places to go in Taormina, on the Italian island of Sicily, at any time of year, from someone who "knows their chickens", as the Italians like to say

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