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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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Infinity pool and seafood restaurant (Photo © Jon Bigg)

Borneo goes boutique: a five-star island retreat in Sabah

Destination: Borneo

Tucked away on a coral island near Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, and surrounded by the azure waters of the South China Sea, Gayana combines tropical island simplicity with 21st-century luxuries.

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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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Terrace outside our chalet

Lankayan island: Borneo's hidden treasure

Destination: Sabah

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

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The huts at Santa Maria Coral Park in Pongwe had these empty white beaches on their doorstep.

Zanzibar: paradise found?

Destination: Zanzibar

Zanzibar is way up on the list when it comes to thinking of dream destinations - even just the name is magical. But does the reality of this legendary tropical paradise live up to expectations?

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