Head to the Algarve, the very tip of Europe, to discover world-class beaches, beautiful landscapes, captivating towns and the best of Portuguese cuisine
Head to Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, for some laidback beach life and the chance to feel the wind in your sails as you learn the art of kitesurfing
In Kenya, you can combine all the thrills of a tropical beach holiday (kite-surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving from a dhow) with watching lions at dawn on safari in the Masai Mara – a winning formula
The Caribbean island of Tobago has a breathtaking coastline and laidback people with two speeds: slow and slower - making it the perfect spot for a little relaxation
There is a beach to suit everyone on Fuerteventura, Spain's Canary Island closest to Africa with sunshine all year round
If you are looking for long sandy beaches combined with magnificent mountains, then Ribadesella in Northern Spain is the place to go.
Conil de la Frontera is 60km from Tarifa, the windsurfers' mecca, and offers similar conditions without the crowds. For deserted beaches and peerless seafood, head for this idyll south of Cadiz
The Canary Islands make a very attractive alternative to a long haul destination for those looking for a shot of sunny island life
Overview of the delightful Isles of Scilly off the Cornish Coast in the UK. A look at each of the islands, accomodation and activities for all the family.
The slightly neglected Languedoc-Roussillon region of France offers much for thrill-seekers, with just as much culture, beauty and fantastic wine as Provence