Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family all-inclusive or an adventure, Mauritius has it all. From five-stars to self-catering, there is a hotel to suit every budget – and plenty to do
The lively French Mediterranean port of Sete is the perfect place to indulge a passion for seafood and long sandy beaches
Take a trip to the Tunisian resort of Sousse and you'll find glorious beaches, superb seafood and an historic old city, with the ritzy new marina at Port El Kantaoui just a short ride away
Mozambique is the perfect destination for that African trip of a lifetime: a paradise where you can chill on the beaches and hunt lions on safari
Winter sun doesn't have to mean Caribbean beach holidays - head for South Beach, Miami and you can add nightlife and retail therapy to the sun, sea and sand combination
Fancy joining the jetset in St Tropez? Here's the lowdown on the best places to stay and where to play. Just be prepared to pay...
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
Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez?
by Rachel Murray
Pefkos is a small Greek resort nestled into an Eastern cove of Rhodes. With shallow, warm shorelines and authentic bars and restaurants, you can be sure of a friendly and relaxing holiday in the sun
by Allie Reynolds
Forget about package holidays and crowded beaches - discover the other side of Lanzarote, with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, rugged coastline and pretty whitewashed houses