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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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Town band, Corso Umberto

Taormina: a marriage made in heaven

Destination: Taormina

With its romantic setting high above popular Sicilian beaches, Taormina is Italy’s favourite wedding destination. Its medieval charm, restaurants and views of Moun Etna are a winning formula

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Camps Bay beach, with The Bay Hotel in the background

Camps Bay: a relaxed way to see Cape Town

Destination: Camps Bay

If you like the idea of being able to access Cape Town’s sights, bars and restaurants, but don’t want to stay in a city, then Camps Bay, just 10 minutes from the centre, makes a relaxing alternative

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Muri Lagoon

On Cook Islands time; A walk on the wild side in Rarotonga

by sgl4maj

Destination: Rarotonga

Rarotonga may be a tiny dot in the South Pacific but it certainly packs a punch. Sublime snorkelling, rainforest hiking and Polynesian culture are all within reach in this Cook Islands paradise

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The Beach at Watergate Bay

England: Cornwall's Watergate Bay - go catch a wave

Destination: Cornwall

Watergate Bay - a two mile stretch of glorious sandy beach on the north Cornish coast - is where your addiction to surfing will begin and you won't hear a moan from the kids all day!

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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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The view from Cala Rossa

Favignana - a secluded paradise island in Europe

by rfield

Destination: Favignana

Favignana spoils visitors with world class beaches, fantastic food and guaranteed sunshine - and all without hordes of tourists. Are you tempted to visit? Then read on...

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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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Israel - a magical mix of holiday and history

by Fez

Destination: Tel Aviv

From white sandy beaches and Dead Sea spas to moving Biblical sites and thrilling desert treks, the Promised Land promises an adventure for every visitor

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Paradise beach, Carriacou

A budget backpacker guide to Grenada and Carriacou

Destination: Grenada

A holiday in paradise for under £500

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