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"winter-sun" related travel guides

Copacabana beach

Party like a local in marvellous Rio de Janeiro

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Rio is famous for its beaches, its beautiful people and its nightlife. If you want to party, you've come to the right place

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If you stay at the beach bar long enough, you might catch the sunrise

A rum deal in the Dominican Republic

Destination: Puerto Plata

The Caribbean is a magnet for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers, and a few days on the party island of the Dominican Republic is guaranteed to bring a grin to your face

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East coast road with views over Bathsheba

A beach bum's guide to Barbados

Destination: Barbados

Yes, the people are warm and friendly, and the rum flows freely - but the real reason to go to Barbados is to make the most of those beautiful beaches

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Beach near Cape Town

Cape Town: a natural beauty

Destination: Cape Town

Cape Town’s boast that it enjoys the most dramatic setting of any city in the world might just be true. This verdant oasis, sandwiched between mountains and sea, is, quite simply, stunning

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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (© Dave Rogers/Cayman Islands Department of Tourism)

A grand tour of Grand Cayman

Destination: Cayman Islands

To most people, the Cayman Islands are all about offshore banking or diving - which means the perfect beaches, wild interiors and cultural diversity are among the world's best-kept secrets

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Gazelle in the wildlife park at Sir Bani Yas Island

A unique hideaway in Abu Dhabi

Destination: Abu Dhabi

Only guests of the luxury Desert Islands Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island can enjoy this eco-tourism destination with its own wildlife reserve

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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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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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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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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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