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"winter-sun" related travel guides

Jamaican paradise Half Moon Beach

Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a stylish winter break

Destination: Montego Bay

Travel east from Montego Bay and you will discover a number of exclusive resorts hugging the coastline. Keen to get a taste of Jamaica, I sampled two of them to find out what they had to offer

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Diamond Rock (© cmt Luc Olivier)

Mad about Martinique

by alicia

Destination: Martinique

Martinique combines the best of the Caribbean and France, with lush vegetation, beautiful sandy beaches and fantastic food. And with eight rum distilleries on the island, they mix a mean cocktail, too

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The pool at the Fairmont Pierre Marques

Acapulco: bringing back the glamour

Destination: Acapulco

Back in the 1950s, Acapulco was the favourite destination of the glitterati - and now, like an old movie star making a comeback, it's fast regaining its A-list allure

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Bungy jump, Queenstown

Queenstown: adventure capital of New Zealand

Destination: Queenstown

Queenstown is where extreme sports began. From throwing yourself out of a plane to hurtling down fast-flowing rapids, you're never going to be bored here

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Macaque monkeys at Black River Peak Lookout

Eco-adventure in Mauritius

Destination: Mauritius

Away from its famous beaches, Mauritius offers adventure aplenty, from quad biking through a deer park to trekking up mountains and ziplining across rivers

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Quad biking desert adventures offer spectacular thrills and scenery

Red Sea adventures

Destination: Egypt

Why waste time lying in the sun? From quad-biking to snorkelling, there are plenty of ways to get an adrenaline fix in one of Egypt’s newest beach resorts

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View from Riad L'Orangeraie

Advice for first timers in Marrakech

by cathos

Destination: Marrakech

If you're a first-time visitor to Marrakech, this guide shows you where to eat and drink, and gives you tips to have a hassle-free time

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Hitting the Garden Route in South Africa

Destination: Western Cape

The Garden Route is South Africa's classic road trip, following the dramatic Indian Ocean coastline and taking in whales, walks and wine-tasting along the way

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Boats on the beach at Santa Maria. Image by Gilly Pickup

Fragments of Africa: the Cape Verde Islands

by gill19

Destination: Cape Verde

Gazing west from the Cape Verde Islands, nothing stands between you and Brazil. The exotic archipelago is little-known – but music-lovers, bird-watchers, divers, foodies and beachcombers will love it

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Groot Constantia

South Africa - the green side of Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

There's so much more to Cape Town than the city and the waterfront. Travel south around Table Mountain, where a green and pleasant land of nature reserves, forests and vineyards awaits you

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