By simon.nixon

Caribbean charm: the best of Barbados

In Barbados,the people are so friendly, the crime rate so low, the places to stay so incredible and the food so sensational, why waste a week going anywhere else? It couldn't compare

Oysters and romance in the Ile de Ré

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?