Whether you’re after a lazy beach getaway, a Zen sanctuary or a honeymoon haven, we’ve got you covered. Get out of the cold with this jet-set season hit list.


KOH LANTA, THAILAND

Amongst the neon lights and hedonistic full-moon parties of Thailand is the hidden gem of Koh Lanta. An untouched haven, unspoilt by tourists and appealing to all kinds of travellers. This beautiful island is loved by locals and travellers for its beaches, relaxation, diving, sunsets. Embrace barefoot beauty and immerse yourself in the rich island culture of traditional fishing villages or kayak through natures tropical mangrove forests.

WHERE TO STAY: The luxurious Crown Lanta Resort & Spa is situated on an elevated peninsula in Koh Lanta and offers guests a piece of paradise with their very own private beach, with breath-taking views of the Andaman Sea. The resort oozes a perfect fusion of modern Thai style and extravagance, with spacious rooms and beautiful sea views. Guests can enjoy a selection of restaurants, bars, a fully-equipped gym and free mountain bikes, kayaks and snorkelling gear, perfect for exploring the natural beauty of the island.

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BORACAY, PHILLIPINES

At only 4.5 miles long, Boracay is a picture perfect postcard stretch of sand white beaches lined with luxury seafront resorts. This piece of paradise is renowned for its beaches, beautiful beach walks, water sports and for the friendly locals. It’s a secluded getaway perfect for travellers seeking idyllic beaches, timeless sunsets and friendly islander locals.

WHERE TO STAY: Surrounded by a lush hillside overlooking the turquoise ocean, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa provides a luxurious and secluded hideaway. Boasting a private beachfront location, two stunning outdoor pools and spacious guest rooms, travellers are sure to experience the true meaning of Shangri-La. The villas and suites add a touch of first class with a butler service and either a private pool or hot tub. Whether you are seeking adrenaline or tranquillity this resort can cater for all, with a selection of spa treatments or a range of water-sport activities from kayaking, deep sea diving to even a romantic sunset cruise.

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WAIKALOA, HAWAII

Whether you are taking a family trip or a romantic getaway, Hawaii will not disappoint. Unearth the tropical beauty of Hawaii and surround yourself with stunning ocean views, pearl-dust beaches, vast green mountains, and an abundance of tropical wildlife, food and island life culture. The “Big Island” of Hawaii is celebrated for its beaches, nature and volcanoes. 

WHERE TO STAY: Situated amongst 32 oceanfront acres on the Kohala Coast, the Fairmont Orchid is a spectacular resort offering luxurious accommodation and extensive resort facilities to the discerning traveller. The stunning beachfront location of powder soft sands and aquamarine waters even attracts a family of sea turtles. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and a 10,000 square foot free form pool guests are spoilt for choice. Resort facilities include an array of first-class restaurants and bars, ten tennis courts, a 36-hole golf course, and a unique outdoor Hawaiian ‘Spa Without Walls’, which features waterfall massage huts and massage cabanas.

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GRAND CASE, SAINT MARTIN

With soothing sounds of ocean breezes murmuring through the coconut palms and gentle ocean waves washing along the secluded beaches, this small Caribbean island offers travellers secluded beach coves, a fusion of cuisines and a vibrant island nightlife. 

WHERE TO STAY: Discover the tranquil French side of St. Martin at the beautiful Grand Case Beach Club, with two private beaches where guests can swim, snorkel, and water-ski and all rooms have a tropical garden or oceanfront setting. Guests can enjoy an array of activities such as golf, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, and horseback riding. The on-site restaurant, Sunset Café serves delicious French cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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CHIA, ITALY

Discover the silky sands of Chia, located in the southernmost point of Sardinia. Comprising a series of pristine bays, which stretch from the little peninsula of Bithya, once a sacred Phoenician site, to Capo Spartivento, this coastal area is loved by tourists and Italian locals because of its beautiful seaside tranquillity and perfect pale apricot sand.

WHERE TO STAY: Guests at the Chia Laguna can relax in the luxurious infinity pool, unwind in the Turkish baths or have a cocktail or two at the poolside restaurant specialising in Sardinian dishes. Guests can enjoy stunning beaches, a tennis club and the location, with a mere one hour’s drive from the Cagliari-Elmas Airport.

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PUNTA PRIMA, MENORCA

Explore the beauty of the Balearic Islands and visit the picturesque Punta Prima. Unlike the neighbouring island of Ibiza, travellers to Menorca can experience a laidback island lifestyle and ultimate relaxation. This charming little island offers scenic landscapes, deserted beaches and turquoise seas.

WHERE TO STAY: Guests will love the oceanfront setting of Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa, ideally situated near the beautiful Punta Prima beach. Relax in your own apartment featuring a seating area, balcony, kitchenette and private bathrooms, and take advantage of the complex’s outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa. Spend your days relaxing on sandy white beaches and indulge at the three restaurants offering a selection of mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and stunning sea views. www.booking.com/hotel/es/clubpuntaprimaprestige