Holiday hotspots: Our top 10 destinations

Holiday hotspots: Our top 10 destinations

From France to the Bahamas, these are our 10 best holiday hotspots to head to for a delightful retreat.

So where to go? Much of Europe is starting to defrost, from the fields of lavender in Provance to the golden Grecian beaches in Corfu. Further afield, corners of South Africa, the Caribbean, and Dubai are all peaking as well. Let us take a deeper look into where you can travel to next.

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1. Provence, France

Picture yourself in the fields of lavender and Parisian-style boutique shops and chic bistros. All of this is Provence. Bike along The Verdon’s beautiful trails, or take to the water in a canoe to discover prehistoric sites. For those who prefer a slower approach, get a taste of traditional Provence life by visiting at least one or two of the smaller villages such as Pezenas.

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2. Malaga, Spain

Malaga fuses strong historical significance with modern character. Take your pick from its extensive beaches, historical monuments and wide variety of leisure activities for all tastes. This, together with a privileged climate, offers you the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved retreat all year round.

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3. Lugria, Italy

Lugria is a wonderful destination where you can appreciate the richness of woods, animals and hidden beaches. If you are a fan of active breaks, then you will love hiking the paths between vineyards and olive trees. Prefer to take it easy? Sail along in a private boat that gives you the chance to appreciate the coastline.

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4. Algrave, Portugal

With over 300 days of seamless sunshine per year, you can make the most of Algarve’s climate all year round. The whitewashed villages, luscious green hills and colourful countryside make it the beautiful beachside location it is today. For those who like to explore, Algarve has a coastal trail, where one can admire the local flora and fauna.

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5. St. James, Barbados

Known as the ‘platinum’ coast of Barbados, St. James offers a truly delightful escape from home life. Famed for the gentle waves lapping the white shores, the clear oceans provide a fantastic opportunity for swimming and snorkelling. In addition, you can sample and savour the freshest catch of the day in the local fish market close to Paynes Bay Beach.

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6. Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

Aptly named for its many green turtles in the area, Green Turtle Cay is surrounded by pristine beaches and turquoise-coloured homes. Explore this 3 1/2-mile long island and the quaint village of New Plymouth by foot, bike or golf cart. Alternatively, simply laze around on one of the many delightful beaches while dipping your toes in the warm white sand.

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7. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most vibrant cities. From the heights of Table Mountain to the stretches of coastline, Cape Town’s wonderful weather year-round is a great choice if you consider yourself a beach lover or a wine aficionado. Our top tip is to visit Boulders Beach, which is famous for its penguins, but is also very beautiful in its own right.

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8. Corfu, Greece

Are you a nature aficionado? If the answer is yes then Corfu is for you. Highly regarded as one of the most beautiful islands of Greece. Corfu is a true natural paradise. Head out for a fascinating walking adventure in the beautiful countryside. Or, if a day at the beach is your preference, make the most of the infinite shades of blue and turquoise in the sea.

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9. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

The renowned Palm Jumeirah has become one of Dubai’s most recognisable landmarks. This iconic district offers a wide-range of fine dining restaurants, luxurious spas and beautiful beach clubs. Admire the stunning city skyline views from one of Palm Jumeirah’s sandy beaches.

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10. Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a naturally wondrous place and the home of Cap Cana. Wake up in the morning and open your eyes to a garden of tropical flora bursting with colours and filling the air with the aroma of the Caribbean. Go sailing in a yacht, tour the beautiful shores and explore the treasures of the island all before returning to the safe harbour.