The best beaches, swim spots and beyond in Croatia

Mediterranean bliss, ancient-kingdom charm and stunning national parks are just some of the things that Croatia offers, as it slithers down the continent towards Montenegro. But would any holiday here – whether a romantic weekend break or a marvellous long escape – be complete without some downtime kicking back on the beach? No matter where you visit – from Split to Zadar to Dubrovnik – …

Corsica’s natural beauty is an enviable sight

Corsica is one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Wild forests and jutting mountains dominate the interior, but where the land meets the sea, gorgeous beaches await. Discover what each can offer below, for a truly beguiling outdoor escape. The Interior Corsica is a sublime landscape for outdoor lovers. Though the beaches may get plenty attention, the mountains, river valleys and ancient …

Five of the best beaches in Mallorca

Just a short hop from the UK, Mallorca has long since been a place synonymous with an easy island getaway, attracting avid sun-seekers, a yacht-residing glitterati and cultural enthusiasts alike. As the largest of Spain‘s Balearic Islands, it boasts miles of intriguing coastline, from stark and imposing cliff faces to seemingly endless stretches of powder white sands. This attractive contrast, teamed with a healthy smattering …

Eight of the best Greek islands you’ve probably never heard of

Forget Santorini and Mykonos – if you’re seeking a slice of heaven with a secluded twist, pack your bags for an unknown and underrated Greek island. From serene beaches and old pirate coves to historic churches and archaeological gems, these one-of-a-kind destinations are diverse and unique – perfect for an island-hopping escape that’s as cultured as it is captivating. For sensational views and a volcanic …

Five of the best Greek islands

Choosing the right Greek Island for your next escape isn’t an easy feat – and it’s no wonder, with up to 227 inhabited islands (and an estimated total of 6,000) peppered across the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Each one is impeccably suited to your every mood, too, whether you want to marvel at majestic views, sirtaki the night away or soak up some serious Grecian …

Six of the best beaches in Thailand

From the surreal shores of Ko Samui to a paradisal island turned film set in the Phi Phi archipelago, dazzling emerald waters and sun-warmed sands aren’t hard to find across Thailand – and more often than not, they come served with a surprisingly fair dose of seclusion. We hand-pick six of the best in the region for travellers looking to revel in local nightlife, explore …

Why you can’t possibly find the Maldives boring

Scattered through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the stuff that castaway island fantasies are made of. The 26 ring-shaped atolls are comprised of over 1,000 coral islands, yet only 200 or so are inhabited, creating a real-life, far-flung paradise. Many a honeymooner has ventured here to while away a week or two on the white sands of a dreamy island …