Secret Guide: The Algarve

Covering almost 5,000 square kilometres along Portugal’s southern coastline, the Algarve is one of the country’s most enticing destinations for close-to-home summer escapism. Come here to enjoy a pleasant mini-break under the sun, or extend your stay to really uncover what makes the Algarve stand out from the rest – whichever you choose, we pick out six ways to make the most of its unique landscapes, away from the typical tourist trail. Continue reading Secret Guide: The Algarve

From Brazil to Bali: the world’s most inspiring destinations for sun, sea and sand in 2021

I’m sure many of you have been counting the days until you can travel again – and with hope on the horizon, those days are now numbered and the world will soon open up. Beat the January blues (and the lockdown blues, and any other blues) by giving yourself something to look forward to: a balmy beach break, full of silky sands, shimmering seas and glorious sunshine. Here’s a handful of the best beach breaks high on our holiday list right now, here to inspire and warm you up this winter. Continue reading From Brazil to Bali: the world’s most inspiring destinations for sun, sea and sand in 2021

10 Best short-haul beach destinations to visit in 2021

For many of us, an annual beach holiday feels like a necessity – a moment of calm and respite from our otherwise hectic lives. Most of us missed out on our beach holiday in 2020, which is why we’re looking ahead to 2021 and planning our top beach destinations for that all import week (or two) in the sun. Whether you enjoy powdery sand, rugged coastlines or bustling beachside towns – we have the perfect beach destinations for all, plus the best hotels to stay in when you’re there. Now is the ideal time to book in our incredible Black November Sale, where you can book ahead for your 2021 beach holiday. Continue reading 10 Best short-haul beach destinations to visit in 2021

Secret Guide: Rhodes and Kos

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and also the historic capital. Due to its seafaring location, Rhodes played a huge part in the areas ancient history, some of which dates back centuries and can thankfully still be appreciated today. If you’re looking for a beautiful island beach holiday, that’s also got plenty of architecture to entertain history buffs, plus gorgeous natural landscapes to boot, then Rhodes and nearby Kos sound like the perfect destinations for your next Greek island getaway. Continue reading Secret Guide: Rhodes and Kos

Secret guide: Halkidiki and its three peninsulas

Situated in northern Greece, the region of Halkidiki is known for its three magnificent peninsulas (or legs as they’ve come to be called), each home to stunning beaches that lead into the Aegean Sea, and incredible natural vistas. The most popular peninsula with holiday-makers is Kassandra which is occupied by luxury hotels and sand-hugging resorts. If you’re looking for something off the beaten track then Sithonia is home to secluded coves, and in Athos, you’ll see a beautiful historic Byzantine monastery which can be viewed from afar. Continue reading Secret guide: Halkidiki and its three peninsulas

Promenade in Nice

A guide to the glamourous French Riviera

Few places are associated with glamour and elegance like the French Riviera. Jetsetters and celebrities have frequented this place to try their luck at the gaming tables and glide around on luxury yachts. What we call the Riviera, and as the French call it the Côte d’Azur, is the coastal strip that begins in the city of Hyères and stretches all the way to the eastern border where the Italian equivalent takes over. Continue reading A guide to the glamourous French Riviera