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Goa’s landscape is remarkably varied, ranging from the thickly forested Western Ghats mountain range on its interior border through lush river valleys to the beaches of its roughly 75-mile-long coast.
Pattaya, Ko Samui, Krabi, Ko Pha-ngan: Thailand’s beach escapes offer relaxation, golden sand, clear blue water and maybe the odd party or two.
Miami life congregates among palm trees, warm sands and balmy sea breezes: waterfront neighbourhoods stretch from the sandy bacchanalia of South Beach to the wealthy and exclusive Golden Beach to the north.
With more than 50 beaches along Sydney’s coastline, from posey Palm Beach in the north to family magnet Cronulla in the south, there’s one for every type of beach lover.
A satisfying mix of beach lounging, wine tasting and exploring ancient culture.
Lockers, carpets leading to the sea, waiter service, dining at the water’s edge, and watersports – welcome to the world of Nice’s private beaches.
Boasting white sand, blue water, winding cobbled streets, tear-drop olives, and temperatures reaching 27°C (80°F), the Greek islands are perfect for a European summer beach break.
Take life as it comes on the eastern Caribbean’s rummest island .
Forget Lloret de Mar, head for Europe’s real beach beauties.
Europe’s best ski resorts by train
Admire the scenery, skip the queues and save on pollution.
Budget ski holidays
Where to go when for a money-saving ski break
Budget ski resorts in Europe
Go out of season and research the skiing deals far from the madding crowds.
Ski and snowboard holidays
Have a different snow-bound experience: clubbing, sculpting and energy-saving.
Ultimate ski and snowboard holidays
A dizzying range of piste-bound adventures from snowboarding to heli-skiing.
Ski & snowboard holidays
Have a different snow-bound experience: clubbing, sculpting and energy-saving
Budget ski resorts
Go out of season and research the skiing deals far from the madding crowds
Ultimate ski holidays
A dizzying range of piste-bound adventures from snowboarding to heli-skiing
Spain’s eternally popular, multifaceted city offers world-class architecture, art, and a beach to boot – and it’s just a 2-2.5hr flight from the UK.
Germany’s capital of cool is a major cultural centre, combining top-flight museums, galleries and concert halls with thriving alternative arts and music scenes. And it’s just a two-hour flight from the UK.
Compact city, cheap public transport, great shops, restaurants and cultural attractions – the perfect weekend trip. And it couldn’t be easier to get to with the Eurostar linking London’s St Pancras International to Paris du Nord in two hours and 15 minutes.
Being a short flight from the UK and having a walkable city centre, Amsterdam is a perfect weekend break destination – whether that is to visit its museums and canals, or coffeeshops and late-night bars.
Just a one-hour flight from the UK, Dublin is ideal for a cultural weekend away exploring beautifully preserved castles, a dockside steeped in history, plus top chefs serving up local flavours and DJs delivering the latest beats.
Not just the destination of choice for stag and hen parties, but also for those seeking romantic riverside dining, hips bars and clubs and plenty of sights with layers of charm and history from Prague Castle to Wenceslas Square.
Summer is December to March when temperatures can range from 17-30°C (63-87°F).
Cape Town combines a sultry Mediterranean climate with African culture and a dramatic natural setting.
Much of this vast country has perfect weather between October and March
With an annual average of 300 clear days, LA offers generally idylic weather. The best times to visit are between March and May, and from September to November.
The winter air is warm, dry and pleasant, though you may need a jumper in the evenings, and the sea is still warm enough for swimming. The Season – when South Beach is at the peak of its cycle – is from the end of November to May.
Charming streets, lakeside resorts and tropical paradises
Rooms with views
Take a view on the world’s wonders from your hotel window
The undisputed king of romantic European cities, Paris comes complete with a plethora of spoil-yourself hotels, candlelit restaurants and cosy bars.
Punt down one of the city’s picturesque waterways in an iconic gondola, be seduced by Titian, Tintoretto and Tiepolo and cosy up with a glass of Venetian vino.
There are cosy, candlelit, canal-side café-bars and restaurants aplenty in this picturesque city.
Find passion in fiestas, a vibrant street life, and Gaudí’s magical creations.
Soft sandy beaches, stunning sunsets and boutique hotels: it’s a recipe for love
Great British breaks
Beaches, walks, spas, hotels and holiday lets: Britain at its best
Great ideas for holidays and weekend breaks in Britain
Housesitting, volunteering and even Butlins are all great money-saving options
Devon & Cornwall
Shop for antiques, eat at Rick’s and have a classic gin
Discover golden dunes, miles of coastal walks, and quality fish and chips