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Category: Sea

The best of Thailand

Every tourist board loves a major motion picture. Think Braveheart, think Scotland. Think Jean de Florette, think Provence. Similarly, if you go and see The Beach, you will be treated to 90 minutes of the kind of subliminal advertising that…

The Maldives baring your sole

They’ve stolen my shoes. After 13 hours on a plane, a smiling man has placed them firmly into a bag labelled “No News, No Shoes” and pulled the drawstring tight. I am now barefoot in the Maldives and I feel…

Santorini, iconic of Greek islands

Your first order of business in Santorini is to hit the colorful beaches — the black and red sands make for a memorable visit. Next up, indulge in the archaeological delights of the impressively preserved Ancient Akrotiri. or climb the…

It’s like stepping into a Bounty ad

The Seychellois love to make jibes at Mauritius. Their main competitor for beach-based tourism in the Indian Ocean is ribbed mercilessly, often with faint praise. ‘Mauritius has wonderful beaches, great hotels – and that’s it,’ said one tourism official. ‘People…

Explore Croatia, enjoy Istria

We just had to pull over. On an overcast, sultry day the sun had yet to make an appearance, and the landscape around us, although verdant, felt a little dull. But then – a patch of blue sky. Suddenly the…

What’s new in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca

If you’re in Menorca this weekend, head to Mahón to watch the inauguralMenorca Maxi (until 25 May), a superyacht regatta featuring top sailors including America’s Cup winners, round-the-world veterans and Olympic medalists. Or try it yourself – Menorca Cruising runs…

Ten best diving adventures

Pulau Weh, Indonesia by Charlotte Boan Our small wooden vessel rocked gently on the water, revealing little of the wild currents sweeping over the coral reefs below. On the signal of our experienced dive guide Arun, we rolled off the…

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White sand beaches and crystal blue waters await sun lovers in Cancun and nearby Playa Mujeres, Mexico. These top five Cancun area hotels rank among the best in Expedia’s2013 Insiders’ Select™ List of The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels. The ranking includes…

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White sand beaches and crystal blue waters await sun lovers in Cancun and nearby Playa Mujeres, Mexico. These top five Cancun area hotels rank among the best in Expedia’s2013 Insiders’ Select™ List of The World’s Best-Reviewed Hotels. The ranking includes…