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11 Insanely Idyllic Locations For A Sun-Soaked Holiday

By mariemadden

February 27, 2018 at 3:54pm


There's only one bad thing about the sun finally coming out - it reminds us what we're missing.

The fine weather over the last few days has just proven what we always knew - we would be happier, sounder and more productive with just a little extra Vitamin D.

There's only one thing for it - booking an escape ASAP.

When it comes to holidays, our motto is 'if you're going to do it, do it right' so we've compiled a list of some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous locations around the world.

Go on, you deserve it.


This Indonesian island is what our dreams look like - all turquoise waters, long white beaches and tropical palm trees. You can get active with some yoga or scuba diving or simply relax with a traditional Balinese spa treatment.

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This Caribbean hotspot encompasses over 700 islands, with Paradise Island and Grand Bahama among the best known. A popular honeymoon spot, temperatures are at their lowest in January and February but still remain a toasty 25 degrees. 

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Sri Lanka

This is one for the animal lovers as Sri Lanka has a wealth of wild elephants and leopards, among others. Uppuveli and Nilaveli are two impossibly beautiful beaches and they're not overrun with tourists either.

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The Maldives

This tropical nation in the Indian Ocean has inspired many a daydream and if you want to do a seriously luxe holiday, this is the place to do it. There are tons of amazing resorts and it's the ideal location for devotees of snorkelling and diving.

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According to Mark Twain, "Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius". We're inclined to believe it after seeing these pics.

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There's more to this French resort town than the celeb-studded film festival. Located on the French Riviera, you can indulge in some fresh seafood and enjoy a stroll on the beach before taking full advantage of the town's great nightlife.

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Bora Bora

Looking for paradise? Try French Polynesia. You've probably seen those images of luxury huts on stilts over clear, blue water and Bora Bora is the place to book one of those babies.

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It may have a rep for being a party island but there's much more to Ibiza than that. One of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza Town and San Antonio are the busiest spots but there are plenty of quieter locations that will allow for a relaxed break - if that's what you're in to.

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What to say about Hawaii that hasn't already been said? This US State has so much culture, as well as some amazing food. Do it.

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Cape Town

This was recently revealed to be the world's cheapest long-haul destination so if you're looking for a bargain break, it's a good place to start. Check out Clifton 4th, Camps Bay and Llanddudno for some beach bliss.

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Morocco may not be the first destination that jumps to mind when planning a summer holiday, but it should be. Essaouira is a charming destination on the coast that attracts a lot of windsurfers and is home to a walled medina that was added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2001. 

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