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Luxury Holidays in Central America

The crew on the Equatorial Explorer tour.

Global

My plane, my way

Paul Sheehan Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.

Spas

Cool, calm and corrected

Spa

It seems nothing is too out there in global spas devoted to your relaxation, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

Private islands

Becoming castaways: how to rent a private island

Would-be castaways can take their pick of islands for rent around the world.

Become a latter-day Robinson Crusoe by renting an island, writes Louise Southerden.

Panama

School's out for dictators

Water torture ... beyond the hotel pool lies dense jungle.

Gentility has replaced lessons in torture at the Hotel Melia, writes Louise Southerden.

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