Beach Holidays : Traveller Tips

Asia

Endless summer: how to live in paradise

Ever dream about running off to live in an island paradise? Megan Flamer explains how she did just that.

Resorts

All-expenses pays some of the time

Mucci illustration.

Jane E. Fraser If you're not sure whether an all-inclusive deal is genuine value for money, it's worth doing the sums.

Tripologist

In search of sun, sand and je ne sais quoi

Tripologist My daughters have organised a week's holiday near Avignon in the last week of June. Following that week we would like to find a holiday cottage near the beach.

Tripologist

Phuket's a good bet, via a Bangkok shopover

Tripologist We have been told by friends the place to go for both beach and shopping is Phuket. If so, would it be a bit pricier than the other destinations?

Expert advice

Tripologist: Get us to a Greek hideaway

Michael Gebicki We've visited Greece and some of its islands and have loved the lifestyle so much we're thinking of living there for a year.

Tips

Caught in a rip-off

Beware ... a beachside holiday may turn into a hassle.

There are pitfalls to watch out for with holiday rental bonds, writes Jane E. Fraser.

Q&A

Your questions

Three girlfriends and I are travelling to Honolulu. Any recommendations on things to do while there?

Tips

Top tips on how to pack light

Bali-Beach-Girl

With more airlines adding ruthless excess baggage fees, packing light is more important than ever.

Tips

Get your tropical gear on

Can't bear the thought of the impending cold? Head to the tropics, says Justine Costigan.