The Saint Barthelemy Boutique
It reopened this year following a refurb which aims to cement its place a surfer’s paradise. It now boasts two pools, spa and a fitness centre. But there is a wealth to explore and the hotel run a number of activities you can book on site from spa treatments to excursions. The bay has a rich surfing history and some legendary waves. Camper vans and board short wearing types line the seafront from dawn until dusk. The air-conditioned rooms are refreshingly simple and come with a cool box and beach mats so you’re ready to hit the waves soon as you land.
You can stumble down on to the shore in less than a minute, or park yourself by one of the hotel pools first. We opted for all-inclusive which is good if you want to enjoy yourself without the worry of remortgaging when you get home.
Once you’ve visited their island homeland, you get why they never bothered to grow real wings and fly away. Mauritius is just 40 miles long and 30 miles across, dotted in the Southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. The mountainous interior is covered in thick forest which leads down to sugar cane plantations overlooking the third largest coral reef in the world.
Kavos is a party capital of the stunning Corfu island, offering both relaxing days for strolling along the beach and lively clubs and bars in the evening. You’d also have the chance to experience a number of high-octane water sports, aqua parks, and booze cruises – so it’s perfect if you are looking to try something new.