Exploring the highlights of Ha Long Bay

Emerald waters, otherworldly mountains, forested islands and caves are the highlights of Vietnam’s much-photographed Ha Long Bay.

The five best beaches in Vietnam's south

From Nha Trang with its lively stretch of sand lined with food stalls to the largely undiscovered gem of Ghenh Rang, we round up the best beaches in Vietnam's south.

Changing tides: redefining Sydney's iconic waterfronts

Australia’s largest city is built around ocean inlets, beaches and an iconic harbour, but changing economic and environmental tides are shifting the shape of its landscape.
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Banyan Tree Lăng Cô

Banyan Tree Lăng Cô is nestled in a unique crescent bay framed by a two-mile beach on the central coast of Vietnam, an area renowned for its pristine coastline, tropical jungles, rugged mountain peaks and proximity to the country’s most storied UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the cities of Hue and Hoi An along with the relics of My Son. 

Family travel: What to do in the Algarve

This white-sand Portuguese destination is a must-try, even if you don't plan to spend all your time on the beach. Here's our pick of what to do with the kids.
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Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos: A coastal getaway with style

For an utterly charming escape on the Lisbon coast, make a beeline for this palatial pad by the beach
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Experience the wonders of Scandi sand

Sweden might be a surprising beach holiday destination but with its broad swathes of white sands and brightly coloured beach huts, the Swedish Riviera is the perfect place to lay down your beach towel. Marianne Wilschut picks three of the country's best

South Korea: Top 5 beaches

While South Korea may not spring to mind as a sun-and-sand destination, its beaches are world-class — whether you want to surf or just soak up the sun
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Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel: Back to nature

From alligators to brown bears, spoonbills to cuckoos, the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel are a truly wild escape. Get the lowdown on what to see and where from the locals who know them best
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Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel: Easy does it

Veer off Florida's bustling tourist trail and discover the gentle, laid-back rhythm of Fort Myers and Sanibel — from hippie beach hangouts to colourful local birdlife
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Meet the icon: Lord Howe Island

Discover the islands of New South Wales