Extend your summer: 12 hot winter sun destinations

If the impending darker evenings have you desperate for a vitamin D fix, why not escape to warmer climes? From Marrakech to Mauritius, we’ve rounded up the world’s sunniest destinations that will banish the autumn and winter blues

The world’s best beaches 2016: best family beaches

Some of the best stretches to bring your brood – from toddlers to teens – might not be as obvious as you thought

Caribbean: Coral Reef Club, Barbados

Colonial charm, courteous service and a country house feel... Little wonder this grande dame is one of the best-loved hotels on the island, says Ianthe Butt

On the road with… Kevin Pietersen

The South African-born English cricketer on adjusting to the British weather, playing cricket with locals in Sri Lanka and making a mad dash home from Barbados to London for his son’s birth

All bands on deck: Miami’s music festival at sea

Where Glastonbury and Coachella once dominated, the festival scene is fast diversifying – with events on beaches, in ruins and up mountains. Climbing aboard the Holy Ship luxury liner, Ianthe Butt finds out why festivals at sea are making waves

Simon Reeve: four unexpected sights from my Caribbean adventure

With a new TV series chronicling his journey through the Caribbean airing on BBC Two, adventurer and presenter Simon Reeve shares four surprising places he discovered along the way

Hot list 2015: the best beaches

Unwind, swim, dive or dig on these exceptional bays, chosen by the experts

Five of the best surf spots in the Caribbean

Whether you're a total kook or can carve waves in your sleep, Ianthe Butt lists five of the best surf spots in the Caribbean

The ultimate wildlife travel bucket list

Seeing rare or exotic wildlife in its natural habitat is one of the most memorable travel experiences you can have. Blogger and wildlife enthusiast Sian Anna Lewis picks 20 you may want to cross off your travel to-do list

Your winter getaway planner

Need to escape the dark months ahead but without the stress of organising it all? Whether you want sand or snow beneath your feet, Francesca Syz has all you need for your great getaway

13 ways to look at Barbados

Lie under a palm tree if you have to 
but that's not the only way to revel 
in Barbados. Will Harris dives in 
and enjoys everything from luxury 
shopping to gourmet gastronomy

Insider's guide: the Caribbean

Looking for winter sun inspiration? Who better to guide you than these 50 West Indies aficionados. Here, they exclusively reveal to High Life their secret Caribbean haunts

Brian Lara in the Caribbean

The cricketing legend picks his top places to play

Barbados: off the beaten track

Away from its glitzy west coast, Barbados offers an altogether different experience, including affordable self-catering options, says Angelina Villa-Clarke

The best restaurants and bars in the Caribbean

From Antigua to Barbados, Jamaica to St Kitts, we've searched tirelessly to find you the best bars and restaurants in the Caribbean

Barbados: where to stay and what to do

From luxury retreats to the Crop Over Festival, Jane Anderson picks the hotels and hang outs in Barbados

25 great reasons to visit the Caribbean

As if azure seas, soft beaches and sensational local food wasn't enough of an excuse, Kate Simon gives the lowdown on why your visit to these sun-kissed islands is long overdue

Caribbean kitchen: the food and rum in Barbados

Forget the soft sand and the beckoning sea, Fiona Sims visited Barbados for just one, or rather two things – the local food and the world’s best rum punch