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France: La Vague de Saint Paul, Nice

Set in a peaceful oasis of pine trees, this dreamy hotel – with its romantic restaurant and aquamarine pool – showcases the French Riviera at its very best, says Lucy King

John Simpson: Letter from Nice

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty

Caribbean: Four Seasons Resort, Nevis

Still ahead of its game after 25 years, this big-name, world-class resort offers much for families looking for familiar comforts, finds Bella Bathurst

Caribbean: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis

A former sugar plantation, this intimate hotel is infused with Caribbean charm and boasts a welcome as warm as the temperature in high season, says Bella Bathurst

Caribbean: Golden Rock Inn, Nevis

With its eye-popping interiors, exceptional service and easy-going vibe, this arty Caribbean sanctuary is one secret you won’t want to share with friends, says Bella Bathurst

Bali: Katamama, Seminyak

A knock-out combination of contemporary decor with traditional Indonesian twists and a cooler than cool vibe make this a refreshing addition to the Bali hotel scene. Ianthe Butt develops a serious design crush

Italy: Hotel Pitrizza, Sardinia

This Italian number continues to attract a well-heeled crowd thanks to its glamorous heritage, impeccable service and tantalising cuisine. Kate Chambers is seduced

Greece: Canaves Oia, Santorini

Set in one of Greece’s most romantic locations, this grown-up retreat delivers a discreet, finely-tuned luxury service to starry-eyed couples, says Bryony Coleman – not to mention sunsets that will make you swoon

Fossil hunting on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Steve Etches has spent 30 years scouring the Jurassic Coast in search of ancient marine fossils – each providing a piece in the puzzle of millions of years in the making. Ahead of this month’s opening of a multi-million pound museum which showcases his life’s work, Ianthe Butt makes for the coast to meet the plumber-turned-amateur palaeontologist, who might just be Britain’s most prolific fossil hunter

John Simpson: letter from Marseille

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty

Winds of change: Nevis goes green

In the global race to be the first truly green state, tiny, unassuming Nevis is the unlikely contender taking on the eco superpowers. Bella Bathurst discovers the innovative Caribbean island that could change the world

Mariano Vivanco’s guide to Lima

The Peruvian-born photographer shares his highlights of Lima

What does summer look like?

World-beating beaches, sunburnt Brits or the still waters of a fictional lake in Minnesota? From Las Vegas to Willesden Junction, photographers Martin Parr, Mert & Marcus, Nick Knight and more tell us what the season means to them

Ibiza: The Body Camp

More often associated with hedonistic partying, Ibiza isn’t the obvious choice for a detox. But when Daisy Jordan swaps mojitos for meditation at this fitness retreat on the White Isle, she’s delighted with the results

Spain: Finca Cortesin, Andalucia

With a superb spa, Michelin-starred restaurant and world-class golf course, this Andalucian getaway is a glamarous getaway – even if you’re not a golf fan. Laury Smith is already planning her next visit

DJ Carl Cox’s guide to Ibiza

As he nears the end of his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza, the island’s best-loved DJ chats to High Life about beaches, seafood and taking time out of the party

Five European destinations best visited in summer

While Europe sizzles in the summer months, the crowds also swell. Luckily for you, High Life has handpicked five short-haul holiday ideas where you can make the most of the warm weather but still escape the crowds.

Five of the best day trips from London

Left your August Bank Holiday weekend plans to the last minute? Don’t fear. It’s the perfect time to escape the capital, and with so many great places on your doorstep, you don’t even have to stay overnight. Emine Saner suggest five that are just a short train ride away

USA: Montage Resort and Spa, Laguna Beach, California

With beautifully landscaped grounds, a decadent spa and mesmerizing ocean views from almost every corner, this Southern California beach resort is the last word in laid-back luxury. Laury Smith checks in

Greece: Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

Tucked into a hillside away from the island’s jetset crowds, this newly-built haven is the perfect spot for a serene, sophisticated and sunshine-filled break. Bryony Coleman checks in

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