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The flags are out for the Isle of Wight's beaches

The flags are out for the Isle of Wight's beaches

With summer here, and the school holidays just around the corner, the Isle of Wight is celebrating more Blue Flags and Seaside Awards than ever before.

Laid back luxury with the stars on Florida's Captiva Island

Laid back luxury with the stars on Florida's Captiva Island

Forget Cannes, the Caribbean and Los Angeles for brushing shoulders with celebs and luxury holidays. Instead, head to the island of Captiva, lying off Florida’s Gulf Coast, which has been a hideaway for A-list celebrities for the last 100 years.

Discover Spain's emerging star with mouthwatering Murcia summer breaks

People with a love of adventure can head to the undiscovered Spanish Region of Murcia this summer and take advantage of some fantastic value holidays - with a six-day half board break available from just €236 (approx £200) per person.

Beach holidays that won't break the bank

Beach holidays that won't break the bank

With not long to go before the summer is upon us, booking a beach holiday via HomeAway.co.uk, a leading rental site with over 545,000 properties, is quick, easy and most importantly it won't break the bank.

Nikki Beach lands in Ibiza this summer

Nikki Beach lands in Ibiza this summer

Nikki Beach Worldwide has announced the Grand Opening of its newest location Nikki Beach Ibiza this summer.

Line up grows at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel

Line up grows at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel

Familiar faces return to Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel this summer with the revelation of the latest confirmed residencies, establishing the best daytime line-up on the White Isle.

Enjoy the serenity at new silent beach at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Enjoy the serenity at new silent beach at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Ever laid out on a beach to get into a good book, enjoy a siesta or take in the view, to then be rudely interrupted by your neighbouring sun-bather playing your least favourite song on repeat, or talking on their phone?

Share this Turkish beach with loggerhead turtles

Share this Turkish beach with loggerhead turtles

The first human visitors may already be arriving, but it is June when the most popular guests visit Cirali beach: Caretta Caretta, the loggerhead turtle.

Relax and rejuvenate at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Relax and rejuvenate at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Those wanting some relaxation and rejuvenation with savings to boot, should head to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives.

Sanibel voted as one of the top ten islands in the U.S.

Sanibel voted as one of the top ten islands in the U.S.

Sanibel Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast has been named in TripAdvisor’s ‘Top Ten U.S. Islands’ list for 2013.

Surf, sight-seeing and sea air

Surf, sight-seeing and sea air

While the rest of the country huddles indoors waiting for the warmer weather to finally arrive, the outdoor mecca that is Newquay, Cornwall, makes for the ideal invigorating and rejuvenating springtime escape.

W.A.R! returns to the Balearics

W.A.R! returns to the Balearics

Last summer W.A.R! introduced an incredible mix of the most influential and exciting names in electronic music to the famous outdoor Rocks stage.

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel gears up for third season

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel gears up for third season

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel, the hotel that has helped revolutionise the Ibicenco summer, has announced its 2013 opening date.

Algarve beaches are among the best in Europe

Algarve beaches are among the best in Europe

Two of the Algarve’s beaches have come in the top 25 in Europe as voted for by millions of travellers around the world who were polled for the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards this month.

Rhossili Bay cottages - close to the Best Beach in Britain

Rhossili Bay cottages - close to the Best Beach in Britain

Tripadvisor’s 2013 survey sees Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula voted best beach in the UK. Good news for holiday cottages in the area and for Sykes Cottages which has a choice of more than a dozen.