Islands in the Sun

Julia Colls and her family find peace and tranquility in the Maldives; Daisy Allsup has a round up of other winter sun suggestions:

Family trip to the Maldives

Julia Colls and her family find blissful relaxation on the island of Falhumaafushi in the Maldives with Turquoise Holidays.

Active Teens in Mauritius

For families with mixed-aged kids, try Beachcomber’s Victoria Resort and Spa with a kids’ club for ages 3–12 and new teenagers’ club for ages 13–17. 

New Year on the Beach: Cape Verde

January temperatures are a pleasant 20°C on this collection of small islands west of Senegal. Fairly new to the travel circuit, Cape Verde offers great value for money.

Beyond Disney: Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is swimming in old-school Florida charm with colourful beach condos dotting the picture-perfect coast that lies between Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

Tortoise spotting in the Seychelles

Scott Dunn’s Four Seasons Seychelles offers out-and-out luxury on the granite island of Mahé in the Indian Ocean where you can see the largest population of giant tortoises outside the Galapagos.

DIY in the sunny Caribbean Sea

For a self-catered option, Caribtours have some lovely, affordable family-friendly villas in the Caribbean. Try Sandy Hook, a three-bedroom apartment right on Maxwell Beach, Barbados.