For a truly relaxing break nothing beats a holiday by the sea. There is still something very special about a sunset stroll along a deserted beach or an early morning dip when the tide stands still. The choice for the perfect resort is highly contested as there is a fantastic collection of tropical paradises from all around the world to choose from, but we have picked out a few that are definitely worth a visit.

If you are looking for a resort with great facilities, kids clubs, amazing water-sports and a choice of restaurants we would recommend Mauritius. Dubai also constantly impresses with its high service levels, incredible food, variety of things to do and of course the constantly fine weather. The sea is warm and calm so great for families and it’s as safe a place as you could visit. The Caribbean remains the favourite of many people seeking not just sun, sea and sand but also a pace of life totally different from their normal lives and you have the choice of glamorous Barbados, the lushness of Tobago or the diversity of Jamaica.

To really escape the crowds we would direct you towards East Africa where the exotic islands of Zanzibar and Mozambique have a multitude of properties competing to be the ultimate barefoot luxury experience. Here you will find some unbelievably romantic destinations where you can wander the shoreline for hours with only the gentle lapping of the waves to disturb the peace. The South Pacific is home to some stunning overwater villas, Asia is renowned for the ultimate Spa experience and Europe boasts some of the most stylish boutique hotels which can be perfect for those shorter trips.

With two thirds of our planet being covered by oceans there is plenty of choice so here are our favourite five of the moment…but we know plenty more.
‘To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.’
Isaac Newton
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