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Our guide to making your island getaway the most delicious holiday ever We adore the Mediterranean whatever the season; although really, it’s the quintessential summer escape. For a sophisticated slice of island life, choose the Balearics, the sun-drenched Spanish archipelago that offers beautiful villas and country estates; wonderful coves and bays with stunning beaches; clear, aquamarine waters; and sensational food & wine. Formentera This chic, boho style island is a real discovery. It’s a short boat transfer from Ibiza, but worlds-away; a corner of the Caribbean in the Mediterranean. Think

For those not fortunate enough to have been there already, there are five destinations that should make anyone’s bucket list. Anyone tempted to make a repeat visit will discover that each of these very special places has compelling new events and attractions in 2018. MARRAKECH Marrakech is certainly having a moment. The ground-breaking African contemporary art fair 1-54 takes place in February 2018. October 2017 saw the keenly-awaited opening of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, a final labour of love by his partner Pierre Bergé. Experienced travellers will always choose

The small Spanish island of Formentera retains an old-fashioned charm and tranquillity that is increasingly difficult to come by in an age of mass tourism and development. Whilst it is justly popular as a day trip from Ibiza, Formentera is also a superb destination in its own right. The attractive capital, Sant Francesc, forms a natural hub of activities. The beautiful church of St Francesc Xavier is almost 300 years old. Its evocative, dark interior was once used for protection as well as worship, with islanders taking refuge from pirates