Our Hidden Beaches team know their shorelines, but they can also suggest a few nights’ exploration before you head to the beach. Discussing some more unusual combinations, they have come up with some interesting pairings that you might not have considered.
Fly to the other side of the world, or a country without a major airport, and you’re likely to need to stop along the way. Rather than simply gaze out from an airport lounge window, take a few nights to explore. Our specialists explain how a stopover to explore the hawker stalls of Hong Kong or Wadi Ghul, Oman’s own Grand Canyon, can complement your overall trip.
We asked our Hidden Beaches specialists to pick out the most memorable or unusual experiences from their recent travels. From quad biking over sand dunes in Oman to dining in a tree house in the Maldives, they’ve plenty of new personal discoveries to recommend.
If you've already visited some of the world's major icons, there is still plenty to experience in these must-see alternatives. We've rounded up the best lesser-known but equally as memorable counterparts to the classics.
Secretive and labyrinthine Fez has never had Marrakesh's celebrity status. But with a new airport terminal now open, award-winning travel writer John Gimlette visits an exotic city on the cusp of change.