Dominican Republic, Sicily, Marrakech


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Now... Dominican delight

The Dominican Republic offers a host of natural wonders including the Caribbean's highest peak at Pico Duarte, and its largest lake at Lake Enriquillo. Fly out on 25 January from Manchester for a 14-night stay at ClubHotel Riu Mambo in Bahia Maimon on the north coast for £935 per person, all inclusive, with Thomas Cook.


Soon... Lover of wine?

Spend Valentine's Day in a rustic Sicilian vineyard. Sunvil Discovery has a week at Locanda COS – a working estate that produces the Cerasuolo di Vittoria wine – for £513 per person. It includes BA flights from Gatwick on 11 February, breakfast and car hire, allowing you to venture east for a day trip to the city of Catania.


Later... Magical Marrakech

Plan ahead for a luxury stay in Marrakech this summer. Kuoni has four nights at the Angsana Riad Lydines, which offers rooms overlooking a central palm-fringed courtyard, as well as a small pool and a roof terrace, for £399 per person. The deal includes breakfast and BMI flights from Heathrow on 18 June.