Combat the New Year blues with a week on the beach in Barbados


Now...Canary call

The island of Fuerteventura makes for an ideal winter sun escape. Thomas Cook will fly you out from Birmingham a week from today – Wednesday 14 December – for a seven-night stay at the Rio Calma Hotel on the Costa Calma. The package costs £425 per person with half-board accommodation.


Soon... Beach bliss

Combat the New Year blues with a week on the beach in Barbados. Virgin Holidays will fly you out from Gatwick on 3 January, with all-inclusive board at the Savannah Beach hotel on the south-west coast and transfers, for £965 per person. Recovering from seasonal festivities has never felt so good.


Later...Borneo bound

Like the sound of spending May in Malaysian Borneo? Kuoni has a week-long room-only stay at Shangri-La's Rasa Ria hotel in Kota Kinabalu for £999 per person, where you'll have access to the orangutan centre. The deal includes Royal Brunei Airlines flights from Heathrow to Kota Kinabalu via Bandar Seri Begawan on 1 May 2012.