UK stays that feel like far-flung breaks

Leave long haul till later with our pick of English hotels with an international feel


Boutique boltholes and luxury retreats for couples, families – and pets too – along the Cornish coast.

Best hotels for discovering Cornwall

Crank Serge to the max and take off through the terroir with these French countryside drives from Normandy to the Côte d’Azur...

Rural road trips in France

An ode to awe-inspiring architecture, top-of-their-game designers and the most head-turning hotel interiors

The cool comfort of great hotel design

Spot-on school-holiday breaks for all ages

The best family holidays for October half-term

Why the reinvention of Georgia, led by Stamba Hotel and Rooms Kazbegi, gives travellers the chance to reimagine themselves

Georgia on my mind: post-Soviet solitude in the Caucasus

Ahead of her marriage, our writer goes solo at the Dutchess, an elusive bolthole that's built a following from whispers and withholding

Upstate secrets: uncover your mysterious side in the Hudson Valley

Less thinking, more feeling at Nautilus, Joali and Milaidhoo – a trio of timeless island retreats, where distractions go into deep freeze

The end of time: embracing mindlessness in the Maldives

In the first part of our series on ethical entrepreneurs, we catch up with Artsi Ifrach to get the measure of Marrakech

Meet Morocco’s foremost fashion designer

Looking for a luxury resort that cares about its community and the environment? Doing good has never been so relaxing...

Tread-lightly travel: hotels that give back
Food & drink

It’s not all sweetness and light on the southern Italian island. We take a look at the backstories behind Sicilia's most notorious desserts...

A scandal-filled pastry tour of Sicily