Travel & Leisure

Where to stay in St Vincent and the Grenadines for a tropical ‘air bridge’ holiday

Bequia Beach Hotel - one of St Vincent and the Grenadines's best hotels
Bequia Beach Hotel – one of St Vincent and the Grenadines’s best hotels

Please note our writers visited St Vincent and the Grenadines prior to the coronavirus pandemic

This 32-island nation is real get-away-from-it-all territory, from lush, mountainous St Vincent to the magical Grenadine islands. Several private islands have a single hotel such as Petit St Vincent and Palm Island, but the most exclusive, with villas and a few hotels, is Mustique, offering privacy, luxury and a country-club atmosphere for the rich and famous. To partake in local life, head for friendly little Bequia. Its villagey capital, Port Elizabeth, is

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Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

The towering Burj Al Arab hotel, overlooking Dubai marina: istock
The towering Burj Al Arab hotel, overlooking Dubai marina: istock

With year-round sunshine and just a few days of annual rainfall, it’s no wonder Dubai is such a hit with British holidaymakers – 1.2 million Brits visited in 2019. But can you visit this summer – and will you be welcome?

Here’s all the information you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Dubai from the UK?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a blanket warning against all non-essential international travel in March, but this has now been lifted for 67 destinations as of 4 July.

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How hotels can create sustainable change for communities beyond lockdown

Ronald Akili
Ronald Akili

It was during lockdown that Ronald Akili was struck by just how reliant Bali is on tourism. Despite recording fewer than 2,500 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and just 27 deaths, the ­pandemic still managed to bring the country’s economy to a standstill, with no tourists able to visit.

Akili, who is Indonesian and was born in Jakarta, founded the Potato Head group of hotels 10 years ago, and is currently based at its newest Bali complex, Desa Potato Head. The property includes the hip Potato Head Studios hotel and plant-based restaurant Tanaman, which both opened in January of

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Here are 8 summery SoCal day trips to take when you are ready

Head trail guide Cole Wade leads a group of riders near the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch in Topanga Canyon in July 2019. <span class="copyright">(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Head trail guide Cole Wade leads a group of riders near the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch in Topanga Canyon in July 2019. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

One day, you will be ready to roam again — maybe not far, but in familiar territory. Here are eight places to start, all within a day’s drive of Los Angeles, some with overnight options, a few with beaches and one with that small-town feel.

Qualms? Just because they’re open now doesn’t mean you have to go today. In fact, state officials are still urging Californians to avoid nonessential trips.

For

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