It seems that most of us are looking for a dose of sunshine at the moment. It's for this reason that we've hand-picked the following holidays where you'll have long, sunny days throughout the summer and autumn months.
Make the most of Portugal's Algarve with stays in its pousada castles and palaces, or combine cosmopolitan Mykonos with the romance and beauty of Santorini on a luxury Greece holiday with Grace Hotels.
If you look further afield, there's the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal offering the most dramatic and magnificent landscapes in the country. Or for something more exotic, head to the beaches and ancient grandeur of Sri Lanka, where jungle-clad ruins look out over white sands.
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Portugal's pousadas are similar to Spain's famous paradors – a network of state-owned hotels synonymous with the history, culture and traditions of their particular region.
Explore the postcard-perfect coastlines, medieval cities and vineyards of this unique Spanish region, all the while staying in Renaissance palaces, seaside villas and thousand-year-old castles.
Stay 4 nights, pay 3 at Baglioni Cala Del Porto – Save up to £440 pp
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Combine the white sands of the Tuscan coast with the Renaissance excess of Florence, enjoying stays in two of the country’s finest hotels; contrast private-beach access with Michelin-starred dining. In between, the use of a hire car will afford you the flexibility to explore the Tuscan countryside.
Enjoy champagne breakfasts and knockout views every time you wake up on this weeklong stay at two of the Greek island's most stylish hotels.
Pair the cultural riches of Kuala Lumpur with a five-star stay on Malaysia's tropical east coast. Here, at your indulgent beachfront hotel, you'll relax with spa treatments and gourmet dining, all the while looking out to sweeping, palm-framed views of the South China Sea.