Five secret summer escapes

Escape the crowded tourist hot-spots by travelling off-the-beaten-track to some undiscovered areas of Europe. From secluded Spanish beaches to a Portuguese retreat and Gothic Italian palace…   A Secluded sandy beach in Menorca Open your eyes to the picture-perfect Mascarelleta Beach and you could be mistaken for thinking you’re in the Caribbean islands. The shallow…

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Portugal detox retreat: Macdonald Monchique Spa

Whilst an image of sun, sea and sangria usually springs to mind when you think of holidays to the Algarve; drive west from the coast and you’ll stumble upon the undiscovered, quiet, picturesque village of Caldas de Monchique. I was lucky enough to be invited to stay at the Macdonald Monchique Spa and Resort to try…