Vive L’Hastings!

Vive, a contemporary new hotel has launched in Hastings, offering a touch of modernity to the seaside town. A collaboration between Jason Bull – the former owner of legendary Es Vive in Ibiza, which has been sold to footballing legend Lionel Messi - and it’s multi award-winning designer Sean Cochrane, the stylish hotel is based around ‘affordable luxury’. The hotel has a total of 98 rooms, including luxury mezzanine suites with double-height ceilings and roll top baths, for long and short stays, and officially opens in October. There is also a restaurant serving modern, European cuisine, a bar, unisex spa and creche. From £95 to £180 per night, depending on room type and season.

A Resort for all Seasons

Just three hours flight time away from the UK,and with 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Four Seasons Fairways, in Quinta do Lago, on the Algarve is perfect for some autumn or winter sun. Nestled within the Ria Formosa nature reserve, the resort is home to 132 traditional style villas and apartments that that been recently renovated. All the villas come with its own pool or terrace or garden area and outdoor BBQ/cooking station. Seven nights in a two- or three-bed villa or apartment starts from £1,250 on a self-catering basis

Jurassic Vacation

Perched on a hillside on the Jurassic Coast is the quaint Sidmouth Harbour Hotel & Spa in one of Devon’s popular seaside towns. Get up early for yoga classes overlooking Lyme Bay, with uninterrupted views of the striking red cliffs. This boutique beachside retreat, which boasts 56 newly-refurbished rooms, is perfect for adventure-lovers too, with watersports on Sidmouth Beach, mere footsteps away. You can also go hiking along the coast, have a picnic, or explore Dartmoor National Park further afield; one of the most magical wildernesses in the UK. From £141, B & B.

Survive Bear Grylls' Explorers Camp

Take adventure to new heights on the world’s longest zipline in Ras Al Khaima, the thrill-seeking Emirate in the Middle East. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or nature lover, the Jais Adventure Park offers a multitude of iconic attractions, including zipping through the clouds at up to 160kph or staying in the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. Guests can learn survival skills in the camp’s 16 recycled cabins in the mountains which include lessons on making a fire in the wilderness, knife skills, rock climbing, building emergency shelters and extreme weather survival. 1200 dhs (£253) per person for a 24-hour basic survival course. Not including flights.