The Maldives islands are home to some of the very best scuba diving in the world. Even if you’re not a diver, snorkelling in the warm waters offers wonderful opportunities to spot a wide variety of marine life. Some resorts have their own diving schools, whilst others have their own reefs and you may even see whale sharks.
Even though it happens every single day, watching a wonderful sunrise or sunset can be a life-affirming moment. Here's our pick of the where to see the world's best...
Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal
Why: incredible 360° views from the top of the temple; a resident troupe of cheeky macaque monkeys; the temple appears to float above the smog and noise of the city
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Why: 360° views of the plains below; the ascent through farmland, rainforest, meadows and mountain to reach the summit; spot sunbirds and colobus monkeys on the way!
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Why: wonderful at sunset when the entire city turns gold; even better after sunrise when the majority of the crowds disappear! See this on our Vietnam & Cambodia: Discover tour here
Cable Beach, Broome, Australia
Why: 22km of beach to choose from when picking a vantage point; marvel at the colours – red from the earth, aquamarine from the sea and white of the sand; camel rides also available to watch the sunset on the move.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Why: uninterrupted view of the sun sinking into the Mediterranean sea from the cliff-top vantage points around the island; then party the night away in one of the island’s hotspots.