The diversity and cultural richness of the Mediterranean means that the region has an island to suit the tastes of any visitor.  

In the east, Cyprus has certainly been making headlines recently, though admittedly not in the way it might prefer. 

Whilst it’s true that the Cypriot economy might not have fared as well as some others in the last year or so, there are some things that money cannot buy, and Cyprus is blessed with these in spades. The island has been coveted by civilisation after civilisation, with history and culture in abundance – no less than three UNESCO sites – a coastline boasting 49 Blue Flag-award winning beaches, and an enviable subtropical climate in which to enjoy it all.

Cyprus’s trump card, though, is its people. Warm, welcoming and wonderfully diverse in culture, and with an energetic and vibrant nightlife, visits to the island cities are increasing in popularity, especially with young travellers; and nowhere more so than Ayia Napa.  

The thriving resort town is on the stunning south coast of Cyprus. Its streets are packed with cafes, bars and restaurants with world-class reputations. There is plenty of accommodation available too, but the hotel at Adams Beach is perfectly situated to make the most of the region’s nightlife, whilst also far enough removed to really get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  

Despite having its own bar, restaurant and pools, you would be a fool not to explore the surrounding area, with Nissi Bay just outside the doors. An unbroken kilometre of clean, white and sandy beach, the bay is also lined with restaurants, cafes and boutiques, offering unique local culture and fine cuisine. 

From the east, to the far western end of the Med.  

The Italian island of Sardinia is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and with three national parks squeezed into its tiny landmass it is a haven for nature lovers, too.  

Travelling on a budget is no bad thing, and with the abundance of package deals from Jet2 the Spanish island of Majorca is well within reach. The resort of Magaluf is a big hitter in the party-season, attracting over 2million party-goers each year from the UK alone, and every last one is catered for by Planet Dance, The Office Club and dozens of others. 

Ibiza is a true party-season heavyweight. As the summer line-ups for iconic clubs Pacha, Ibiza Rocks and Privilege are announced, time is running out to snap up your tickets to the biggest events of the year.  

Finally, the geographical diversity of Corsica makes it a unique destination for nature lovers from across the globe. A world away from its parent-country France, the Corsican landscape can change from glittering seas and glitzy cities to magnificent and imposing mountain peaks in the space of a 20 minute drive. Perfect for hikers as well as travelling gourmands, the fortress-like landscape protects a wealth of history and culture dating back thousands of years.