Bucket and spade list: In search of our dream holidays

In search of a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience? Veteran travel writer Isabel Conway takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the fanciest options for luxury vacations across the globe

As the luxury end of the travel market begins to take off again, Mauritius is a spectacular destination in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Picture: Getty

The world is slowly becoming our oyster again. The luxury end of the travel market is on the up, with those stay-at-home savings being splurged on destinations we might never have thought of in the past – a Caribbean getaway, soft sands between your toes; wildlife-watching in Africa; experiencing the history and cuisine of South America or the Indian Ocean.

We all dream about that bucket list journey. Mine is to one day explore the ...