5. Best for surfing: Santa Monica, California, USA
Make like Keanu and hit the Pacific Ocean’s best waves. Early birds should head to the legendary stretch of sea and sand wedged between Malibu and Venice Beach. Watch the body builders working out, take in the rollerblading beautiful people and hole up at Shutters on the Beach, a chic hideout with fantastic views. Live the Californian dream.
6. Best for siestas: Little Palm Island, Little Torch Key, Florida, USA
On arrival at the private island resort of Little Palm in the Florida Keys you’ll find a champagne hamper in your cottage. This is just one of the tiny touches that makes the island a special place. Take your fizzy bottle to the beach and enjoy a blissful sunny snooze. Little Palm is all about fantastic views, superbly friendly service and wild key deer that may come and give you a nuzzle to wake you up!