St Helena

The British Overseas Territory of St Helena is a tiny speck in the South Atlantic, and getting here is an adventure in itself. The deep blue seas that surround the craggy coastline are best explored by boat where you can join a fishing expedition or simply go out in search of marine life – dolphins and whale sharks are common. The island’s highest point, Diana’s Peak, showcases the island’s unique, native flora and fauna and is an explorer’s paradise.

A 10-day trip from Cape Town on RMS St Helena excluding flights starts from £2,206pp (rms-st-helena.com/020 7575 6480).