Top holiday destinations that should be on every travellers bucket list

Bucket lists exist for a reason, so if you haven't selected all of the places you want to visit in the world, let our guide help you make the commitment. These top ten holiday destinations are among the most popular and fun.

Fun holiday rentals in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is found on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. This former fishing village is now one of the most famous beach resorts in the world. Snorkellers and scuba divers will find the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea's Ras Mohammed National Park irresistible. The resort's nightlife is also first class, with numerous lively clubs and trendy bars to be enjoyed.

Exploring Bodrum from your own holiday cottage

Found along Turkey's expansive Aegean coast, this idyllic beach town is rapidly developing a reputation as a thriving tourist hotspot, featuring tons of shops, as well as a wide array of restaurants. The city's hamam (Turkish bath) is a cheap and fun way to spend a morning. Bodrum is also a good jumping off point for visiting the Greek island of Rhodes, which is a short ferry ride away.

These Bangkok holiday rentals are seriously hot

The capital and largest city of Thailand, Bangkok is crowded and exotic. Perhaps best known for the Wat Arun buddhist temple and the Grand Palace, the city's unique buildings are a point of local pride. The sprawling Soi Cowboy area is comparable to Amsterdam's Red Light District, but is also a hotspot for trendy restaurants and upscale nightclubs, while the Khao San Road draws shoppers and backpackers from around the world.

Getting back to basics with a holiday letting in Dubrovnik

Sunny and welcoming, Lord Byron once described Dubrovnik as the Pearl of the Adriatic. However, today it is probably best known as the setting for the fictional city of King's Landing on the hit TV show Game of Thrones. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is an architectural marvel. Among the must-sees are the Fountain of Onofrio, which dates to the middle of the 15th century, and the 11th-century Fort Lovrijenac.

These Rome holiday homes are grande

The Eternal City, Rome has been a tourist destination for, literally, centuries. Some of the most visited sites include St. Peter's Basilica, The Trevi Fountain and the Roman Colosseum. Renowned for its restaurants, it is almost impossible to narrow down a specific area to find a great meal as world-class trattorias and bistros can be found on almost every street corner. And if you're looking for a true Roman experience, check out the colourful Campo dei Fiori market.

Superb holiday lettings in Devon

Located along the coast in the southwest of England, Devon is famous for its beautiful beaches and rolling countryside. Devon's two national parks are a must for hikers and campers, offering moorlands, deep river valleys and spectacular coastlines. With a rich maritime history, Plymouth also features cobblestone streets, and the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620. There's also Jacka's Bakery, said to be the oldest in the world and famous for its biscuits.

Serene holiday rentals in New York, because you have to sleep sometime

Along with London and Paris, New York is considered one of the first cities of the world. Known as the City That Never Sleeps, the nightlife scene can be raucous, exhilarating and non-stop. Foodies will find the Big Apple a perfect place for an epicurean adventure, with some of the best steakhouses in the world found in the Meatpacking District. As for shopping, it's tough to beat the retail marvel that is 5th Avenue.

Corfu villa rentals are sunny and laid back

The Greek Islands are among the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, none of which is arguably more spectacular than Corfu. Located in the Ionian Sea, Corfu has been a tourist destination for hundreds of years. Best known for its wide sandy beaches and laid back vibe, the island features stunning 18th- and 19th-century architecture along with a rich history. Corfu's Old Town is best known for the nightlife near Spianada Square and the shopping along Liston Street.

Vinophiles will find these holiday homes in Bordeaux intoxicating

Both a region and a city in France, Bordeaux is best known is known for its wines. Bordeaux red wines are among the most sought after in the world, an accolade that is often reflected in the price. Affectionately known as Petit Paris, the city's Rue de Catherine is known for its shopping, with a unique mix of eclectic boutiques and high-end luxury retailers. Meanwhile, Bordeaux also has a long history as a culinary destination, especially for lovers of foie gras.

Hot holiday rentals in Majorca that are always cool

One of the hottest holiday spots in Europe, Majorca is famous for its turquoise blue waters, stunning beaches and thriving nightlife. Snorkellers and scuba divers also consider the island a mecca, while UNESCO has named the island's Serra de Tramuntana mountain range as a World Heritage site. Popular with hikers, the mountains feature numerous trails that offer spectacular views of the island and its coast.