The A List: 5 January

An idyllic island on the Great Barrier Reef, plus your essential holiday-packing list

Lizard Island This magnificent getaway on the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to spot celebs such as Rebel Wilson and indulge in some scuba-diving or snorkelling during February half-term or the Easter holidays.

Sun Bum Cool Down Spray A must-have dry oil – use for both sunburnt limbs and to extend your tan into the winter months.

Kerastase Soleil Conditioner This is perfect for any sunshine-filled holiday, as it helps to repair hair damaged by both sea and sun.

Byron Bay Luxury Homes The ideal site for finding your dream holiday beach house in the blissful Australian town of Byron Bay, home to gorgeous beaches and Chris Hemsworth…

In One Person by John Irving (Simon & Schuster) The author’s 13th novel is an epic political tale of embracing sexual differences. Ideal for a long-haul flight.

Wahu Surfer Dudes toys Chuck these beauties into the sea and watch them surf back to you. Great for all ages – even moody teenage girls will grin at these!

Roxy Wetsuit Tops With a zip-up front and fantastically colourful patterns, these are a brilliant addition to any holiday seaside wardrobe; plus, they keep the chill out.

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