Hello! I need to go on holiday at the start of August due to other summer commitments. I am sick of Greece, Spain etc, don't like the Canaries or the Balearics - basically bored of the usual European destinations. I fancy going somewhere a bit different, and have some more disposable income this year than usual so can afford a bit more - though don't want to spend a ridiculous amount. Like places with things to do and a culture different to our own to experience. Also like it hot, and quite like beaches - although they're not absolutely necessary. A friend of mine just paid £1000 a head for all inclusive in Cuba, only to find out she's booked mid-hurricane season! Don't want this to happen to me! Any suggestions?