Don't forget to take your sun cream with you and ensure it is strong enough to make a difference. Ensure it is waterproof if you are in and out of the water all day and remember to keep applying it throughout the day.
Babies and children's skins are much more delicate than adults, so make sure they are protected all the time, from first thing in the morning until the sun goes down in the evening.
Remember you don't just have to be on the beach to get burnt, you could be on the piste, in the swimming pool or just strolling along the promenade.
The heat our bodies experience on holiday can be a shock to the system, which is why we need to look after ourselves to avoid cramps, nausea or either sun or heat stroke. To avoid these you should:
• Wear sun cream and re-apply as recommended on the label
• Avoid the sun at its hottest time, between 11am and 3pm
• Take things easy
• Stay in the shade, where possible
• Wear a hat
• Keep your shoulders covered
• Drink plenty of water (bottled)
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
For more on security, local laws and the latest travel information, visit the FCO
Travel Aware website or view our guide to Travel Advice and Safety.
The advice can change so check regularly for the latest updates.