From Bojo beach to Jeremy Island, here's how to escape Britain's political turmoil

Simon Calder

All these deals have been checked on the morning of Tuesday 23 July. They are based on two people travelling together.

Bojo Beach Resort, Ghana

“Welcome to luxury and exotic pleasures,” trills the website for this complex at Kokrobite, on the Atlantic shore 20 miles west of the Ghanaian capital Accra. “Bojo beach presents its visitors with a series of exciting and adventurous experiences that will keep them coming back every time the opportunity presents itself.”

Travelling on Wednesday 24 July for one week, the lowest fare is £1,018 on Royal Air Maroc from Gatwick via Casablanca. A standard room costs US$159 (£128).

Jeremy Island, South Carolina

Forty miles northeast of Charleston, low-lying Jeremy Island is on the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge – a jigsaw of creeks, barrier islands and salt marshes designated as “Class I Wilderness”.

Resident and visiting wildlife includes almost 300 species of birds, the largest nesting population of loggerhead sea turtles outside Florida and two dozen types of reptiles.

Thanks to the new British Airways link from Heathrow to Charleston, you can access Jeremy very easily. Departing on Thursday 25 July for a three-night stay in at the luxury Dewberry Charleston in the city’s historic district costs £1,294 through BA Holidays.

Schengen, Luxembourg

This pretty village on the Moselle River is at the southeast corner of Luxembourg, at the point where France and Germany converge – which is why the name has been adopted Europe-wide to symbolise unity.

Return flights on Flybe from Manchester to Luxembourg, out on Thursday 25 July and back on Sunday 28 July, cost a very reasonable £205 return. From March next year, all onward transport will be free, when Luxembourg becomes the first country to offer free buses, trams and trains nationwide. Until then, bus 315 from Luxembourg City costs €2 for the 39-minute journey.

The best place to stay is the superb Youth Hostel in a renovated convent in the adjacent village of Remerschen, costing €20 (£18) per person per night.

May Mountain, Idaho

“It is, perhaps, the most interesting summit in the northern Lemhi Range,” says the Idaho Climbing Guide.” Properly equipped and guided, you can climb the 10,000-foot peak in a day. It is located 100 miles west of Yellowstone National Park, and West Yellowstone is the best gateway.

Departing on 24 July for a week on Delta Airlines from Heathrow via Salt Lake City (with an overnight stay at your expense) costs £1,907 return.

An alternative May Mountain is located in the state of Maine, described as “small and relatively isolated”.

Tory Island, Ireland

As a backstop, you could always opt for most remote inhabited island off the coast of Ireland: where music and dance traditions are alive and well, as well as a wealth of wildlife.

Fly to Donegal airport, voted the most beautiful in the world, on Loganair from Glasgow. Departing on Sunday 28 July for a week costs £215 return. The MV Queen Of Aran run by Tory Ferry sails four times a day from Magheroarty. The 45-minute voyage costs €25 return. The leading place to stay is the Tory Island Harbour View Hotel.

Not everything on Wikipedia is accurate. The online encyclopaedia says: “The word Tory comes from the Middle Irish word Tóraidhe which means ‘bandit’.”

Downing Street, Auckland, New Zealand

The furthest Downing Street from London SW1A 2AA is believed to be in the north Auckland suburb of Glenfield, 11,400 miles away. At number 10 is a 1970s detached home in extensive grounds, valued at NZ$900,000 (£487,000). A one-way ticket departing tonight on Air China via Beijing costs £1,036 through LastMinute.com.