For many Brits the idea of a Christmas spent on the beach with the warm sun beating down and a cocktail in your hand sounds heavenly, but also very unfamiliar!
While getting away from darkest December is appealing, we don't want to miss out on our Christmas traditions; carols, Christmas trees and turkey will all the trimmings. Well, what if you could have the best of both worlds? Sunshine and blue skies, plus stockings and Santa? A luxury Caribbean holiday with the Inspiring Travel Company this festive season can give you just that.
Top celebrities - from music mogul Simon Cowell to Mark Wahlberg flock to island gems such as Barbados and St Barths for the festive season year on year. This means that the best resorts know how to lay on a luxurious Christmas to please even the most particular of guests, and so do we! At the Inspiring Travel Company we've been creating bespoke Caribbean holidays for our clients for over 40 years, and many of our staff take their own annual holidays in the region. This means there's not much we don't know about how to create a Caribbean Christmas!
Taking your children abroad for the festive season can be a real treat, and with many luxury resorts offerings kids' club programmes throughout the Christmas period, the little ones certainly won't miss out. At the exclusive Sandy Lane resort in Barbados youngsters are invited to help decorate the Christmas tree and, of course, have their photos taken with Father Christmas himself, who arrives in ceremonious style each year! What's more, a sandcastle building competition is held every year on the pristine beach. Now that beats playing Trivial Pursuit around the dining table!
As is the case all year round, each luxury hotel we offer will provide sumptuous food throughout your stay. On the big day itself you can expect the old favourites, but then again you might prefer some freshly caught lobster; the choice will be yours. At the Viceroy Anguilla "incredible holiday feasting" is promised and with its top chefs and exceptional signature restaurant, Cobà, we'd expect nothing less!
Of course, Christmas is also a fantastic time for a luxury Caribbean honeymoon. Many couples who get married in the summer wait for the holiday season before jetting of on their trip of a lifetime. But with so much provision for families, some may worry about finding that idyllic privacy that makes a Caribbean honeymoon so special.
Well, on the west coast of Barbados you will find a resort that is entirely grown-up. With its adult-only policy and an informal but highly exclusive atmosphere, The House by Elegant Hotels will whisk you in to a world of true relaxation, beginning with your complimentary jet lag revival massage. Or if it's a St Lucia honeymoon you're dreaming of, choose Jade Mountain, where each secluded room stretches out towards a private infinity pool and incredible views of the Pitons beyond. As with many of our partners, both resorts offer in-room dining, so you can enjoy a very intimate and luxurious Christmas dinner indeed!
So, with the British summer getting off to a distinctly damp start, why not cheer yourself up by booking a luxury Caribbean Christmas with the Inspiring Travel Company? Call our Travel Specialists on 01244 355 550 or fill in an online enquiry form to begin planning a festive season you'll never forget.