For many of us, the idea of spending Christmas on the beach is a dream come true. As summer fades and September rolls on, all those nagging questions that come along with the festive season start popping into our heads. Whose house will you go to? Who'll be invited where? Have you made the Christmas cake yet? Seasonal celebrations are always something to look forward to, but they can also take a lot of planning!
It's our job at Inspiring Travel Company to take on the logistical stresses of any luxury holiday so that you can simply relax and enjoy; this is never more the case than at Christmas time! Our expert Travel Specialists and committed Concierge team will tailor-make every detail to your requirements, whether you're a family with little children or a couple in need of escape!
But what would a Caribbean Christmas look like? Our partners at the superb Carlisle Bay hotel, Antigua, have given us the low down on their festive programme, along with many details that take all the Christmas stress out of your hands. So let us inspire your luxury Christmas holiday...
Christmas Eve at the Cool Kids' Club
Young guests are treated like royalty all year round at Carlisle Bay. On Christmas Eve little ones are thrown a party all of their own before joining in with an all-ages carol singing session around the decked out Christmas tree. Later, everyone can enjoy live jazz and a barbeque dinner at Indigo on the Beach.
Santa comes to Antigua!
As we all know, Father Christmas travels across the globe to see children at this special time. Imagine the thrill, then, when he arrives at the Coconut Grove with presents for all the kids!
If you're worried about missing out on a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings then you needn't, because Indigo will be serving exactly that, with the added bonus of no cooking or washing up for you! Or, if you'd like to try something different this year, you also have the choice of Italian and pan-Asian fare. Our Concierge team will be happy to confirm your meal prior to your trip so you know you'll get exactly what you want on the day.
Boxing Day and beyond
We love a few days of decadent relaxation after the excesses of Christmas Day and if you do too then Carlisle Bay is the place to be! Enjoy high teas in the afternoons, mornings lazing in the Caribbean sun and bonfires on the beach at night. A treatment in the Blue Spa may also be in order. Of course, there'll be plenty going on for the kids to enjoy too.
What about gifts? If you're worried about presents for loved ones fitting into your baggage allowance you'll be pleased to hear that there is a selection of carefully-chosen items, many hand-crafted available at the hotel's Gift Shop. There are also vouchers for the sublime Blue Spa, which are sure to be a welcome gift!
What will the weather be like?
December is a fantastic time to enjoy warmth on a luxury Caribbean holiday. Expect plenty of sunshine with temperatures hovering around the mid twenties, making it perfect for younger children or those who don't enjoy intense heat. Light rain showers may occur now and then, and do bring a few layers for when the trade winds blow in the evenings - but no Christmas jumpers required!
Sound like your kind of Christmas? We're delighted to say there is still some availability at Carlisle Bay over this festive season, so why not talk to a Travel Specialist now on 01244 355 600? You could also start a webchat with one of our experts, who will be happy to answer any questions you have. Happy holidays!