The Christmas countdown has begun... Well, it seems like it's been going on for ages actually. In fact, a few of you out there may be getting a bit tired of it already!
If you're dreaming of a last-minute Christmas holiday but think all the best hotels will be gone, think again! We bring you tidings of comfort and joy in the shape of six top resorts and destinations that you could be sunning yourself at in less than two weeks' time!!
A crescent-shaped beach fronts the resort, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the warm Dubai waters, or build a festive 'sandman' (like a snowman, but with sand!). Plus there are more than 19 restaurants, cafés and bars - including Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver - to choose from for your Christmas dinner! Yum. Then, for some serious new year's relaxation and recovery, a visit to the Talise Spa should be made, with its two saunas, two massage rooms, three hot tubs, Jacuzzi, steam room and plunge pool.
2. Westin Turtle Bay, Mauritius
This luxury Mauritius resort opened in September last year and has been wowing its guests ever since. Rooms and suites are set in sea-facing clusters along a glorious stretch of coast, lending a sense of spaciousness that will contrast the bustling British high streets! Imagine waking up to Indian Ocean views on Christmas morning!
Enjoy acres of unspoilt beauty at this luxury Maldives private island paradise. The elegant accommodation and delicious food here will 'wow' you as much as the idyllic location. An indulgent treatment at the Six Senses Spa is a 'must' for the winter-weary traveller. Or why not try to spot a Christmas star of your own in a stargazing session at the Ever Soneva So Celestial observatory?
If you're seeking a place of utter escapism and luxury this Christmas, then look no further than Peter Island. Some 1,800 acres make up this private isle – the largest in the British Virgin Islands – home to a resort that combines both indulgent, modern facilities with a genuine ‘away from it all’ sanctuary to soothe mind, body and soul. For the ultimate Christmas and New Year luxury getaway en masse, the four-bedroom Crow's Nest Villa is available over the whole season!
The inviting infinity pool and immaculate beach at this charming boutique property are just yards apart, meaning you can easily split your time between the two. So, instead of a lazy day in front of the sofa, you can laze on the beach, with beautiful Caribbean Sea views that fade into a wonderful sunset. With seasonal stays in the spacious Junior and Junior Deluxe Suites still available, this is a great shout for a Christmas in Antigua!
This iconic hotel on Barbados's west coast is a the hottest ticket in town when it comes to luxury Caribbean holidays. With an illustrious guest list featuring big names in business, music and movies it's not hard to see why. Yet this most desirable resort has some limited Christmas availability, why not join the party??
And there's more where that came from! Book your luxury Christmas holiday now and you could be on the beach before you know it! Call 01244 355 600 or make a web enquiry for the latest availability and to bag these last luxury rooms before they're all snapped up!;