Why not shake up your winter and wake up on Christmas morning with an entirely different view? A sunny festive getaway is a favourite of many, and it’s easy to see why. Many resorts offer special Christmas morning breakfasts, Boxing Day brunches, gala dinners, and parties on NYE, plus the big guy himself sometimes manages to pay a visit.
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Average temperatures: Highs of 29°C
Time difference: 5 hours behind the UK (GMT -5 hours)
Flight duration: Approx. 8 hours 30 minutes
Rainfall: 12 days of rain per month on average December-January

Christmas in Barbados has become a popular tradition with many sun seeking British travellers over the decades, and it’s easy to see why. The weather is glorious during December, meaning your festive period could be punctuated by sun, sea, and sand. And as all the luxury Barbados hotels in our collection have been catering to British guests for years, you won’t have to go without your turkey and roast potatoes.


Average temperatures: Highs of 30°C
Time difference: 4 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +5 hours).
Flight duration: Direct flights from the UK take between 10-11 hours. Flights with a connection are likely to take 12 or 13 hours, depending on transfer time.
Rainfall: 13 days of rain per month on average December-January

Imagine waking up on Christmas or New Years day to the sound of waves lapping gently up to your bedroom. With accommodation that stands on stilts in the glistening Indian Ocean, this is entirely possible in the Maldives. Perfect for families and couples alike, you will find world class spas and action-packed kids clubs that make sure everyone sees out the year in style.


Average temperatures: Highs of 7°C
Time difference: None
Flight duration: None
Rainfall: 12 days of rain per month on average December-January

Trees crowned in a snowy halo, rolling, frosty hills and fields, and all the relaxation of a luxury break without having to travel too far. The UK has some of the world’s finest hospitality offerings alongside incredible history and stunning architecture. Here you’ll find relaxing spa weekends, country golf pursuits and even treehouse retreats, meaning there is something different for every type of traveller.


Average temperatures: Highs of 28°C
Time difference: Antigua is 4 hours behind the UK (GMT -4 hours)
Flight duration: Approx. 8 hours 40 minutes direct
Rainfall: 12 days of rain per month on average December-January

Antigua dramatically lives up to its reputation for vibrant celebrations and decadent events when it comes to Christmas and New Year. You’ll be greeted with flawless service, high-spirited culture, stunning nature, and culinary offerings that will have you eating like royalty. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed New Year’s adventure or a relaxed family Christmas, our Travel Specialists can tailor make your dream holiday for you.

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