Treat yourself to a real Christmas break!
Christmas is a wonderful time of year – but sometimes, with all the hectic planning, cooking, shopping, and decorating, maybe you dream about getting away from it all. And why not? There are so many different kinds of Christmas getaways out there that you’re bound to find somewhere fabulous to celebrate your Christmas holidays. Remember, it’s not called a Christmas ‘break’ for nothing – treat yourself for the holiday season.
If you want to keep things traditional with rosy cheeks and hot chocolates, then consider a December ski break. The villages and towns of France don’t spare any expense when it comes to Christmas spirit, and the powder is just perfect at this time of year.Check out the great deals in Avoriaz, such as Les Balcons du Soleil, offering spacious ski-in, ski-out apartments from £111 per week. And if you want to take time off from the snow and explore the region (or even cross into Switzerland), then check out car hire in France for affordable, flexible transportation.
Season’s greetings from the sun
If you’re thinking more along the lines of a winter sun break, then book yourself a flight to Paradise Island. Just off the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas, its beach resort is known as ‘Vegas by the sea’ and will quickly make you forget about any in-laws you forgot to buy gifts for.
For the ultimate in Christmas luxury, check in to the Riu Palace hotel, an all-inclusive hotel and spa situated on a three mile stretch of beach, with views far out into the turquoise ocean.
If a week of ancient history combined with shopping for belated Christmas presents (and a few little things for yourself) is your idea of the perfect winter break, then why not head to Egypt, where the sun, Sphinx and shops await?
Some hotels in Cairo are so stunning you may never want to set foot outside, but the pyramids and narrow alleyways of the spice markets will eventually draw you out. The Concorde El Salam hotel is the epitome of elegance; there’s nowhere better to be after a day on the dunes.