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Winter Sun Destinations

Travel ideas for Christmas 2021 beach breaks

The recent good weather has really boosted everyone’s spirits, but it won’t be long before we’re thinking of escaping the cold British winter for sunnier shores again.

So, whether you’re looking for honeymoon ideas for December 2021, a family beach holiday to celebrate Christmas in style, or simply an escape from it all to start 2022 with a bang, be inspired by our three suggestions for winter sun holidays.

Christmas in Dubai

Dubai is a great mid-haul destination for a family holiday over the festive school holidays with guaranteed sunshine, plenty for the kids to do in and out of the water, and lots of Christmas cheer so the traditional celebrations aren’t missed.

One of Dubai’s favourite family beach hotels is Jumeirah Beach Hotel which has an excellent kids’ club, complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark included with each stay, and accommodation options for families big or small.

Get in the Christmas spirit with a trip to the Dubai Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall, or head to the Snow Park at Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. Older kids should stay up late for the spectacular Burj Khalifa Light Show.

Travelling to Dubai for a multi-generational Christmas holiday? Then check out the accommodation choices at Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf where the rooms and suites are housed in Arabian-style summerhouses and there are villas with their own pool. The whole family from tots to grandparents will love travelling around the resort’s waterways on traditional boats.

December Sunshine in Mauritius

If your post-nuptials holiday has been put on hold because of Covid-19, then a winter 2021 honeymoon to Mauritius is certainly worth a look.

This dreamy Indian Ocean island has it all. Think incredible food inspired by a melting pot of cultures; epic scenery where waterfalls are scattered among lush forests; and of course, those white sand beaches and crystal clear waters the region is famous for.

One of Mauritius’ hottest new hotels for winter sun is LUX* Grand Baie Mauritius – a truly wow setting of seriously stylish proportions and tipped by Travel Seen to become one of the Indian Ocean’s best honeymoon destinations.

Here you can watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand from one of the island’s best viewing spots, escape to your own LUX* private island for the day, and enjoy breakfast on a floating tray in your private swimming pool.

Maldives beach break for New Year

Holidaying abroad has been out of reach for so many in the past year, that now it’s back on the agenda why not treat yourself to a holiday of a lifetime and bring in 2022 in style?

Travel Seen recommends the Maldives for that luxury bucket list trip, staying at LUX* Maldives South Ari Atoll. Why? Well, here are just a few reasons...

  • The Maldives is perfect for winter sun, with temperatures during the UK’s colder months averaging 29 degrees. Visibility is great in the water too, so ideal for snorkelling and diving. In February the Maldives climate is at its peak perfection; just the ticket for a half term holiday or romantic Valentine’s Day proposal setting.
  • LUX* Maldives South Ari Atoll is set in a Marine Protected Area and has its own resident Marine Biologist. So, whether you want to dive right in and explore the underwater world, or simply view it from the deck of a Dhoni with a glass of fizz in your hand, the resort will open your eyes to the wonders of nature in this unique biosphere.
  • The LUX* Collectable Experiences include one where a photographer will take you to secret, secluded spots around the resort to create digital images for you to share on social media and message back home. A great way to remember the experience.

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