When we think of Christmas, it is easy to sometimes look through snow-tinted spectacles and only remember the happy times, erasing out the stress or tension that can sometimes build. Don’t get us wrong, we adore Christmas but we’re also aware that sometimes it might be good to have a Christmas fairy wave her magic wand and find yourself and your family on a tropical beach or an Alpine retreat. We would like to announce that we ARE those Christmas fairies; here are just five suggestions of different destinations and Christmas styles, just to get your minds warmed up to the concept of a Christmas totally organized and sorted out for you… all through a simple phone conversation! Call us fairies today to begin planning your perfect Christmas.
1. Christmas on a Caribbean island.
White sugary sand and swaying palm trees, azure waters and not a cloud in the sky. Christmas day cocktails served in coconuts, sun kissed shoulders and sand in between your toes as you dip into your book, swinging softly in a hammock. If this is beginning to sound like your type of Christmas day, Carlisle Bay in Antigua might be your perfect getaway destination. With activity groups for children, a private beach split into a family end and a couple’s end and a range of restaurants for whatever mood you’re in, this resort keeps all groups happy. It also boasts an award winning 17,000 square foot spa, yoga pavilion, 9 tennis courts, a library, boutique, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, swimming pool, dive center, nature trails, and an air-conditioned screening room, all at your disposal during your stay.
Glamorous South of France festivities
For a chic, sophisticated and spacious Christmas, a touch of French glamour might be what you’re looking for. The contemporary and clean cut Villa Eze gives you stunning Mediterranean views from all five floors, is a short walk from the beach and a 15 minute drive to Monaco to fully soak up all this incredibly luxurious country has to offer as you celebrate Christmas in style. If you’re looking on the other end of the spectrum, of seclusion in expansive French countryside, the truly spectacular villa La Bergerie, with its soothing blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, 1.4 hectares of landscaped gardens and all bedrooms boasting luxury en suite facilities could be the perfect Christmas destination. With a resident chef on site say goodbye to cooking nightmares over the festive period, leave all culinary decisions to them and get on with spending quality time with family and friends in this exquisite property.
Mince pies in the mountains
If snow is something that you long for at Christmas time, perhaps a stay in Zermatt might bring Christmas to you on another level! Picture stunning views of the Matterhorn, snowflakes flurrying past your window, as you hunker down by a roaring fire to enjoy family time playing board games and enjoying stunning food prepared by the resident chef. Of course it would be rude not to mention the possibilities of swooshing down the slopes to ring in Christmas truly; skiing on a crisp winter’s day makes all the gluttonous delight of the day seem practically negligible! Staying at Chalet Grace will facilitate all these factors, with it’s own wellness centre for when a bit of quiet time is needed. Family viewings of Elf or It’s a Wonderful Life will be all the more comfortable in Chalet Grace’s own luxuriously-seated cinema!
A quintessential English escape
To be truly spoilt, basking in all that is splendid about British culture and etiquette, celebrating a rather regal Christmas in royal surroundings, why not try Coworth Park, located on the borders of Windsor Great Park. This beautiful mansion house boasts fabulous four-poster beds in its rooms, or for more seclusion book the Dower house with three bedrooms and all one needs in a ‘home from home’. Take long winter walks through the 240 acres of picturesque parkland, have a polo lesson with the Guards Polo Club or kick back in the eco-luxury spa with a treatment or two!
Desert dreaming on Christmas morning
For a significantly memorable Christmas pack your bags for the desert; head off in search of tranquil silence, luxury soaked living surrounded by sand dunes and exquisite Middle Eastern food- goodbye turkey and sprouts, hello discovery of new tastes and Eastern delights. Qasr Al Sarab Resort blends seamlessly all that is deliciously decadent with traditional elements of the beautiful local culture, to make you feel part of the rich history Abu Dhabi boasts; whether that’s through the architecture, the room furnishings or the dining options, you will feel the peaceful Christmas bliss of this elegant resort. Or for a coastal-meets-desert option The Chedi Muscat gives you the Middle Eastern feel but with a sea view! With an extensive spa for all your relaxation needs, beach access, trips to the desert (staying the night there if you wish!) and many other activities this hotel will allow Christmas to be enjoyed in sauve sophisticated elegance for a Christmas with a difference!
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