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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Our top picks for 2022 Christmas Holidays

Spend your Christmas holiday in this Maldivian paradise<place>Conrad Maldives Rangali Island</place><fomo>77</fomo>
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Spend your Christmas holiday in this Maldivian paradise

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Maldives
7 nights from £12,735 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 21 Dec 2022 and 9 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Save 20% on accommodation
Spend Christmas at this exclusive secluded hideaway<place>Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius</place><fomo>107</fomo>
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Spend Christmas at this exclusive secluded hideaway

Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius

Mauritius
7 nights from £6,905 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 19 Dec 2022 and 6 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner
Enjoy Christmas in the Caribbean at this spectacular resort in St Vincent & the Grenadines<place>Mandarin Oriental, Canouan</place><fomo>107</fomo>
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Enjoy Christmas in the Caribbean at this spectacular resort in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

St Vincent & The Grenadines
7 nights from £17,575 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 16 Dec 2022 and 2 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Enjoy a visit from Santa and fireworks displays
  • Gala dinner
Spend Christmas at this luxurious resort in beautiful Barbados<place>Fairmont Royal Pavilion</place><fomo>121</fomo>
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Spend Christmas at this luxurious resort in beautiful Barbados

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados
7 nights from £9,649 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 17 Dec 2022 and 8 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Exceptional beachfront location on one of the best stretches of Barbados' West Coast
  • Beachfront Junior Suites and Oceanfront Rooms give unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea
  • Enjoy complimentary yoga, non-motorised watersports and tennis
  • Beachfront Junior Suites include daily Afternoon Tea, butler service, airport fast track and private transfers
Spend New Year in this grand hotel situated in Dubai's Bluewaters island<place>Caesars Palace Dubai</place><fomo>122</fomo>
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Spend New Year in this grand hotel situated in Dubai's Bluewaters island

Caesars Palace Dubai

Dubai
7 nights from £15,745 per family
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 26 Dec 2022 and 7 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • New Year's Eve Celebration
Spend Christmas with the family in the sun on Bang Niang Beach<place>La Vela Khao Lak</place><fomo>77</fomo>
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Spend Christmas with the family in the sun on Bang Niang Beach

La Vela Khao Lak

Thailand
Khao Lak
7 nights from £7,335 per family
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 22 Dec 2022 and 7 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Save 15% on accommodation
  • Save 10% on the à la carte menu at Kokulo Beach
  • Save 10% on Spa Treatments at Qaqula Spa
  • 2 adults and 1 child (under 12)
Visit the European Christmas markets as you cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge <place>Christmas Markets on the Rhine <cruiseDates>13 - 20 December 2022</cruiseDates><cruiseLine>AmaWaterways</cruiseLine></place><fomo>107</fomo>
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Visit the European Christmas markets as you cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

7 nights from £3,299 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Full Board
Travel between 13 Dec 2022 and 20 Dec 2022
Spend Christmas in Dubai at this amazing beachfront resort with a great kids club and choice of restaurants<place>One&Only Royal Mirage - The Palace</place><fomo>46</fomo>
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Spend Christmas in Dubai at this amazing beachfront resort with a great kids club and choice of restaurants

One&Only Royal Mirage - The Palace

Dubai
7 nights from £10,495 per family
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Half Board
Travel between 17 Dec 2022 and 7 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Complimentary half board
  • Free family day pass to Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Christmas holiday price
Enjoy a luxury beach escape to Mauritius during Christmas<place>Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita</place><fomo>107</fomo>
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Enjoy a luxury beach escape to Mauritius during Christmas

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Mauritius
7 nights from £10,575 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 20 Dec 2022 and 31 Dec 2022
Why you'll love it here...
  • Includes a Christmas Eve dinner
Spend a sun-soaked Christmas in this beautiful hotel in Barbados<place>Colony Club by Elegant Hotels</place><fomo>46</fomo>
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Spend a sun-soaked Christmas in this beautiful hotel in Barbados

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
7 nights from £7,799 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 17 Dec 2022 and 2 Jan 2023
Why you'll love it here...
  • Save 20% on accommodation

Where should I go on holiday during the Christmas break?

Barbados

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.

Maldives

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.

UK

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.

Antigua

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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