The excitement of Christmas and New Year are swiftly approaching, and as the long dark evenings begin to settle in around us, we begin to dream and drift between the idea of a mystical winter wonderland or a sun-drenched tropical island. In a time where seclusion and space are paramount, we have gathered together a collection of desirable locations to inspire your ultimate winter revival, perfect for you and the family.
We are planning ahead as these Autumnal months rejuvenate our passion to travel again. Whilst there is a promising window to travel over the festive period, we understand that it’s more important than ever to travel safely. All experiences are now built with help from our consultant Infection Prevention & Control Advisor and we offer complete flexibility through our Covid Promise, read more here.
Keep reading for some inspiration for your festive holidays and contact our team to tailor an option for your needs, or to ask about other destinations and experiences.
If it is relaxation and rejuvenation you seek, jet off to the Southern Hemisphere for plenty of pampering on the sun-soaked beaches of the Maldives. An idyllic archipelagic island country in the Indian Ocean, these islands occupies one of the most desirable locations on earth.
Experiences such as coral planting, a marine conservation expedition and a tour of their organic gardens will appeal to the eco and health conscious guest. Or simply, bask in the sun whilst indulging in tropical delights and perhaps, a luxury spa treatment. Enjoy sundowners whilst the sun dips below the horizon, expelling a dreamy mesh of colour into the sky.
Be it floating around the islands on board your fabulously chic yacht, or barefoot bliss in a perfectly manicured stilted resort projected out into the azure waters… Both offer uninterrupted views of the ocean, creating a unique castaway experience of the upmost luxury.
One of the most naturally fascinating areas on Earth, Iceland’s beauty is prolific. A beguiling fusion of stunning volcanoes hidden between the largest glaciers in Europe, quaint villages and geo-thermal pools nestled amongst luscious scenery… Iceland is a vibrant treasure-trove for nature-enthusiasts and a wonderful destination to discover over the festive period.
It is during these dark winter months the Northern Lights dance across the sky, creating the most beautiful artistic display, visible from the warmth of your isolated private lodge. A perfect combination of modern design and authentic Icelandic architecture, Deplar Farm creates a peaceful haven amongst the wilderness.
Spend your days hiking, snowmobiling, whale watching and lake fishing before returning back to your lodge by helicopter. Iceland’s exclusivity gives way to experiencing world-class heli-skiing as you descend remote summits with a view over the sapphire ocean, a wonderous sight so few have seen. Or, for the little adventurers amongst you, traversing across Iceland in a sled pulled by Huskies under the low winter sun is a dream, especially over Christmas.
Promising a generous dose of “the sunshine vitamin” as the perfect remedy to winter’s chill, Thailand’s idyllic archipelago offers an unrivalled tropical paradise like no other. More than just paradisal white sand beaches, Thailand boasts a rich and thriving culture open for exploration.
Be it total zen in jungle hideaways amongst some of the oldest rainforests known to man, navigating a maze of street markets and sacred temples, sampling flavoursome cuisine and fascinating traditions, or immersive experiences with tribal communities learning their authentic ways of life, our itineraries will be sure to combine both pampering and adventure.
From stepping out of a luxurious villa to sink your toes into the sandy shore, overlooking the dazzling array of the floating islands in the Andaman Sea…To swinging at anchor in secluded bays and finding complete isolation on board your glossy vessel when floating from one castaway island paradise to the next. Your winter escape to Thailand will be one to remember.
From the shallow waters of the Bahamas, palm fringed beaches and Painkiller rum cocktails in the British Virgin Islands, to cruising the azure waters of the mountainous Grenadines or relaxing on the sun-soaked beaches of St Lucia… this Christmas and New Year, trade the winter chill for total bliss in the Caribbean.
Full of life, each island is unique in its own way. Graced with warm welcomes and a laid back vibe, these islands will immediately capture your heart. Warm waters lap pristine sandy beaches, whilst towns have retained their colourful colonial elegance and understated style which emphasise the island’s spellbinding surroundings. The perfect destination for the family, the little adventurers amongst your group will enjoy access to water sports and dancing to steelpan music, homage to the Caribbean Islands. Dip below the surface of the water and revel at the mesmerising kaleidoscope of aquatic life, before enjoying sundowners and delighting in local delicacies.
Soak up the character of the Caribbean, be it truly connecting with the wind and water whilst under sail on board a classic yacht, or relaxing on the deck of a luxurious motor yacht, graceful as she glides between one tropical island to the next.
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