Location is everything when you're planning a vacation, and at Christmas, it is even more important than ever! Choosing how you want to spend Christmas can truly make or break a festive experience, so it is always wise to think about your choices carefully. With so many locations to choose from, you need to decide what takes your fancy, do you want to enjoy tropical climates or head to the slopes and enjoy Christmas with snow and mountains? Below are a few of our top location recommendations for those wanting to spend Christmas out of the UK.
Snow-capped mountains, wonderful Apres and stunning ski slopes are just some of the things you could enjoy at Christmas in Val d'Isère.
Exclusively elegant since 1988, the slopes here are to die for and can truly make a Christmas break magnificently special. Our selection of luxury ski chalets
only adds to the opulence of your stay with panoramic views, private indoor pools, massage rooms, games rooms and cinemas, to name just a few of the facilities.
If you're asked to name a stunning tropical location that is often at the top of bucket lists, then The Bahamas
is a safe bet. A popular choice for those looking to get away and enjoy a sunny Christmas, The Bahamas is an outstanding location full of world-renowned beaches, historical sites, traditional local markets, and an abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep. Christmas in The Bahamas will be truly unforgettable.
Chic, charming and truly spectacular are just some of the words to describe St Barths.
With its vibrant mix of French sophistication, Swedish vibrance and Caribbean charm, it really is a location of true mix. Christmas in St Barths would be like any other and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Wander the white sand beaches on Christmas Day or enjoy a dip in the tropical sea after a big dinner on Boxing Day, sounds like heaven, right?
It may sound like an interesting choice for a festive getaway, but Cambodia
has so much to offer. Full of charisma and charm, Christmas in this Asian gem will be truly one of a kind, an experience that Sheree Hooker, blogger at Winging The World
explained in a little more detail to us.
"It might be the most wonderful time of the year but there is still no disputing that Christmas can be stressful. A combination of awkward family interactions, complex recipes and the financial burden of the big day means that the festive season can actually be a very stressful time. Instead of sweating over a pan of roast potatoes and listening to screaming children, I spent Christmas on a beach in the Cambodian sunshine. To make this Christmas a luxury experience, I booked into a luxury hotel with a swimming pool - the only thing I had to worry about was avoiding a hangover! While part of me will forever love a traditional family Christmas, I hadn't really ever experienced how relaxing Christmas could be until that one in Cambodia."
Who really wants to be slaving over hot pots and pans on Christmas Day, certainly not us! For an extra touch of luxury, why not hire a private chef to do the Christmas cooking for you? You've got your wonderful private villa sorted, so sit back and enjoy it and let the delicious food come to you. Here at Elegant Resorts, many of our private luxury villas come equipped with their very own private chefs so you don't have to worry, but if you have someone you rely on that you want to bring with you, then that can be catered for too.
Our private villas and luxury homes come equipped with their own private kitchens and chef preparation areas, so you don't have to worry about your chef taking up room in your wonderful home for the duration of your festive stay. There really is no better way to spend Christmas than to be wined and dined with exceptional food and even better company.
You've booked your dream private villa and found your very own private chef to join you, so why not take the luxurious travel option too and make it a full package? Who wants to be sat on a busy, crowded public plane when trying to enjoy a festive getaway?
Why not book a private jet or choose your own first-class seats on board your plane and really start the holiday as you mean to go on? Enjoy a luxurious experience from start to finish and truly relax and unwind as you travel to your dream location.