Sun, sea and Santa Claus!

Not everyone is a fan of the Winter Wonderland that descends during the Christmas period. Christmas in the UK can be a dark and cold environment, so if you’d rather be wearing a bikini with your santa hat, then why not make a festive getaway? If you’ve never experienced Christmas on the beach, it should definitely be on your wish list.

Bora Bora is a true paradise and the warm waters turquoise and shimmering. No slaving over a hot oven on 25th December, just relax in a hammock or go for a dip with the tropical fish.


Image credit

Tanzania would certainly be a Christmas with a difference. Take a safari over the plains of the Serengeti National Park and see lions, elephant and buffalo. Get active and take a hike around Mount Kilimanjaro for an experience totally opposite to a traditional Christmas.

Fancy a bbq on the beach in Australia as your Christmas gift this year? December 25th falls in the middle of the Australian summer so a great option if you can’t stand the Winter blues.

You can’t get much further from Christmas than flying to Egypt. Who could resist sunshine, 24 degrees in December and excellent hotels? A perfect time to sight-see as it’s outside of the peak desert temperatures of the summer months. Take a Nile cruise and see the Pyramids, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings.

Of course, if travel is not possible, then you could always create a unique and highly personal Christmas in your home. Handmade decorations and craft activities might be just the ticket to get you in the traditional Christmas spirit. For a great range of designer Christmas fabrics, visit

The Caribbean is another classic Christmas destination with guaranteed sunshine and very little rain, There are some wonderful villas available to rent as well if you want to take the whole family.


Image credit

Even though it’s a Buddhist country, Thailand celebrates Christmas with enthusiasm and the weather is hot and dry. Phuket, for example, gets 8 hours of sunshine a day and temperatures of 31 degrees. India offers everything from beautiful temples to tiger safaris and beach holidays. Zambia can offer foot safaris and game drives and the amazing Victoria Falls and South Africa has 11 hours of sunshine a day and 25 degree temperatures.

Who could resist The Maldives? Pure turquoise waters and talc soft sand, this tropical nation has it all to offer when it comes to sheer unadulterated bliss and is the ultimate escape. There are 26 small atolls made up of 1000 coral islands with incredible beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs.

Image credit