Five of the best destinations to visit this December
A holiday in December is the perfect way to celebrate and get some winter sun. From beautiful relaxing holidays on Caribbean islands, to adventurous tours through Asia and Africa, these are our top destinations to visit this December.
Lower prices, less crowds, more sunshine than the UK…what’s not to like? Tobago can experience some rain during December, but mostly these quick showers only last an hour or so, and the blazing sunshine is just behind. Tobago’s sugary sands are quiet up until mid-December when the Christmas crowds come in, so it’s the perfect destination for a bit of R&R just before the festivities begin.
Coco Reef Resort
With this peacefulness and seclusion just before Christmas in mind, Coco Reef Resort is the perfect choice. With its own gorgeous private beach, a tranquil spa, two delicious restaurants and a luscious tropical garden, there is plenty of time to rejuvenate and revitalize here.
Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort
An authentic Caribbean experience is key at Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, decorated with colourful furnishings and offering a true island charm. With hiking trails, a golf course, horse-riding and three swimming pools to choose from, your time here can be as relaxed or as exciting as you like.
Jamaica’s golden sands, azure waters and rainforest-clad mountains are already enticing, but December’s lower prices for flights and hotels makes it even more so. The lower prices are quite the head-scratcher, since the weather is still gloriously sunny and there’s little chance of hurricanes, but why complain when you could just go and sunbathe on the beach?
Perhaps you fancy a romantic couples’ break to celebrate the up-coming festivities? If so, Couples Negril is a wonderful adult-only hotel nestled along Jamaica’s coast, with gorgeous suites featuring their own private patios and a hammock for relaxing in. Need to cool-off from the sun? Take a dip in the pool and swim up to the bar for a refreshing cocktail. Of course, if December is too close to Christmas for you, there’s a fantastic Early Bird Offer for January-October 2018 stays with savings of up to £1000pp.
A hotspot for celebrities during the Christmas break, Barbados is perfect for a bit of star-spotting and sunbathing in the winter sun. December brings only a small amount of rain, and otherwise offers warm and sunny weather ideal for enjoying an afternoon of epic water sports or relaxing poolside or on one of the many idyllic beaches. Be sure to watch the sunset from The Cliff, a wonderful seafood restaurant perched high up in the cliffs, or tuck into a fried flying fish sandwich as you play in the sand.
Add a bit of extra pizzazz to your December getaway with a stay in Cobblers Cove, a candy-floss pink plantation house offering a slow, relaxed pace and great amenities. With afternoon teas, a gorgeous spa and complimentary water sports on offer, you’ll have all you need for a quaint, Caribbean stay.
Sugar Bay is another bright and authentic Caribbean hotel, which is big hit with families. From the All-Inclusive food and drink, to the variety of cuisines and two pools, the whole family will love escaping from cold UK and enjoying a bit of sunshine here.
Forget the Christmas planning and create an once-in-a-lifetime Malaysian adventure instead. Full of rich history, eclectic cultural influences, wonderful beaches and enticing rainforest, Malaysia is an excellent choice for an unforgettable holiday. Steer away from the east coast during this time – the monsoon season is at full force. Instead, venture to the west coast – including Langkawi, Penang and Pangkor – for incredible blue skies and warmth. Whether you fancy a single center stay or combining a number of resorts, we can create a tailor-made adventure you won’t forget in a hurry.
Pangkor Laut and Kuala Lumpur luxury twin centre
For a bit of inspiration consider our amazing Pangkor Laut and Kuala Lumpur luxury twin centre trip. Enjoy a stay at the stunning Pangkor Laut Resort, a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca, where secluded bays curl around pristine beaches - this really is a piece of paradise. Then head to Kuala Lumpur to take in all the sights of the city.
With adventure in mind, what could be better than a December break in South Africa? As the weather in the UK gets more and more dreary, Africa’s landscapes come to life, signaling the start of summer with its plethora of wildlife and beautiful sceneries. The temperatures here start to rise, bringing more amazing animals to the watering holes, and adding a new lease of life to the luscious Garden Route. Similar to Malaysia, we find the best way to discover South Africa is by creating your own tailor-made itinerary, and our team at Africa Sky can help. Or perhaps consider one of our wonderful self-drive tours.
The Garden Route and Kruger Safari Self-Drive Tour mixes the picturesque, iconic Garden Route with an authentic African safari in Kruger National Park, whilst the Cape Town and Blue Train Safari Self-Drive Tour combines Cape Town’s eclectic attractions with a ride on the scenic Blue Train, before ending in Kruger National Park with a classic wildlife-abundant safari.
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