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Top 5 Beach Christmas Holidays

Posted by Maria Inês Pinto on 31/10/2014
Top 5 Beach Christmas Holidays

As the days grow colder and the festive season approaches, of course we all start dreaming of a white Christmas. But what if this year you trade that white snow for some white sand?

As November draws near, it is undoubted that the cold weather has settled in and it is not really going anywhere. Luckily, Christmas is right around the corner and that means you are about to get a nice one or two weeks off work. So make the most of those days and travel somewhere where the sun is always shining! Check out our list of the best holiday destinations to spend this Christmas sipping your favourite cocktail as you enjoy a glorious sunset on the beach.

1.  Riviera Maya, Mexico

If you don’t mind long flights and can afford to splurge a bit more on your accommodation, the Caribbean is the prime destination for spending a blissful beach holiday over your Christmas holidays.

Mexico’s Riviera Maya region is well known for being an excellent beach holiday destination year round, but during the Christmas season it becomes even more exotic and enchanting. With excellent weather conditions and rare precipitation, there is very little that can go wrong on your holiday to the Riviera Maya. You can opt to stay in Cancun, which is better equipped with hotels but also slightly pricier. If you are looking for cheaper options, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, or Los Cabos are also excellent resort towns.

2.  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

You can’t beat the Caribbean’s perfect weather in December, so of course even our second choice had to be in one of its dreamy islands. Punta Cana is one of the most popular resorts in Dominican Republic, mostly due to its various all-inclusive resorts which offer a host of festive activities and celebrations.

You will get the best of both worlds: the magical atmosphere of Christmas and a magnificent tropical resort. Christmas on the beach never looked so good!

3.  Tenerife, Canary Islands

If you prefer to stay closer to home, the beautiful island of Tenerife is your best option. Of all the Spanish Canary Islands, Tenerife is the most English-friendly: not only is it on the same time zone as the UK, but almost everyone on the island at least understands English which is of great help when travelling abroad.

The weather may not be as warm as in the Caribbean, but it’s still very pleasant and a very welcome change of pace from the dreary winter temperatures of the UK. Plus, since it is not peak season in Tenerife in December, you will also be able to enjoy cheaper hotel and flight rates (especially when compared to the Caribbean).

4.  Phuket, Thailand

Looking for something a little more exotic this Christmas? Thailand is your best bet for a unique beach holiday this year! With over 1,000 hotels and resorts and more than 10 diverse beach areas, Phuket is the ideal holiday destination for enjoying an exciting winter sun break.

This exotic beach holiday destination is Asia’s most popular and it is also very well-known by Europeans, which means you need to start booking early to ensure your spot in one of its dreamy beachfront hotels. Avoid the crowds at Patong Beach by driving a little to nearby Karon and Kata for a more serene experience.

5. Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

The Egyptian resort at Sharm El-Sheikh is also a great choice for spending your Christmas holidays if you prefer to stay closer to home. Once an incredibly popular resort for its remote location, beautiful beaches and excellent infrastructures, Sharm El-Sheikh’s fans have been choosing to go elsewhere lately due to some safety concerns.

Despite these, however, many still choose to spend their sunny holidays here and they are greeted by incredibly friendly resort staff, spectacular scenic views and lovely weather to enjoy the beach. It is not recommended for everyone, but if you do choose to go, you will be able to enjoy discounted hotel rates and a lovely sunny Christmas on the beach.

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