Whether you prefer to spend your festive celebrations wrapped up with a blanket besides a roaring fire or sunning yourself on a beach, we have compiled a list of the top festive break destinations to head to this year.
Palé Hall, North Wales
Bracing walks, board games by a roaring log fire or curling up with a good book; Christmas at the newly opened Palé Hall is a relaxed family affair. Set on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Palé Hall’s stunning location makes it a true retreat and the perfect place to spend quality time with loved ones. Guests will be treated to sumptuous festive feasts from Michelin-starred Chef Michael Caines and the hotel’s talented restaurant team. With cranberry martinis using local Snowdonia gin and carols by the tree, accompanied by a harpist, Christmas at Palé Hall is traditional with an indulgent twist.
Longueville Manor, Jersey
This winter Jersey’s most highly acclaimed luxury hotel, Longueville Manor, invites guests to curl up by the fire and enjoy some serious ‘downtime’ with the ‘Hygge’ package including bottomless hot chocolate, luxurious cashmere and a team of staff waiting on hand and foot. A great time to visit Jersey, with the summer crowds subsided, guests will have the island to themselves making it the perfect spot for a bracing beach walk and to enjoy the stunning coastline.
Hygge package at Longueville Manor from £470.00 based on two people sharing a double room for one night. Available from 1st November – 31st March excluding 23rd December – 17th January.
Treat yourself this winter by escaping the traditional English weather and visiting Soneva Jani the newest property from Soneva in the Maldives. Opened the October, the brand’s newest luxury resort offers 24 water villas and one island villa, with additional island villas planned at a later stage. Inspired by a word that means wisdom in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru, which is part of an uninhabited five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll.
Great Northern Hotel
This year, Great Northern Hotel is celebrating Christmas with an indulgent twist in collaboration with London’s most historic and well-loved department store, Fortnum & Mason. Guests staying at the exquisitely designed hotel, in the heart of Kings Cross, will be treated to an abundance of festive delights including a Fortnum & Mason tartan-topped stocking adorned with their name and filled with a host of indulgent treats. This really is the perfect spot to enjoy a cosy winter’s evening after a long day of Christmas shopping.
Part of the Relais & Chateaux collection, Awasi Patagonia offers an experience unlike any other. A collection of independent villas, in a private reserve, offer total seclusion and stunning views of the forest, Sarmiento Lake and Torres del Paine National Park. Each villa is allocated its own guide and vehicle, allowing guests to explore the magnificent countryside at their own pace and see condors, guanacos and perhaps a puma. At the end of the day, they will return to a warm and cosy main lodge, restaurant and villas inspired by Patagonian shelters.