Winter holidays are a time to escape the freezing cold European weather and if you have yet to book your holiday in the sun, here are a few exotic locations to add to your shortlist.
- Phú Quốc, Vietnam – The largest Vietnamese island, Phú Quốc has quickly become a firm favourite destination for beach lovers and there are many compelling reasons for this. Check out the amazing La Veranda Resort in Phú Quốc, which is luxurious and affordable. The island is nestled in a bay on the Gulf of Thailand and it is well-known for its pristine tropical beaches.
- Phuket Island, Thailand – Phuket has long been a firm favourite for Europeans to escape the winter; you could spend Christmas & New Year in a tropical paradise, which is much preferable to minus temperatures. The Andaman Sea is home to a diverse range of marine life; you can charter a boat to take you to the best coral reefs where you can swim with bottle-nose dolphins and maybe even a whale shark. Click here for reasons to book a beachside resort in Thailand.
- The Maldives – Enjoy the millionaire lifestyle at a 5-star water villa during the cold winter months; if you want to live like royalty, book a stay at one of the luxurious Maldives resorts. Nothing less than 24-hour service, with your very own chef and bartender; for more information, search with Google for ‘luxury resorts, Maldives’ and browse a few websites. High season happens to fall in December and January, so you might have to pay a little more if you want to celebrate New Year abroad.
- Cruise the Caribbean – What better way to escape the sub-zero temperatures than a Caribbean cruise? Fly to Miami to board the luxurious cruise ship and spend 3 weeks touring the West Indian islands such as Jamaica, St Lucia, Martinique and Antigua. There are several cabin classes to suit every budget and these vessels are so large, they are like cities and getting lost is a common problem for new passengers.
- New South Wales – The most visited state in Australia, NSW has much to offer tourists; Sydney is well worth spending a week to appreciate the many attractions, including Sydney Opera House, the famous Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, which isn’t far from the harbour. The Blue Mountains are amazing, the blue tinge comes from the many eucalyptus trees and there are guided tours of the mountains and Hunter Valley. The best Australian wine comes from the fertile region that is known as Hunter Valley and you can tour some of the wineries and sample their wares.
With only a few months remaining, if you want a fabulous luxury holiday in 2023, now is the time to start looking. Whether Thailand, the Maldives or NSW, you will need to apply for a visa. You can book everything online, which is super convenient and don’t forget to take out health insurance for the duration of your holiday.