There was a time when going on holiday at Christmas was a privilege of the rich and famous. However with package holidays and low-cost flights from regional airports things have changed and virtually everybody can afford to enjoy a stress free holiday. One has to choose carefully and book early because the closer we get to Christmas the rarer it becomes to find a bargain package. Below are some of the best Christmas holiday destinations.
Egypt offers great weather, excellent hotels and modest prices. December is also the most perfect time of year for sightseeing as it is not too hot. Enjoy the Pyramids, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a classic Nile cruise holiday or head to the beaches of the Red Sea.
Experience the decadent Arabian glamour, shopping and entertainment. Dubai offers many spectacular hotels in the city itself or you could stay in the desert at the charming Al Mahan Desert Resort. For a taste of the ýreal Arabia at a gentler pace, try Oman. It boasts great beach hotels such as Six Senses Zighy Bay with ancient culture, adventure tours and beautiful untouched scenery.
Nothing says holiday more than warm sunshine and sandy beaches which are in plenty in Barbados, Tobago and Jamaica. For exclusive first class services book in at Sandals. If you want to experience intense celebration, look at the Dominican Republic and Cuba, where the locals celebrate Christmas with gusto.
Although Thailand is a Buddhist country, Christmas is celebrated with charm and enthusiasm. There Ýs a wide range of hotels, from luxury spa resorts to cheaper beachfront resorts and, if you pick your destination carefully, the weather will be hot and dry. It’s the rainy season on the east coast (Koh Samui and Hua Hin for example) áPhuket is one of the best places to stay at this time of year.
You don’t really have to leave the continent to enjoy Christmas. There are many domestic destinations that offer thrilling experience. Get lost in theáexotic Egyptian experience or head toáZambia for exhilarating safaris on foot and game drives in South Luangwa National Park, then finish your visit with an amazing stay at Victoria Falls. Discover the magical Masai Mara, Track the magnificent Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Stay in luxurious African style camps in Kenya.
Or you could head to Tanzania for a safari and beach holiday perhaps combining game drives at Selous Impala Camp, where you will sleep in a family tent and see elephant, lion, giraffe and hippo, with The Tides, a friendly hotel on a white-sand beach. South Africa is a great destination for families and South Africa Airways offers affordable packages. For ONLY $1496 one can enjoy 3 nights in the amazing Johannesburg city. Package includes; accommodation B/B, Return Air Tickets All transfers Airport/ Hotel/ Airport, Visa Fees, Day Tours, Porterage, telephone calls, bar bills, tips/ gratuities, curios and anything personal.