For those who prefer white beaches instead of white slopes, winter doesn’t have to be a stay-at-home part of the year. Escaping from cold weather to the warm sea does sound alluring especially if you’re into beautiful beaches and smiling people, exotic scents, and music in the air. And few things sound more exotic than exchanging gifts under a palm tree for Christmas. And here are the top destinations where the winter sun is brightest.

For blissed-out beachy nirvana, the Maldives are hard to beat. Hundreds of beautiful islands surrounded by coral reefs transformed into a piece of vacation paradise. How about having your Christmas dinner in an underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island or celebrating the 1st of January on a cruise around the Huvafen Fushi? Maybe the best way to еnter new year is by having relaxation treatments at some of the best spas such as ESPA spa at Joali Maldives.

Slopes of snow or slopes of sand, in UAE you can choose both. Although we recommend sand surfing, you can find the first real snow in a desert land at SkiDubai. Here, you will find it all; from a private island in the middle of Abu Dhabi – the Zaya Nurai Island to the most stylish and luxurious hideaways such as Armani Dubai.

Often referred to as the most beautiful winter sun destination you’ll experience, Mexico is one of the places you can visit in the wintertime.  The jungle paradise, the dazzling blue waters, the laid-back vibe, and the luxurious resorts, what more can you want? You can enjoy all the luxurious amenities of the prestigious Riviera Maya from idyllic places like Rosewood Mayakoba or Banyan Tree Mayakoba.

How about soaking up the sun surrounded by the most magnificent wildlife on Earth? The perfect starting point for this sunny safari adventure is the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the Kruger National Park. For those who prefer a more contemporary vacation, Cape Town is always a good idea. Get to know African culture and all its sides from the most exclusive location in the city – The Silo.

For more inspiration for your perfect vacation, you can visit our Christmas Collection or contact one of our travel advisors HERE.