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5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

Summer is almost over and winter upon us in the northern hemisphere. It is that time when you start to plan how to spend the months ahead. Should you go for the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, or the skiing paradises of France? There are a lot of options to choose from and each is as good as the other. So we are narrowing it down to some of the best possible luxurious getaways you can decide from, for the upcoming winter. Maldives This archipelago in the Indian Ocean is scenic to the extreme. The crystal clear waters, abundant wildlife, corals and a lively city make this a perfect holiday destination. For those looking to soak in the sun, lying on clandestine white beaches, the Maldives offers a setting that rivals the best beaches in the world. The 90 or so odd hotels are situated on unique islands with their own waterways. The most luxurious among them, Soneva Fushi, even has an astronomical observatory for its guests. Chamonix This ski resort nestled in the Alps is the oldest in France and amongst the best in the world. The French have always taken their skiing seriously and the Chamonix embodies this passion. With gliding snow covered peaks all around, this place is ideal for holidaying the winter away. A plethora of pistes for beginners and experts alike make this resort universal in its appeal. To top it all, the place offers an exciting night life celebrated by enthusiastic holidaymakers. New Zealand For those looking for a setting apart from beaches and mountains, the Treetops Lodge & Estate offer a unique forest getaway. Situated on the edge of the Mamaku plateau and just an hour’s drive from New Zealand’s biggest lake, this has been voted the best winter Luxury vacation spot for families. There are ample geological spots like geysers, volcanic crates etc. Adventure sports like mountain biking, horse riding become even more thrilling in this unique environment. Anguilla The sun soaked beaches of the Caribbean are famous worldwide for their atmosphere and people. Anguilla island in the Pacific is a true hideout from the world. There are no throngs of people in these curvaceous beaches, sporting long stretches of white sands. This place is very exclusive and is far from crowded. The visitors are few and far between and the villas in these places are ultra-luxurious. For a peaceful getaway, Anguilla presents a viable option. Dubai This Middle Eastern Emirate is filled with architectural marvels, each trying to outdo the last one. The tallest building in the world, the biggest mall, manmade islands adorn this oasis in the desert. The shopping districts of Dubai offer some of the biggest names in the fashion industry and lots of westerners throng to this place to experience the rich Arabian lifestyle. From desert safaris to underwater expeditions, Dubai offers it all and then some more. Winter holidays are a time to reconnect with families or just get out of our monotonous lifestyles. So choose wisely and beforehand to avoid last minute rushes and make your holiday special! Andy Butler is the Online Marketing Manager at Burger Davis. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. So glad you included skiing – the cold weather & winter landscape can be absolutely stunning too!

    I’d add Aspen and Beaver Creek to your list of luxury ski resorts. Both in Colorado USA, Aspen is famous for its slopes, nightlife & boutique shops. Beaver Creek’s tagline is “not exactly roughing it” and with its escalators to take you to the slopes, ski valets & complimentary freshly baked cookies each day, it’s definitely one to try!

  2. Hay Andy,thanks for the list. I think ‘West Coast’ in Barbados could have been a nice addition. This pristine beach island flaunts great natural beauty, from the wonder of underground caves to the beautiful vistas and the tropical colours of flora found across the island! Believe me you will love this place (and its people).

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