The Best Christmas and New Year Getaways to Book this Winter


Despite being the most wonderful time of year, the festive season can leave some of us feeling stressed and burnt out. Between last-minute present shopping and the pressure of entertaining, there is often little time for relaxing and self-care.

Leave the cooking to someone else this Christmas and escape on a festive wellness holiday, with relaxing spa treatments and fun festive events to keep everyone happy this Winter. Enjoy elegant themed events, from a Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party in Thailand to an exotic Christmas dinner buffet under the stars in Morocco. Return home revitalised and ready to conquer the upcoming year.

Thailand: Kamalaya

Kamalaya Spa Treatment

Escape the cold on a luxury spa retreat and celebrate a memorable Christmas or New Year's getaway at Kamalaya, a luxurious wellness and holistic spa resort located on the stunning south coast of Koh Samui. Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of reflection and personal growth in this serene and rejuvenating environment, where you can indulge in a wide range of spa treatments, detox programs, and invigorating yoga sessions that will restore your body, mind, and spirit. Engage in cultural activities, workshops, and outdoor adventures amidst the tropical beauty, creating cherished memories. Whether you seek solitude or festive camaraderie, Kamalaya provides a serene and nurturing setting for your holiday escape, offering relaxation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery. 

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Italy:  Lefay

Lefay salt water lake

Set in the alpine north of Lake Garda, Lefay boasts a picturesque, wintery panorama and luxurious spa facilities, making it ideal for a healthy Winter spa break in Europe. In addition to authentic Italian food, join the festive events on offer, including a decadent ‘champagne happy hour’ followed by a New Year’s Eve gala dinner. With the spa open during the entire festive season, take a dip in the salt water pool to cleanse and purify your skin, and enjoy a relaxing candle massage featuring winter aromas to alleviate any pre-Christmas stress. Experience a calm, tranquil festive season with wellness activities that will leave you feeling divine.

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Thailand: Amatara Wellness Resort

Thai hammam Amatara

For those seeking an alternative Christmas experience this year, Amatara is the ideal escape for a tropical Christmas and New Year retreat. Set on the exotic peninsula of Phuket in Thailand, this healthy holiday skips Western Christmas traditions and provides innovative Asian alternatives that will still spread festive spirit and calmness.  After a traditional long boat ride to Phi Phi Island, spend soothing hours in the Thai Hamman, followed by a signature massage to de-stress. Celebrate the festivity of love with a romantic Christmas dinner and a physiotherapy consultation to relieve any festive tension, leaving you refreshed and revitalised.

Dates: 24th December to 9th January

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Amatara Wellness Resort

UK: Grantley Hall

Outdoor Heated Pool at Grantley Hall


Experience the epitome of luxury at Grantley Hall this Christmas or New Year's. This enchanting 17th-century estate in North Yorkshire offers lavish accommodations, a sublime Three Graces Spa, and festive celebrations. Indulge in opulent treatments, relax in the cedar hot tub, and savor traditional meals on this de-stress holiday. Take in the picturesque surroundings, savor afternoon tea accompanied by a grand piano, and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Grantley Hall ensures an unforgettable getaway where luxury, relaxation, and cherished memories await.

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Morocco: Paradis Plage

Beach massage at Paradis Plage

The holiday programme at Paradis Plage, set on the stunning Moroccan coast, demonstrates that you don’t need a wintery scene to feel festive. Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas dinner in a Berber traditional tent under the stars, featuring an extensive buffet and musical entertainment. Experience an alternative Christmas morning with yoga overlooking the beach, then hit the waves in the afternoon, making it perfect for a seasonal surfing and yoga holiday.

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Paradis Plage

Portugal: Galo Resort

Galo yoga room

Surrounded by the thriving flora of Madeira, Galo Resort offers a variety of holiday-themed activities for you to enjoy a very special Christmas programme, from liquor and baking workshops to a New Year Cocktail reception and fireworks show. At this winter sun holiday, you can enjoy a six-course Christmas dinner and there’s even the option to attend Christmas Mass at the local church. For fitness enthusiasts, there is a Silvester race through the city of Funchal that will leave you thrilled and energised for the year ahead.

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Greece: Euphoria Retreat

Pool at Euphoria Retreat

Set in the mystical Taygetus mountain range, immerse yourself in blissful serenity at Euphoria Retreat, . This hidden gem harmoniously combines Greek and Chinese healing traditions, creating a transformative wellness journey. Rejuvenate on this yoga holiday in meditation hall, indulge in the tranquil spa, and savor nourishing, custom-designed cuisine. Engage in invigorating group classes, explore nature's beauty, and experience uplifting spa therapies. Euphoria Retreat invites you to embark on a rejuvenating escape this Christmas and New Year, where happiness and well-being flourish.

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Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect Christmas & New Year holiday 

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