If the tree is lit and Christmas carols are playing all over the radio, yet the weather is doing nothing to cheer you up, perhaps a holiday in the sun is in order!
Here are our suggestions for the best luxury winter sun holidays.
The Resort Villa
Up to 18 guests
For a lavish holiday in sunny Thailand, look no further than The Resort Villa: seven individual villas for a total of 14 guests who are looked after by 70 members of staff, for pampering beyond expectation.
With amenities including a private aquarium, four bars, and a spa, along with activities like horse riding and scuba diving, and an unparalleled range of services, this is the ultimate destination for sun-seekers wishing to experience the best that Thailand has to offer.
Noku Beach House
Up to 12 guests
With a privileged position on the beach of the popular Seminyak, this stylish six-bedroom villa offers a modern take on traditional Balinese décor. As in a high-end hotel, guests enjoy the attention of a full staff including a concierge, chef, and chauffeur, along with amenities such as a private spa and 27-metre swimming pool.
The trendy beach clubs and shopping areas of Seminyak are only a few minutes away, making this villa the perfect base for enjoying the lively Balinese resort.
Cape Town, South Africa
Up to 12 guests
Boasting stunning panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and award-winning architecture, the state-of-the-art Beyond Villa is an elegant and uber-contemporary property with ample space, ideal for gathering friends and family for a luxury holiday.
With six bedrooms, a heated infinity pool, fitness room, sauna, and even a party room with a pool table, ping pong table and dancefloor, this amazing property is a wonderful destination in itself, but it’s also a great base for exploring the dynamic city of Cape Town.
Pearl Cays, Caribbean
Up to 10 guests
A gorgeous private paradise off the coast of Nicaragua, this bijou island with just four beach cabanas has a staff of 25 to look after up to 10 guests. Whether visiting for a small family gathering or an idyllic romantic getaway, the eco-friendly Calala Island offers a plethora of activities and watersports, from turtle watching and fishing to paddle boarding and kayaking to keep everyone entertained.
Guests will enjoy the services and amenities of a five-star hotel, from a swim-up bar and Michelin-trained chef, to children’s activities and weekly evening events.