Looking for a late escape and need a little inspiration? See our recommended destinations and itineraries which are perfect for winter and Christmas escapes.
With availability still throughout Christmas and New Year, this fantastic resort would be the perfect Christmas present for your partner or all the family to enjoy. Six Senses Laamu, Maldives offers a myriad of activities - an afternoon cooking class, canoe trip, try your hand at hobie cat sailing or borrow a book from the well-stocked library. Dining caters for every taste, from lunch at sophisticated Leaf Restaurant, to a choice of 50 flavours at the Ice Cream Parlour, to a special evening in the glass Wine Cellar Tower, Altitude, rising six metres out of the ocean where flying wine-waiters are on hand to pick out your chosen vintage. The perfect end to a perfect day is a star-lit movie at the open-air cinema.
A Caribbean holiday conjures up picture postcard images of crystal clear waters and sun-kissed beaches yet given the wealth and variety of islands it is dangerous to stereotype them all. Each island has its own individual character and personality.
Florida's seemingly endless stretches of idyllic beach and year-round sunshine have been drawing holidaymakers for decades, and today the state has world-class resorts providing excellent service and plenty of amenities. Whether you prefer the excitement of Orlando, the wildlife heaven of the Everglades, the relaxing atmosphere of the Florida Keys, or the cool vibe of Miami you'll find something to suit you in the sunshine state.
As the cold winter and early nights set in to the UK, extend your summer and take advantage of last minute availability across Thailand. Thailand holidays bring you to a land of smiles, offering timeless serenity inextricably interwoven with Thai Buddhist heritage. The Thai mainland offers varied delights, from the remote island-like paradise of Krabi in the south to the former capital Chiang-Mai in the north.
With a great choice of low-cost, short flights from the UK and many high quality places to stay plus unique and vibrant culture on your doorstep, Morocco makes a great destination for a last minute trip in 2013.
The season in Iceland runs from August to May, with the best chance of viewing between September and March when nights are at their longest. Just 1 ½ hours drive from Reykjavik airport, the idyllic Ranga Lodge is surrounded by sensational scenery on a grand scale. Frequently voted amongst the best hotels in the world, it offers a superb viewpoint for the Northern Lights. Not only is there zero light pollution to detract from the magic, but the hot tub on the hotel's deck must surely be one of the most supremely decadent spots from which to watch one of the most remarkable sights on the planet.
All the hotels were perfect with the highlights being the Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur and the Oberoi in Agra.
- GM, Essex
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