These sun-filled holiday escapes offer a way out of the UK’s gloom, so you can appreciate a Christmas where the focus is on quality time with all the members of your family – the ultimate luxury.
Festive Family Fun
Tropical Luxe – Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
The breezy, cliff-side three- and four-bedroom residences occupy a premium piece of paradise on Félicité Island, a short hop by helicopter from Mahé. The roomy villas have private plunge pools plus an additional pool, ensuites for everyone and endless ocean views. Families can spread out on the island’s many boulder-flanked beaches, where giant tortoises roam, and come evenings, movie time under a starry sky is a special way to end the day.
Family Fun – Iniala, Phuket
For multi-generations looking for a stylish group getaway, Iniala is your go-to. Three sleek villas sit side-by-side, each with three bedrooms, in front of a glorious snow-white beach dotted with swaying palm trees. Parents will be happy to hand over the reins on arrival: staff include a villa manager, chef, butler, driver and spa therapist, and children will love the fantasy-led kids ‘hotel’ – where kids can sleepover in a treehouse.
Caribbean Charmer – Blue Waters, Antigua
Smaller and more intimate than other neighbouring Caribbean resorts, Blue Waters is a fresh take on the Caribbean with a blue and green colour palette and warm, friendly staff. Families will be happily ensconced in the two- or three-bedroom villas which have private pools, plus indoor and outdoor dining areas. The wonderful seascape backdrop at the restaurant make it an ideal place to linger over Creole seafood and the powder-soft beach is perfect for play and pure relaxation.