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Top reasons to spend Christmas holidays abroad

Top reasons to spend Christmas holidays abroad
The most wonderful time of year is nearly upon us and you may be considering spending Christmas abroad, good choice! 
In this article, we’re looking at the top reasons to spend Christmas holidays abroad and the best places to soak up some winter sun

Contrasting cultures

Image of a beach with mountain backdrop in the Canary Islands
Christmas holidays abroad offer the ideal opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and explore beautiful cultures and traditions from across the globe. 
The Canary Islands are a much-loved holiday destination. Located just off the coast of Morocco, you’re in for year-round sunshine, even over Christmas. The Canaries is the perfect spot to get out of the cold and into the calming Atlantic Ocean with warm waves and high mineral properties. 
The second largest of the islands, Fuerteventura is home to a cultural explosion with a mix of African and European influences throughout the island. The small fishing villages with narrow streets take you back in time with historic architecture waiting to be explored. 
If beach days are on your Christmas wish list, Fuerteventura has got you covered with over 150 beaches across the island, inviting you to sunbathe and swim to your heart's content.
Spend your days taking in the cultural architecture at Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach Golf and Spa Resort, offering luxury at its finest. If you’re looking for a Christmas getaway for the whole family, there is truly something for everyone. From the two golf courses and relaxing spa to the three onsite swimming pools and stunning blue ocean waters of the beach on your doorstep, this resort is a family fun extravaganza. 
Image of a golf and spa resort in Fuerteventura

Leave the cooking to the professionals

We’ve all been there. Waking up at the crack of dawn to get the turkey in, rushing to find a clean potato peeler, all while setting the table and still having presents to wrap. While exciting, it doesn’t leave much time to relax and enjoy the Christmas holidays with the ones you love most. 
That’s where luxury Cyprus holidays step in to save the day. It’s time to sit back and soak in the best the Mediterranean Sea has to offer. Blue flag beaches along with some of the best restaurants await in Paphos
You will find some top upmarket restaurants alongside traditional local taverns, giving you a host of dining options throughout your stay. It’s best to explore the creative cuisines before the 25th as many restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day but have no fear, your luxury resort will be celebrating in style. 
Hotel Elysium is well known for its Christmas celebrations, offering a world of wonder with its famous Christmas Day brunch with the usual UK delights and local treats like Melomakarono, traditional Greek Christmas cookies made with honey. 
The eight onsite restaurants and bars will have you spoilt for choice with local, international, and traditional Cypriot cuisines. You can spend your days on the water with exciting water sports before cooling off poolside with sun loungers. After the Christmas celebrations, it’s time to unwind at the spa, letting all your worries wash away.
Image of a circular swimming pool surrounding by beds and parasols

Festive celebrations

For some serious winter sun fun, the Middle East has it all. Luxury, elegance, bustling malls, and some of the best Michelin Star restaurants in the world. 
Nowhere does Christmas markets abroad quite like Dubai. From a frenzy of fashion to traditional souvenirs at the local souks, you’re in for the shopping trip of a lifetime. 
Throughout December, Dubai puts on a stunning display of Christmas lights. This, along with the grandeur of the architecture, is sure to be something you won’t soon forget. 
While Dubai weather won’t permit a white Christmas, the indoor snow parks sure will and are a fun way to spend the day hitting the slopes. 
If you’re looking for Christmas luxury in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm is at the top of the list. This luxury hotel has something for everyone. From the exciting waterpark and two beaches to the world-renowned spa and Michelin Star restaurants, excellent service and facilities await at every turn. 
Image of a hotel in Palma on the beachfront

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