Where To Holiday December
A Christmas holiday can be a romantically perfect time to head to your dream paradise as well as fun-filled family adventure. A special time, in a special place, with the creation of special memories is what’s required for your holiday of a lifetime, and that can happen all year round. If you’re looking for your own winter getaway to a luxury retreat, then we’ve got some great recommendations of locations and resorts on where to holiday in December.
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Sri Lanka in December is hot and sunny with temperature averages of 27 degrees, so combining the likes of Dubai and Maldives for a multi-centre holiday is perfect this time of year. From its verdant tea plantations to its snow-white beaches, incredible World Heritage Sites – and, of course, the friendly and hospitable locals – Sri Lanka is blessed with many wonders, both natural and cultural.
December enjoys around 7 hours of sunshine a day and average temperatures of 27 degrees and highs of 29 degrees. The Maldives is a picturesque island nation in the Indian Ocean, a country famous for its natural beauty and highly popular as a tourist destination, particularly for weddings and honeymoons. Blessed with 1,192 pristine islands clustered in a double chain of 26 atolls, Maldives holidays are characterised by its unsullied white beaches, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs rich with a colourful variety of marine life. Home to some of the best diving spots in the world, this island nation is also renowned for its luxury resorts and for the richness of its local culture.
Kick back and relax on a gorgeous beach in which your luxurious accommodation for the next week or two is your new oasis in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius in December has lovely weather with average temperatures of 25 and highs of 28 and there’s 9 hours of sunshine a day – this time of year is classed as the beginning of summer in Mauritius! If you love to explore culture, Port Louis is Mauritius’ capital with stately colonial architecture and Le Caudan Waterfront. As well as gorgeous beaches, Mauritius has stunning natural beauty such as Le Morne Brabant, Black River Gorges National Park, Seven Coloured Earths, Trou aux Cerfs and Chamarel waterfall – just to name a few!
The Seychelles is a nation of 115 islands surrounded by the sparkling azure waters of the Indian Ocean – during December; Mahe has gorgeous temperatures of 27 with highs of 30, however rainfall may be expected. Famous the world over for its sugar-white beaches – including, arguably, the most beautiful beach in the world – as well as for its idyllic tropical climate and warm, friendly inhabitants, the Seychelles is a prime holiday destination for anyone seeking an unspoilt island paradise.
Cape Town has temperatures of 20 degrees in December and marks the beginning of the summer season. If you’re looking to combine your holiday with a safari, Kruger National Park can reach around 26 degrees. Perfect for families and couples looking for romance, a South Africa holiday can vary depending on your passions. From thrilling adventures on a game drive to sampling wine in one of the many sweeping vineyards in Cape Wine lands District – a visit to Cape Town is a must, see the penguins on Boulders Beach, abseil Table Mountain and dine and shop along the stunning V&A Waterfront.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and is a stunning destination to visit for a few nights before seeing more of Malaysia or elsewhere. Kuala Lumpur has pleasant weather in December with average of 27 degrees; temperatures can rise to 31 degrees so head inside enjoy the city views from the observation deck at the Petronas Towers! If you’re looking to combine your Kuala Lumpur holiday with Borneo, December is perfect with average temperatures of 27 degrees and highs of 31. Combine the natural wonders of Mount Kinabalu, the Seoiok Orang-Utan and a jungle of wilderness with the relaxation and indulgence or fabulous beach resorts – Borneo is a tropical paradise waiting to be explored!
Thailand’s capital, Bangkok enjoys 9 hours of sunshine a day with average temperatures of 26 degrees in December. Thailand Holidays conjure wonderful images of exotic islands, decadent cities and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere; but the reality is so much better. No words can describe it you’ll just have to experience it for yourself. Explore the bustling city of Bangkok where you can sample scrumptious street food and sightsee the many temples around the city. Phuket is a stunning beach destination to explore in the Thailand; here you will find the majestic limestone cliffs that rise above the emerald green sea. Island hopping is very popular in Phuket, explore the Phi Phi Islands, visit James Bond Island and visit the renowned Phi Phi islands.
South America is a vast continent with 12 countries including Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Galapagos Islands. Most rainfall happens in the months of May to November and the rest of the year is much drier. Brazil in December is a lovely time to visit as it’s classed as spring, with the average temperature being 25 degrees and highs of 29! If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, Peru is a great option to visit in December with an average temperature of 22 and highs of 25 degrees. Another bucket list for many is the Galapagos, which has temperatures of 24 degrees on average in December.
Dubai holidays afford the ultimate location for your family holiday or special holiday for two with some of the world’s best hotels, attractions and enjoys warm temperatures year round. From the beach to the desert, Dubai offers plenty of experiences depending on your holiday style. In the month of December, Dubai averages temperatures of 21 degrees and high temperatures of 26 degrees. For a true Dubai holiday experience, venture into the desert by four-wheel drive where you will leave the Dubai city skyline in your rear-view mirror and discover a different world of experiences. We love Atlantis the Palm for Dubai family holidays where you will be blown away by the impressive architectural design, luxurious accommodation options and world-class service with some of the best amenities in Dubai.
With so much to see and do in New Zealand, from hiring out a campervan and exploring the open road, stopping off in Dunedin, which has the world’s steepest street – or seeing the film set of The Hobbit! Alternatively, explore this fascinating country by cruise where you can see the stunning Milford Sound as well as exploring top destinations such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. December is a pleasant time to visit New Zealand, as it’s the first month of spring. Auckland averages temperatures of 18 degrees and highs of 21 – perfect if you’re looking to be active!
Made up of stunning islands dotted in the Caribbean sea, from Barbados to Bahamas, Antigua to St Lucia, Jamaica and Dominican Republic – there’s just so much choice in December for your winter Caribbean getaway! Barbados is the perfect escape for white sandy beaches with world-class dining and luxury resorts. You can expect picture-perfect temperatures that can reach as high as 28 degrees – imagine yourself in Jamaica drinking rum punch with the sound of reggae in the background as you top up your tan… St Lucia offers breathtaking vistas of rolling green hills, azure blue waters and the majestic Piton Mountains in the backdrop. If you’re thinking of St Lucia for your winter sun holiday in December, you can enjoy highs of 30 degrees.
Located between the USA and Central America, Mexico serves as the perfect base to either explore while in America, or offering as a gateway to the Caribbean. Exuding with culture, culinary delights, history and natural wonders, Mexico holidays offer it all. Those who love to spend their holiday eyeing-up the destination’s history will love Tulum for some winter sun in December with average temperatures of 24 degrees and can go as high as 27 degrees, this Mayan city offers walled ruins close to the sea where you can spectate some pretty outstanding views. As a whole, the Riviera Maya offers a splendid beach life with an amazing restaurant and night scene to keep you up and busy!
Ski destinations – France, Austria, Switzerland
December is an ideal time of year to go skiing with a selection of ski resorts in Europe to choose from such as France, Austria, Switzerland and Finland. World-class skiing can be enjoyed at Val d’lsere resort in France, with upmarket boutiques, luxurious hotels and chalets and high-altitude glacial areas! In Austria, village of Soll is great for beginners. The Swiss Alps are also gorgeous this time of year as well as in the summer. Top ski resorts include Zermatt and St. Moritz. If you’re looking to see Santa in Lapland over Christmas and spread your ski holiday over to January, Finland is the perfect option. Levi has all that you need for an unforgettable family holiday – keep your eyes peeled as you may just see the spectacular Northern Lights.
December is cold in Finland with -6 being the average temperature. There’s still a blanket of snow on the ground if you are still looking to ski this time of year. Finland will leave you feeling mesmerized by the county’s jaw-dropping locations that offer distinctive holiday experiences in one amazing destination, from forest-lined ski resorts to self-drive trips that unveil sweeping lakes, wonderful countryside and captivating culture – and of course, the home to Santa’s magical grotto and an excellent viewpoint of the bewildering Northern Lights.
For a magical family getaway during Christmas, enjoy a stay in Lapland where the dark winter days draw in and the hustle and bustle of the charming towns and ski resorts aluminate the forested trees where nature and wilderness are just minutes away! Visit at the most wonderful time of the year where Santa will be waiting in his grotto and his reindeers come out to play with an array of wonderful experiences to enjoy such as sleigh riding, feeding and races! Considered as one of the best places to see the spectacular Northern Lights colour the sky, Lapland boasts of having around 200 nights a year to see the Aurora Borealis. It gets cold in December with averages of -6 so wrap up warm!