Fancy a different type of getaway this Christmas?
Here are three choices to consider when planning how to end 2018 on a high note.
Let it snow
Kiroro, a winter wonderland based in the Hokkaido Golden Triangle in Japan, is going all out with some truly luxurious packages this December.
The Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort is particularly impressive, where a ski adventure package is on offer along with fabulous daily access to the onsen or hot spring.
While you are in the area, do check out the show unit for Yu Kiroro, a highly anticipated property set to open in December 2019.
It offers a five-star experience with ski valet services, a club house, and one-, two- and three-bedroom freehold luxury ski-in-ski-out private residences.
While Anantara Chiang Mai Resort in Thailand may be known for its tranquillity and restorative elements, there is no reason not to celebrate Christmas while you are relaxing.
The “Christmas by The River” event on Christmas Eve will feature a slew of carol singers, while a live jazz band will play some Christmas classics to get you in the swing of things.
On Christmas Day, Santa Claus and Mrs Claus will also make an appearance.
That’s not all – the fun continues with a performance of the Phantom of the Opera, a cocktail reception and fantastic buffet to boot.
At the stroke of midnight to celebrate the new year, traditional Chiang Mai fire lanterns will be set free into the sky to create a truly spectacular sight worthy of your Instagram feed.
Escape it all
Where better than a private island where pristine beaches and a string of spa treatments abound?
Angsana Spa Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba offers all of the above for a perfect getaway from the holiday hubbub where you can truly shut down and recuperate.
Owned by Banyan Tree hotels and resorts, you can be sure there is no shortage of great spa facilities and Asian-inspired spa treatments.
The best part is, this is an adults-only resort, so you can truly rest your mind without worrying about any distractions.