A lot of travellers are puzzled about where to travel in December. Whether you’re considering getting away in the build-up to the festive season, or over Christmas and New Year themselves, there is no doubt that this December is a brilliant time to escape. Below, we have handpicked some of the best places to go in the bleak midwinter – from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the picture-perfect beaches of the Maldives:
This is an obvious choice if you’re looking for a winter-sun paradise. The country’s 1,200 islands offer chalk-white beaches, aquamarine Indian Ocean waters and coral reefs teeming with life. Every hotel and resort is its own private isle – each one with its own charm and individual appeal – and we know what’s right for you. Days here are spent basking on the powdery sand, swimming in the warm sea, snorkelling, scuba-diving or eating delectable food.