The Luxe Diary has sourced some of the most luxurious winter sun getaways to curate your Luxe Travel List this December – in time to inspire you for the festive holidays. From COMO Cocoa Island – Maldives to the Raffles Praslin – Seychelles and the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay – Bali, we have your selection of luxury festive promotions right here. Enjoy discovering our December Luxe Travel List!
Relax and Revitalise | COMO Cocoa Island | Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate private Maldives island resort located in the South Malé Atoll (or South Kaafu Atoll). This December, COMO Cocoa Island is offering an unforgettable relaxing and revitalising festive experience. Surrounded by spectacularly clear waters, the land itself is made up of live coral reefs and sand bars, making the natural ecosystem truly distinctive. Encircled by powder white sands, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes world-class diving, fishing trips, as well as sunset cruises offering a chance to watch dolphins at play.
The style and design of the resort’s 33 overwater suites and villas are uniquely inspired by dhoni boats—the gently curving wooden vessels used by local fishermen. COMO Cocoa Island’s rooms arc out from the island itself. Simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon connect them, forming a sinuous boardwalk pathway. Interiors are dominated by whites and blues, with only the subtlest nod to a certain local rustic aesthetic. Another wonderful feature of the resort’s location is that guests do not need seaplanes to access the island, it is just a 40-minute speedboat transfer from the international airport on Malé. We particularly recommend sampling the relaxing spa and signature wellbeing treatments offered at the spa by Como Shambhala.
Prices at COMO Cocoa Island start from 55,820 AED for 7 nights including breakfast, Christmas lunch and dinner, direct flights and speedboat transfers for 2 adults.
Eat, Praslin, Love… Raffles Hotel, Praslin| Seychelles
One of the world’s most far flung destinations, nestled in the Indian Ocean, the island of Praslin, aptly referred to as the mythological and idyllic ‘Garden of Eden’, is the launch point for a myriad of activities and home to natural wonders such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, and Anse Lazio. Rated as one of the best beaches in the world, Anze Lazio is located just minutes from Raffles Seychelles.
Raffles Seychelles features some of the most spacious villas in the Seychelles. Each villa offers a private plunge pool and outdoor pavilion to soak up breathtaking views of the opal-hued ocean, white sandy beach and lush green hills. It is the perfect destination for couples to celebrate their one-of-a-kind moment, be it an oceanfront wedding or an anniversary celebration.
Dining at Raffles Seychelles combines the best of Seychellois culture and cuisine with dishes from around the world. Raffles Spa, located steps away from the coastline of Anse Takamaka, offers ocean views from its treatment pavilions.
Only fifteen minutes by plane or helicopter from Mahé island (or a scenic fifty-five minutes by ferry), and a million miles from the ordinary, Raffles is loved by those with an adventurous spirit and a taste for the very best. An oasis of laid-back luxury, Raffles Seychelles instills a sense of wellbeing by creating an atmosphere of blissful relaxation, ideal for the paradise seeker.
Prices at Raffles Praslin Seychelles start from 45,410 AED for 7 nights including breakfast, festive supplements, direct flights and helicopter transfers for 2 adults.
Luxe Rejuvenation Getaway | Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay | Bali Indonesia
For a more active Luxe Sports break, head to the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay. Designed as a luxury Balinese all-villa enclave, spread across 14 hectares of ocean front in Bali, resort guests have direct access to the beach at sea level. Luxury villas – each with a private plunge pool – are terraced down a hillside, woven with brilliant flowers and Balinese temples. Steep yourself in local island culture or enjoy the golf, surfing and sailing activities.
The crystal clear bay is your aquatic playground. Find the wind, power up your arms, and relish unlimited, complimentary non-motorised water sports: hobie cat sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
If golf is your Luxe Sports pastime, experience New Kuta Golf, just 20 minutes away, is the first links-style course in Indonesia. Carved out of harsh limestone and set atop brilliant white cliffs overlooking the endless blue of the Indian Ocean, this championship golf course ranks among Asia’s best and most challenging. With five sets of tees, there’s enough variety to satisfy all skill levels.
One hour away, Nirwana Bali Golf Club is the island’s first members’ club. With only 304 memberships available worldwide, Nirwana Bali Golf Club is dedicated to those who appreciate the finest aspects of the game. Designed by Greg Norman, set against a scenic ocean backdrop, the golf course was built with an unwavering sensitivity to environmental concerns. It is a visual masterpiece of dramatic white sand bunkers, fresh water creeks, and lush foliage– surrounded by pristine rice terraces.
Two hour’s drive away, Bali Handara Golf Course is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Spectacular scenery of colourful blooms lines the fairways and greens. Designed by Peter Thompson of Thompson, Wolveridge and Fream, Bali Handara is located 1,142 metres (1,249 yards) above sea level, where temperatures are cool, comfortable and constant, hovering between 16-20°C (60-68°F). Facilities include a clubhouse, pro shop, fitness centre, sauna, and restaurant.
Prices at Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay start from 45,460 AED for 7 nights including breakfast, festive supplements, direct flights and private transfers for 2 adults.
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