Monthly Archives: December 2011 at Luxotic World

Top Caribbean Islands Christmas Destinations to Visit

Puerto Rico

Plaza Colon Christmas - Puerto Rico

 

This may be the year to visit Puerto Rico for Christmas. With holiday airfare on the rise, this island nation is offering some bargain prices for lodging. In addition, there are numerous festive Christmas activities. Enjoy an authentic Puerto Rican Christmas dinner; watch a unique holiday street parade with music, singing, and dancing; or tour Old San Juan to see Christmas lights and decoration.

Top European Christmas Destinations to Visit

Rathausplatz Christmas Market, Viena

Rathausplatz Christmas Market, Viena

Viena, Austria

One of the best-known and most popular Christmas markets in Europe is located in Vienna’s Rathausplatz, the large square in front of the Town Hall. Here, 140 wooden stalls sell a variety of handcrafts and foods from mid-November until New Year’s Eve.
While the market remains open, the nearby park is transformed into a wonderland with themed lights hanging from trees and the air is filled with the spicy scent of mulled wine, all helping to bring Christmas alive.

 

 

Wildflower Hall – Shimla, India

Wildflower Hall, Shimla,  India - Pool view

Wildflower Hall - Pool view

Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 22 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The resorts is  situated at 8,250 feet in the magnificent Himalayas and it is the former residence of Lord Kitchener. Rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Wood panelling and original artwork create an aura of old world charm. Teak wood floors, hand knotted rugs and rich furnishings complemented by spectacular views make the rooms very special retreats.

Whistler Blackcomb – British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb - Ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb - Ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. By many measures it is the largest ski resort in North America, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin. Whistler Blackcomb also features the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for moving between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains at the top; Peak 2 Peak holds records for the highest and longest unsupported cable car span in the world.

Top 3 Christmas Destinations

Lapland, Finland - Santa Claus

Lapland, Finland

Lapland, Finland

If you are in search of a rotund, jolly man in the red suit, Lapland is the place to go looking for him. Located just north of the Arctic Circle, Lapland is a real life Santa’s Village. Attractions include Santa’s Post Office and park in addition to a host of others. In Lapland, reindeer run free and are incorporated into much of the towns theme. You can enjoy a sleigh ride or an arctic safari or just check out the Northern Lights. Kids will love this location; it has a true North Pole Christmassy feel. Lapland is considered one of the best Christmas vacations.

 

 

Topnotch At Stowe Resort And Spa – Stowe, VT, United States

Topnotch Resort & Spa - Outdoor pool

Topnotch Resort & Spa - Outdoor pool

Topnotch Resort & Spa is a premier New England destination resort and spa located on a 120-acre wooded estate in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Opened in 1959 as the first full resort at Stowe, Topnotch secured a choice location at the base of Vermont’s tallest peak, enclosed by maples and pines.

Hotel Marques De Riscal – Elciego, Spain

Hotel Marques De Riscal - Elciego, Spain

Hotel Marques De Riscal

Hotel Marques De Riscal  is nestled in the mountains of northwestern Spain. This is a hotel that is as much a piece of breathtaking art as it is a magnificent luxury hotel. The Marqués de Riscal Hotel is located in Elciego, Spain, an amazing medieval town that sits in the heart of the Rioja wine region.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort – Singapore

Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort

Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort  is situated on Siloso Beach, overlooking the South China Sea, and It is the only beachfront resort in Singapore. The resort was closed for 10 months in 2010 for an SGD80-million renovation, and reopened in January 2011 to present guests a full revamp on its guestrooms, public areas and facilities. 454 guestrooms and suites, complete with 14 M.I.C.E. venues, a Rasa Spa, a children’s club which spans over 100 square metres across two floors and seven F&B restaurant offer holidaymakers and corporate travellers a veritable choice of tropical fun and relaxation.

St. James Montego Bay – Jamaica

St. James Montego Bay Jamaica

Situated near the beach in Montego Bay, Secrets St. James Montego Bay – Luxury All Inclusive is close to Montego Bay Marine Park, Doctor’s Cave Beach, and Agua Sol Theme Park. Additional attractions near this all-inclusive property include Walter Fletcher Beach and AquaSol Theme Park. This Montego Bay resort features gourmet dining, a gaming lounge and spacious suites with a soaking tub and private balcony. Sangster International Airport is an 8-minute drive from this resort.A full-service spa is available and guests can relax in the large freeform pool with a sun deck and lounge chairs. On-site activities include beach and pool volleyball, tennis and dance lessons.

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa – Sandys, Bermuda

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa is one of Bermuda‘s cottage colony resorts. Situated on its own private 30 acre peninsula with 94 cottage style rooms and suites, each with its own unique name and décor, the property is surrounded by private beaches and coves, perfect for sun-bathing, swimming and snorkeling, and offers a private marina for your pleasure.