Another Christmas and New Year are looming, and right around the jingle bell corner are thoughts of extended families, office parties, and — let’s face it — trying to please everyone….not to mention the list of gifts that we have yet to choose and purchase.
Festive holiday fun is even better with sunshine. Say adios to the crowded shopping mall and head somewhere warm and sunny, instead of shoveling snow at home? Not just a vacation for you, but as a combined gift for the family too. After all, this is something they will really want!
Swap eggnog by the fire for a beachfront cocktail instead, and try one of these all-inclusive resorts, best for festive holiday fun.
Before you bookMake a wish-list of what you want from your Christmas vacation, and check it twice. Forget Hawaii at Christmas, everyone else has the same idea.
If you’re looking for some warm weather, an ocean to swim, dive and snorkel in, and still don’t want to blow the yearly vacation budget, then head for an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.
If you’re taking the whole family, be sure to check out the kid’s entertainment, whether Santa will be on-site or paying a visit, and if there’s a nice festive tree to let him know where to place the gifts! Be sure to browse the seasonal menus too – availability of a few traditional dishes can make or break the festive fun.
Coupling up for Christmas? Then make sure it’s a romantic hotspot – and not teeming with three-year-old elves and helpers. Christmas themed cocktails should be more your concern!
Holiday Travel Tips
First up – the best all inclusive “family” resorts:
Finest Playa MujeresCheck PricesThe Finest Playa Mujeres resort has long been recognised and recommended as a leader in family all-inclusive resorts, it’s a Best All Inclusive Top “Editor’s Choice” winner and a firm favorite with travelers.
Here family members can design–and savor–their own experiences. Grown-ups can relax, recharge and indulge in the finer pleasures while the kids can play, learn and, most of all, laugh.
At Christmas time, there’s an extra-special reason to bring along another gift. Their “Christmas Share Party” means that you can join in at any time of the year. Bring a suitable toy, such as a soccer ball, doll, stuffed animals, games & puzzles, even clothes & shoes, school supplies are welcome. Then at Christmas, these gifts are given to less privileged local children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old. It’s a lovely way to give a little back. Besides giving, the resort offers a whole host of seasonal fun, and the kid’s activities are sure to keep your little ones busy, while you enjoy a relaxing time, working on your tan knowing they are safely amused.
Dreams Playa Mujeres
Ten miles north of downtown Cancun sits the resort of Check PricesDreams Playa Mujeres where the entertainment is top notch all year round, and where you’re promised a Christmas and New Year to remember in a top rated resort that opened in 2016. A fraught Christmas will seem world’s away as you relax in their amazing spa facilities where you can be pampered, steamed and massaged away before hitting the gourmet dining experiences including seven à la carte restaurants, one buffet, a grill and a café with an ice cream parlor. Now, would you rather choose from that or run up a sweat in your own kitchen rustling up turkey and trimmings for your extended family? We thought so.
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere lively and boisterous, a really festive party spot? Then Choose a Christmas stay at Check PricesHard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, where the kids and teens will be so busy having fun you might forget you have anyone with you but your spouse. Together you can rock hard to live entertainment, relax in the Spa or hit the shopping district. In fact, we like the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta so much it made our list of Best All Inclusives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Forget re-runs on TV and instead imagine the whole family rocking by the pool area after a long Christmas lunch – Mexican style.
For the kid-less, the best adults-only all inclusive resorts
Looking for somewhere festive but without the squeals of noisy children? These romantic adults-only all inclusive resorts will have you humming merry tunes while you relax, rejuvenate, and get recharged and ready for the coming year.