Where to spend Christmas abroad

Where to spend Christmas abroad

Ideas for your year-end family vacation

Text: The Luxe Nomad

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Dodge the garish lights in Orchard Road and cosy up for the festive period at these inspired spots

Bali, Indonesia

reddoor bali

Seaside holidays? Count us in! Bali is a great getaway not just for honeymooners; it's a lovely family retreat as well. Save your gingerbread and eggnog cravings for next year and sign up for the Bali Food Safari to tingle your taste buds. While there are countless resorts and luxurious stays along the beach strip, we think RedDoor Bali recommended by our friends in is a perfect sanctuary for your stay. Canggu, is afterall, the new Seminyak. 

Sydney, Australia

villa manly
If you fancy a warm Christmas, head to Sydney for an unforgettable holiday. When you're not enjoying the beach, your family can visit St. Mary's Cathedral and see Martin Place's huge Christmas tree with playful light projections before ending the day with spectacular Christmas fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, you'll definitely want to extend your trip to experience Sydney's world-renowned New Year's Eve festivities. Be sure to have a good night's sleep at Villa Manly's plushy, cloud-like beds after a tiring day.

Niseko, Japan

The Vale
For a white Christmas in Asia, forget the Swiss Alps. Niseko, Japan is your go-to place for ski trips. The beautiful scenery covered in a soft blanket of snow will surely take your breath away as you soak in warm, natural onsens. Stay at The Vale Niseko, a sophisticated Christmas escape to put you in a festive mood. Warm baths and fantastic views? Now, that's a match made in heaven.


Cocoa Island
If a warmer Christmas is more your vibe, the Maldives will not disappoint. With pastel blue oceans smearing blonde sands, Cocoa Island by COMO is perfect for a full-blown romantic escape. Wake up to seeping sun rays fragmenting through the curtains of your over-water dhoni boat villa and end your day with an exquisite Christmas dinner under the stars on sandy shores. Maldives is Christmas in paradise.