It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the coldest and busiest! Why not mix things up this Noël and make new traditions with your nearest and dearest. Swap dodgy knitwear for swimwear, and central heating for a heated pool. Traditional Christmas trees are replaced with beautiful palms, and what about the turkey? Well, how about a barbecue instead? Start the New Year in a new destination and treat yourself to the perfect present. Whether you're a family looking for a home away from home, or a group of friends after a more relaxed Yuletide retreat – get your festive season all wrapped up with our Christmas villa holidays.
What better way to wind down after a long year of hard work than with your own private villa far away from the cold British weather? Relax and reconnect with your loved ones in your very own home away from home. Oodles of space and freedom makes for stress-free festive fun. There's no other hotel guests to disturb you, no scrambling for a sunlounger and no limits on how long the pool stays open for. Fully equipped kitchens give you the perfect base to cook up your traditional take on a Christmas dinner. While a barbecue is on hand for those who want a break from all that hard work this year! Gaming facilities, spacious living areas, modern comforts and paradisiacal backdrops are the foundations of a new kind of Christmas.
The festive season is a time for magical moments and making memories. The devil's in the details and it's easy to forget the little things when you're trying to plan Christmas celebrations – that's why we aim to take care of things for you. Our holiday extras add those extra special touches, from travel insurance to car hire and airport transfers, we've got you covered. Leaving you free to focus on the things that really matter.
Christmas in the Caribbean is always a good idea. A dreamy destination blessed with tropical climes and plenty of sunshine – you've found the ultimate place to relax, recharge and begin a new year. Warm hospitality and laid-back vibes are a far cry from manic highstreets and freezing mornings. Instead of curling up by the fire, stretch out on white sand beaches and sip rum cocktails at beachfront bars. Our Caribbean villas offer the perfect base for warming up this winter.
You're guaranteed gorgeous beaches, sizzling temperatures and luscious rainforests across the board – but every island has its own unique charms. Both captivating and calming, Barbados is bountiful with beaches. You'll soon be seduced by swaying palms and silver sands, not to mention the live music and colourful calypso dancing. Between the infectious nightlife, UNESCO world-heritage capital and wild surf of the east coast – you'll soon realise Barbados has it all. Life's a beach – especially on Antigua! With a sandy slice of heaven for every day of the year, there's no shortage of coves and bays to recharge and treat yourself to a little R and R. For something a little different, try your hand at a rainforest canopy tour. Zip between tree houses and suspended walkways, immersing your senses in the luscious scents of nature.
Stunning St. Lucia is a nature lover's paradise. Home to the inconic volcanic plugs, The Pitons, marvel at the mountainous landscapes and breathe in the sweet scents rising from the rainforest. Leisure and pleasure mix on this characterful Caribbean island. Unleash your sense of adventure in the Dominican Republic! Fringed by golden sands, with a dramatic mountain interior full of wonderful waterfalls and mangrove lagoons, this diverse country is like your favourite mix tape – it's got a little bit of everything. Go off road with an ATV tour, or try out as Tarzan as you zipline through the jungle. Set sail on a day cruise and see the sites from the water, or swap reindeer for another four legged friend and saddle up for a horseback canter on a secluded beach.
Jammin' Jamaica sits to the west, and it's a hard rhythm to resist! Another diverse landscape to swoon over, relaxation and exploration meet as one on this idyllic island. Swap mulled wine for rum punch as you enjoy incredible sunsets and balmy evening beach strolls. Forget those overplayed Christmas tunes too! Instead, dance barefoot in the sand to the sounds of jazz, reggae, soul and folk. Sophisticated, elegant and luxurious – the Caribbean is a one stop shop when it comes to your winter escape.
What could be better than Christmas in the Canaries? The Atlantic archipelago rarely sees temperatures below 20°C, so it looks like you'll be swapping snow for sunshine this winter. Bursting at the seams with beautiful beaches and dazzling landscapes, the Canary Islands have something for everyone. From the Caribbean style sands of Lanzarote, to the sought-after shores of Gran Canaria and Tenerife, you're sure to find your answer to the winter sun conundrum.
Sun, sea and sand. Three words you probably wouldn't associate with Christmas – but that's about to change! With over 500 beaches between them, the Canaries are a picture-perfect paradise for beach lovers and sun worshippers. Endless white sands and turquoise waters invite you to don your swimsuit the moment you touch down, and you'll soon be wondering why you've never jetted off during winter before. A Yuletide dip at the local beach is a new tradition we could most definitely get behind!
Winter offers up the perfect conditions for outdooring and exploring. The dizzying heights of Tenerife's infamous Mount Teide offer next level vistas across the island, so strap on those hiking boots and get ready for adventure and exploration like you've never known it. Calling all thrill-seekers! Watersport enthusiasts can make waves in fantastic Fuerteventura. Breezy coasts are a magnet for both beginners and experienced surfers, so grab a board and make a splash. Hire a car in Gran Canaria and set out on a coastal road trip. Experience the full breadth of the islands beauty, and be sure to stop to capture some jaw-dropping family snaps! What better way to get up close and personal with the majestic mountains and breathtaking skylines? Last (but most certainly not least) lose yourself among volcanoes and lava tubes in luscious Lanzarote.
Vibrant and full of excitement over the festive season, get stuck in to parades, firework displays, live music shows and village fêtes! Seasonal entertainment is all part and parcel of a Canarian Christmas, so get ready to cut loose with the locals. Resorts deck the halls with luminous lighting and gorgeous garlands, so don't worry about missing out on the traditional Christmas décor – the seasonal spirit is out in full force!
Give the gift of a villa holiday, with a James Villas holiday gift voucher this Christmas!
To purchase a James Villas holiday gift voucher, give one of your Travel Advisers a call on 0800 074 0122 and simply choose your amount between £1 and £9999.
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