The times are complicated, and Covid-19 imposes many restrictions on traveling and moving around the world. Hopefully, this is not going to last forever, and as long as you take the essential precursors at some point, you will be allowed to travel. The government of each country follows a different strategy on how to protect their people, and in some cases, traveling is not that hard. We are all tired of staying home and going only to places that are close to our hometown. At some point, vacation is inevitable, and Christmas is a perfect opportunity for that. Whether you travel along or are accompanied by your family or friends, the resorts are plenty, and the places you have not visited yet are waiting for you. Here we have suggestions for a plethora of alternatives to find yourself relaxing in your days off work.
- Playa Grande Beach Club, Dominican Republic
Have you ever been to the Dominican Republic? In the middle of the Caribbean Sea, among Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico lays the magnificent island full of coconuts and sandy beaches. The weather is relatively warm all year long, and the threat of Covid-19 spread is less compared to other places. The resort faces to the north, and it is isolated from the rest of the island. It was initially used as a private villa, and the architecture of the place is typical, with rooms looking like cakes with cream. The island is full of resorts, but Playa Grande Beach Club stands out. The area is offered mostly to relax since it provides in-room spa treatments and is surrounded by friendly vegetation.
- Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767, United States
For those of you, who prefer to stay in the United States, we suggest paying a visit to Clearwater Beach in Florida. Yoga classes for everyone, the white beach next to you, and a vast and lovely pool if you want to stay in and enjoy your cocktail. Being in Florida, which is a popular destination, also allows you to do all of the fun activities you like, such as sailing. The specific resort’s success lies in the excellent service they provide to their customers and the large spaces of the property, along with the delicious recipes from the chef.
- Torfhus Retreat, Iceland
Winter is an excellent time to see the northern lights, and it is a spectacle show that some people want to see at least once in their lives. Iceland is a rare island with a small population in the North part of Europe. Torfhus Retreat is a unique place. The designers here have put their hearts to set up the scenery that reminds the old times. Folk decoration in the private residences that are scattered in a farm area is terrific and warm. The feeling they pass to the visitors is that they want to spend the day in and go out only to enjoy the northern lights’ magnificent views. This resort is a fantastic recommendation for a romantic escape near Christmas.
- Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Ok, this is a terrific option for anyone who wants to have a one of a kind experience this Christmas. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is one of the largest deserts in the world, in Rub’Al Khali in the United Arab Emirates. About two hours from the airport of Abu Dhabi, you can find yourselves relaxing at the oasis that this resort will provide for you. If you ever had a vacation in the desert, you are probably aware of the usual activities in such places. Riding camels and going on a 4×4 safari adventure to discover the wildlife is a must. As in all deserts, keep in mind that the weather is pretty warm in the daytime while the sun is shining but gets really cold during the night. The sky is perfectly blue, as no clouds and humidity do ever come your way, and the experience is super fun.
- Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico
Mexico is still open for people to move freely, without quarantine restrictions and paying a visit, there is always a good idea. The Banyan Tree Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya coast is reviewed as the world’s best health spas and lobbies. It is close to Cancun and, for those who are familiar with Mexico, closer to Playa Del Carmen. The weather at this time of the year is expected to be perfect. You will have the opportunity to swim, without sweating all day long due to extraordinary temperatures. At the same time, the resort is a magnificent chance to enjoy your vacation, avoiding the crowd you are expected to meet in Cancun. There are 121 pool villas to choose from where you want to enjoy your privacy in the Peninsula of Yucatan.
Written by Anna Siampani.