Not feeling the holiday vibe? We’ve searched the world over for the best escape destinations in December, think rugged pirate coastline in St Barth’s, care-free beach shacks in Goa and the ultimate of luxury whilst skiing in Switzerland. We know where we’d rather be!
St Barth’s, reimagined
Introducing Le Toiny in St Barth’s, where the wind blows hard and the shore is rocky, and yet luxury abounds. There are 15 lateral-living villas bathed in oleanders and hibiscus all with private pools. The rooms are gorgeous with oversized everything. There are giant clam shells, chrome lanterns and packing case stools with a boutique beach club accessed by the hotel’s jeep. It’s very New England Nautical meets French Caribbean, it’s bo-ho beautiful, pass us another Aperol St Barth’s.
A journey of discovery
Goa is love crazy in December. Every palm tree is strung with fairy lights, every beach bar rocking with crazy beautiful people who have ‘just found themselves’ dancing like loons night and day. Stay at Alila Diwa Goa, for a sanctuary of contemporary elegance after long days of self-discovery.
Ski in, ski out
Prepare yourself for luxury like never before. Surrounded by mountains in the Urseren Valley, 90 minutes from Zurich in Switzerland is a bold and beautiful hotel that has it all: looks, location and an award winning spa.
The Chedi Andermatt was designed by star architect Jean-Michel Gathy who has worked with One&Only and Cheval Blanc. It’s all clean lines juxtaposed with open fireplaces, cashmere rugs and 10 treatment suites bigger than most New York apartments.