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Club Christmas Tropicana Style!!

Clive Wedderburn December 23, 2014

It’s that time of year when, comfortably settled around the log fire and the roaring TV you start to dream about what life would be like if you ventured abroad next Christmas. What if you didn’t have to worry about the washing-up and Christmas Day was spent on a beach under a parasol beneath the shade of your sunglasses?  Allow us to show you. 

1) Maldives  

JA Manafuru

At the JA Manafuru luxury hotel in the Maldives they are providing a memorable day for all the children. Their focus is on remembering that the festive season is about spending quality time together – a feat effortlessly achieved at this quality establishment.
Set on a far-flung islet amid white sands and pristine overwater villas, from the moment you arrive by seaplane or private boat prepare to be entranced by this vision of paradise. There are lots of activities planned for the kids, including a visit from the great man himself at the Ocean Grill restaurant from 4:30pm on Christmas Day. Expect a Ho! Ho! Ho! in true Maldivian style.

2) St Lucia 

Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa

Ever dreamed of spending Christmas on the paradise island of St Lucia? Of course you have! The secluded luxury Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa has a special festive kids club to keep the little ones full of awe and in the Christmas spirit. The children will also be encouraged to create their very own Christmas story; there is a sand/snow man competition on the beach, cookie making classes and a lush champagne breakfast for the adults.
The resort has no less than seven swimming pools to keep everyone occupied and there will also be yoga and other fitness classes to enjoy –  the perfect solution for those who have concerns about over-indulgence on Christmas Day.   

3) Mauritius 

Veranda Grand Baie Hotel and Spa

With more entertainment in store than you can shake a cheese straw at, the authentic Veranda Grand Baie Hotel and Spa in stunning Mauritius is certainly going to ensure their customers have an unforgettable and truly romantic Christmas Day. This resort is just minutes walk from the town of Grand Baie and has its own beach, where cocktails will be the order of the day, every day of the festivities.
There is a romantic Christmas Eve rendezvous at the Isle de France restaurant with live music and lots of boogying on the dance floor. To cap it all on Christmas Day lovers will be tempted by the delicious seafood buffet on the jetty surrounded by the magnificent Indian Ocean. 

4) Seychelles 

Constance Lemuria

Welcome to the Seychelles and the Constance Lemuria 4 star hotel encased by 3 beaches and the surrounding currents of the warm Indian Ocean, where on Christmas Eve you’ll find a soulful jazz band performing vibrant melodies to accompany a stunning array of food, beginning with the Christmas Gala Buffet.
But the party is only just beginning and on Christmas Day you will be serenaded by piano and vocals. Yet as day gives way to night the festivities will begin in earnest at Legends bar with a Christmas party to get you into the swing of things.
So if you have left it too late to plan a sunny Christmas this time around, now's the time to start thinking about next year. That just leaves me to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Hayes and Jarvis.