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Pre-Chrismas escapes

Although lots of people like to escape to warmer climes during the Christmas break, travel a few weeks earlier to enjoy empty beaches, quieter slopes and huge savings as well. We have picked out some of our top tips for a pre-Christmas break, so you can return to all those parties feeling refreshed and revitalised.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

NIYAMA, Maldives - save over £5,000 per couple if you travel before Christmas

Newly opened earlier this year, NIYAMA, the sister property to Huvafen Fushi is on a pristine island in the untouched far south of the Maldives. Guests staying here can enjoy stylish beach and over-water villas, delicious food, a wonderful spa and the world’s first underwater nightclub!

From £5,840 per couple for 7 nights in a Beach Studio, including a 30% discount on a B&B basis. Travel to be completed before 23 December.

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives - save over £16,000 per couple if you travel before Christmas

Gili Lankanfushi was the first all over-water villa resort in the Maldives and continues to lead the way with its palatial villas-on-stilts combining barefoot luxury with sophistication. The island has a relaxed and intimate feel to it with lots of fabulous dining options and fantastic levels of service.

From £6,525 per couple for 7 nights in a Water Villa, including 3 free nights and complimentary half board. Travel to be completed before 23 December.

Lodge Bodensee, St Anton – save £585 per person if you travel before Christmas

We still have availability in the chic Lodge Bodensee in the Austrian village of St Anton for the week before Christmas. Enjoy Laurent-Perrier Champagne every evening with delicious hand-made canapés before sitting down to a 5 course gourmet dinner with fine wines.

From £1,775 per person in Lodge Bodensee, St Anton based on 10 sharing including premier service. Departing on 16 December for 7 nights.

Cape Town & Safari, South Africa – save over £3,000 if you travel before Christmas

A perfect combination of cosmopolitan Cape Town and the spectacular game-rich Sabi Sands. Spend 2 nights at Cape Codogan More Quarters, a small boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town and take in all the highlights of the city before heading to Sabi Sands and 3 nights at Lion Sands River lodge, a beautiful lodge overlooking the river and bush beyond.

From £4,895 per couple. Travel must be completed before 22 December.

One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas – save over £8,000 per family if you travel before Christmas

Next to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea is the laid back yet luxurious One and Only Ocean Club. The resort is only steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas, with fantastic service and a huge array of activities; everything from world class golf to water sports and diving is on offer.

From £3,030 per adult and £1,925 per child for 7 nights in 2 Garden View rooms on a room only basis and a 50% saving on the second room. Includes flights, but excludes transfers. Travel to be completed by 21 December.

The Residence Mauritius – save over £6,000 per family if you travel before Christmas

The Residence offers an elegant yet relaxed experience on the white sands of the island’s East Coast. Perfect for families, all rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and only a few moments from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

From £2,330 per adult and £1,575 per child for 7 nights in 2 Garden rooms on a full board basis including 2 free nights, 20% discount on accommodation and complimentary daily lunch. Travel must be completed before 21 December.

Rosa Alpina, Dolomites, Italy – save £3,360 per family if you travel before Christmas

Enjoy some pre-Christmas skiing in the Dolomites staying at the lovely, family run Rosa Alpina. Nestled in the quaint village of San Cassiano the hotel is just 300 meters from the ski lift and after a day on the slopes you can indulge yourself in the wonderful spa before enjoying a gourmet meal in the 2 Michelin Starred Hubertus restaurant.

From £7,825 for a family of 4 in a Junior Suite connecting to a Deluxe Double room for 7 nights on a B&B basis. Based on departures on 16 December.

Song Saa, Cambodia – save over £5,000 per couple if you travel before Christmas

Located in the remote Koh Rong Archipelago, Song Saa is Cambodia’s first truly luxurious beach property. It combines stunning accommodation, fantastic cuisine and superb service. Enjoy the crystal clear waters, dazzling white sand beaches and the warm hospitality at this beautiful tropical retreat.

From £9,995 per couple for 7 nights in a Jungle Villa on a fully inclusive basis including all meals, drinks and most activities. Travel must be completed before 22 December.

Ice Hotel, Sweden

Scott Dunn are proud to offer the unique Ice Hotel In Kiruna. Availability is limited over Christmas and New Year but outside these periods we can still offer a once in a lifetime experience including two nights in warm accommodation and a night in a stunning ‘Art Suite’, with activities like snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice sculpting by day and Northern Lights viewing by night.

From £1,475pp based on 1 night in an Art Suite and 2 nights in warm accommodation at Ice Hotel, including husky sled tour, Northern Lights tour by snowmobile, ice sculpting class.

The Residence Zanzibar – save over £6,000 per family if you travel before Christmas

This all villa resort, set on one of Zanzibar’s legendary beaches is perfect for a little pre-Christmas sunshine. Relax around your private plunge pool while the children enjoy the kid’s club, or take advantage of the spa and treat yourself to a bit of pampering.

From £6,365 for a family of 4 in a Luxury Garden Pool villa on a full board basis, including access to the kid’s club and some water sports. Travel must be completed before 12 December.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives – save over £5,000 per family if you travel before Christmas

Constance Halaveli is family favorite, with family friendly villas and lots of activities on offer. The kids club looks after younger guests from 4 to 12 years and for you there is an excellent dive center, spa and great dining choices.

From £19,185 per family in a Family Beach Villa on a B&B basis. Book before 30 September to take advantage of their ‘buy one get one free offer’ to save a further £6,000. Travel to be completed before 22 December.

Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand – save over £5,000 per couple if you travel before Christmas

Hidden away on a lush jungle island in the middle of the iconic Phang Nga Bay is Six Senses Yao Noi, a luxurious escape on Thailand’s west coast. Offering the immaculate Six Senses service and their unique rustic approach to luxury, the property boasts some fantastic restaurants, an incredible spa and enormous villas, all with private pools.

From £4,700 per couple for 7 nights in a Hideaway Pool Villa, on a B&B basis. Travel must be completed before 21 December.

Augustine Hotel, Prague

Enjoy a very special offer at Augustine hotel; receive a free night or a double room upgrade when staying two nights or more this winter. Explore the picturesque Christmas markets and don’t miss Prague’s ‘Vanocni trh’, held in at Old Town Square and nearby Wenceslas Square. The city becomes a real life winter wonderland, the brightly decorated wooden huts sell stocking fillers and children will love the nativity scenes in the Old Town Square.

From £845pp for a 4 night stay in an Executive Room on a B&B basis until February 28 2013.

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives – save over £14,000 per family if you travel before Christmas

A fantastic island for families, this is a great place for water sports, snorkeling, diving and is one of the only locations in the Maldives for surfing at the island’s own surf school. For those looking for relaxation, the pristine beaches make it the ideal spot for relaxing under a swaying palm tree with a good book.

From £11,015 per family for 7 nights in a Beach Bungalow with pool, on a B&B basis. Travel must be completed before 20 December.

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