Festive Holidays by Scott Dunn

For many of us, this year's Christmas isn't what we imagined so why not plan an extra special gettogether for Christmas 2021?

Be it on the beach, in the mountains or saying hi to Santa in person, our festive holidays come in all shapes and sizes. Almost anything you can imagine, we can create. Or, if you don’t know where to start, our specialists can help and inspire you.

A luxury Alpine ski holiday with all the renowned Scott Dunn trimmings. Spending the festive season on an epic adventure across Australia. A family safari in South Africa, followed by a few days on the exotic coast. A cultural journey into Thailand to experience a different kind of Christmas. Nights in a desert camp under the stars (we can even arrange Santa to visit you there!). A city break in Dubai. An unforgettable honeymoon. Whatever you wish for. Everything we do is tailor-made by our experts, who know their specialist area like the back of their hand. Because every holiday is bespoke, these ideas give only a glimpse of the possibilities.

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Finnish Lapland

A trip to Finnish Lapland is an unforgettable experience full of treasured memories you will keep for a lifetime. Here, Lapland brings the fairy-tale stories of Christmas to life with enchanting encounters with elves, reindeer, huskies and of course, Santa Claus. You will stay in a private chalet where a cosy log fire awaits, perfect for warming up on cold evenings; it'll be a Christmas to remember!

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The Maldives

The Maldives might seem like a odd choice to some but maybe it is just the ticket after 2021. Christmas in the Maldives couldn’t be more different to the UK thanks to the pristine white beaches and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Niyama Private Islands Maldives takes barefoot luxury to an exotic new level, so you know a holiday here will be brilliantly indulgent.

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Picture the scene: its Christmas Day and you are basking in the sun in a quiet sandy cove, the salty sea breeze tickles your face and there is a lush tropical rainforest behind you. If it gets too hot you can cool off by windsurfing in the shimmering Caribbean Sea or maybe you prefer to indulge in a cheeky cocktail. This is what awaits you in Antigua.

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Val d’Isère

Enjoy a magical Christmas in the alpine mountains where you are surrounded snow and blue skis. Val d'Isere is a renowned ski resort where the skiing is virtually limitless, the apres ski is out of this world and views are spectacular. If you are hitting the slopes with children we have a Scott Dunn Explorers kids' club in Val d'Isere so parents can enjoy some time off on holiday too.

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St Lucia

Opt for Christmas like no other, surrounded by dense green rainforest and dark volcanic beaches. This is one of active travellers as hiking the pitons is a must, as is diving in the Soufriere marine park. The island is also known for its spas so its easy to relax as well.

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South Africa

Spend Christmas traversing the beauty of South Africa and visit must-dos such as Cape Town and Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. A tour of South Arica is always packed with lots to do so it has something for all the family with amazing game drives and wildlife viewing. We could even arrange a treasure hunt through the tree top canopies of Kirstenbosch Garden for the little ones.

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Christmas in Australia is less about snow and more about sun and BBQs, albeit with carols. Australia’s wild landscapes and varied terrain is abrilliant backdrop to a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas Holiday which will amaze adventurous families and couples alike. So escape the winter chill with a trip Down Under; witnessing one of the world's most famous New Year's Eve firework displays is an added bonus.

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Imagine spending your Christmas is a hub of activity where you'll be able to work on your tan and then pop into a Michelin star restaurant for a scrumptious Christmas dinner. Or perhaps you'd prefer to embark on a desert safari, spend Christmas Day sandboarding or dine at the top of the Burj Khalifa...the possibilities are endless.

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A luxurious holiday that is ideal for those looking to explore the best that Thailand has to offer including vibrant Bangkok, the cultural north and with plenty of time to relax at Soneva Kiri, the ultimate luxury beach hotel in Thailand. This route is perfect for both couples and families alike and is perfect for nature-lovers. So celebrate Christmas in style and swap curling up in front of the fire in favour of Christmas Day on a gorgeous beach.

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From desert delights to beach-front escapes, anyone wanting winter sun at Christmas without flying half way around the world should consider a holiday in Oman. You'll be able to explore resplendent mosques and Arabian palaces while staying in some of the most spectacular hotels in the Middle East. We adore Zighy Bay in Oman with their private pools and isolated location.

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The itineraries on our website are just a starting point to inspire you - we will start planning your own tailor-made holiday when you speak to us.

Our highly personal service and up-to-date knowledge ensure your holiday with us is very much tailored to you.

Our promise is that you can rely on us, no matter what. Our philosophy is that nothing is too much trouble.

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