The Christmas holidays seem to be one of the few times per year people get the opportunity to get away. If you are craving a warm, sunny Christmas this year and can’t wait to ditch your winter gear check out these wonderfully warm Christmas destinations.
Have a barbecue on the beach and try not to get a sunburn. Australia Christmas is hot, hot, hot! Why not go on a day-trip to the great barrier reef while you are at it? No matter which way you slice it, Australia is a great Christmas destination. Just don’t expect any reindeer.
Kiwis are so laid back and kind and over the holidays is no exception. The weather is warm and it’s festival season. Hostel it up, wwoofing, and volunteering are great ways to surround yourself in the holiday spirit. Don’t be surprised if you are invited for Kai.
South East Asia
This is a hot, cheap and incredible area. There are so many options, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to name a few. Why shatter your bank accounts trying to be warm over Christmas when you can immerse yourself in a new culture and spend next to nothing? Plus the Christmas Traditions in this area are pretty unique.
This is a personal favourite and also a great budget option if you live in North America. There are so many holiday destinations within Mexico that are just screaming to be visited over the holidays! Actually, Mexico is screaming to be visited all year long, it’s incredible.
Honduras seems to get overlooked sometimes but with warm weather and even warmer people Honduras is a great option for Christmas. There are plenty of things to do and the diving is unreal. Plus you get to eat as many tamales as you want (because Christmas calories don’t count).
First of all, Egypt has a cool Christmas tradition of eating a vegan diet for 43 days before Christmas. Second of all, it’s beautiful, intriguing and the culture is incredible. For anyone turned off by the 43 days of veganism, you will be relieved to know that after the fast is broken every dish during the Christmas feast has meat.
United Arab Emirates
The beautiful desert is so close to the vibrant city and it’s one of those places that you just have to tick off the bucket list. There are plenty of Christmas lights around and lots of yummy food to be had while you are warm as can be.