As Christmas lights appear on every corner, weekend shopping becomes just that bit too crowded and the debate begins as to who’s cooking the dinner, it’s hard not to be tempted to do things a little differently this year.
If you’re feeling suitably spontaneous we have just the winter deals for you, all perfectly suited to provide a little winter sunshine before the festivities back home get underway.
Seven nights in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, from £271pp
Set in a landscaped garden of palm trees, and newly renovated this year, the Nautilus Apartments in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote provide the ideal setting for a winter retreat. Average temperatures this time of year float around 18°C, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to grab a sun lounger by the pool. For a little extra, active guests can enjoy the tennis and squash courts nearby, or perhaps just a gentle stroll along La Barilla beach. Returning on 19th December, seven nights’ self-catering with flights from Bristol, luggage and transfers starts from just £271pp.
Seven nights in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, from £366pp
Located on the island most famed for its winter sunshine, the Hotel Paradise in Tenerife overlooks the ocean and is nestled in the centre of Los Cristianos. If you like to treat yourself to nice food and drink you will be well looked after at the hotel’s three restaurants and two bars. Couples can retreat to the roof top heated pool and enjoy massage treatments, a jacuzzi and vapour rooms. Perhaps slightly cooler than Lanzarote, with an average temperature of around 16°C in December, it’ll still feel rather tropical compared to Britain! A seven night bed and breakfast stay for two adults from the 10th December, with return flights from East Midlands, luggage and transfers starts from £366pp.
Seven nights in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura
Last but not least is Fuerteventura. The island’s sand dunes flow into miles of gorgeous white sandy beaches, great for sunbathing or even a spot of water sports. For accommodation, the Royal Suite Apartments come highly recommended, with a total of four swimming pools, a sauna to unwind and even a gym to knock off a few pounds in anticipation of those Christmas chocolates! If you have little ones, the hotel is family friendly and the kids club should keep toddlers entertained. Arriving back in England just a week before Christmas, a seven night, all-inclusive stay for two adults, including flights, luggage and transfers starts from £318pp.
So there we are, what better excuse to escape the British winter before Christmas kicks into full swing! There are plenty more last minute deals available here, or if you are feeling particularly flexible then see what our deal finder has to offer.