It’s the most magical time of the year, so the song goes, but how about you make things a little more interesting and bring your family some real magic by splashing out on a holiday over the Christmas period?

We bring you three Christmas holiday packages to help you make it a trip to remember.

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Leave the grey skies behind and go for a festive break in the sunChristmas at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is the ideal place to escape the gloomy winter weather and enjoy a fun-filled festive holiday in the sunshine. The five-star hotel, visited by our editor earlier this year, is located on Tenerife’s southern coast in Playa Paraiso near Adeje.

In true Spanish style, Christmas Eve will be an unforgettable day for the whole family. Kids can enjoy their own special celebration at themed event; ‘My Favourite Rock Star’ at the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club. Featuring rock star themed face painting, a balloon party, a special ‘kid-friendly’ Christmas punch and many more treats, children will be the true stars of the show. Families can also enjoy a special Christmas Eve gala dinner with a spectacular Christmas buffet. The real treat however is on Christmas Day with a very special visit from Father Christmas who in true Hard Rock style will make an appearance on a Harley Davidson loaded with gifts and treats. You may even wish to stretch the celebrations until New Year, where a full programme of fun activities is also available.

Leave the grey skies behind and go for a festive break in the sunBritish Airways Holidays is offering four nights at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife from £1,219 per person over Christmas. The package includes accommodation with breakfast and return flights from London Heathrow, travelling 22-27 December. Book by December 10. For reservations visit

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 Leave the grey skies behind and go for a festive break in the sun

Based on the Greek Island of Santorini, this 2-acre retreat, is perched 1,000 feet above the sea, and offers an alternative Christmas break, where guests can can immerse themselves in the more ‘local’ atmosphere, exploring quaint villages and the island’s unique local produce.

Leave the grey skies behind and go for a festive break in the sun

Try your hand on a fishing excursion, visit the old tomato factory, or one of the many wineries for a wine tasting at the old canaves (cellars) and learn the secrets of the famous Santorinian wines. EROSANTORINI can host up to eight adults in four individual suites, ideal for couples looking for an intimate retreat or taken exclusively for groups of friends and families. Each suite features private and semi-private spaces for outdoor living in every season, with floating fireplaces, heated private plunge pool, outdoor heated Jacuzzis and radiant heated floors.

The estate provides loads of on-site amenities to entertain guests throughout the wintertime; an extensive library of movies, books and board games for all the family, a beautiful spa features heated marble floors, a hammam/steam room, an “emotional shower” and a treatment list of massages and relaxing therapies.

Their Christmas package is based on a minimum three-night stay between 24- 27 December or 30 December – 2 January, from EUR 14.830 based on 8 sharing the estate exclusively (approx. EUR 617 each).


Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts

Leave the grey skies behind and go for a festive break in the sun

If you are celebrating Christmas sans children, then a sun-kissed break on the white sand beaches of the Maldives is sure to make a special end to the year.

Leading Indian Ocean resort brand Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts will step up the festive cheer between 22 December – 2 January across all its resorts, with each offering a tropical take on traditional Christmas festivities.

Leave the grey skies behind and go for a festive break in the sunIn keeping with the spirit of the season, the resort group’s mantra is the ‘Joy of Giving’, with all activities provided complimentary for guests, making them the only hospitality brand in the Maldives to refrain from charging any additional supplement towards gala events on both Christmas and New Year’s Eves.

Instead of winter walks, think beach-side strolls and fishing excursions, mixed with a myriad of activities, luxury accommodation and fine dining for all to enjoy…

There are three resorts to choose from.. OBLU by Atmosphere (Four star diving resort),  Atmosphere Kanifushi (Entry level five star resort) and OZEN by Atmosphere (Five star luxury resort)

Click on the links to view their Christmas packages.



  1. This is just so pleasant. I would suggest to en route Europe and other countries it is just so awesome. I have my itinerary ready for this. Is this is your personal experience ??

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