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4 Holiday destinations worth adding to your Christmas wish list for 2023 travel

Research shows that the majority of holidaymakers take advantage of the January sales to book their next festive weeks holiday. This allows them to benefit from the great savings that come with booking early and getting the first pick of destinations, rooms and flights. So if you are part of the savvy crew and are already looking for travel inspiration, here are some incredible destinations to consider visiting in 2023.


With its tropical climate and warm Indian Ocean waters, Mauritius is the perfect destination for an island break. The fact that it is a mere 4-hour flight away also makes it an even more attractive destination. Popular amongst South Africans, Mauritius promises a cultural experience that will have you falling in love with the island over and over again. For active couples, the destination offers a plethora of activities to be enjoyed individually or as a couple. Activities such as hiking, sailing and scuba diving to golf, fishing and yoga, are available on the island. Mauritius has the perfect climate from which to enjoy sunny days with a cocktail in hand.

Did you know: For golf enthusiasts, guests at La Plantation d’Albion and The Albion Villas enjoy unlimited golf at the stunning Tamarina Golf Club in Mauritius as each Albion holiday package now includes green fees!

The French Alps

You might have missed the first snowfall recorded in the Alps this year, but it is not too late to plan to catch the first snowfall next winter. Across Italy, Switzerland and France one is spoilt for choice when it comes to ski domains that cater for skiers (of all levels) and non-skiers alike. For those sceptical about a snow holiday, rest assured it does not cater to skiers alone. There are plenty of non-ski activities you can look forward to including dog sledging, snowmobile rides and snowshoeing. Alternatively, one can choose the more relaxed route and grab a cocoa to enjoy by the fire with a good book. If you are looking for an exclusive snow adventure, you can now enjoy the premium service at the charming, preserved jewel of Savoie, Club Med Val d’Isere.

The resort has recently been rebuilt to become the first-ever Exclusive Collection resort located in the French Alps and will offer a luxurious, intimate and legendary ski experience against the background of the Tignes-Val d'Isère ski domain. Considered one of the birthplaces of alpine skiing, Val d’Isere is also home to some of the most famous clubbing hotspots in the Alps. Those wanting thrills on the slopes must book a stay at Club Med Tignes, which offers more than 300km of sporty pistes!

Travel Tip: Don't miss apres-ski fun at Val d’Isere La Folie Douce.


Days spent in the Maldives sunbathing in overwater bungalows with floating breakfasts - sounds like the perfect Christmas present to us! The Maldives is a sun-kissed incredibly picturesque tropical nation in the Indian Ocean known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. With turquoise waters and miles of white sandy beaches, it is also loved for being one of the top diving and snorkelling sites in the world. A play in the warm Indian Ocean will amaze you with its multi-coloured coral walls, graceful manta rays and schools of lively tropical fish. If you are looking to spoil a loved one, book yourself into an overwater villa at the romantic Finolhu Villas and enjoy the best of all-inclusive luxury.


With an ocean that mesmerises with shades of blue and turquoise, surrounding lush tropical surroundings and striking black granite rocks along the coastline of soft white sand - Seychelles will take your breath away with its beauty and tourist-friendly tropical climate. It also offers much for holidaymakers - an intimate location that is perfect for the kind of adventure dreams are made of. For the explorer, grab a bike and enjoy a bike tour around La Digue island. For the water-babies, the tourist-friendly climate and Indian Ocean waters make this the perfect destination for surfing, snorkelling, diving and sailing. If you are looking to spoil yourself and your loved ones, check out the eco-chic Exclusive Collection Resort Club Med Seychelles. Ideally located in a preserved nature reserve on a private island, the resort will delight with a unique luxurious Robinson Crusoe experience. Days will be spent hiking through forests and mountains learning about Seychelles fauna and flora or settling in for a spa treatment or complimentary glass of champagne at the resort. The Resort not only offers padel tennis, but it also has a fitness school with a beachfront gym, a Zen pool, a hammam, a yoga studio, and a library.

While we list only four, the world is full of holiday destinations that will blow your mind. Places that will have you discovering new passions and making more than passions. Regardless of where your adventures take you may you discover a part of the world that leads you to discover something about yourself. Enjoy the adventure as you write another page in your book.

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