Still Want To Travel This Holiday 2022/2023? Here are 10 luxury options still available.
With the holidays quickly approaching, many are still contemplating getting away, but may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what's available to them. Here is my list of some great options that has something for everyone that my travel partners have sent. Please note that the availability and pricing can change at any time. Please let me know what you're interested in, so I can look into it further. When it comes to the holidays, the resorts will often times show no availability on their website, when there really is, but it's for us, travel agencies, to book for our clients - there's a little tip.
If nothing on here interests you, just know that I am receiving several emails each day on new availability, so don't hesitate to send me an email. Happy travels!
One & Only Palmilla, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
The spirit of the season envelops the lush grounds of our iconic Baja resort with joy, cheer, and cherished family traditions as One&Only Palmilla comes to life with a never before seen display of lights, festive installations, programming and experiences curated to celebrate the magic of the winter holidays.
Festive Events Happening
Tree Lighting Ceremony | Santa’s Arrival | Santa’s Workshop | One Bonfire Merry-achi Entertainers | Artisan Christmas Village | Festive Holiday Dining Alebrije ́s Dream | Wishing Well | Wellness Ceremonies & Intention Setting
Iconic New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks Show* and more The resort’s Spirited Wonderland offer includes complimentary entrance to the New Year’s Eve celeberation and daily breakfast for two.
What can we have included for your trip, complimentary:
Upgrade on arrival to next room category, subject to availability (excludes Casita Suites and Villas)
Daily Full American breakfast for two guests per bedroom
$150 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
Rates Starting From:
December 19, 2022 - December 25, 2022: $1,860++ USD per night
December 26, 2022 - January 2, 2023: $2,990++ USD per night
*rates listed are starting from and subject to change
2. How about a yacht this holiday?
Privacy, spacious, island hopping, a private chef and tons of luxury amenities included!
The one below is not the only one I have available, so if you wanted to get away with family and friends I can arrange for tandem yacht charters and you travel together, each on your own boat! It's actually a lot of fun.
**Best in Show 66ft and up, 2019 St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show**
A spacious and pacey power catamaran, 74ft (22.5m) Horizon-built SEAGLASS 74 is highly awarded and popular with charter guests for her many features and amenities. Described as “The Ultimate Cruising Yacht”, SEAGLASS boasts exceptional space equal to a much larger monohull vessel and is available for charter in the Bahamas.
The modern clean lines of Sea Glass 74, a Horizon PC74, have been skillfully created from the drawing board of renowned designer, JC Espinosa, known for his flair for designing very elegant mega yachts. Sea Glass 74 is a stunningly beautiful power catamaran with free-flowing lines, a superstructure that is pleasing to the eye and draws your attention to study her complex simplicity. The yacht’s luxurious, plush interior sets her apart.
Charter guests will appreciate the main deck, with all the primary living areas on a single level, including the massive aft deck with dining for 10 and lounging for 8, a bar and ample storage lockers. The large saloon offers seating for 8, separate inside formal dining for 8, gourmet galley with island and bar with 4 stools. Forward on the main deck is the glamorous full beam master stateroom with walk around King bed, 180-degree views, spacious en-suite bathroom, sofa, vanity, and ample storage.
The yacht’s flybridge is an entertainer’s delight, with large comfortable dining and lounging for up to 10 guests, a well-equipped bar with seating for 5, a day head, a separate BBQ area and dinghy stowage plus loads of room for chaise lounges once anchored off a secluded beach in an exotic location.
Step aboard Sea Glass 74 for a luxurious vacation of fine dining, relaxation, and adventure.
Rates for the holiday:
Xmas charters must end by the 26th of December, New Years cannot begin earlier than the 27th of December
Christmas Up to 8 guests: $59,500 plus all running expenses and local taxes. (4% Bahamas Tax PLus 10% VAT)
New Years Up to 8 guests: $59,500 plus all running expenses and local taxes. (4% Bahamas Tax PLus 10% VAT)
3. Ritz Carlton St. Thomas - 5* with our preferred partner amenities included
The nicest resort on the island has last minute availability! A bonus is that it's in the USVI, so no need for passports, unless you want to do a day charter to the British Virgin Islands.
I love this Ritz Carlton. It just underwent a 100 million dollar renovation in 2017 and 2018 after hurricane Maria and Irma crashed through, so everything looks and feels brand new, because it is! You have beautiful views of St. John just across the way, as well as other nearby islands. Clear, crystal blue waters great for snorkeling and diving.
Cast as a tropical escape teaming with exotic marine life and endless opportunities to dine, relax and explore, the award-winning beachfront Virgin Islands hotel at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas features:
180 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace.
Four exceptional dining establishments.
Over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and function space.
Easy access to the extraordinary Great Bay Beach.
Comprehensive Aquatic Center featuring numerous non-motorized water activities.
The Club Level offers the ultimate in luxury with 24 Ocean View Rooms, 16 Oceanfront Rooms, 3 One-Bedroom Executive Suites, 10 Club Oceanfront Suites, and four luxurious 1,976-square foot Presidential Suites. All of the Club Suites have unobstructed ocean views and private balconies and will provide access to the private Club Lounge offering four elaborate culinary presentations daily and a dedicated Club Concierge.
Here's what I'm happy to have included since we have such an amazing relationship with Ritz Carlton hotels and this goes for all of them (may differ per property):
- Enjoy an additional discount when you stay 4 nights or longer.
- Guest receive an additional $500 USD hotel credit when reserving a 5 night stay or longer. From December 26th on, a 6 night minimum is required.
- Presidential Suite Offer - Guest will receive additional benefits upon confirmation of a Club Presidential Suite for 4 nights or longer during Festive.
- Customized welcome amenity upon arrival
- Complimentary daily breakfast for two, per room at Bleuwater Restaurant
- $100 hotel credit
- VIP status for complimentary upgrades, early check in and late check out, dependent upon availability
4. Guana Island - 5*, Farm to Table All Inclusive in the British Virgin Islands
This is the only resort you will find on Guana Island, so think private, exclusive, barefoot luxury. You basically have 850 acres all to yourself. Don't worry, you won't get lost, as there are great hiking trails, endless water sports, a lovely garden to visit and even flamingos!
With only 18 whitewashed cottages and villas with private entrances and ocean views, a restaurant built into an eighteenth-century ruin serving Michelin-worthy local and international specialties, and seven secluded beaches to soak in those laid-back island vibes. Not to mention a fleet of watersports equipment at the ready, from stand-up paddle boards to snorkeling gear.
Amenities I can have included in your stay, complimentary:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Full Breakfast for up to two guest pe bedroom (included in rates)
$200 donation made in guests' name to Guana Island sustainability programs, once per stay
Complimentary bottle of champagne
Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
Pricing during the holidays:
They have some seaside cottages available, but not many at $2225.00 per night, not including tax with a 5 night minimum.
5. Oil Nut Bay - 5* All Villa Style Resort in the British Virgin Islands
Surprisingly, Oil Nut Bay still has some one to six bedroom villas available this holiday! If you've never been it's a very unique property. Each villa has it's own golf cart to get around and nothing is more than a 5 minute ride away. The beach, the pool, the marina, the shops - all within a 5 minute ride. The resort offers transfers to other islands to experience different restaurants and beaches.
An ungoogleable I can share is that from this resort you have the best bay in the area to swim and snorkel. It's calm, clear waters, great for snorkeling and it's where all the turtles go! So on any day your there you are pretty much guaranteed to see turtles, which is pretty amazing.
World-class architecture rests against a backdrop of white sandy beaches, rolling hills, and unspoiled terrain.
Spread across 400 pristine acres and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, this British Virgin Islands resort is the leading luxury, multi-generational community in the Caribbean.
Accessible only by boat or helicopter, we are an exclusive, protected paradise for those seeking a private island getaway.
Pricing during the holidays will range from $1850 per night to $15,000 per night, not including taxes. Great for multi-generational getaways too.
6. EMINA Yacht
Here's another yacht option that is slightly bigger, if you have a larger family or group of friends interested in traveling.
At 137', sleeping 12 guests in 6 staterooms, there is definitely plenty of space and toys onboard for a pretty spectacular vacation!
This yacht is available in the Bahamas for either Christmas time or New Year's this 2022/2023 holiday.
Fully loaded of course with a beach club, two tenders, a mosaic tile jacuzzi, a sky lounge with full bar and spacious foredeck. She has zero speed stabilizes, which is important, as this helps to stabilize the boat when anchored, so less rocking back and forth at night. Have fun all day on the 2 jet ski's, 3 seabobs, 2 paddle boards, 2 inflatable tows, 2 wake boards, snorkel geat, Aquabanas swimming pool, BBQ beach set and more! Don't worry about internet, because the EMINA has great connectivity.
Have fun island hopping on this beautiful yacht his holiday!
Pricing for 7 nights/8 days this holiday would be $224,000.
7. Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee, GA - 5* and a winter wonderland during the holidays Holidays on the lake!
Kick-off the holidays with their annual Lighting at the Lake, Thanksgiving brunch, ice skating in The Winter Forest, which is a 5,000 square foot ice skating rink, Breakfast with Santa, and other delightful family events.
Giant gingerbread creations in the lobby, caroling on the linger longer express, ornament making, special deliveries from the elf, story time with Mrs. Claus, a special Christmas dinner and so much more! The hotel really thinks of everything special and magical during the holidays and includes here. Ever witness Santa on a jet ski? No? Well, it happens here at Lake Oconee and the kids, and even the adults, love it.
Stay through New Year's and have a special dinner by the lake.
Escape to our Lake Luxe retreat, rekindle the carefree joys of childhood and create magical memories to last a lifetime.
As close to nature’s perfection as you can get, yet not far from Atlanta, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is a lakeside resort in Georgia where world-class accommodations and highly personalized service create an unforgettable experience. A stay at this lakeside retreat opens the door to spectacular golf experiences on five championship courses, a relaxing day of fishing or boating on Lake Oconee, unwinding at a world-class spa, or dining on a patio as stars fill the sky. It is where multi-generations of families gather to make vacation memories. Where city dwellers trade traffic noise for nature’s tranquil melodies. Where golfers discover 99 reasons to pack their lucky golf shoes. It is a place where lifetime memories are made.
Here's what I can include in your stay:
- A lovely customized welcome amenity
- Complimentary breakfast for two daily, per room, in the restaurant or in room dining
- $100 hotel credit, per room
- VIP status for any upgraded rooms, early check in and late check out, if available
The best part is that there is NO MINIMUM NIGHT STAY!
8. Terranea Resort, CA
There is something for everyone at this bigger resort in Los Angeles county. Yes, in LA! It's hard to believe once you see the amount of land that surrounds it. The positive is that it's close to the airport, but far from the hussle and bussle (and crime) currently in LA.
Poised above coastal bluffs, with sweeping views of the Pacific, Terranea Resort is a hidden gem on the Los Angeles coast. The Mediterranean-inspired destination provides a sophisticated retreat for guests, with a relaxed ambience. The Experience Concierge invites you to explore the unparalleled natural setting by kayaking, whale watching, tide pooling, falconry, painting by the sea, and more. Indulge in locally grown, award-winning California cuisine, a world-class oceanfront spa, four ocean-view pools, and a nine-hole golf course. There are some things in life that words can't describe. The experience of Terranea is one of them.
Here are the promotions just sent to me, including this holiday season!
THIRD NIGHT FREE
Receive 3rd night free when you book 3 nights or more.
Book Dates: Now – May 23, 2023
Stay Dates: August 21st, 2022 – May 25, 2023
*Limited to Guestrooms & Lobby Suites only. Subject to availability. Not valid for ten rooms or more. Valid for consecutive stays. Not combinable with any offers or other promotions, is subject to blackout dates, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. other promotions. Must stay on consecutive nights. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount. Other restrictions may apply.
Stay three nights or more in our Bungalows, Casitas, or Villas, and receive $500 resort credit and complimentary parking.
Book Dates: Now – Jan 11th, 2023
Stay Dates: Now – Jan 11th, 2023
*Limited to Bungalows, Casitas, or Villas. Subject to availability. Not valid for ten rooms or more. Valid for consecutive stays. Not combinable with any offers or other promotions, is subject to blackout dates, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply
Some fun facts!
Your feet are planted on an ancient island. The Palos Verdes Peninsula was once part of the Channel Islands archipelago and a sister to the island you see west of Terranea, Catalina Island.
Guests can watch the sun rise and set over the Pacific Ocean, all in a single day. The resort’s unique setting affords panoramic coastal views and an unrivaled vantage point to enjoy both sunrise and sunset.
California gray whales migrate the waters just offshore from December through May, and blue whales, May through November. Guests can spot these gentle giants alongside pods of dolphins and other Pacific marine life through the lenses of several telescopes set along Terranea’s coastal bluffs.
Terranea’s scene-stealing backdrop has attracted Hollywood film crews since the 1950s, when Lloyd Bridges starred as ex-Navy diver Mike Nelson in the popular TV adventure series, Sea Hunt. More recent blockbusters, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Aviator, Pearl Harbor, Charlie’s Angels, and Fun with Dick and Jane, spotlight the resort’s dramatic landscape and oceanfront setting.
Artistic elements throughout the resort showcase the talent and workmanship of local artisans. Terranea’s gathering spaces incorporate original paintings, designs, and sculptures created by artists from the local community. Each piece is a reflection of the area’s picturesque natural beauty and vibrant heritage.
The Falconry Program at Terranea offers encounters with Falcons, Harris Hawks, and Eurasian Eagle Owls. Expert falconers educate guests about these majestic birds of prey, from general identification to the important roles they play at Terranea and in the wild.
An ancient ritual – the ringing of the Singing Bowls, marks the end of each day at Terranea. Conducted on the terrace of the resort lobby, this sunset ceremony is known for healing and relaxing through the pure sound and vibration of the quartz crystal as it resonates into the night.
Seasonal dining menus feature local, sustainable ingredients from the region, as well as organic, freshly picked ingredients from the Chef’s Garden at signature restaurant mar’sel. Located just steps from the kitchen, the garden produces an assortment of herbs year-round. Other distinct culinary offerings at Terranea include honey, lemons, olives, eggs, fruits, and vegetables from the property and nearby garden, kelp harvested from the surrounding waters, as well as housemade sea salt, cheese, charcuterie and olive oil by the chefs at Terranea.
Terranea is committed to environmental stewardship: sustainable design and sensitivity to its natural surroundings have remained at the core of Terranea’s development from the beginning. Today, the resort continues to feature eco-friendly practices prominently throughout the property, from green building materials to employee uniforms derived from plastic water bottles.
Sweet extra's I can have included in your stay:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom served in Catalina Kitchen or In-Room dining (up to $60 credit)
$100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
10. Eden Roc Cap Cana, DR
A short flight away and a five-star Relais & Chateaux resort nestled in Cap Cana, the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the number #1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico. Blending the impeccable standards of the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean, Eden Roc Cap Cana presents glamourous suites with stunning views, elevated dining of local and international cuisine, and a sophisticated oasis at the exclusive Beach Club at Eden Roc.
Extra's I can have included:
Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
$100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers
Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
This property still has availability in many of their rooms categories, but not many rooms within each for this holiday.
If none of these interested you, I have more! I have options in Hawaii, Caribbean islands, Mexico and several other yachts options. Feel free to email us anytime with your questions or updated quotes. We are happy to give you more information and get you confirme,d for the holidays, but don't wait too long, because they will all go! Happy Holidays!
Please note that we specialize in small and large yacht charters, private islands and buy outs for weddings, corporate retreats and multi gen travel. Take a look here for more information.
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