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Holiday Getaways 2015

Now that the turkey is over and the mad holiday rush has begun, rest easy knowing there are still holiday getaways for every budget this year.  Here’s a rundown of just a few hotel/resorts offering Christmas getaways with more to come soon for the New Years Eve festivities.

New York – Head to wine country just a short drive from the heart of Manhattan to the Indigo Hotel on Long Island’s East End.  Enjoy live jazz, a luxury spa treatment and get lost in wine country for a “spirited” holiday escape.

Arizona – Yes, Virginia, Santa does arrive in the desert at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel & Resort.  With the help of Princess Noel & Selfie Elfie, Christmas comes alive with nearly 3 million lights in the  resort’s lagoon and a Christmas petting zoo.  There’s even a skating rink, yes, in Arizona.  Resort guests gain free entrance to all, while others can enjoy the winter wonderland for an admission fee. Christmas brunch and holiday dinner are also being served.

Florida – if fun in the sun is on your Christmas list, then head to the Orlando World Center Marriott.  Yes, it’s near Disney World and Universal Studios but you can stay at the resort and play a round of golf or relax at the spa.  The budget friendly holiday rates start at $189/night.

St. Barth’s – If privacy and seclusion are what you desire, the Christmas elves at the newly renovated Hotel Le Toiny will make your holiday wishes come true.  How about a stay in a private villa with stunning Caribbean blue views?  Stays run more than $1,000/night.

Rome – It is no secret that we are eternally in love with Rome and what better way to celebrate than with a Christmas celebration at Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa, located near the city’s historic center.  Rates at this 5-star hotel can be found for under $200/night.  Its sister hotel, the Hotel Splendide Royal, offers a 5-star experience on New Years Eve close to the Via Veneto.  Dine at the gourmet Mirabelle Restaurant and take in panoramic views of the Eternal City.  Rates start at about $328/night.

Christmas in SorrentoSorrento – We are partial to Sorrento here at Wanderlust Women Travel.  And beating at the heart of the city, just steps from the big Christmas tree is the five-star Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria.  They’re offering a three night package through December 27, 2015 that includes a Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch for €1,400 plus VAT (approx. $1,725).  Enjoy this Christmas in luxury just minutes from the Amalfi Coast and be sure to visit their Spa La Serra.  Tell them we sent you!

New Zealand – it’s like escaping to Middle Earth when you head to the Kauri Cliffs resort.  The lux resort is situated near the Cavalli Islands and offers breathtaking views across its infinity pool.  Golf and spa treatments await, as does its Owner’s Cottage for a two bedroom luxury stay complete with two fireplaces for those chilly nights.  Tell Santa luxury doesn’t come cheap here with rooms starting at $1,000/night.

Many packages must be booked directly through each hotel to get the holiday rate or through the links provided above.  Contact our travel concierge for assistance with last minute bookings.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!

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