7 warm and luxurious destinations to escape the winter

Lush vegetation and fine sand in the paradisiacal atolls where it is always summer. Among the facilities that will enchant you are the splendid overwater villas of the luxury resorts, set in an extraordinary scenic context. The infinity pools, Jacuzzis, ocean slides and 5-star facilities make for an exclusive holiday. In the Maldives, make a reservation at the underwater restaurant in the Ari Atoll: five metres below sea level you can admire the underwater life.

The ultimate luxury destination, Dubai has the beautiful beaches of Sunset Beach, Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach or Dubai Marina. For an unforgettable dinner, book a table at the prestigious The Lounge on the 152nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, where you can enjoy fine dining while admiring the glittering metropolis from above. In the city of glitz, a private yacht will take you to other extraordinary beaches, while for exclusive shopping, the renowned boutiques of Jumeirah Beach await.

Canary Islands
The Canary Islands have 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and the days are light even in the winter months. Visit volcanic Lanzarote, the sandy expanses of Gran Canaria and the charming cove of Tamaduste, and book into 5-star resorts if you are looking for exclusive wellness centres. For fine dining, head to Michelin-starred restaurants such as NuB in Tenerife and La Aquarela in Gran Canaria, where you can enjoy the gastronomic excellence of the Canary Islands.

If you travel to Egypt during winter, you’ll reach an exotic destination that offers white-sand paradise spots. The sun is present all year round and if you want a luxury holiday, stay in one of the many 5-star hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alam. In these elegant establishments you will have access to private beaches, fitness centres and beauty salons. In Egypt you can then explore the Red Sea by chartering a luxury yacht with crew.

Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic’s picturesque coves, pristine nature and sunshine allow you to relax under palm trees and surf in winter. Choose a helicopter tour to see Punta Cana’s most beautiful beaches and reach the island of Samana amidst dreamy scenery. In the Dominican Republic you will find art, culture and music, but also gastronomy with unique flavours and many luxury hotels: there are at least 10 5-star hotels in Santo Domingo.

In Mauritius, you’ll discover fantastic beaches, coral reefs and rainforests, but also elegant resorts, often chosen by honeymooners. Almost all five-star resorts overlook beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters. Among the most exclusive are those at Flic En Flac, a long beach protected by a coral reef that is among the most beautiful in Mauritius. Equally luxurious are the hotels in Tamarin Bay, complete with spa, swimming pool and wellness centre.

The beautiful Seychelles is the ideal destination for diving, surfing and kiting but also for visiting the UNESCO sites of Aldabra, a coral atoll, and Vallée de Mai, an ancient forest of exotic trees. On these islands you will discover the pristine sea populated by Giant Tortoises and stay in exclusive resorts located on private islands such as Fregate Island. For a luxury transfer, choose the helicopter from Mahé to Praslin, Denis Island and Desroches.