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27/28 Dec - 5/6 Jan Trips

Below you'll find a selection of destinations (Mexico, Saint Lucia, Barbados & Oman). For now, I've not included details on hotels, but rather flight costs and a few images so you get an idea of what the place looks like. It's NYE so expect prices to be high!

MEXICO

Yucatan (Cancun, Tulum & Holbox)

Flights from London to Cancun (prices are for 2 x Adults with bags)

  • £4824 (direct): British Airways

    • 27th Dec departing 10:45am, landing 4:45pm (11hrs approx travel time)

    • 5th Jan departing 6:35pm, landing 6th Jan 8:45am (11.5hrs approx travel time)

  • £3860 (1 layover in Frankfurt): Lufthansa & EuroWings

    • 27th Dec departing 6:30am, landing 4:20pm (14hrs of flights & 1hr layover)

    • 5th Jan departing 6:05pm, landing 6th Jan 12:45pm  (14hrs of flights & 1.5hr layover)

  • £2478 (1 layover in Atlanta): Delta Airlines

    • 27th Dec departing 2:30pm, landing 28th Dec 10:55am (12hrs flights & 13hr layover)

      • You could leave airport and stay in a hotel.

    • 5th Jan departing 8:00am, landing 6th Jan 6:20am  (11hrs flights & 7hr layover)

Details

  • The whole Peninsula is called the "Yucatan" and it's got tonnes of great beaches, temples and cenotes.

  • Although you'll be flying into Cancun, you won't actually be staying there (coz it's tourist as hell). You'll be staying somewhere called Tulum and potentially somewhere called Holbox.

  • Flights might be expensive, but at least when you get to Mexico, it'll be fairly cost affective (compared to Caribbean).

  • On average your cost for a hotel per night is going to be around £300.

Temperature

  • In December, the average temp is 30°C.

  • In general, it's an awesome time to visit, hence why flight prices are so high.

St. Lucia

Flights from London to St. Lucia (prices are for 2 x Adults with bags)

  • £3291 (direct): British Airways

    • 27th Dec departing 10:00am, landing 3:00pm (9hrs approx travel time)

    • 5th Jan departing 8:50pm, landing 6th Jan 9:10am (9hrs approx travel time)

Details

  • St. Lucia is a tiny island in the Eastern Caribbean with luxury and standard resorts and few cool spots to explore.

  • Aside from beaches, there's a few hikes you can do, waterfall visits and some decent snorkeling.

  • Flights are expensive, and it'll be expensive when you get there. In general, Caribbean is not cheap!

  • On average your cost for a hotel per night is going to be around £500.

Temperature

  • In December the temp is 24°C - 30°C.

  • December is in the middle of high season, which is why flight prices are so high.

Barbados

Flights from London to Barbados (prices are for 2 x Adults with bags)

  • £3168 (direct): Virgin Atlantic

    • 27th Dec departing 11:35am, landing 4:45pm (9hrs approx travel time)

    • 5th Jan departing 9:45pm, landing 6th Jan 9:55am (8hrs approx travel time)

Details

  • Barbados is also a small island in the Eastern Caribbean with some ultra luxury resorts. In general, it's a bit more touristy than St Lucia, but its more kitted out for tourism so you've got more choices of place to stay.

  • Aside from beaches, there's a rum distillery, boat tours, snorkeling and even an area called the Scotland district!

  • Flights are expensive, and it'll be expensive when you get there. In general, Caribbean is not cheap.

  • On average your cost for a hotel per night is going to be around £400.

Temperature

  • In December the temp is 24°C - 30°C.

  • December is in the middle of high season, which is why flight prices are so high.

OMAN

Muscat

Flights from London to Muscat (prices are for 2 x Adults with bags)

  • £3200 (direct): Oman Airlines (7hrs approx travel time)

  • £2400 (1 stop in Doha): Qatar Airlines (8hrs of flights & 1 hr layover)

Details

  • Oman is great if you're looking for Middle East luxury, but with a load of culture, adventure and history. It sits right next to the Emirates (Dubai) but offers way more to do and see. 

  • 4 hour time difference from the UK, so jet lag won't be too bad.

  • On average your cost for a hotel per night is going to be around £300.

Temperature

  • In December the average high is 30°C and average low is 20°C. 

TURKEY

Antalya

Flights from London

  • Direct Flights: NA

Details

  • Turkey isn't exactly hot in March, but there are some areas, like Antalya that are warmer.

  • Antalya is a coastal resort city with beaches, Roman ruins, and a big yacht industry.

  • 3 hour time difference from the UK, so basically no jet lag.

Temperature

  • End of March, the average high is 20°C and average low is 10°C. During the day it's about 15°C.

  • Basically, you're not going to be sunbathing but it'll be decent weather to explore.