Given that the average Brit spends in excess of £800 during the festive season, the idea of booking an overseas trip is probably the last thing on their mind. The stressful nature of Christmas takes a physical and mental toll, however, this means a relaxing getaway in the New Year may be the ideal tonic for your shattered nerves.
Thanks to increased levels of competition in the travel sector and the falling cost of long-haul flights, the concept of travelling abroad in the New Year is also increasingly viable. Because of this, we have selected three relaxing and cost-effective getaways that will enable you to escape the winter blues and relax after the most stressful time of the year:
We have already touched on the falling cost of travel, allowing us to offer amazing deals on long-haul flight to Barbados. Barbados also just so happens to be one of the very best destinations for a sun-kissed, Caribbean getaway, and is arguably second only to Jamaica.
Anyone in search of rest and relaxation will also be spoiled for choice when choosing accommodation, including the picturesque, four-star Bougainvillea beach resort on the south coast of the island. Given that Barbados is also far-removed from the dreaded Caribbean hurricane track, a it is the ideal destination for those in the market for a restorative break in 2017.
If you are keen on enjoying a slightly more luxurious excursion but feel as though your budget is restricted, you may want to consider a trip to Sri Lanka. Renowned as being one of the best-value tropical beach destinations in the world, Sri Lanka is the perfect embodiment of affordable luxury and offers a truly exotic experience.
The amenities available in Sri Lanka are nothing short of incredible, especially when you consider the cost of supposedly luxury hotels. Take the Jetwing Beach resort on Ethukala Beach, for example, which offers supervised childcare and a large swimming pool for incredibly competitive prices.
So if you want to relaxing and exotic beach holiday without the cost, Sri Lanka may be the perfect location for you to consider.
There is no doubt about it; Cuba is an emerging tourist resort that appears to be thriving amid improved relationships with the Western world. Americans are already starting to flock to this intriguing an historic country, so now may be the ideal time to book a trip before the cost of travel begins to rise with soaring demand.
July and August are the hottest and most popular times to visit, so you may want to consider accessing a cooler climate and reduced prices by travelling during February.
From the untouched wonders of the capital Havana to the deep blue waters of Caleta Buena, Cuba is an ideal destination for anyone who want to explore new surroundings while escaping the bustle of everyday life.