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10 stunning getaways for those eager to escape the chill this winter

10 stunning getaways for those eager to escape the chill this winter

Visit a shipwreck site in Egypt, bed down in an opulent resort in Dubai and unwind while gazing out at the Caribbean Sea.

Experience the ultimate family getaway in Dubai

(Taj Exotica Resort and Spa)

Dubai has become a go-to spot for families seeking winter sun, and for good reason. Not only does it offer balmy temperatures amid a glistening skyline, which can be admired from the hotel’s private beach, but its resorts boast exclusive facilities and activities that cater to all the family. This is no truer than at the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa The Palm Dubai. Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the resort’s Taj Club Lounge offers access to afternoon tea, free-flowing cocktails and refreshments throughout the day for guests staying in suites and club rooms. Meanwhile, children can kickstart their adventures in the supervised kids’ club, or splash about in the child-friendly pool. Adults have their own 70-metre pool to enjoy, too, with a bar positioned at either end to keep you motivated while completing your laps. Stay for three nights or more and get 10% off the price of your stay, as well as 15% off at a choice of seven on-site restaurants, bars and holistic spa treatments. Valid until 29 February 2024.

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Embark on an underwater experience in Egypt

(Camel Dive)

There’s no better feeling than diving into the ocean to cool yourself off on a blazing hot day. Established in 1986 and refurbished in 2021, the Camel Dive Club & Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh has been built and developed by divers, for divers. Its SSI (Scuba Schools International) diving centre (Green Fins certified) offers a full range of scuba diving courses, as well as daily boat and snorkel trips. Take in the pristine coral reefs and wreck sites (such as the SS Thistlegorm), suitable for all levels of divers and snorkellers. After all that swimming, head to Pomodoro for a delicious Italian meal, followed by a drink or two while watching the sunset over the Red Sea at the Camel Rooftop Bar.

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Unwind in a world-class Caribbean resort

(Carlisle Bay)

If you’re looking to swap the cold weather for an all-inclusive island getaway that’s suitable for the whole family, Carlisle Bay in Antigua is the resort for you. Situated on a horseshoe bay on the southwest coast of the island, the resort is surrounded by rainforest and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean…

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