Dove viaggiare a dicembre


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Aggiornato a dicembre 2018

From Christmas in New York, to skiing in Norway, we’ve gathered together the places to go in December when the weather gets chilly. If you’d rather a little sunshine instead, we’ve got that covered too, in the form of chic Miami and dreamy Mauritius.

La spiaggia…

Mauritius

Relax during December, with average temperatures of 25°C on the island of Mauritius. Kick back on picture-perfect white sands or liven things up with water sports or zip-lining through jungles. Go scuba-diving and plunge into the Indian Ocean at Roche Zozo, off Blue Bay on the southern coast, to experience colourful coral reefs and creature encounters. Venture south west to find wild dolphins and enjoy the revitalising spray of sea water on a catamaran.

Mangiare

Provi i piaceri del lusso al Four Seasons Resort Mauritius di Anahita, con una scelta di quattro ristoranti e menù appetitosi. Il Beau Champ è aperto per colazione e per il dolce, con una bellissima posizione vicino all'acqua. La mattina può scegliere tra granchio alla Benedict, piatti della tradizione delle Mauritius e toast dolce alla francese. Arrivi all'imbrunire per degustare il menù a sei portate creato da chef pluripremiati.

Soggiorno

The five-star exotic luxury of LUX* Belle Mare offers plenty of quirks and spectacular views. Enjoy a scoop or two at the ice-cream parlour, then head to the new gin haven IM-A-GIN. Take a sunset stroll across the blissful beach, or horse-ride by the waves. Head to the glistening sands in the morning for beach yoga, then hop on a red bicycle to explore more of Mauritius.

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  • Ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza skating rink, New York City © Alamy.

    Natale in città

    The Rockefeller Center tree is usually about 23m tall and is topped by a Swarovski star made up of around 25,000 crystals. Fly from London to New York in December from:£424 pp

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  • Graffiti nel quartiere di Wynwood a Miami, USA © Getty Images

    Sapeva che…

    Il quartiere artistico di Wynwood ospita oltre 70 gallerie d'arte, negozi stravaganti, antiquari e installazioni artistiche pubbliche.

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  • Cabine sul litorale alle Bahamas © Getty Images

    Raccogliere conchiglie

    Una visita alle Bahamas non può dirsi completa senza un piatto di conchiglie, un tipo di lumache di mare. Si possono mangiare crude con succo di limone, in umido nella zuppa o fritte nelle frittelle.

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La città…

New York

There are few places as magical as New York at Christmas. Slip on skates and glide across the ice at the Rockefeller Center, beneath an 80ft Christmas tree that lights up the Big Apple each year. Ride on a horse-drawn carriage through a snow-dusted Central Park or wander along Fifth Avenue for festive window displays and Christmas gift shopping in Macy’s. Visit one of many Christmas markets across the city and treat yourself to hot chocolate and snack on crepes as you wander.

Mangiare

Soak up the foodie joys of the secret burger joint in Le Parker Meridien. Try not to inhale your food, as you tuck into a melt-in-the-mouth cheeseburger, with all the tasty fillings, crispy bacon extra and lip-smacking golden French fries. Share a pitcher of beer with friends or slurp on a delicious Oreo milkshake. Order an epic chocolate brownie for dessert, with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream, to top off a spectacular New York dining experience.

Soggiorno

Pernotti al New York Hilton Midtown che, con le sue hall ricoperte di agrifoglio, la farà sentire a casa di Babbo Natale in persona. Approfitti della sua ottima posizione, vicino alle attrazioni della grande città e a breve distanza a piedi da Central Park, affascinante in ogni periodo dell'anno. Dopo una lunga giornata trascorsa a visitare posti famosi nel freddo invernale, si rilassi nei comodi letti e la mattina prenda qualcosa di buono dal coffee shop per scaldarsi prima di uscire nuovamente.

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Viaggio in famiglia…

Trysil

Soak up the beauty of a Norwegian winter wonderland with a visit to Trysil. Norway’s largest ski resort is an easy two-and-a-half hour transfer from Oslo by bus. When you’re not skiing greens with the family, there are plenty of December activities to keep you busy including sleigh rides and dog sledging. If you want a break from the minus temperatures, warm up inside with hot chocolate, bowling and swimming pools. Soak up the views of the Trysilfjellet Mountain or if you’re ready to ride the red or black pistes, you can drop the kids at ski school for a few hours.

Mangiare

Whether you’re skiing all day, playing in the snow or splashing about in a pool, feed your appetite at Radisson Blu Resort. Head to the Chill Bowl & Dine for an American diner feel, with bowling lanes and pool tables too. Treat the family to ice-cream, snacks or drinks when you’re having fun at the Pool Bar and need to top up energy levels. Visit the Hill Buffet Restaurant for a variety of American, Scandinavian and English breakfast selections, before heading to the hills.

Soggiorno

Make the most of family time with an apartment stay at the Radisson Blu Mountain Resort and Residences. Enjoy an alpine feel here, with beautiful touches of log fires and cosy lounges. Indulge in a full breakfast every morning, before you venture out for a day on the mountain. Or take the kids to the games room, swim in the indoor pool or take in your surroundings at the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. There is a ski rental shop on your doorstep, as well as spa access, a bakery and après bar.

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Il grande viaggio…

Le Bahamas

Fugga dall'inverno gelido con un viaggio alle Bahamas per una perfetta vacanza di Natale sotto il sole. Invece di tacchino e cavoletti di Bruxelles, si delizi con aragosta con salsa creola speziata e budino di guava con crema al rum. La stagione piovosa finisce a novembre e gli uragani non si fanno più vedere fino a giugno: dicembre è quindi il momento migliore per andarci, con temperature medie che arrivano ai 26°C. Da non perdere, la sfilata Junkanoo, un carnevale di colori e culture. Tradizionalmente, comincia a Santo Stefano ed è uno dei festival di strada più antichi dei Caraibi, risalente al 17° secolo.

Mangiare

Be spoilt for choice with a variety of tantalising cuisine at the Atlantis Bahamas. With its 21 restaurants and 19 bars/lounges, there is something for everyone. Indulge in Japanese flavours at celebrity chef restaurant, Nobu. Enjoy the casual atmosphere of Virgil’s Real BBQ and enjoy a slap-up platter of marinated meats. The Point Restaurant and Bar serves fresh seafood dishes, salads, and key lime pie for afterwards – but its main selling point is the lovely sunset view.

Soggiorno

Treat yourself to an All Inclusive adults-only retreat, with a stay at Warwick Paradise Island. Enjoy the twinkling lights of Nassau harbour at night, unwind poolside with a cocktail and feel holiday fresh with a few spa treatments. The hotel has a great location, near the golf course, water park and a heap of beaches. A few days here will help you forget about all your winter woes.

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  • Nuotare con i delfini a Tamarin, Mauritius © Alamy

    Amazing encounters

    Spot fins in the waves, under the fin-shaped shoreside mountains. Tamarin bay is great for dolphin watching

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Il jolly…

Miami

The cooler weather of December brings a brilliant opportunity to explore this quirky, cool city. With lows of 16°C and highs of 27°C, you can venture around the exciting arts and beer-drinking scene of Wynwood one day, then sunbathe on Miami beach the next. For a Christmas feel, visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Tropical park or enjoy the merriment and holiday lights glisten at Pinecrest Gardens. Elsewhere, Yuletide activities include a classic performance of The Nutcracker by the Miami City Ballet.

Mangiare

Famous for Champagne and brunching, fish tacos and fresh seafood, Miami has some high scoring food joints. Make the most of the selection at the The Ritz-Carlton South Beach. Soak up the oceanfront views of Dilido Beach Club, enjoy crispy calamari and watermelon crush cocktails. Enjoy Sunday brunch in Bistro One LR: bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and a vast buffet selection.

Soggiorno

Scegli un posto di stile: The Confidante, situato sulla famosissima Miami Beach, caratterizzata dalla splendida art déco, offre, tra le altre cose, due piscine riscaldate e una spa sul tetto. Immergiti nei giardini tropicali, gioca a biliardino e sorseggia un drink, quindi sdraiati sulla spiaggia o a bordo piscina. Fai un giro sul lungomare a piedi o con i pattini, se sei abbastanza coraggioso, poi dedica del tempo alla scoperta della cultura, alla moda e a un giro delle boutique firmate di Collins Avenue.

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