Winter Escapes…

By Beverley Uddin Khandakar

The Emerald Maldives

Winter Escapes…

The Emerald Maldives

Struggling to decide where to head on holiday over the winter season? Whether you’re looking for guaranteed sun or a white Christmas, getting away this winter for a change of scenery is a great way to end (or start) the year! 

The cultural escape at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

Four Seasons Nam Hai
Four Seasons Nam Hai

In January, Hoi An experiences warm winter weather, which is the perfect temperature for cultural excursions and exploration – not too hot!

Located on Vietnam’s culturally rich central coast, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai offers guests the chance to explore all that Vietnamese culture has to offer, from the ancient town of Hoi An to its history of wellness and more. Guests can also embark on a Vietnamese culinary journey; attending cooking classes or sampling authentic Vietnamese flavours from all regions on the Vietnamese Street Food Night, which brings in vendors from across Hoi An into the resort for guests to enjoy local street food.


Guaranteed sun at Four Seasons Resort and Residences at the Pearl-Qatar

Four Seasons Qatar
Four Seasons Qatar

The newly opened Four Seasons Resort at The Pearl-Qatar is the perfect place for guaranteed sun this winter. Whether a long or short stay, guests can make the most of expansive apartments with far-reaching views of the city or sea. 

Guests can choose to stay at the resort, with its seven restaurants and bars, private beach, spa and pools or venture out to learn more about Qatari culture and heritage. The resort can organise visits to the Katara Cultural Village and Museum of Islamic Art or you can simply take a stroll down scenic coastal promenades.


For the ski enthusiast at The Chedi Andermatt

The Chedi Andermatt Picnic Monte Gutsch
The Chedi Andermatt

Skiing in the Alps is essential for every winter sports fan. With over 180 kilometres of slopes easily accessible from The Chedi Andermatt, the region caters for skiers of all abilities. Experience a new level of personalised luxury like no other as ski season guests are treated to the services of a dedicated winter butler, who heats and prepares your ski equipment and conveniently transports you to and from the slopes. Ski instructors are also available from Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt for those who want to improve their skiing technique – or even try their hand at freeriding across the most beautiful off-piste runs.


For the beach love at The Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

The Emerald Maldives
The Emerald Maldives

Located on the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, this deluxe all-inclusive resort is surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand on a lush private 20 hectares island and features 120 villas, 60 of which are located on the island and 60 directly on the sea.

With six restaurants and cafés, the resort is the perfect location for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with your family, there are a range of experiences available to create the most memorable moments.