December Holidays

Experience some winter sunshine on a december holiday

Book an all inclusive holiday or package holidayfor December at The Co-operative Travel and escape the winter blues. With the end of the year approaching fast, you might well have some holiday time to use up before December 31. Maybe you just can't wait to escape to a warm climate and feel the sun on your back, leaving cold winter days far behind. Whatever your reason for a getaway, The Co-operative Travel has plenty of suggestions to get you thinking.

Visit the Cayman Islands for a holiday in the sunshine

Known for banking institutions and being a tax haven, the Cayman Islands may not be the first place you'd consider for a holiday. However, there are a good number of reasons for visiting this Caribbean island paradise. A total of three islands make up this British Overseas Territory – Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The temperature during December tends to average around 25 degrees - a distinct improvement on the UK. Kick back and relax on Seven Mile Beach, where many holiday resorts are located, or take to the water and explore underwater wrecks and marine wildlife. The dramatic scenery of the islands makes it a wonderful destination for a relaxing break, although nightclubs and bars on the Caymans are more than capable of providing heady nights to remember.

Enjoy some nightlife in Thailand

Another dream location comes in the form of Koh Samui, Thailand. The island is just a short flight from the hectic streets of Bangkok, although ferry services from the mainland are also in operation. Chaweng is regarded by some as the most beautiful beach on the island, with its perfect white sands and clear azure waters. Head out onto the beach early in the morning and you really get the chance to appreciate the beauty of this place before the crowds descend. Once the day begins you can choose to join the crowd and work on your tan or pick from a huge range of activities including kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, tennis, bowling and go carting. If you want to learn to dive in the clear waters, then head for a professional diving centre. After all that activity you're sure to have built up an appetite. Traditional Thai food is readily available, although it may be too spicy for some. For those with a more European palette, a pizza delivery service also operates on the island! Once night descends there are discos, clubs and bars and live music sessions to keep you entertained. Turn up on Koh Samui when there's a full moon and you can join up to 20,000 people at the Koh Phangan beach party where international and Thai DJs will keep you dancing all night.

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