Luxury January holidays

Whether you’re after a snowy Arctic adventure or luxury winter sun break, a January holiday is a perfect post-Christmas escape. From luxurious beach breaks and safaris to thrilling Northern Lights holidays in Scandinavia, our specialists have picked out their top itineraries to begin the year in style.

Scandinavia and the Nordics

Why not make the most of winter next year? A holiday to Scandinavia and the Nordics offers the ultimate luxury break. Expect husky sledding and snowmobiling under the Northern Lights, returning to luxury log cabins and lodges with private hot tubs, while Iceland and Svalbard offer epic adventure alongside luxury accommodation.

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Arctic Treehouse Hotel, Finnish Lapland

Luxury beach escapes

For a dose of winter sun to beat those post-Christmas blues, the white sands of the Caribbean offer beachfront hotels and private-pool luxury on islands like Barbados and St Lucia. Alternatively, the beach-fringed islands of the Maldives and Sri Lanka make for the ultimate romantic getaway, while closer to home, Tenerife offers year-round warm weather.

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Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Wildlife wonders

In Africa, a January safari in Tanzania is an excellent option, with dry, warm weather and the start of the wildebeest calving season. Alternatively, Ecuador's Galápagos Islands offer island-hopping adventures with a base on board a luxury yacht or an eco-retreat.

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Iguana, Galapagos

Patagonia in luxury

The height of summer in South America makes January the ideal time to visit Argentina and Chile's southern region – Patagonia. Hiking trails and big-name national parks like Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy are best explored with a base in a luxury eco-lodge, offering the likes of gourmet dining and spas.

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Torres del Paine National Park, Argentina

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ICEHOTEL Break

4 days from £1,280 pp incl. flights

This is the ideal holiday for the adventurous at heart – a three-night break in the wilds of Swedish Lapland, staying at the world-famous ICEHOTEL. Add on everything from husky sledding to Northern Lights hunts.

Northern Lights above the glass domes of Levin Iglut

Levi Glass Igloo Winter Break

4 days from £1,730 pp incl. flights

On this classic Northern Lights short break, you'll Experience Finnish Lapland’s Arctic wilderness in serious style with two nights at a Scandi-chic hideaway and one night in a cosy glass igloo.

Galle, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Splendours

12 days from £4,765 pp incl. flights

Experience the best of Sri Lanka, from its UNESCO-listed wonders to its wildlife-rich national parks and glorious, Indian Ocean coast.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Highlights of Tanzania and Zanzibar

Discover Tanzania’s stunning natural world of iconic landscapes and thriving wildlife on an all-inclusive fly safari before ending with some ultra-luxury indulgence on the island of Zanzibar.

Northern lights in Norway Svalbard in the mountains

Svalbard & the Polar Night

4 days from £1,300 pp incl. flights

A winter break to Spitsbergen in the remote Svalbard archipelago, combining a luxury lodge stay with adventures beneath the inky blue of Norway's polar night.

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

15 days from £8,110 pp incl. flights

See the highlights of South Africa and the Indian Ocean, from city greats and world-wonder safaris to white-sands idylls. It’s all showcased in utter luxury, including indulgent dining and stays in the finest hotels.

Ha Long Bay

Highlights of Vietnam

13 days from £6,065 pp incl. flights

An introduction to Vietnam's most iconic and enticing sights, including its vibrant towns and cities, verdant countryside and, of course, its world-renowned cuisine.

Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia

Patagonia’s Glaciers & Fjords

16 days from £11,590 pp incl. flights

Compare Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia as you cruise the icy fjords from Ushuaia and explore Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Park – all while enjoying our collection of curated luxurious lodges and boutique hotels.

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Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,355 pp

Early booking discount and free half-board

Tucked away on the idyllic shores of Trou d’Eau Douce, this iconic beachfront resort and spa is one of the finest hotels in Mauritius.

Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand's South Island

13 days from £3,730 pp incl. flights

The beauty of New Zealand's South Island is in its natural landscapes and outdoor activities – discover them all with a range of curated excursions, from whale-watching tours and overnight fjord cruises to glacial heli-hikes and mountain rail journeys.

Mirrorcube, Treehotel

Treehotel & ICEHOTEL

5 days from £2,060 pp incl. flights

With stays at two of Scandinavia's most iconic hotels, plus the chance to add on a raft of thrilling activities, this holiday to Swedish Lapland makes for an exceptional winter adventure.

La Pinta Yacht, Galapagos

Luxury Quito & Galápagos Cruise

15 days from £11,015 pp incl. flights La Pinta

There is truly nowhere else like the Galápagos, and this unforgettable itinerary showcases it all on a luxury yacht, with included excursions led by expert guides, alongside a stay in a luxury cloud forest wilderness retreat and time to explore the buzzing cities of Quito and Guayaquil.

Ion Adventure Hotel

ION Hotel & Reykjavik

5 days from £1,405 pp incl. flights

Experience Iceland’s wild side on an adrenaline-fuelled and adventure-packed luxury short break while staying in an amazing wilderness hotel and seriously stylish Art Deco gem.

Sugar Beach, St Lucia

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia

This luxurious, plantation-style resort offers spectacular accommodation in one of the Caribbean's most beautiful settings.

Las Teresitas Beach, Tenerife

Tenerife: Beaches, vineyards & volcanoes

8 days from £3,405 pp incl. flights

See Tenerife's south at its best, staying in a luxury hotel, enjoying a private beach club and exploring with unique tours, from whale watching to wine tastings.

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