There are brilliant Four Seasons hotels and resorts all over the world that enjoy more than their fair share of winter sunshine. If your ideal winter escape is a sunny oceanfront paradise with twinkling turquoise waters, we have picked the best sunny destinations to celebrate the winter holidays.
We have also detailed some wonderfully festive Four Seasons for Christmas and some epic Four Seasons New for Year’s Eve parties in case you want to plan an amazing celebration at the end of the year.
It’s worth noting that there is no Four Seasons rewards program. However, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.
1. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll
The five-acre (two-hectare) UNESCO haven for up to 22 guests at Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll, is hard to beat. Property event experts partner with guests here to create a completely personalized experience.
Whether hitting the ocean to swim with sharks or lounging poolside and watching dolphins at play, Voavah invites its guests to dream with their eyes open and enjoy a truly unforgettable holiday.
2. Four Seasons Resort Hualālai
With numerous pools, including one full of fish, and a gorgeous beachside location, Four Seasons Hualalai is one of the best Four Seasons in Hawaii. Bask in the sun on the pristine blue waters of the Pacific Ocean aboard a 46-foot (14 meter) catamaran at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.
Aptly named Alakai Nui (great leader), the catamaran boasts an extended range, enabling guests to venture miles from the Resort to enjoy activities such as deep-sea fishing and exploring additional snorkeling locations and beaches.
3. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla
Ring in the new year at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla while enjoying the sights from the famous Sunset Lounge and sounds from New York-based DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Margot who are headlining the Resort’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration this year.
4. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Escape to an island hideaway at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, which is one of the best luxury hotels in the Maldives. The charming village setting with a lagoon, flower garden, and island spa provides total serenity.
For adventure seekers, diving and surfing are island specialties, and for the youngest guests, there are endless fun, educational, and culturally enriching activities available, from sandcastle building to hermit crab races.
5. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
The stunning Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is pictured above. Spend your days exploring pristine sandy beaches bordered by tropical greenery and calm blue seas, lounging by the infinity pool with a cool drink, or relaxing on your private deck overlooking the idyllic Gulf of Siam.
Then pump up the volume for just one night and welcome the New Year in electrifying style with a Neon Party at the hotel, during a night filled with pulsating music and dazzling neon lights, including a fireworks display at midnight.
6. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
This is the kind of place where you forget what day it is. The key to Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is partly in the numbers. 48 acres and 91 rooms. A heck of a lot of beaches and very few people.
Malaysian people are the secret ingredient. They love life (and especially food) and take the responsibility of hospitality very seriously. They smile, a lot. The staff at Four Seasons Langkawi are simply amazing when it comes to remembering how you like your coffee, your favorite wine, where you like to sit.
Festive celebrations are great here with a late breakfast and a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus and his elves on the beach, followed by an evening spent exploring the festive night market featuring famous “streets” from across Asia.
7. Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel is our favourite early or late season Four Seasons hotel for winter sunshine. Stay here in October, November, March or April and this is one of the best value out of season Four Seasons hotels.
In fact, with prices close to one fifth of the summer price and if you don’t mind gambling with the weather, can you catch some rays at their Club Dauphine beach club (pictured above) for a fraction of the summer rates.
And Four Seasons hotels simply don’t get moe luxurious than this one. The staff are second to none, attentive, friendly, classy. The setting is simply stunning with the vast windows of this historic property staring out to sea, the gardens are wonderful.
If you are lucky with the weather and manage to enjoy breakfast and an evening drink on the hotel’s terrace you could be mistaken that you’ve gone to heaven. It’s that good.
Our only Caveat with this hotel is that you can get inundated with storms at the very start and end of the season so the weather can be a gamble.
8. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran Bay is right on the beach. Sheltered in a calm bay along three miles of sand, these breezy Four Seasons villas channel an authentic Balinese village. This is a brilliant Four Seasons beach resort for families searching for winter sinshine with unforgettable views, authentic arts offerings, and a picture-perfect beach.
9. Four Seasons Hotel Maui
It’s almost always sunny in Hawaii and Four Seasons Maui is located in the sunniest resort area on Maui; Wailea. This wintershinshine Four Seasons has it all. As you step off the plane, the warm air hits you. As you arrive at the resort, the temperature is so warm that the scent of flowers hangs in the air.
The entire resort is open air, the foyer, the restaurants, the bar are all open to the gardens. A gentle breeze constantly wafts through this entrance and you can gaze across the right down to the sea from the main communal areas of this hotel.
The beach sits at the end of the gardens, beyond the pool, and couldn’t be more perfect with golden sands. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter.
10. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Consider kicking off a year’s worth of exciting new opportunities with a cozy winter beachside getaway at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.
The Greek capital might not be an obvious choice for the cooler months of the year, but globetrotters in the know are checking into the city well before the summer rush to indulge in a little quiet time at this refined landmark waterfront hideaway.
At this time of year, you can enjoy ancient attractions without the wait. There’s no need to be a history or archaeology buff to appreciate the ancient engineering feat that is the fifth-century BCE Parthenon.
In winter, queues to scale the steps up to the Acropolis magically disappear. Marvel the painstakingly-preserved temples, gates, and fortifications of this monumental complex. Take a moment to absorb the soothing, panoramic views of the sprawling city from on high.
Stroll through the sixth-century BCE Ancient Agora, Stoa of Attalos, and Roman Agora and look up at the soaring columns standing tall at the Temple of Olympian Zeus. At the marble-built Panathenaic Stadium, picture athletes competing in the first modern Olympics held in 1896. Today, runners from around the world participating in the annual Athens Marathon in November experience the thrill of crossing the finish line and entering the stadium.
Saunter through Athens’ bevy of brilliant museums without the summer crowds. With a full calendar of permanent and host exhibitions, there is plenty of time to pore over a wealth of creative genius, both ancient and modern, in peace.
Or just get out a book and sun yourself on the hotel’s private beach.
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