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Christmas and New Year are magical, no doubt, but after a seemingly endless season of shopping, cooking and clearing up for vast armies of family and friends, there is something wonderfully indulgent about fleeing the frost and holiday fervour up north for a much-needed dose of sunshine and luxurious holidaying down south. From the islands of Malaysia to South Africa's breath-taking Garden Route, Sydney's harbour hotspots to the unrivalled decadence of Seychellois' five-star hotels, a family-friendly holiday in a hot climate can be just the tonic after months wrapped in multiple layers and inadequate quality time together with your nearest and dearest.
Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort
Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort is a big-name beachside resort with a first-class reputation.
Situated on a quiet cove just a short distance to Ipanema Beach, the Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort has 559 rooms, all with private balconies and 24-hour room service. Offering every amenity under the sun from tennis courts to a spa with a health club, three outdoor pools to an outdoor Jacuzzi, the whole family will be...Rio de Janeiro See this Hotel & Book
Tuakaza Exclusive Guest House
Tuakaza is a jungle hideaway in Tijuca Rainforest, the world's largest urban forest.
A new addition to the city in 2012, the pièce de résistance at Tuakaza Exclusive Guest House is the natural swimming pool fed by a natural waterfall. Situated in the São Conrado district, this boutique hotel has just six rooms, each named after a different Brazilian fruit – acai, papaya and kiwi are some such...Rio de Janeiro See this Hotel & Book
Copacabana Palace Hotel
This 1920’s Orient Express hotel, Copacabana Palace, is the grand dame of Rio hotels.
Quite simply, the 245-room Copacabana Palace Hotel is the crème de la crème of the city's hotels. The guestbook reads like a red carpet roll call: Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela and Tom Cruise have all, at one time or another, rested their heads on the Palace’s finest pillows. What is more, this...Rio de Janeiro See this Hotel & Book
Fusion Maia Resort
Fusion Maia is Asia's first resort with all-inclusive spa treatments so you can truly indulge in daily pampering.
Vietnamese culture meets the coast at the relatively new and very luxurious Fusion Maia Resort. With 87 pool villas set amongst palm-tree dotted gardens, an infinity pool that licks the sparkly South China Sea, gorgeous food and free WiFi throughout, it’s heaven on earth. What’s more, Fusion Maia is Asia's first...Hoi An See this Hotel & Book
Vinh Hung Emerald Resort
Located a short distance from the old town of Hoi An, the Vinh Hung Emerald Resort is a fantastic family-friendly option just outside the hustle and bustle of things.
Set right on the banks of the romantic Thu Bon River, the Vinh Hung Emerald Resort is just ten minutes outside the ancient town of Hoi An. With 52 gorgeous rooms, all with free WIFI, a spa and fitness center, a 20-metre swimming pool by the river and plenty of room for kids to run and play in the surrounding grounds,...Hoi An See this Hotel & Book
The Nam Hai
The luxurious design of the Nam Hai Hoi An is inspired by 2,500 years of national history.
A five-star stunner, The Nam Hai has memorable interior design and breathtaking architecture. Based on ancient Feng Shui philosophy intertwined with wind and water motifs, this is a truly unique space. The luxurious touches of this hotel are spread over 35 hectares of tropical gardens along the pristine shoreline of...Hoi An See this Hotel & Book
Boutique Hoi An Resort
Boutique Hoi An Resort has stunning ocean views and sits amongst lush green gardens.
The five-star Boutique Hoi An Resort boasts 82 villas, many of which face the sea. An oceanfront swimming pool and large terraces, complete with comfortable family day beds, offer the ultimate spot for relaxing with a cocktail or freshly squeezed mango juice. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine and hospitality will wow you...Hoi An See this Hotel & Book
Hilton Hua Hin
A towering, luxury family-friendly hotel on the edge of Hua Hin's port, the Hilton Hua Hin has a fantastic rooftop bar and unrivalled spa facilities.
Located right on the edge of the water by Hua Hin’s port area, the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa isn’t in the most aesthetically stunning part of town, but it does offer everything one could want and is perfect for ease of access to restaurants, endless massage spas and nail bars and buzzing local town life. It...Hua Hin See this Hotel & Book
Six Senses Evason Hua Hin
Super luxurious, the Six Senses Evason boasts with pool villas along the seafront.
Hua Hin is synonymous with luxurious hotels and resorts and the Six Senses Evason Hua Hin is a leader of the pack (along with Chiva Som, but that doesn’t allow children). Every villa has lovely touches, such as a private balcony and 24-hour room service, while the hotel itself can arrange a car with a driver or a...Hua Hin See this Hotel & Book
The Chedi Chiang Mai
The Chedi Chiang Mai is a five star global staple complete with private butler treatment.
The Chedi Chiang Mai is a five-star hotel along the Mae Ping, where you can watch the traditional fishing boats floating past from your luxurious suite, or as you lounge by the riverside swimming pool. Just five minutes from the local and extremely enticing night bazaar, The Chedi is the place for you and your family...Chiang Mai See this Hotel & Book