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I recommend going where the sun shines the whole day, where you can frolic on white sand beaches and swim in the warm sea, where you can go shopping in exotic stores wearing only a pair of sandals and Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian shirt.

Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands and you’re in for a big surprise. Dubbed as Europe’s winter playground, Tenerife, is referred to as the island of eternal spring. It is home to Spain’s 2nd highest peak, the Volcano Teide, has a flourishing national park, and of course some of the archipelago’s best beach hideaways.

Already excited? Well, read on and find out more about these 5 islands that you’re bound to want to visit during the Yuletide season.

Activities: Visits to archaeological sites, art and natural history museums, explore the Guimar Pyramids, nudist beaches, visit the national park

Solitude In Fiji

Ave. temperature during Christmas: 19°C-23°C

Explore one of The Pacific’s beautiful and more popular islands, Fiji. Be right on a tropical island and not miss Christmas at all! You can easily go to Christmasfocused community activities if you really miss the yuletide season and experience Christmas with a Fijian twist. And if you really want to get away from it all, just go to the beach or laze in your very own bure ( thatched hut ) Activities:diving, beach, spa, snorkeling, island cruise, wildlife exploration. Ave. temperature during Christmas: 23°F -29°F Exotic Seychelles Seychelles was once referred to by British General Charles Gordon as the site of the Garden Of Eden and it’s difficult to disagree with him. Its pristine white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, and exotic blend of flora and fauna can easily make you think that this is the garden the Bible refers to. Activities: beach, diving and snorkeling, sailing, honeymoon, wedding, island hopping. Ave. temperature during Christmas: 24°C-31°C

Holidays Down Under – Fraser Island Australia If you want to be just a stone throw away from the Great Barrier Reef, be ensconced in wildlife, explore tropical rain forests and laze on pristine beaches, Fraser Island is the place to be. This World Heritage Site is rich in flora and fauna and is the world’s largest sand island. Activities:wilderness safari, rainforest treks, dolphin watching, camping, fishing. Ave. temperature during Christmas: 20°C-29°C The Caribbean Beat In Barbados It’s the Caribbean island where dignitaries such as Tony Blair and Bill Clinton indulge in holiday pleasures. And you too can go this Christmas and see what the island has to offer. Bask in the beauty of this delightful Caribbean island; experience its very unique culture which was formed by the distinct and unique influences of the British and the Africans. And laze on its 95 kilometers of unspoiled white sand beach.

Tenerife Spain – Cultural & Wildlife Vacations

Activities: beach, water sports, underwater exploration by submarine, golf, cave exploration, island safari.

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Ave. temperature during Christmas: 24°C-28°C Written by Amiee C. Bernard. Courtesy of,