• mahabis travel // new year. new getaways.

With the first days of winter now behind us, you may be questioning how long we will have to endure the drizzle and wind. Fortunately, not everywhere in the world is subjected to ambiguous seasons and winter can be a magical time of year. Whether you prefer stars and snow or sun and shining seas, we've put together a further selection of winter retreats to escape to.

 

mahabis travel // relaxing winter retreatsphoto: © courtesy of Luxury Retreats

 

switzerland //

Favoured by ski-bunnies and hikers, Switzerland has plentiful lesser known areas to offer, full of peaceful cabins and spas. High above Verbier and far from the apres ski, find yourself a spacious villa with an outdoor spa and a heated pool where you won't be disturbed for weeks away from the rat race.  

 

france // 

If snowy mountains aren't for you, avoid harsh climates in the ever-sunny French Riviera. This microcosm on the med gets an average of 330 days of sun per year, meaning your chances of a bad spell of weather are pretty small, no matter what time you visit. From Monaco to Marseille, the coast is littered with spas, villas and contemporary boutique hotels. Nab one like Tiara Miramar in Theoule-sur-Mer, with a heated infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean sea to make you feel as though you're experiencing the ocean waves, without the chill. 

 

photo: © courtesy of Tiara Miramar Beach Spa 

russia //

 Whilst Russia may feel like an unlikely retreat recommendation, the 'Black Sea Riviera' is a destination not to be missed. Encompassing not only Russian coast, but parts of Ukraine and Bulgaria too, the black sea coast sounds as though it should be ominous and overbearing. To the contrary - the coastline is, in parts, subtropical and mild and sunny year round. Sochi in particular is full of Neoclassical buildings to explore and the fated Olympic park to marvel at. 

 

new zealand //

Fancy celebrating christmas cheer with a BBQ on the beach rather than turkey by the fire? You're in luck. Its varied and changeable climate makes New Zealand a wonderful place to visit year round. The NZ winter brings snow from June to September, but Christmas and New Year will be bathed in sunshine. Explore the tumultuous landscape famous for the backdrop of 'Middle Earth' or immerse yourself in a yoga or surf retreat for true relaxation. 

 

photo: unsplash - Mathew Waters

 

canada //

 If it's snow you're looking for, the eternal winter of Vermont will not let you down. It's more than just fondue and mulled wine though. Holistic resorts like the Topnotch resort offer reiki, aromatherapy massages and hot tubs with a view of the mountains. Retreat here to escape the chaos of ski lift queues and snowball fights.

 

mexico //

Lastly, we take a skip, hop and a jump over the U.S.A and head to Mexico. Aside from some of the freshest, tastiest food in the world you will find a plethora of choice when it comes to relaxation. Ayurveda, yoga, surf or stay on an ecological reserve - Mexico has a little something for everyone. To step away from the beaten track, surround yourself with nature on Holbox Island. To be the social butterfly soak up the sun in Sayulita.

 

photo: unsplash Clem Onojeghuo

 

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mahabis travel // new year. new getaways.

With the first days of winter now behind us, you may be questioning how long we will have to endure the drizzle and wind. Fortunately, not everywhere in the world is subjected to ambiguous seasons and winter can be a magical time of year. Whether you prefer stars and snow or sun and shining seas, we've put together a further selection of winter retreats to escape to.

 

mahabis travel // relaxing winter retreatsphoto: © courtesy of Luxury Retreats

 

switzerland //

Favoured by ski-bunnies and hikers, Switzerland has plentiful lesser known areas to offer, full of peaceful cabins and spas. High above Verbier and far from the apres ski, find yourself a spacious villa with an outdoor spa and a heated pool where you won't be disturbed for weeks away from the rat race.  

 

france // 

If snowy mountains aren't for you, avoid harsh climates in the ever-sunny French Riviera. This microcosm on the med gets an average of 330 days of sun per year, meaning your chances of a bad spell of weather are pretty small, no matter what time you visit. From Monaco to Marseille, the coast is littered with spas, villas and contemporary boutique hotels. Nab one like Tiara Miramar in Theoule-sur-Mer, with a heated infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean sea to make you feel as though you're experiencing the ocean waves, without the chill. 

 

photo: © courtesy of Tiara Miramar Beach Spa 

russia //

 Whilst Russia may feel like an unlikely retreat recommendation, the 'Black Sea Riviera' is a destination not to be missed. Encompassing not only Russian coast, but parts of Ukraine and Bulgaria too, the black sea coast sounds as though it should be ominous and overbearing. To the contrary - the coastline is, in parts, subtropical and mild and sunny year round. Sochi in particular is full of Neoclassical buildings to explore and the fated Olympic park to marvel at. 

 

new zealand //

Fancy celebrating christmas cheer with a BBQ on the beach rather than turkey by the fire? You're in luck. Its varied and changeable climate makes New Zealand a wonderful place to visit year round. The NZ winter brings snow from June to September, but Christmas and New Year will be bathed in sunshine. Explore the tumultuous landscape famous for the backdrop of 'Middle Earth' or immerse yourself in a yoga or surf retreat for true relaxation. 

 

photo: unsplash - Mathew Waters

 

canada //

 If it's snow you're looking for, the eternal winter of Vermont will not let you down. It's more than just fondue and mulled wine though. Holistic resorts like the Topnotch resort offer reiki, aromatherapy massages and hot tubs with a view of the mountains. Retreat here to escape the chaos of ski lift queues and snowball fights.

 

mexico //

Lastly, we take a skip, hop and a jump over the U.S.A and head to Mexico. Aside from some of the freshest, tastiest food in the world you will find a plethora of choice when it comes to relaxation. Ayurveda, yoga, surf or stay on an ecological reserve - Mexico has a little something for everyone. To step away from the beaten track, surround yourself with nature on Holbox Island. To be the social butterfly soak up the sun in Sayulita.

 

photo: unsplash Clem Onojeghuo

 

If you enjoyed reading our post, feel free to share via our ready-to-go tweet link.

 

 

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