Top 10 Luxury Beach Resorts Still Available for Festive Season 2021-2022

Top 10 Luxury Beach Resorts Still Available for Festive Season 2021-2022

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Which Luxury Beach Resorts are Still Available for Festive Season 2021? While you might think that, since there's still a global pandemic, there should be plenty of availability for the coming holiday season…you would be wrong. As we wrote in 3 Reasons Why Hawaii Luxury Resorts are So Expensive in 2021, there's been unprecedented demand for Hawaii, Maui and the Big Island in particular, in part due to pent-up demand built up during the pandemic, but also because of the required COVID-19 testing prior to returning to the U.S. for international destinations. No surprise, then, that Four Seasons Hualalai isn't an option unless departing on Christmas Eve or earlier. That said, here are our top recommendations for luxury beach resorts that, at time of writing, are still available for stays that at least include Christmas Day. Availability can change quickly, so if your holiday plans include tropical weather and a beach, we highly recommend making your reservations soon, and of course including travel insurance

1. Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

If distance isn't an issue, we highly recommend the Maldives, where one of our favorite resorts in the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Late December and January typically brings ideal sunny weather and gorgeous views to enjoy from one of the renovated Sunrise or Sunset Water Villas, all with private pool. Both Christmas and New Year's dates are currently available.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom, served in a hotel restaurant or through In-Room Dining
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category booked) enriching your clients’ stay with their choice of experience – from spa and dining to recreation:
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in
  • Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

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2. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Further south, the Park Hyatt Maldives takes more time to get to, and doesn't have all the amenities of the Four Seasons, but does offer excellent snorkeling around its house reef. It too still has availability for both Christmas and New Year's. We can include Hyatt Prive Benefits when reserving the resort.

Park Hyatt Maldives

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3. Four Seasons Bahamas (The Ocean Club)

Four Seasons Bahamas is still available for both Christmas and New Year's stay dates, making it ideal for travelers in chilly places, in need of a warm reprieve. There are plenty of nonstop flights to Nassau NAS from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, NYC, Toronto, Washington, DC, and other cities.

The Ocean Club Four Seasons Bahamas

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4. Amanera, Dominican Republic

Amanera remains one of our clients' favorite Caribbean resorts, thanks to the beautiful design of its casitas, stunning views, wonderful staff, tranquility, and privacy. The main issue with a holiday season stay is that peak holiday season has a 10 night minimum, and the night of December 28, 2021 is sold out. An earlier 6 night stay of December 22-28 is possible in a Bay View Pool Casita, or a December 29-January 8 stay is possible in a regular Casita.

Amanera Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Amanera, Dominican Republic

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5. Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

Four Seasons Maui is sold out of its lower category rooms, but it does, at time of writing, have Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, small suites, and Club Floor Rooms available for both Christmas and New Year's–for a price.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits are the same as noted above for Four Seasons Maldives.

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6. Andaz Maui at Wailea

If the Four Seasons Maui is too pricey, another nearby option in Wailea is the Andaz Maui at Wailea, where even entry level Resort View rooms are still available, as well as more expensive Partial Ocean, Ocean View, and Ocean View Suites. We're able to include Hyatt Prive Benefits with all Andaz Maui reservations.

Andaz Maui at Wailea

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7. Four Seasons Lanai

Four Seasons Lanai has been heavily invested in, since Larry Ellison owns most of Lanai. Renovated rooms meld Hawaiian and Asian touches and the marble bathrooms have Toto toilets. Enjoy snorkeling in Manele Bay and reserve a sunset cruise, where you may even spot dolphins. The Jack Nicklaus designed Manele Golf Course is often a highlight for avid golfers, and other activities include tennis, horseback riding, and ATV rides.

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8. Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico

Four Seasons Punta Mita in Puerto Vallarta is a client favorite, and some casitas and suites are still available for stays until December 27, 2021. Stays past that date will be pricey, in one of the villas or penthouses.

Four Seasons Punta Mita

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9. Mandarin Oriental Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mandarin Oriental Canouan has availability for both Christmas and New Year's. Note that as a bubble resort, guests have access to some but not all resort facilities between receipt of negative results from the rapid antigen test performed on arrival to the resort and when negative results are received from their Day 3 PCR test. Check with us for details and reservations, which include Virtuoso/Fan Club benefits.

Mandarin Oriental Canouan Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom daily (including tax & service charge) in Lagoon Cafe or Asianne
  • $200 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-FI
Mandarin Oriental Canouan, St Vincent and the Grenadines

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10. Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman has some availability both for Christmas and New Year's in select rooms and suites. Just keep in mind that the Cayman Islands, which are currently closed to visitors, could conceivably push back reopening. See the Cayman Islands Reopening Plan.

Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

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