Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: New Year Getaway

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

New Year Getaway

As if Christmas wasn’t stressful enough without children, celebrating baby’s first Christmas can be a challenging test for many new parents! But, as the big day is moving closer, you might be surprised to find yourself more on top of things than you thought you would – and what better treat to give yourself after all your hard work than a relaxing New Year getaway!

As temperatures are dropping you might be wishing for snow to make your Christmas extra white and romantic but unfortunately the weather forecast is predicting only rain and stormy weather this year. So why not celebrate the New Year with the family far away from rain and cold?

Asian summer

Thailand offers a long list of luxurious and family friendly five star hotels. Eat your breakfast in the shade on the beach while your baby takes a nap and relaxes by the pool, and a certified nanny is looking after the little one. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts offers paradise on Earth at tropical Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam off Thailand’s east coast. With temperatures in their mid-twenties and sun shine everyday this will give you the perfect opportunity to recharge both your soul and your relationship.

Spanish winter sun

If you prefer to stay in “the area” to avoid a long flight maybe Southern Europe is more for you. Stay at Hospes Amerigo in Alicante on Spain’s East Coast five minutes from the beach yet in the middle of everything. This five star hotel offers a gourmet restaurant and meals can be enjoyed at the rooftop lounge bar with an amazing view of the old city and castle next to an open-air pool. The hotel offers its guests free spa treatments, a well-equipped gym and lots of opportunities to relax in the hotel lounge after a stroll in the old city or a day at the beach.

Whatever your preferences are don’t forget that getting away from the daily routine is
all about unwinding and finding that special time to be together as a couple and a family that sometimes get lost in a busy everyday life.

 Happy New Year to the entire family!

This article was written by Camilla Hansen, Content Writer at theLotter


  1. Oh my gosh, I would so love to get away right now. These destinations look amazing!
    Love Vicky


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