The festive season is upon us and what could be better than fine dining, elegant spas and luxurious pastimes? Whether you're eyeing up the very best yachts to charter this Christmas or you're more focused on the perfect holiday destination, get some inspiration with our favourite destinations for the 2017 holidays.
1. London, UK
While in many ways it could be considered one of the more alternative destinations to visit by superyacht, the charming setting of London at Christmas is something not to be missed.
Shopping in London's finest department stores is an experience in itself — peruse the stunning window displays before enjoying some serious retail therapy at Harrods, Tiffany's and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge during the day. It may be cold outside, but join in with a British tradition and warm up in the Harrods Tea Room.
Celebrate with friends and family later on with an Afternoon Tea of scones and sandwiches at The Ritz in Mayfair, or enjoy a sumptuous dinner at The Ivy. This world-famous establishment has been a staple of the London dining scene for decades and offers a varied menu featuring predominantly European classics. Foodies mustn't miss the winter market on the South Bank, which runs throughout December and offers a myriad of warm tipples and treats.
If you need to unwind after a day's shopping and exploring, make a beeline for Espa Life at Corinthia to enjoy a spa and beauty treatment or two so you can be at your best for the Christmas festivities.
Those wanting to remain on land overnight should opt for The Wellesley Hotel, which becomes the ultimate holiday season spectacle in December. It's festive package option includes a gift hamper and Champagne from your complimentary 24-hour butler, breakfast in the Oval Restaurant and a Rolls-Royce to take you London's iconic shopping spots.