Five Destinations Where You Can Celebrate Christmas On The Beach
Living in the southern hemisphere, I have always had Christmas in summer. As a child, my Christmas memories are putting my swimmers and heading down to the beach on Christmas morning.
Building a sand castle with the family, playing volleyball on the sand, swimming, bodyboarding and just having fun. For lunch, my dad would BBQ prawns, while mum and I would set up the picnic table with all the beautiful Christmas decorations in 28-32 degree Celsius heat. I remember it like it was just yesterday, my little fingers trying to peel the prawns, it took me forever. My favourite part was after lunch when all the kids got Christmas cakes with raspberry lemonade. I just love Christmas cake. Covered in sand, kissed by the sun and wash by the ocean, our little bodies would be tired but I, even then, never want to go home. The evening was spent sitting out in the backyard, singing songs, telling jokes and playing card games. After 30 years or so not much has changed except now, I am (sorta) an adult, which is not as much fun as it was when I was a child.
If you have dreamed of having a warm summer Christmas experience, sinking your toes in the sand while sipping cocktails on the beach, here are some excellent places you can visit.
(1) New Zealand
This fantastic aesthetic wonderland filled with rich culture, naturally beautiful lakes, mountains, and beaches will steal your heart.
You can be the judge of this big continent. The deserts, mountains, lakes, and beaches will for sure leave you impressed.
This beautiful island is called Paradise for a reason. Relax with the laid back Fijian culture, enjoy the beautiful blue of the Pacific ocean and indulge in the Fijian hospitality.
The sun-kissed beaches and Hawaiian culture are what people from all over the world come to this great destination for, yet they get so much more. Famous for a great family getaway.
Beaches and Balinese culture are awaiting you in Bali for a different Christmas experience. Famous for cheap family holidays.
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Great list! I spent last Christmas in Bali and it was the best! It didn’t feel as festive but the weather made up for it. 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy holidays Teresa 🙂
Celebrating Christmas in the sun is certainly a nice alternative. Being based in the Northern part of Europe, I actually like both. Anyway, merry holiday season…no matter where!
Thank you, Renata, I can not wait to experience winter / white Christmas. Happy holidays
Just beautiful! Although I’m lucky enough to be spending Christmas on a beach in Australia every year!!
Merry Christmas Jessica and Happy Holidays 🙂
I will take any of these destinations any time of the year. But for the holidays, it would be extra special to go to them as well, instead of being in the cold. Thanks for the tips!
Thank you, Debbie, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
Christman by the beach sounds like a great plan! Thanks for the inspirations 🙂
Cool list and great quote at the end
I like this list! I have spend Christmas in Australia 3 years ago. Maybe next year I should spend Christmas in Fiji. Way better then this cold! 😉 🙂
I’ve had an almost summer Christmas in Southern California once, but that’s: never been to anywhere more southern in December! But I’d love to go to Fiji or Australia for Christmas though! Thanks for this inspiring post!
I spent the last 3 Christmases on a beach and last year in Bali actually. This year I’m in Orlando and I don’t think I could ever go back to a cold Christmas haha. I’ll have to spend the next 4 on the other places you recommend.