Christmas is the time in between leaving the current year and heading to the next! Since we know Hong Kong winters can be quite a surprise, let’s look at some nearby getaways to enjoy some winter sun.

1. Phuket, Thailand

A scenic view of Phuket
A Photo By michasalame

With more than 1000 hotels and resorts, Phuket ranks as one of the most popular destinations in Asia and also a beachy one. Patong is a mass favorite with crazy nightlife. Followed by the others like Kata that has an enticing palm line, Kamala with little to no distractions and many more with personalities of their own. So, you are welcome to choose as you please 😀

December Temperatures In Phuket
Average High: 31°C
Average Low: 24°C

Phuket | Hong Kong Express, Cathay Dragon, Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia | Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes. 

2. Boracay, Philippines

Girls enjoying the waves of Boracay - Christmas Getaway
Photo By theres.92

Reopened on the 26th of October 2018, Boracay is all set to welcome its beloved tourists after undergoing 6 months of rehabilitation. December marks the end of the monsoon season in Boracay making it an appropriate destination for your Christmas Getaway. Here you can relax and get some tan during the day and enjoy live music with delicious all-you-can-eat buffets in the evenings. With hotels being 100 meters or less from the sand, your week will be all about them BEACHES!

December Temperatures In Boracay
Average High: 28°C
Average Low: 24°C

Boracay | Philippines Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Dragonair | Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes.

3. Bali, Indonesia

A scenic view of Bali - Christmas Getaway
Photo By lady.of.summer

December in Bali is a rainy month as it moderately falls in the Southern Hemisphere. Still, it is on the list of popular destinations as the monsoon season here has short downpours with only a few of them weekly. Usually, a lot of Australians celebrate their Christmas-New Year week here. For a more relaxed week, you can pick hotels in Ubud or Nusa Dua. But, if you have parties on your mind, Kuta or Seminyak is where you should be.

December Temperatures In Bali
Average High: 30ºC
Average Low: 26ºC

Bali | Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Garuda Indonesia | Duration: 5 hours 10 minutes.

4. Penang, Malaysia

A scenic view in Penang
Photo By mira_chickh

Penang with a nickname – Perl Of The Orient is also known as the food capital of Malaysia. Here you can enjoy at beaches of Tanjung Bungah, shop at Asia’s largest shopping mall and the breathtaking landscape view from the Penang Hill summit. Famous amongst the Asians, this state in Malaysia will prove to be a funfilled package!

December Temperatures In Penang
Average High: 31°C
Average Low: 23°C

Penang | Cathay Dragon | Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes.

5. Goa, India

A scenic view of Goa
Photo By bimmerboy5522

We are surprised with the number of Desi Hong Kongers who haven’t toured to Goa yet. Honestly, this can be a perfect getaway with the hubby/wife, a group of friends/family. Goa has always been on this list, and you know it. Agreed the travel can get hectic with switching flights but, once you’re there you are going to have one hell of a Christmas Getaway! With a mixed crowd of Europeans, Russians, and Indians, December is one of the busiest months. If you want to stay away from the party animals at Candolim and Baga in North Goa, pick a hotel in the South which has more quieter beaches like Cola and Palolem. It is better you research before as each locality has a vibe of its own.

December Temperatures In Goa
Average High: 33°C
Average Low: 21°C

Goa | Cathay Pacific, Jet Airways | Duration: 9 hours 50 minutes.

Don’t forget to make your bookings ASAP as these warm Christmas Getaway destinations fill up faster than you’d realize. If we have missed out on any of your favorite family spots, please add them in the comments below 🙂


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