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Winter Sun

Year after year the winter snow versus winter sun debate rages on.

But apart from my desire to wear some Perfect Moment ski gear on the slopes, I still find myself leaning towards the allure of the sunshine.

Slipping on a sundress and lounging by the lapping waves seems so much more appealing than grappling with layers of clothes and hoping that I can make it until lunchtime for a fondue without a broken bone.

So that’s why I am usually found on a flight to the sun as soon as work allows, heading for my much needed dose of Vitamin D. Luckily I can justify this with the scientific fact that Vitamin D is actually meant to improve your mood, help you sleep and some even believe help you lose weight – true or not, I’ll take what I can get!

Last winter we headed to Harbour Island in the Bahamas, frequented by the likes of Elle Macpherson. The beaches are beautiful, the ocean is perfection, and the water is warm enough to lounge in all day.

The celebrity spotting offers hours of entertainment and we even saw someone having their own Christmas tree planted on the beach on Christmas Day! Obviously I tried to encourage my 5 year old to become friends with their daughter so we could gatecrash, but that failed miserably.

ic:Tabitha Webb | Winter should be on a beach. End of.

 

If you are looking for something closer to home then the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech is divine. It’s on my hit list for 2018, being a perfect oasis of calm while only being a short taxi ride away from the craziness of the city. Add to that the fact that the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened there this year and it sounds like the dream destination.

But if I am not found in either of those places, you will definitely find me sunning myself on one of the two beaches at the Curtain Bluff in Antigua.

This of course has nothing to do with the fact that the all inclusive nightly rates include all bar drinks, and that the kids club is complimentary, but more to do with the crystal clear waters and amazing new spa.

Race you there?

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