Despite Santa’s best efforts, sometimes his sack of goodies doesn’t quite meet up to expectations. We know an Instapot is an attractive option if you’re looking to treat yourself (or use that new gift card), but it pales in comparison to these seven stunning vacation options, all at some of our favorite hotels around the globe.
Hawks Cay Resort
This Duck Key, Florida, escape is a warm-weather retreat for active families and couples. Spend your days snorkeling, scuba diving or visiting with the four resident dolphins. White sand beaches, a luxe spa and a pristine pool round out the relaxing offerings at this recently revamped resort.
Book a three-night winter getaway and get a fourth evening free, so you can extend that long weekend by one more day.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Live it up Crazy Rich Asians style at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star stunner perched over Marina Bay near Orchard Road shopping, Gardens by the Bay park and more.
Opt for the Singapore property’s Indulgence offering to lounge in luxury with daily breakfast for two at La Brasserie and an afternoon tea at The Landing Point.
Complimentary perks such as a Fullerton Merlion cocktail (tequila, grenadine, lime juice, ginger and egg white) upon arrival and heritage tours make this stay even sweeter.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
Beat the winter blues at this Five-Star resort in Riviera Nayarit, which boasts more than 300 days of sunshine annually. Make the most of the area’s spectacular weather with the beachfront hotel’s Golf and Spa offering.
Start with breakfast for two, and then choose from a 50-minute massage or a gratis round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
Afterward, be sure to unwind at the adults-only pool with a well-deserved margarita in hand.
Galleria Park Hotel
Once upon a time, this San Francisco retreat was a favorite of Mark Twain. Today, the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended property is a great home base from which to explore the sights.
Before heading out on your adventure in the City by the Bay, start your day with a hearty breakfast among the locals at La Boulangerie. The hotel’s Good Morning Sunshine package includes a daily $10 voucher to the popular brunch venue, as well as 15 percent off your room rate.
This winter, the Dine Like a Clockstar offer gives you gratis breakfast for two overlooking Madison Square Park and a $75 credit toward dinner at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, The Clocktower.
Helmed by renowned chef Jason Atherton, this stunning venue is an Instagram-worthy vision of Old New York. Here, you’ll dine amid 500 carefully curated photos of American legends like Audrey Hepburn and Andy Warhol.
The Egerton House Hotel
Call it the “Markle sparkle” effect, but the British capital is definitely having a moment. Though you may not be regal, when you check into this Four-Star Knightsbridge gem and book its Tour London In Style promotion, you’ll really get the royal treatment around the city.
You’ll enjoy a four-hour custom tour with a Blue Badge Guide — choose to explore the capital’s highlights or opt for a stroll outlining some of London’s more scandalous moments.
Back at the hotel, you’ll receive a two-night stay, a full English breakfast daily and a pamper pack for your weary feet.
Book the Midweek Break package at this historic Forbes Travel Guide Recommended manor to make the most of the region’s peaceful winters. Stay for two nights between Sunday and Thursday to receive a $100 dining credit at the inn’s farm-to-table restaurant and complimentary wine tastings at nearby North Fork vineyards.