Great Getaways: Chic Caribbean, Austrian ski, Hong Kong hop and festive Cologne

Chic Caribbean

Hayes & Jarvis has a week-long trip to Saint Lucia at the end of this month for £849 per person. The deal includes all-inclusive accommodation at the four-star Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, located at Cap Estate on the far north-western tip of the idyllic Caribbean isle, plus Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick on 20 November and transfers (hayesandjarvis.co.uk).

Austrian ski

Thomson is offering a week of skiing in the Austrian resort of Bad Hofgastein for £449pp. The area has reams of interconnected runs and thermal spas to rest weary limbs in after a busy day out on the slopes. The deal includes half-board accommodation at the four-star Hotel Palace and flights from Gatwick to Salzburg with transfers on 15 December (thomsonski.co.uk).

Hong Kong hop

Marvel at one of Asia's great mega cities while on a four-night escape to Hong Kong for £699pp. The deal includes room-only accommodation at the Harbour Plaza North Point with Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai, travelling between 2 January and 4 February next year (netflights.com).

Festive Cologne

Plan a festive city break in Cologne this winter to take in the annual Christmas market, which runs from 26 November until 23 December. Cresta Holidays has a three-night escape to the glorious German city on the Rhine, including accommodation with breakfast at the Flandrischer Hof and easyJet flights from Gatwick on 27 November for £205pp (crestaholidays.co.uk).

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