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Last minute Christmas Vacation



I can't believe Christmas is only about 1 month away! If you aren’t planning to visit family or you want to book a last minute (beach resort) getaway, here are some suggestions and the prices of round trip flights from Hong Kong! I haven't been to all of these places on the list, so I've tried my best to either describe my experiences or do some research online for recommended things to do.




The flights were found on Kayak with the option 3day +/- flexibility.
(Look up date:  November 17, 2014) 




Hanoi

 Intercontinental Hanoi
  • Average Temperature in December: 19 to 22C
  • Visit the Old Quarter
  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Shop at Hanoi Night Market 
  • Visit the many historical temples like Ngoc Son Temple and the Temple of Literature




Okinawa

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

  • Average Temperature in December: 14-21C
  • Visit Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium: one of the largest Aquarium in the world with multiple Whale Sharks in one tank
  • Paraglide and see the beautiful island from above
  • Enjoy water sports and go diving at Ishigaki Island to see coral reef and manta rays
  • Visit old castles and villages and indulge yourself in Japanese culture


Phuket

Maya Bay

Tiger Kingdom

  • Average Temperature in December: 24C-32C
  • Hop on an island day tour
  • Spend a whole day at the beach doing water sports: para sailing, jet skiing, wake boarding
  • Eat some amazing Thai food
  • Interact with Tigers at Tiger Kingdom
  • Party on Bangla road
  • Click to read my blog for my tip to Phuket last Christmas


Bali


  • Average Temperature in December: 26-32C
  • Check out the cool bars in Bali: Rock Bar (really good view to watch sunset, on the edge of a cliff, good cocktails and food), Ku De Ta (on the beach, really good music, drinks, food) & Potato Head (infinity pool on the beach)
  • Go surfing at the beach
  • Shopping: lot of little boutiques and art galleries 


Boracay


  • Average Temperature in December: 25-32C
  • It's a 5km stretch of beach filled with bars and restaurants, which means you can bar hop or restaurants hop 
  • The water is crystal clear, like you've never seen before
  • Lots of water sport:  diving, snorkling, para sailing, jet skiing


Guam 



  • Average Temperature in December: 22-30C
  • Beautiful Chapels - so what if you're not getting married? It's still worth the visit.
  • Go Dolphin watching
  • Boonie stomping: explore Guam's hidden waterfalls to swim holes to arid hills and thick jungles


Honolulu

  • Average Temperature in December: 20-27C
  • Go whale watching on a catamaran cruise
  • Go snorkeling on the island of Molokini
  • Dive with Mata rays
  • Surf the waves of Oahu
  • Visit an active volcano


Happy Christmas, and enjoy the sand.

















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