Emergency! No Place to Spend the New Year? We Got Your Back

The New Year creeps up on everyone; one moment it’s just Christmas and the next, it’s 2015! So you haven’t planned anything because of the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We hear you. That’s why we put together 5 destinations that will ensure that you ring in 2015 in style.

#1 House Hotel Nisantasi, Istanbul

Feed your shopping addiction, but also remember to feed your mind.
Feed your shopping addiction, but also remember to feed your mind.

Why: A good luxury boutique hotel is hard to find, and one in a good location, even harder. Strategically situated around the famous couture brands in Istanbul, you’ll be living it up movie-star style with gorgeous interiors, an option of a personal shopper, or a private yoga instructor. What better way to spend new year’s?

#2 Kurumba, Maldives

Our New Year's resolution: To move here.
Our New Year’s resolution: To move here.

Why: 2 outdoor swimming pools, 3 tennis courts, and the big, wide open ocean for you to take advantage of. Kurumba is a dream come true; being a pioneer to Maldivian resorts, they have pampering down to a science. 181 villas, 9 styles, everything to eat and so much to do. We dare you to ask for more.

#3 Hotel 1888, Sydney

Gorgeous AND functional. You can't get any luckier.
Gorgeous AND functional. You can’t get any luckier.

Why: Get ready to fall head over heels with the purposefully deconstructed interiors, modernity at the touch of your fingertips and top-grade technology. At close proximity to Darling Harbour, numerous dining options, stylistic bars and super trendy boutique shopping, a cool, city cat would feel right at home here.

#4 Villa Riva, Koh Samui

We told you it was a palace.
It’s a palace, alright.

Why: This is not just a villa; it’s a castle! Multi-level with 7 en-suite bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, Villa Riva has their own private stretch of beach on Samui’s unspoilt headlands. Did we also mention that you have a 32m infinity pool overlooking the endless blue with a built-in 8-person Jacuzzi? Let’s also not forget the tennis court, indoor cinema and personalised concierge. New year, new standards. Let’s go!

#5 Angsana Velavaru, Maldives

Santa baby, we don't need a convertible, just a bed like this one, right here.
Santa baby, we don’t need a convertible, just a bed like this one, right here.

Why: 79 villas all for your choosing, decked out in feisty, tropical style. All overlook the crystal clear turquoise waters and come complete with sun loungers, a private garden, premium bedding, private pool and unobstructed, panoramic views of the beautiful horizon. Angsana also has an underwater wedding garden if you decide to get hitched last minute!

Related: 5 Dive Spots in South East Asia You Don’t Want to Miss

Who’s up for a last minute trip, nomads?

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The Luxe Nomad

Like you, we love to travel but we think that staying at beautiful places shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag. That’s why we’ve gone out there and snagged the best design and luxury hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region at rates you won’t believe. WanderLuxe is our little corner of the world where we share our inspirations and thoughts about travel!

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