Cornwall Living 2018

Christmas on the coast

Where better to celebrate Christmas this year than in luxury surroundings with a backdrop of Atlantic breakers?

For those who haven’t been lucky enough to experience a Cornish Christmas it should be something you do, at least once in a lifetime. Whether that’s enjoying crisp, blue skies, days walking across golden sand beaches or hunkering down in front of a roaring fire while the wild weather ravages the coast outside. With the summer crowds long gone an air of serenity descends on the coast and it’s the perfect time to kick back and be pampered.

And where better to do so than at the four star Atlantic Hotel in Newquay? Recently awarded Luxury Modern Hotel of the Year by the Luxury Travel Guide the hotel is offering the ideal festive package to celebrate in style either with that someone special in your life or with the whole family. For some, spending Christmas away from home can be a little daunting, but a stay at the Atlantic Hotel will make everyone feel special.

As you open the curtains you’ll be faced with the most glorious of sea views out across the ocean. Days start with hearty breakfasts at the Atlantic – you’ll need to be fully fuelled for that beach walk across Fistral. Once the cobwebs have well and truly been blown away it’s back to the hotel for a swim – we recommend indulging in a relaxing spa treatment. A muscle-melting massage, followed by a dip in the hot tub is sure to relax and restore ready for a Christmas to remember as you sip champagne under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve before enjoying a delicious candlelit dinner.

On Christmas Day everyone can sit down and relax over a five-course lunch set against the backdrop of the sea, with a special visit from Father Christmas for the little ones. What a treat – no slaving over a hot stove and not a dish in sight! And Boxing Day at The Atlantic is all about me-time too. Children have the opportunity to enjoy a dance camp with a performance at the end, while adults are free to enjoy their day – whether that is curled up with a book, taking a stroll or indulging in another trip to the spa. Go on – treat yourself!


Dane Road, Newquay,

Cornwall TR7 1EN

01637 872244

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