Our top 12 easter getaways

5th February 2024

You’re not too late to get away this Easter. It’s the ideal time to enjoy some early sunshine in Europe, longer sunnier days on the slopes or excellent tropical climes further afield. Whether you are looking for an action packed adventure or a fly and flop, we can tailor make a holiday that is perfect for you. 

Read on to discover 12 places that would be on our Easter holiday hit list.

 

1. MAURITIUS

Why we love it? Stunning beaches, tropical vibes and sunshine.

Perfect for: Kids Adventure

Things to do: Along with the classic fly and flop why not zip line through the rainforest or try kitesurfing around La Morne area, which is spectacular at this time of year.

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2. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLES

Why we love it? Crystal-clear turquoise waters, idyllic coves and beautiful scenery.

Perfect for: Sailing and exploring the Caribbean archipelago.

Things to do: Charter a yacht and sail around the BVIs. Even better pair a week sailing with a week of relaxing in Antigua.

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3. SEYCHELLES

Why we love it? Jaw achingly beautiful any time of year but April is the best month to go both weather wise and water conditions.

Perfect for: Barefoot luxury for both adventurous families or couples.

Things to do: Sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing (and every other water sport known to man) as well as some of the best diving in the world.

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4. MALDIVES

Why we love it? Expect picture perfect sunshine, turquoise seas, amazing marine life and white sands.

Perfect for: Hiding away from the world and reconnecting with loved ones.

Things to do: In between basking… try diving, snorkelling, whale or dolphin spotting and indulge in some world class pampering before being whisked away for a sunset dinner under the stars.

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5. SRI LANKA

Why we love it? A heady cocktail of culture, wildlife and beach.

Perfect for: Tailor made itineraries for both couples and families.

Things to do: Explore the cultural triangle, lush green hills and tea plantations before heading to beach, the west coast and the  fascinating port of Galle.

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6. OMAN

Why we love it? The mountainous region of Jabal Akhdar 2,000 feet above sea level is beautiful at this time of year. The smell of damask roses is out of this world.

Perfect for: Those who like an action-packed holiday.

Things to do: From guided mountain walks to four wheel drive excursions out into the desert, to via ferrata, abseiling and zip lines.  Not forgetting stargazing at night, which is truly spellbinding.

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7. BOTSWANA

Why we love it? Notoriously the most expensive country in Africa BUT Green Season rates over Easter are too good to miss. And although the rainy season, rain showers are short and sharp.

Perfect for: A once in a lifetime safari.

Things to do: Explore the Delta and its huge diversity of wildlife by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe), fish the waters and what about fly camping under the stars on a remote island.

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8. SOUTH AFRICA

Why we love it? Being shoulder season (with weather still glorious and temperatures in the early to mid twenties), prices are tantalisingly tempting.

Perfect for: Self-drive coastal route to tick all the boxes.

Things to do: A country which provides something for everyone, be it some of the best game reserves in the world, incredible wines, vast beaches or sophisticated culture.

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9. SICILY

Why we love it? We love the whole island but specifically Noto and our favourite hotel Il San Corrado di Noto set amongst the ancient olive and citrus groves

Perfect for: Foodies, culture vultures and those yearning for pre summer warmth

Things to do: Although it’s not sun lounger weather, the sun is shining and there is so much to explore with archaeological ruins at every turn.

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10. PORTUGAL

Why we love it? Spring is in full swing here and we love the flowering landscapes, pretty almond blossoms and the flourishing produce (delicious artichokes, asparagus and citrus fruit)

Perfect for: Couples wanting to take the slow lane and indulge in some incredible homegrown organic produce. Look no further than Vila Monte

Things to do: From horse riding, mountain biking or goat herding in the mountains, this is all about the outdoors and getting out and about before indulging in a well deserved sumptuous meal.

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11. SPAIN

Why we love it? Sunny Spain without the crowds or intense heat you can really make the most of this vibrant country at this time of year.

Perfect for: Families will have the best time at  Finca Cortesin in Andalucía

Things to do: Head to the beach for sailing, wind or kitesurfing or up to the mountains for biking and hiking.  Andalucía’s Alhambra Palace an absolute must.

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12. MÉRIBEL

Why we love it? Long sunny days, long rosé lunches and great value in the school holidays.

Perfect for: Everyone. Warm and yet still plenty of snow (Three Valleys is a snow sure resort)

Things to do: Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, lunching, tobogganing… you name it.  Don’t forget about the après ski and some serious cheese feasting.

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