Easter is nearly here and what better excuse than to head away with your other half or the family? Here are our best places to visit for Easter sun…
If you’re longing to get away from it all this Easter, either with your other half or the kids, it could be time to start thinking about faraway shores. Holidays abroad can sometimes be cheaper than UK breaks. If you choose the right destination, you might even get some much needed sunshine into the bargain. Here’s our lowdown on the best places to visit for Easter sun.
If you’re looking for a great all-rounder in the best places to visit for Easter sun, the Balearic island of Majorca always hits the spot. With April temperatures averaging a pleasant 18°C, warm enough for some poolside action or sightseeing, this popular destination is one worthy of your consideration. If you’re after authentic charm, Alcudia offers the obligatory old town with winding streets, old churches and streetside cafés. Playa de Alcudia, situated in Port d’Alcudia, is an impressive swathe of blonde sands offering the perfect spot to relax and indulge in water sports such as pedalos, banana boat rides and diving. It’s also just a 50-minute drive from the cosmopolitan capital city of Palma with it’s impressive La Seu Cathedral and wide choice of museums and art galleries.
Of course, if you want great weather pretty much guaranteed, the sunshine state of Florida is hard to beat in our list of best places to visit for Easter sun. For theme park fun, Orlando is the place to be with Easter temperatures sizzling at around 28°C. Offering fun for all the family, this entertainment mecca is packed with options. Walt Disney World Resort Florida is perhaps the most famous with themed attractions, shows and roller-coasters at every turn. Universal Orlando Resort is another top attraction and incorporates Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay and the exciting Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Orlando is also a shoppers paradise with numerous elegant malls and factory outlets providing ample opportunity for you to splash some cash. Twin centre breaks are a good option, offering the chance to combine a week of theme park fun in Orlando with a week at the beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Offering year round sunshine, the Canary Islands are always a popular Easter choice with Lanzarote offering a mix of modern beach resorts and natural exploration. Average April temperatures are around 23°C so lazy beach days are definitely on the cards. Resorts such as Costa Teguise are packed with opportunity with five sandy beaches, an 18-hole golf course and the splash-tastic Costa Teguise Aquapark providing plenty of options for family fun. The capital Arrecife, brimming with Canarian charm and excellent seafood spots, is just a 15-minute drive from the resort. No trip to the island is complete without a day spent at Timanfaya National Park with its spectacular volcanic landscapes. Visitors can choose to navigate the intriguing lunar-like landscapes from the back of a camel if they’re brave enough.
Steeped in history, myth and legend, Cyprus in April provides coastal temperatures of around 22°C with slightly warmer days inland. These pleasant temperatures can be perfect for young families with the option of sandcastle-building fun and low-key sightseeing. The Paphos region is scattered with Blue Flag beaches and has retained much of its Cypriot charm. The old quarter of Paphos town offers a pleasant place to explore with several quaint churches, old forts and temples. There are plenty of family-friendly options too such as the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark and Pafos Zoo. The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is a must for culture vultures with a history dating back more than eight thousand years. It’s UNESCO listed and showcases some well-preserved Roman mosaic floors.
For an enticing mix of beach life and sightseeing, consider Turkey. This enticing destination is a land where east meets west. A melting pot of culture, Turkey offers up some selfie-worthy beaches, ancient ruins and a kaleidoscope of atmospheric bazaars in which to haggle for a bargain and purchase souvenirs. Marmaris, a resort on Turkey’s aptly named Turquoise Coast, offers pleasant April highs of around 21°C and a mix of attractions. The narrow sand and pebbled beach provides room for relaxation while Marmaris Castle and Archaeology Museum gives the option of a fun and educational day out. Add to this a sleek marina, numerous restaurants and a lively nightlife for those what want it and there’s lots to smile about at this Turkish resort.
We all deserve a break from time to time and Easter can be the perfect time to recharge your batteries. Although the temperatures may not be quite as hot as the summer months, holidays in April can provide pleasant days for sightseeing and beach action, without the high-season crowds, which can be appealing for families with young children to cater for. We hope our best places to visit for Easter sun this year has given you some inspiration!