Five Places to Spend Your Easter Holiday
Are you looking for somewhere exciting to visit during your extended Easter break? There are some memorable and fun places across the globe that you and your family could visit, some of which might be right on your doorstep.
If you’re taking some extra extended leave over Easter and fancy an adventure but don’t know where to go, we have you covered. Here is a list of five beautiful places scattered across the globe, perfect for an Easter holiday for you and the family:
Known for being a country filled with beautiful towns to explore, interesting cultures to learn about, delicious food to try and an array of exciting activities to take part in, South Africa is the perfect place to spend your Easter holiday. There’s miles of beautiful coastlines to enjoy while spending lazy day after lazy day on the beach, breath-taking mountains and hills that are ideal for those who like to stay active and go on hikes, blissful wine farms worth stopping at to have a wine tasting (or two), and an endless amount of bush to explore in the hopes of seeing the Big Five. The Mother City (Cape Town) there will be a Lindt Chocolate Studio Easter Kids Class (19 & 26 March) where they can create and decorate a delicious chocolate garden. If you’re looking for somewhere to wine and dine, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is hosting an Easter Sunday buffet lunch (on the 27 March) where families can indulge in a buffet spread and enjoy live music.
Thailand is one of the world’s favourite beach destinations, and is home to fascinating culture, breath-taking scenery and scrumptious food, all of which will satisfy your soul. While there, indulge in a massage right on the beach, visit James Bond and Phi Phi Island, or take part in one or more of the fast-paced water sports on offer (including jet skiing and parasailing). Thailand’s crystal clear waters are the perfect places to go snorkelling and cool off on a hot day, the hills are perfect for a hike, and there are numerous spiritual retreats that you can visit to help you unwind. It truly is a magical place where you and your family will make memories that will last a lifetime.
One of Spain’s most attractive city break destinations, there’s plenty of fun and exciting things to do in beautiful Barcelona. Take a walk through Gaudi’s iconic modernist architecture, go shopping at the colourful Mercado de la Moqueria, and spend your days lazing on the beach lined with numerous bars and restaurants to keep yourself full and hydrated. There are also numerous places to stay during your break, including Al Raval – a lesser-known neighbourhood home to thriving local businesses and urban culture, as well as delicious food and music – Barceloneta or The Gothic Quarter.
Dubai is amazing no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. Other than taking a trip to see the tallest building in the world, the BurjKhalifa, and watching the magical Dubai Fountains at The Dubai Mall, you and your family can indulge in the many Easter activities at Atlantis, The Palm. Some of their egg-citing activities include their Eggventure Hunt, which takes places at their award-winning Aquaventure Waterpark. The waterpark is transformed into an Easter egg hunting ground – think 50 000 eggs scattered around the park. What’s more, there is an Easter Wonderland offering Easter activities that will include cooking demonstrations and arts and crafts, as well as underwater adventures with their Dive Egglantis where you can take your skills underwater in scuba gear while looking for brightly coloured eggs on the floor.
What’s not to like about the city of love? Home to the Eiffel Tower, the Champ-s Elysees, the Louvre, and more, there’s lots to see and lots to do in this beautiful French city. Apart from the usual sight-seeing, however, there are numerous other things to do and places to see while enjoying your Easter vaycay. You can take a stroll around La campagneàParis (an old neighbourhood built in the 20th arrondissement during the last century), which is filled with beautiful spaces. You can also admire the ornate gravestones at Pere Lachaise Cemetery which happens to be the final resting place for both Oscar Wiles and Édith Piaf. For this kids, there are many exciting happenings taking place at Disneyland Paris, including magical parades, fairy-tale fun and sunnier weather.
Don’t stay at home this year, instead consider taking an extended break to one of the wonderful places above and go somewhere exciting with your family this Easter holiday.
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