Best 2019 Easter Getaways
The Easter holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s about time to start planning your half term family getaway. Whether you fancy exploring a European destination, or travelling further afield and going International – we’ve handpicked the perfect places that promise to keep the whole family entertained.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
As part of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura offers volcanoes, treasure islands and some of Europe’s most impressive stretches of sandy beaches. It is the perfect place for a relaxing bucket and spade holiday.
Many visit Fuerteventura for its infamous waves and wind, authentic North-African décor design, and year-round sunshine, which is why it’s the ideal destination for a beach getaway.
The main resorts are situated at opposite ends of the island. Corralejo, at the northern tip is a personal favourite for British tourists, whilst south is Morro Jabble, a quieter less bustling option, is faultless if you’re after a less commercialised getaway.
Whether you’re after a jam-packed itinerary or prefer to lay by the beach, Fuerteventura has it all. If you do fancy leaving the comfort of your sun lounger, why not visit El Cotillo? The former fishing village accompanies a fetching coastal town, which is an ideal spot for foodies, water lovers and those who simply want to relax.
Hidden behind the old harbour is Calle Muelle Pescadroes, which not only offers an open-air gallery, but also a popular tourist strip. The strip is perfect for sourcing unique souvenirs, indulging in some of the best tapas you’ve ever tasted, and enjoying live music at many of the popular bars.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife attracts over 10 million visitors a year, which comes as no surprise given its wild nightlife, crisp-white sandy beaches and vast number of all-inclusive resorts to choose from.
The south of Tenerife is known for its gorgeous sand kissed beaches which line most of its coastline. Its yearlong sun keeps the sea water warm, perfect for trying out some of the many water sports available. From jet skiing to banana boating, and even scuba diving, the options in the south are endless.
If water sports don’t float your boat, then why not spend an afternoon exploring some of Tenerife’s breath-taking landscapes, dining from a restaurant overlooking the sea, or even spending a day at the famous Siam Waterpark?
At the heart of Tenerife, is Playa de las Américas, a beach dotted with lively bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs- so if you fancy a delicious dinner after a day of relaxing on the beach listening to the sounds of the ocean the options are endless. You can even book a diving or surfing lesson for the whole family- what a great way to make some memories!
If you’d prefer a less commercialised beach, Costa del Silencio has many secluded bays, situated in between cliffs, showcasing crystal clear waters- what could be better?
Costa Adeje is quite the opposite, it has a bustling town and lively atmosphere, making it a social hub, offering everything from souvenir shops to boutiques and luxury hotels. Furthermore, the waters here are home to a number of colonies of whales and dolphins which can be seen on boat trips available through a number of companies. There is no need to pre-book, tickets are readily available on the beach.
We couldn’t talk about Tenerife without mentioning Siam waterpark- the perfect day for the whole family. It features a Siamese theme, offering attractions including The Giant (which boasts to be the biggest in the world) and the Naga Racer- perfect if you want a bit of friendly family competition. Winter tickets cost €56 for adults and €40 for children, this includes entry, locker, lunch and neoprene hire. Tickets can be purchased via their website, or at the park entrance.
The Las Vistas beach in Los Cristiano’s, is ideal for sunbathing, sampling traditional Tenerife cuisine and swimming in the warm crystal-clear water (no matter the time of year). If you’re after peace and tranquillity, this is the place to come. Playa de Los Cristianos and Los Tarajales are both popular beaches located near the port of Los Cristianos, where you can catch a boat and visit some of the neighbouring islands.
When you think of Italy, you probably think of art, stunning squares and gardens, delicious pizza and pasta dishes- but what about visiting it with children? Family getaways to Florence may not be your typical Easter break, but why not go somewhere new and discover a place of culture, beauty and history.
The local San Lorenzo Market is worth a visit if you fancy tasting some of the fresh products from the Tuscan countryside. Here you’ll find a selection of cheese, meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, with many stalls offering tasters- perfect to keep the kids entertained.
If you want to learn about Italian history, we recommend the Palazzo Vecchio in Pizza della Signoria. This children’s museum brings the renaissance city to life for kids, with demonstrations of how medici lived and ruled. This is primarily for younger children; however, Florence has many other museums showcasing its fantastic history. If you’re a family in love with fashion, why not visit the Gucci Garden- described as a ‘Gucci wonderland,’ showcasing a range of iconic pieces from the Italian fashion house?
In between being a tourist, why not stop off for delicious gelato from one of the many shops dotted around the city? Many specialise in certain flavours such as crunchy stracciatella or tangy Amalfi lemon, while others serve gelato in caramel coloured cones- how delicious!
Why not take a leaf out of Harry and Meghan’s book and visit Marrakesh this Easter? This magnificent place is a multi-sensory experience, offering a unique combination of ancient traditions and modern conveniences. This is a city where spice sellers and snake charmers intertwine with luxury hotels, tour buses and contemporary coffee shops.
Take a stroll into the Moroccan souks- a traditional market full of shops and stalls selling anything from shoes and textiles to nuts and spices. This is the perfect place to find those unique souvenirs and sample the traditional Moroccan cuisine.
If you’d prefer to immerse yourself in Moroccan history, why no visit Badi Palace or Bahia palace, both open to the public for a small fee. The Bahia Palace is encircled by gardens, and its décor is that of intricate artisan work.
Of course, if you’re visiting Morocco, you must sample the delicious cuisine. Dishes including mechoui (spicy lamb roast), tagine and fish chermoula promise to be a taste sensation and are actually relatively inexpensive. If you are going away with any fussy eaters, there are plenty of options such as khobz, (a type of bread) harira and cous cous, just to name a few.
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