Spring is slowly arriving. The winter holiday season has just ended and the Easter holidays are coming soon. It’s time for sunshine, flowering landscapes and private retreats in Southern Europe.
Easter time is best spent with family, surrounded by spring flowers, in a stunning destination that’s a lot warmer than home. Here are seven awesome last-minute ideas.
Villa Agostoi, Tuscany
Where better to dine and drink well than the heart of Tuscany? Villa Agostoli is surrounded by rolling hills and lush vineyards, a private retreat with five bedrooms and private concierge.
Prefer a more romantic Easter trip just for two? Then try Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. Or Castello di Casole, where you’ll receive a complimentary upgrade and hotel credits thanks to our Bellini Club membership.
Villa Roze, Basque Country
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A seaside getaway in French Basque, this supreme seven-bedroom villa has a backdrop of ocean waves and Basque culture. It’s ideal for families and the beach is practically empty at this time of year.
Prefer to explore Spanish Basque. Akelarre Relais & Châteaux is a boutique hotel with lots of privacy on the coast. Or for Bello Epoque and the glamour of San Sebastian try Hotel Maria Cristina.
Riad Azca, Marrakech
Morocco has just reopened after the pandemic (for vaccinated travellers with a negative PCR test) and Marrakech will give you lots of Eastern sunshine. Explore the desert dunes and evocative souks, then come home for a swim in the pool at Riad Azca.
With both Moorish charm and contemporary styling this seven-bedroom riad is ideal for groups of friends, especially thanks to the oversized bedrooms.
Le Pigeonnier, Provence
Where better than Provence for an Easter egg hunt. Hide the eggs in the vast grounds of this countrywide estate, where you’ll find all the charm of Provence.
Did you know there are direct flights here from Prague? Le Pigeonnier provides a holiday home for up to 12 people. Best enjoyed after some truffle hunting or a romantic horseback ride.
Villa Rocha, Algarve
Easter is a perfect time of year for the Algarve. It really feels like the summer holidays come early here. Make the most of the Algarve coast at Villa Rocha, an oasis of peace with a beachfront location.
It’s good for ten guests. If you’re not that many then we recommend Martinhal Sagres Family Resort, one of the best and most laid-back family resorts anywhere in Europe.
Chateau Lalage, Normandy
Normandy doesn’t have consistent beach weather in April, but it does make for a lovely change of scenery. With its romantic and spacious rooms, Chateau Lalage is a cosy ten-bedroom chateau available for less than €10,000 per week.
Yes, we can’t believe the price either – this is an exceptional place to stay. If ten bedrooms seems too big, try Le Domaine d’Ablon, Chateau La Cheneviere or La Ferme Saint Simeon. Not sure about Normandy? Read why it’s our #6 travel trend for 2022.
Ibiza and Mallorca are best known for their summer season. When it’s sweltering hot and very busy. Easter is a great alternative. Warm weather, no crowds, cheaper rates and immense islands to explore.
Did you know you can rent a castle for an Easter trip to Mallorca? It’s one selection in our pick of the best Mallorca villa rentals. For Ibiza we recommend the newly opened Six Senses Ibiza Portinax.
Your Last-Minute Easter Travel
The world is your oyster right now. We’ve presented seven ideas for your Easter holidays, we could have shared hundreds more. So where do you want to travel? Get in touch. With us you can travel in comfort anywhere this Easter.