With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to maybe start thinking about making the most of the upcoming two week holiday with a family getaway. Europe’s heating up and the exotic destinations are just as appealing as ever. If you’re after some sun and relaxation this Easter, here are some great destinations to add to your shortlist.
Consistently a favourite amongst British holidaymakers, Lanzarote is another warm winter spot in Europe. With 19°C averages over the Easter holidays you can enjoy sunning it up while the kids have a go at some of the water sports. If you’re planning a shorter trip, make sure to time your stay so you can go to one of the great markets such as in Arrecife or Teguise. If you’re after a guaranteed winning day trip, grab the little ones and head to Timanfaya.
Perfect for a long weekend or a week’s getaway, Marrakech is a destination both the kids and adults will love. Head to the main square Jaama el Fna at dusk and listen in on traditional storytelling before indulging in some tasty Moroccan food in one of the surrounding eateries. Markets are plentiful and offer some great cheap buys if you’re prepared to haggle.
With blue-flag beaches galore and a climate that can cater to beach days all year round, Costa Brava is a great spot to spend time with your family this Easter. Illes Medes is an ideal location for your first diving experience and if you prefer to add in a few educational visits with the family, there are ruins scattered all around the region.
If you’re looking for charm and a lazy beachside resort, look no further than Cyprus. Take advantage of the beautiful beaches and try your hand at the variety of water sports offered along the coast. If you fancy even more adventure, delve into the island’s history with a family outing to one of its many museums or ancient ruins. At the end of the day (however you choose to spend it), the tasty Mediterranean fare is the perfect way to finish up.