The Easter holidays always feel right around the corner, but it’s never too late (or too early) to book a luxury family holiday for the next time school is out.
To help you get planning, we’ve asked our Travel Specialists to pick five of our most popular places for a luxury Easter holiday.
What dates are the Easter holidays 2022?
In 2022, Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, 17 April which therefore means Good Friday is 15 April and the Bank Holiday Monday is 18 April.
Our Top 5 Family Easter Holidays
1. Atlantis The Palm
Best for: Families that enjoy modern amenities and plenty of activities for everyone.
Hang out by the swimming pool, sneak off to the spa and enjoy family meals at the excellent eateries. For families, we recommend a stay in a spacious Imperial Club Room, which as incredible views and luxury amenities.
Added to this, staying at the Imperial Club Room means that you have access to to the VIP Imperial Club Lounge which means you and your kids can enjoy complimentary treats, snacks and drinks as well as access to the Imperial Club Beach. Enjoying the accommodation of the Imperial Club Room also provides access to the kids club.
If your children tire of the kids club or you’ve had your fill of complimentary drinks and treats then Atlantis The Palm offers an incredible amount of activities and to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Indeed, there is a reason this resort is an attraction in itself. You’ll have unlimited access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and Lost Chambers aquarium. The aquarium alone houses over 65,000 marine animals.
There are also dolphins at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lions at Sea Lion Point – perfect for the whole family.
Moreover, as the night draws in there is the hotel’s Live @ The Atlantis programme which provides musical entertainment that even draws global musical acts. What’s more, if you have younger children, the hotel’s babysitting service means you can dance the night away knowing your children are safe and sound.
Flight Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 33°C
2. Four Seasons Resort at Anahita, Mauritius
Best for: Families who are culture hounds
Mauritius is an excellent choice for a family holiday. The island has everything from charming towns to historic sites, towering mountains to pristine beaches. Staying somewhere like Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, you’ll find there’s plenty to see and do without leaving the resort! Here you’ll enjoy a golf course, three immaculate beaches, sumptuous dining, watersports and spacious villa-style accommodation to name but a few features.
Younger guests are also well catered for here with age-appropriate activities that are sure to delight. Youngsters aged four to nine will never want to leave the Hobbit Village Kids’ Club, which has its own swimming pool and amphitheatre! Those aged 10 and above can chill out in the Young Adult’s Centre, where activities include everything from paddle-boarding to DJ lessons.
Moreover, whilst your children are well catered for there are 12 over-water treatment areas of which 8 are focused on adults. This means relaxing whilst kids are playing.
As the night rolls in, you are all relaxed and ready for some food. Luckily there are four restaurants offering gourmet delights.
Flight Time: 11 hours 55 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 29°C
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife
Best for: Those seeking short haul luxury for the parents and children
Year-round Tenerife sunshine and excellent service make The Ritz-Carlton, Abama a resort perfect for a luxury Easter family holiday. There’s something to please all here, from the indulgent spa to the excellent Ritz Kids club.
Accommodation options are just as varied, with plenty of interconnecting room options and Club Level rooms and suites also representing brilliant value, with food and beverages on offer all day in the Club Lounge – meaning the children can snack whenever they like.
The fantastic Ritz Kids club is divided into zones such as:
- Wildlife and
- Arts and crafts
Added to this there is also an outdoor play area so there are plenty of things to keep the children occupied whilst you relax and unwind.
Little ones will be safely looked after by the experienced and highly trained staff in the crèche area, whilst older children get the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and take part in a wide range of creative activities from clay sculpting to pirate treasure hunts.
Let’s not forget its culinary highlights: there are ten restaurants to tempt your taste buds! This includes a Japanese restaurant, fine dining from a Michelin starred chef as well as traditional Italian dishes. You will be spoilt for choice. If you feel you’ve eaten too much during your family holiday over easter, then don’t worry – this hotel also comes with a state of the art fitness centre and group fitness classes to help you.
Flight Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 22°C
4. Blue Waters, Antigua
Best for: Winter sun-seekers
Why not head to the Caribbean for a family holiday this Easter? Antigua’s warm welcome, 365 beaches (yes, really!) and an array of incredible activities and experiences make the island a great place to take the whole clan.
Blue Waters resort is always a popular choice for families, with activities like tennis, watersports, boat trips and island tours providing memorable experiences and quality time together. Indeed, as a family-owned operation, they have families at the heart of everything they do.
There’s also a crèche, children’s club and babysitting services, so your little ones can have the time of their lives while you have a well-earned rest. And whilst your children are well taken care of perhaps you’ll opt for a romantic meal, an hour or two on the beach reading a book or a Togetherness Massage at The Spa.
IF you are looking for your families Easter Holiday to offer a bit more privacy, then Blue Waters’ villas might be the right approach for you. Suitable for larger families, the villas – Pelican House, Turtle Cottage and Rock Cottage all offer something different but are still close enough for you to enjoy the main facilities.
Flight Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 29°C
5. Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
Best for: An All-Inclusive Easter holiday
The convenience of all-inclusive is always appealing on an Easter family holiday, as kids can enjoy cooling drinks and ice creams whilst parents have the peace of mind that every treat and snack has been paid for already when you paid for the holiday.
At Spice Island Beach Resort, this convenience is combined with utter luxury; from the personalised service to the all-suite accommodation.
Set on the superlative Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned Grenadian resort boasts the best location on the island and hours of fun can be had playing on the sands or in the inviting Caribbean waters beyond. There’s a genuine, warm atmosphere at this boutique resort and this, along with the fun to be had at The Nutmeg Pod children’s activity centre, makes the resort the perfect setting for quality family time in Caribbean sun.
Flight Time: 10 hours 35 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 31°C
If you’d like more advice on planning your family’s Easter holiday, contact our Travel Specialists for some expert advice.