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 six 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 6 Easter Family Holiday Ideas
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia
Best for: Fun loving families
Flight Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 30°C
To spend your Easter family holiday lounging on some of the softest, white sands in the Caribbean, head to the luxurious Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. This iconic hotel in St Lucia has an instantly recognisable location set between the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. Enveloped in lush rainforest, there’s plenty to keep all members of the family happy.
For teens and all-round fun-lovers, you’ll be spoiled for choice with things to do. On land, you can train with a tennis pro on one of the two flood-lit tennis courts, head down to the sand for a game of beach volleyball or get fit with one of many scheduled fitness classes.
On the water, the fun continues. Go windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and snorkelling, or head out to explore on a Hobie cat or pedalo. Of course, if your clan want to make some new friends, the Sugar Club programme for ages four to 12, and the Spice Club programme for teens, offers plenty more activities with supervision.
Outside the resort, there are endless adventures, too. You can take a plantation tour, visit the local markets, hike Gros Piton, explore Soufriere volcano, go ATV biking, horse riding, birdwatching, chocolate-tasting, zipling or deep sea fishing… the list really does go on! And, when you’re done, there’s an exquisite spa to unwind at, along with a choice of wonderful restaurants. What a holiday.
Read all about Kat Farmer’s family holiday in St Lucia for more inspiration.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Best for: Families that enjoy modern amenities and plenty of activities for everyone.
Flight Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 33°C
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.
If you like the sound of the UAE for your family this Easter, take a look at our 10 Best Things to Do in Dubai for more ideas.
Four Seasons Resort at Anahita, Mauritius
Best for: Families who like to stay in their resort
Flight Time: 11 hours 55 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 29°C
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 even 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 years 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 overwater treatment areas of which eight 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.
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife
Best for: Those seeking short haul luxury for the parents and children
Flight Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 22°C
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:
- Arts and crafts
Added to this there’s 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 10 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’ll 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.
Sandy Lane, Barbados
Best for: Family fun in the sun and beautiful beaches
Flight Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 30°C
Why not take your family to the Caribbean this Easter? Sandy Lane in Barbados is perfect if you want dry weather, sandy beaches, and an excellent spot for your children to enjoy their Easter break.
For the adults, spend time on the three golf courses or enjoy the wellness treatments at the Sandy Lane Spa. If you love being adventurous in the ocean, then you can take full advantage of the water sports activities, from water-skiing and kayaking to banana boat trips. You can expect exceptional service throughout the resort, and the hotel is a beautiful place to stay with 5-star amenities and a classically elegant suite design.
Sandy Lane has exceptional facilities for kids at the Treehouse Club. The club is open from 10am topm 8 daily, and your children will spend time making new friends and can even explore the beautiful Bajan coastline whilst learning to sail! At Easter, the resort hosts holiday events for the kids to join in, such as Egg decorating, an Easter Parade and a giant Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny.
There’s something for all ages at the Treehouse Club, including teenagers who have their own den with a games room and computers. Teens can take part in additional activities, including island tours, watersports and coastal cruises.
Sandy Lane is located on the West Coast of Barbados which has calm and safe beaches for the whole family to enjoy; stop to spend time watching the fish and turtles as they swim by. Your family will leave the hotel feeling pampered and relaxed, ready to take on your next adventure.
If you are considering the island for your Easter holiday, check out some of the best restaurants in Barbados.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands
Best for: Encountering the Caribbean’s nature and wildlife
Flight Time: 8 hours 7 minutes
Temperature for Easter: High of 30°C
For an Easter based holiday where sustainability and care for the environment are at the forefront of the resort’s minds, we suggest the stunning Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands.
This luxury resort sits nestled in the untouched emerald green landscape along the white sand beaches of Little Dix Bay. Just off the shore, there’s a vibrant coral reef, offering a wonderful opportunity to explore the waters. You can even take a water taxi to one of the secluded Virgin Gorda beaches, along with a gourmet picnic, for more unmissable snorkelling opportunities.
Younger kids, meawhile, will be able to let off steam at Rosewood’s Explorers, the hotel’s own kids’ club. Here, they’ll be encouraged to learn, craft and play whilst connecting with the colourful Caribbean culture and natural environment.
To spend more time admiring your stunning surroundings, there’s a choice of hiking trails to choose from. With a minimal number of man-made structures on the island, you’re bound to enjoy the view.
For a relaxing family getaway to a resort in harmony with nature – this is a perfect choice.
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If you’d like more advice on planning your family’s Easter holiday, contact our Travel Specialists for expert guidance.