Easter is the perfect time to escape for a few days with family and friends. With time at a premium, Lightfoot’s Travel Designers will help you make the most of your break with our luxurious collection of Easter holiday ideas, ranging from rejuvenating spa and wellness retreats, tailor-made adventures or family beach bliss.
Our recommended Easter trips include setting off for the coast of Southern India to navigate the Kerala backwaters by luxury barge. This aromatic area is at the heart of Indian’s spice trade, so the cuisine is also complex and fragrant. Alternatively, a week of family fun can be spent in New Zealand’s adventure-fuelled South Island where there are opportunities to horse-ride, fly fish, whale watch and Heli hike on a glacier.
Families with kids will adore spending their Easter holidays lapping up the sun, sand and snorkelling in the dreamy atolls of the Maldives. Raise your heartrate with shark safaris and turtle adventures, or enjoy a few days at an award-winning eco hotel, where skilled therapists can unknot even the most tired muscles.
Hue and Hoi An in Central Vietnam are steeped in history and colour that will brighten up your Easter break. Wander the old town, try the strong, sweet local coffee, mountain bike around a local village, or try your hand at creating classic Vietnamese dishes like fresh, healthy rice paper rolls.
Close your eyes and picture palm-fringed golden beaches and rolling emerald hills. See yourself floating along the Backwaters, passing lush jungle, rice terraces, half-lost temples and colonial outposts: welcome Kerala – India’s chill-out state. Listed as one of the top 50 places to visit by National Geographic, this southwestern state is India at its most idyllic – where the frenetic non-stop animation of the subcontinent ebbs away slowly, to nearly a standstill.
For an uplifting, once-in-a-lifetime experience, 'the land of the long white cloud' offers an unbeatable combination of adventure, luxury and soul-stirring scenery. New Zealand is divided up into two large islands – the slightly smaller but more populated North Island, and the larger, less populated South Island.