Whether soaking up some rays in a dreamy beach destination is just what you need after a long and gruelling winter, or you’re in search of a good dose of adventure to start the year off in style, there are a wealth of ways to enjoy the bank holiday weekend and beyond, and the best news is, you won’t have to sacrifice any of your home comforts to do so. On the contrary – pick the right break, and you’ll be treated like royalty from start to finish. It’s the ultimate indulgence – and one you no doubt deserve! Looking for some inspiration? Then these four Easter breaks are sure to get you geared up for a luxury getaway to remember. All that’s left to do is go ahead and book!
Sunshine in Sardinia
If a beach break is just what you need after a long and gruelling winter, then sunny Sardinia is the perfect place for a luxurious Easter escape. This breath-taking Italian isle is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, boasting soft, golden sands and crystal-clear waters and a beautifully temperate climate.
Famed for its stunning Costa Smeralda – a 55km stretch of coastline that is the sheer epitome of picturesque – here you’ll find pretty secluded beaches set against architecture designed by the Aga Khan in the 1960s to complement the surrounding scenery. With a range of world-famous designer boutiques and jewellers, fine dining eateries and stylish bars, it’s little wonder it has become a playground for the rich and famous in recent years – and offers everything you could need for a dreamy and luxurious Easter break.
Trans-Siberian Railway Tour
The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. Stretching 9,289 kilometres, from Moscow to Vladivostok, it is the longest railway line in the world – and the perfect way to explore a variety of new places in this unique part of the world.
With connecting branch lines into Mongolia and China, a Trans-Siberian adventure offers variety at every turn – a great choice if you find it difficult to choose just one place to visit at a time – and the best thing about it is that you can do the whole thing in style.
From just £10,000 for a luxury occupancy, guests travelling with high-end tour companies can expect first-class customer service, a romantic exploration of the world’s most remarkable sites and some incredible views that will stay etched in your mind forever. Add to that the comfortable cabins and daily fine dining on offer, and it promises to be a seamless and memorable experience from start to finish.
Skiing in Morzine
There’s still time to get some skiing in this season, and what better place than Morzine, in France? Its close proximity to both Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc ensures that there will be no shortage of snow this Easter, and with a range of luxury ski chalets dotted around the area boasting stunning views over the valleys, it couldn’t be easier to plan a lavish last-minute stay.
Ski passes can be bought separately for the Morzine and Les Gets ski areas, or for the whole Portes du Soleil area if you’re the more adventurous type. Les Gets is an excellent option for skiing beginners, and is accessed via the Le Pleney cable car.
After a long day on the slopes, enjoy a much-needed drink or two après ski – then cosy up beside a roaring fire in your chalet or soak in your private jacuzzi with a good bottle of local wine. Perfect!
Culture in Croatia
If a cultural getaway is more your style, then few destinations have quite as much to offer as Croatia. From an isolated backwater behind the Iron Curtain, this once little-known nation is enjoying a renaissance as Eastern Europe’s Riviera, attracting sun worshippers thanks to its miles of pretty pebbled beaches and drawing in crowds of history buffs and culture vultures with its ancient monuments, UNESCO World Heritage sites and intriguing historic architecture.
Croatia is an area of outstanding natural beauty, too – boasting a plethora of picturesque islands, spellbinding waterfalls and breath-taking mountainous landscapes. If you like good food, good wine and an all-round relaxed atmosphere, then Croatia could be the destination for you this Easter.
If you’re looking for a memorable luxury getaway this Easter, then these four destinations have got all bases covered. The only challenge left to face is choosing just the one!
By Melanie Kruger on 18th March 2019 (Luxury Lifestyle Magazine)