Easter is coming, but for many of us spring just means wet and cold weather. Instead of staying at home and sheltering from the rain, there’s always the option of spending the Easter holiday in a place where the climate is warm and relaxing. Here are some great holiday destinations where you can kick back and soak in some sun.
1. The Algarve, Portugal
Located on the Mediterranean coast, Portugal’s Algarve region is one of the most popular destinations in the world for people looking to escape the cold weather at home. During the Easter period, the region features numerous festivals and excellent outdoor activities from fishing and bicycling to hiking and horseback riding, to keep you and your family busy over the holidays. For those who are more interested in history and architecture, the regional capital Faro and the numerous coastal villages from Albufeira to Lagos offer visitors sightseeing, shopping and dining in historic surroundings. If you are interested in making the destination more permanent, holiday properties in the Algarve region are inexpensive and a worthwhile investment due to the area’s natural beauty and inviting climate (there’s a useful property map here). Numerous properties are available throughout the region, ensuring that you should be able to find a property that fits yours and your family’s exact needs.
2. Goa, India
Located on India’s western coast, Goa has become one of the most talked-about tourist destinations featuring sunny weather, delicious food and friendly people. The weather during April is ideal for any outdoor activity and Goa features gorgeous beaches and water activities. Goa is also well known for its strong nightlife scene that draws travellers from around the globe. Other attractions include the historic Old Town, the Casino Royale, and the Basilica of Bom Jesus — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — ensuring you won’t run out of activities during your stay. Goa offers affordable prices when it comes to food and lodging, which is why many tourists return year after year and call Goa their second home.
3. Phuket, Thailand
Located on the Andaman Sea, Phuket has some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia. The area is popular among tourists due to its warm weather and numerous activities ranging from exhilarating scuba diving to golfing in the world-renowned championship golf courses. Phuket also boasts some of the best nightlife in Thailand in the famous Patong Beach neighbourhood. Similar to Goa, the food and lodging in Phuket are inexpensive, which makes it a popular destination for those travelling alone or with their families.
If you are wishing to escape the rain this Easter, there’s no reason to wait — book your flights today and enjoy the holiday surrounded by warm sunshine and cool ocean waters.
Anne Masters has written about history, culture and travel for years, but has found herself becoming an expert most of all on Portuguese culture, and now resides in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.