Where to go on Easter? I start planning my Easter every year very early and then end up making the decision last-minute. Spring is the best time to travel in many locations and there are so many places I would like to travel. Easter is great time for a healthy holiday, visiting Europe, Asia and Middle East. Here are my top 5 Easter holiday destinations:
1. Healthy holiday in Chiva Som, my favourite retreat
Chiva Som is my favourite destination Spa. One week of healthy food, lots of exercises and spa treatments in beautiful surroundings will make a difference. No fuss about Easter egg hunting, but if you are lucky, it is time for Songkran water festival, and you will get your share of sparkling water as a symbol of washing bad away and giving good fortune for your future…
2. City break in Milan and Venice
Good Friday is not a public holiday in Milan, so what would be better way of spend a day for shopping, while the city is once a bit less crowded. Most of the local people head to East on Friday, so leave your travel for Saturday morning and drive towards Venice. Spring is one of the most beautiful time to visit the city and less touristic than summer.
3. Shopping in Singapore, relaxing in Bintan Island (in Indonesia)
Singapore is a good, but maybe not so obvious destination for Easter. It is a great way of combining a city holiday in Singapore with few days in Bintan holiday island, just about an hour by ferry from Singapore. We stayed in Banyan Tree Bintan, which is a gorgeous resort with beautiful natural surroundings, delicious food and daily yoga glasses relaxing your mind and body totally.
4. Miami + Caribbean Escape
Couple of years ago we combined a fitness week in the BodyHoliday resort in St. Lucia with a few extra days in Miami. Beautiful, warm weather, a week of 4-5 hours exercises and a pampering spa treatment every day in the BodyHoliday resort renewed my body and mind. After a week of fitness it was quite rewarding enjoy few days in Miami just by walking around, running in the beach, eating well and do a bit of shopping before flying back home.
Switzerland is a nice destination for Easter. Depending on the weather you can make day trips to France, Italy, Germany or Austria. If Easter is early in the year you can still go skiing and later in spring enjoy the beautiful spring weather. One year I stayed in Park Hotel Weggis near Luzern. The hotel has a picturesque view over the Lake Vierwaldstattersee and they Easter Bruch is really great!
And what I was looking for this year?
I have been looking for plenty of last minutes options:
- Long weekend in Istanbul
- Culture break in Marrakesh
- Relaxing holiday in Abu-Dhabi, combining city and the new Anantara desert resort Qasr al Sarab
- Healthy holiday in Verdura resort in Sicily or Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain
- Shopping in New York