Great getaways: Easter in the Alps, seductive south India, Ionian escape and Manhattan transfer

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Easter in the Alps

The ski season is drawing to a close, but snow is still falling in the Alps. is offering the chance to make the most of it at Easter, with a week in the French resort of Méribel for £649 per person, based on two travelling together. The deal includes flights from Gatwick next Saturday 30 March, transfers and full board at the three-star Chalet Chardonnet (

Seductive South India

Bask in the tropical warmth of Kerala, where Virgin Holidays Journeys is offering a 10-day tour for £1,495 per person. The trip takes in the coastal town of Cochin, the tea plantations of Munnar, and a houseboat cruise of the backwaters and wildlife in Thekkady. The price includes flights from Heathrow via Dubai departing 14 April, accommodation, transport, and sightseeing (

Ionian Escape

Make for Marbella ... in Corfu. Destinology has a week at the five-star Marbella Beach hotel on the island's east coast for £443 per person. Set amid olive groves, the hotel has several restaurants and bars plus a sandy beach and three saltwater pools. The deal includes easyJet flights from Luton on 28 April, plus accommodation with breakfast (

Manhattan Transfer

Spend three nights at the Bentley Hotel in midtown Manhattan, then whizz over for an all-inclusive beach break at Breezes Bahamas. The trip is being offered by Hayes and Jarvis for £1,399 per person, including return flights from Heathrow on 18 April, room only in New York, flights from New York to the Bahamas, and a week's all inclusive in the Bahamas (