Great getaways: Surfing Sumatra, Easter Austrian ski, South Indian tour and five-star Madeira
Sunday 03 March 2013
The Perfect Wave is selling 10-night surfing holidays on the Indonesian island of Sumatra for £1,147 per person in March. The price excludes flights but includes accommodation in a beach bungalow at the Aura Surf Resort, with local airport transfers from Medan, full board, a surf guide and three boat trips. (theperfectwave.eu.com).
Flexski is offering an Easter short-break on the slopes of St Anton in Austria £590pp. Departing on Easter Sunday (31 March), it includes Swiss flights from Heathrow to Zurich, transfers and four nights' accommodation at the Chalet Amalien Haus with breakfast, afternoon tea, drinks, canapés and a three-course evening meal (flexiski.com).
Virgin Holidays has a 10-day tour to the south Indian state of Kerala for £1,495pp, including flights, transfers and guides. Departure is on 14 April with Emirates from Heathrow via Dubai. The trip takes in Kochi (formerly Cochin), a hill station in the Western Ghats called Munnar and the backwaters around Thekkady. It includes a night aboard a houseboat, and finishes with a stay in Kumarakom before the flight home. All excursions are included, such as a visit to the Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary, an Indian cookery lesson, and a trip to a tea museum (virginholidaysjourneys.co.uk).
Classic Collection Holidays has a five-star week on Madeira for £699pp. Departing on 11 April with easyJet flights from Gatwick to Funchal, it includes private transfers and seven nights' B&B at the five-star Vidamar Resort (classic-collection.co.uk).
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