Travel challenge: Easter in Mallorca

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Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week in Mallorca at Easter. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together on 16 April for seven nights on the island...

Balearic Discovery

€1,867: Reads Hotel, Santa Maria

Includes accommodation with a space-available upgrade to a suite at the five-star hotel and continental breakfast; full use of the spa; use of mountain and hybrid bikes; a bottle of cava with handmade Easter chocolates on arrival; three dinners in the gourmet Bacchus Restaurant; two lunches or dinners in the Blues Bistro; three days' car hire and airport transfers. Travel to Mallorca is not included. "With stunning gardens, mountain views and its proximity to Palma's Easter celebrations, Reads Hotel offers one of the best spring breaks on Mallorca," says Jane Stanbury of Balearic Discovery (00 34 971 875 395;

Mallorca Farmhouses

£385: Caselles Petit, Campanet

Includes rental of this three-bedroom farmhouse withprivate pool and free Wi-Fi. Travel to Mallorca is not included. "Caselles Petit is a traditional, stone-clad property near the village of Campanet and boasts truly beautiful, elevated views of Mallorca's rolling countryside and the Campanet valley. A great option for a truly authentic holiday in Mallorca, this house is full of character with beamed ceilings, oak doors and exposed stone walls," says Heidi Thomas of Mallorca Farmhouses (0845 800 8080;

directline holidays

£219: Holiday Centre Apartments, Santa Ponsa

Includes return flights from Stansted and self-catering accommodation in a one-bedroom apartment at the Holiday Centre Apartments. "Santa Ponsa is an idyllic Easter retreat. In April, the resort offers a quiet and relaxing break and the Holiday Centre Apartments offer excellent accommodation just minutes from the beach and only two miles from a golf course. The self-catering option also allows couples to explore Santa Ponsa's selection of fantastic bars and restaurants. directline holidays is offering this excellently priced, three-star week away as part of its 40 per cent off sale and is also giving an additional online booking discount on top," says Maria Whiteman of directline holidays(020-8239 3399;