The azure waters surrounding Kandinma Maldives
The azure waters surrounding Kandinma Maldives

The best last-minute Easter holiday deals for 2018

From family beach stays in the Maldives to quiet cottage weekends in the UK

Ronan J. O'Shea
Wednesday 28 March 2018 09:15

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us and with two bank holidays lined up, it’s the ideal time to hop on a plane and enjoy a few days away.

There are great savings to be made on hotel stays, flights and packages around the world this Easter.

Whether you're looking for a few days on the beach, a city break or anything in between, these are the best last-minute Easter breaks.

Kandima Maldives’ offer includes a pool party for the whole family 

Kids stay and eat for free at Kandima Maldives this Easter; four nights costs from £1,626 for a family of four.

The deal includes breakfast and dinner for two at Flavour of Zest restaurant, a Good Friday barefoot beach BBQ for the family, an Easter egg chocolate-making class at Azure and an Easter Sunday family pool party. Offer valid until 15 April 2018.

Trelowth Chapel in Cornwall 

For those seeking a deal closer to home, Classic has discounts on cottages at various locations around the UK, with savings of 10 to 30 per cent on Dorset properties.

Other deals include 20 per cent off at Trelowth Chapel in Cornwall, which sleeps four; seven nights from Friday to 6 April 2018 costs £365.

Expedia is offering a number of package getaways including flights and accommodation to destinations such as Berlin, Dublin and New York, with savings of over 70 per cent on some holidays departing Easter Sunday (1 April).

Save £128 when booking three nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin plus return flights; from £338pp.

Poolside views of Tuscany at Borgo Pignano 

Mr & Mrs Smith is offering an Easter deal to Borgo Pignano in Tuscany, an idyllic villa with resident horses on a 750-acre organic estate.

The package includes mountain bike hire, an Easter brunch, one bottle of organic wine and Vernaccia wine, organic Pignano products, breakfast and children’s activities.

Doubles from £270 and must be booked by Friday; minimum stay four nights.

Secret Escapes has a number of Easter deals on properties in the UK and abroad, including three nights in an Italian villa from £275, nearly 50 per cent off Hotel Aston La Scala in Nice and 57 per cent off the Radison Blu Hotel Durham.

The indoor pool at Broomhill Manor, Cornwall 

Premier Cottages is offering savings on its cottages for visitors arriving on Easter Saturday or Sunday at properties in Devon and Cornwall, including £106 off a seven-night stay for two people at The Dairy in Cornwall from Friday to 6 April (now £469) and £288 off seven nights at the Roundhouse, Broomhill Manor, in Cornwall, sleeping four, from Saturday to 7 April (now £863).

Tui has numerous last-minute Easter deals departing at the end of the week. Enjoy seven nights at the Hotel Delfin Azul in Cyprus for £393pp (a saving of £195), half-board, from Friday to 5 April. Includes flights and transfers.

The Merrion is offering an Off to the Races package (The Merrion)

The Merrion in Dublin is inviting guests to enjoy an extended Easter break with its Off to the Races package. After visiting the hotel spa and taking a stroll around Dublin city, guests can enjoy a full Irish breakfast in the morning before heading to the Irish Grand National.

Tickets include a race card, three-course lunch and access to a private bar with tote facilities.

Doubles from €605; valid 1 April or 2 April.

Escape to the Caribbean for a five-star experience at Carlisle Bay. The luxury resort has a seven-night offer on ocean suite rooms, which have beautiful sea views, on a B&B basis. With four restaurants, nine tennis courts, yoga, pilates and water sports on offer, there’s plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.

Deals start from £4,995 per person, including return flights with British Airways and private airport transfers. Valid throughout the Easter holidays.

The Magnolia Hotel is offering a seven-night Easter package 

The Magnolia Hotel in Portugal's Algarve region is offering a seven-night package, half board, with Easter lunch included from £52pp in a shared room.

Visitors during the Easter break will also get to enjoy Sunday brunch. The hotel is close to Quinta do Lago for golf enthusiasts and a beach and nightlife spots are also nearby.

This Easter, WeSki is offering a week-long package to La Plagne from Saturday to 7 April from £826pp when booking as a group of four.

The package includes return flights from London, transfers, self-catering accommodation at Apartment L'Aconcagua, and lift passes for up to five people.

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