Bagged some extra days off this Easter? Fancy an exciting city break? Looking for some spring sunshine? From sun-kissed shores to buzzing cities, we've rounded up our top Easter holidays for 2022. Avoid the summer rush and make the most of April with one of the six egg-cellent breaks below!
Say hello to sun, sea and sand this Easter! Home to more than 150 beautiful beaches, Algarve holidays are ideal for those craving that prime sunbathing spot. Relax on golden stretches of sand at Meia Praia, snorkel in crystal clear lagoons or explore the unique Benagil Caves. Love golf? Perfect your putting at Vale do Lobo Royal; try not to get distracted by the spectacular sea views. Whether you're after lazy days or cool, surf worthy waves, good times are never Faro away in the Algarve.
Fancy a beach break and a city adventure? Barcelona gives you both. Spend your days exploring the famous Gothic Quarter or indulge in some retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia. For unique mosaic art and some of the best views in Barcelona, head to Park Güell. The park is an imaginative wonderland designed by Gaudi - you’ll struggle to put your camera down. Take some time out at Barceloneta Beach. The pleasant spring weather is perfect for strolling along Las Rambla or enjoying a picnic at Montjuïc Hill. We hate to rambla on about Barcelona, but it’s incredible! Visit at Easter for lively parades and vibrant floats.
Amsterdam in April is always a wheely good idea. Spring is in full bloom; it’s prime cycling weather, and the city is decked out in colourful tulips! Get your flower fix at the iconic Bloemenmarkt. Located on Singel Canal, the floating flower market is a hotspot for flowers, plants and seeds. Whether you wander along the picturesque canals or go gallery hopping in Jordaan, you’ll find tulips around every corner during Tulp Festival. If you manage to pull yourself away from the city centre, head to Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in Europe.
A jewel in the crown of Italy's stylish cities, Milan boasts everything from historic landmarks to luxurious fashion festivals. There's stunning architecture around every corner; climb to the roof of the spectacular Duomo di Milano for panoramic views, framed by some of the famous cathedral's 3400 statues. No wonder it took 600 years to build! Once your feet are back on solid ground, go window shopping in the beautiful Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Of course, no Italian trip would be complete without sampling some of the world's finest cuisine - go canal side dining at Navigli; you'll have gelato fun.
Holidays to Malta offer more than just history – you’ll also find stunning coastlines, lively nightlife, and an incredible scuba diving scene. Take in breathtaking views at Marsaxlokk or make a splash at St. Peter’s Pool. There are certainly Malta-ple draws to this beautiful island no matter what you do. Malta’s calendar is jam-packed with cultural festivals and electric events. Visit in late April for Malta International Fireworks Festival. Drink in the grand finale at Valletta’s Grand Harbour; the firework scene is something special.
If 2022 is your year for taking on new adventures, then Mexico is the place for you! Dive into crystal-clear cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula or discover ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Coba. The spectacular emerald seas frame the perfect holiday snap at Tulum – just mind the Ctenosaurs (spiny-tail iguanas) that proudly guard the footpaths. In the evenings, enjoy Tulum's thriving food scene. April brings some of the driest and most settled weather on Mexico's Caribbean Coast, so taco advantage and book a trip to remember this Easter – quick, before we burrito you to it!
Where would you most like to travel this Easter? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know!