Join the Easter bunny for some sunny fun in France, Portugal or Spain
The Easter break is always a great time to grab a bargain holiday with uncrowded European beach resorts and lovely warm weather.
One online travel agent is bucking the trend of the usual school holiday price hike by offering a selection of affordable getaways starting from as little as £147 per person. From the beaches of Spain to the glamour of the Cote D’Azure, Love Holidays has made it cheaper than ever to enjoy some time in the sun.
With flights from 28 UK airports, it’s time to leave the chocolate eggs at home and snap up these cheap Easter holiday deals before they sell out.
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Although Easter can still be busy, most popular tourist destinations are much calmer than in the balmy summer months. Because of this, spring is the ideal time to explore somewhere new, while enjoying vibrant nightlife, great local cuisine and the chance to get away from the unpredictable weather back home.
With temperatures in Europe ranging from 18°C and 22°C depending on location, an Easter beach holiday for less than £185 per person, will get you in the holiday mood ahead of the summer.
Here are five of the very best cheap getaways for Easter:
Pays de la Loire, France
Explore the Châteaus and medieval forts of the Loire region, before sampling the delights of the local vineyards with this absolute bargain of a seven-night holiday.
Departing from Stansted on Saturday, March 30, two people can stay at the self-catering Residence Nemea le Grands Rochers in Les Sables d’Olonne. Located just a short drive from the nearest beach, the apartments offer well-equipped kitchens, living areas and en suite bathrooms. There is also an indoor and outdoor swimming pool on-site as well as a paddling pool with water slides.
Prices start from £147 per person on a room-only basis.
Costa Dorada, Spain
Relax on the Mediterranean coastline in Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its calm, shallow waters. Bathed in sunshine, the Costa Dorada offers plenty of sun, sea and sand for holidaymakers to enjoy as well as a vibrant nightlife scene and the PortAventura Theme Park close by.
Seven nights at the Salou Pacific Apartments costs just £148 per person on March 23, departing from London Gatwick. The hotel offers two outdoor swimming pools and well-equipped apartments, as well as a restaurant and lounge bar for patrons to enjoy.
Soak up the sun and plenty of Portuguese culture with a seven-night stay in Portimao. Close to several sandy beaches, the popular tourist resort is also home to Gothic buildings, medieval forts and a busy marina.
Travellers can spend seven nights at the Algarve Mor Apartments with their separate living rooms, kitchenettes and sea views. Superbly situated at the west end of Praia da Rocha, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the beach.
Prices start from £156 for a seven-night stay on March, 26, with flights departing from London Stansted.
Cote d’Azur, France
How about living it up in Cannes this Easter? The glamorous city by the sea is a favourite with well-heeled travellers and celebrities and a great place to visit out of season.
Before prices rise for the summer, savvy travellers can snap up seven nights at the Residhotel Villa Maupassant in Cannes for just £169 per person, departing from London Gatwick on March, 24.
Located close to the beach, the hotel features an outdoor pool, a patio and a sunbathing terrace with each bedroom offering a balcony with views out across the water.
Majorca, Balearic Islands
One of the most popular Spanish islands in the world, Majorca offers sandy beaches, charming villages, upscale resorts and its very own UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sought after in the summer months, an early spring break could save sunseekers a small fortune with seven nights at the Santa Ponsa Holiday Park Apartments for just £185 per person. Departing from Birmingham on April, 2, the hotel offers maid service, an outdoor pool and a pretty sunbathing area and is located close to an award-winning beach, live music venues and popular attractions
Santa Ponsa is a relaxing place to be out of season, as well as being popular with golfers who like to play in the sun.
It’s not just Love Holidays that is offering great spring holiday deals. TUI, On The Beach and Jet2 also have great deals on European beach breaks during the school holidays.