With travel now well and truly back on the agenda, we’re already dreaming of white-sand beaches fringed with palm trees for an Easter break, and have our oversized sunnies and swimwear on standby! Whether we’re laying supine on a sun lounger with a good novel or planning an action-packed day, we’re looking forward to a change of scene, and the simple pleasures of a vacation, like a cooling ice cream on a hot day, and watching the kids enjoy a paddle or a swim in the sea.
Here, Little Steps, in collaboration with luxury boutique holiday operator Lightfoot Travel, reveal a trio of great getaways for this Easter so you can return to your travelling ways for Easter 2023 and beyond!
Book a break that the family will never forget – go on, you deserve it!
Ahhh, the Maldives… what could be better than getting away from it all in this gorgeous crop of isles in the Indian Ocean, where quiet white sand beaches and pristine blue seas await, as do a plethora of snorkeling and diving options. The country managed the pandemic well, and guests continued to flock during Covid. Now things are a little quieter, and there are some amazing deals to be snapped up, such as blissful Baros Island, a boutique resort where beautiful villas are perched over a turquoise lagoon in typical Maldivian style.
With a Junior Marine biology Program, Finding Nemo Snorkeling Trip and dolphin cruises, Six Senses Laamu is a veritable playground for families, while the whole fam is sure to love Amilla Fushi and its treetop villas and Kids Club, particularly when there's offers out there for up to 40% off!
There are direct flights now operating with Scoot from Singapore to Lombok – so what are you waiting for? We love the sleepy Northwest corner of this picturesque Indonesian isle, which is like Bali 30 years ago, with some great surfing spots and breathtaking hikes around Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia's second-highest volcano. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Lombok offers particularly fabulous service and is situated on the sparkling white shore of Medana Beach, with lots of space for families and a lively home reef to explore. Plan a day trip across to the Gili Islands, where cute beachside cafes await. With no motorized transport, the Gilis are sublimely peaceful.
Perfect for family villas and multi-generational families, you can expect discreet service in villas with private chefs and staff to make your holiday ultra-relaxing if you opt for a trip to Sri Lanka. Explore Galle Fort in the capital, Colombo, which was once used as a trading port for spices and other goods for more than 200 years, to get a taste of the island's Dutch past, and don't miss a trip to nearby Laksana Jewellers for some fabulous authentic pieces. Swing by Paradise Road for more shopping: here you'll find everything from handmade soap to hand-carved door stoppers, plus a hotel and restaurants.
Lightfoot Travel is a luxury tour operator with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, and London specializing in designer holidays around the world.
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