Budget Breaks for the Easter Holidays
As Easter falls in early April and many people have extra time off, it's a great time to plan a getaway. Because it tends to be a pricey time of year, planning the perfect trip on a budget can be tricky. To give you the inside scoop on how to make the most of your upcoming spring travel plans, we delved into our pricing data* to share affordable city break options in Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America, that compare favourably to prices at the same time last year and won’t break the bank. So whether it’s a romantic trip to Italy with your partner, a family trip to Osaka or a girl’s getaway to Miami Beach, there is something for everyone this spring.
Rimini, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, is a great option for an Easter getaway. Not only is it 36% more affordable when compared to the same days in 2017, the weather is very pleasant this time of year! If you’re a culture, sun or party lover this is a great place for you with its beautiful beaches, hilltop towns, Roman relics and choice of bars and clubs.
Where to stay: Rimini has a great choice of accommodation from budget, to mid-range and high-end stylish stays. We recommend the Nero D'Avorio Aparthotel, just minutes from the beach. You can relax in the garden or the outdoor pool and enjoy a delicious Italian breakfast.
For a little glamour in the heart of the French Riviera, Nice is 15% more affordable this year compared to the same days last year. Spring is the perfect time to go to avoid the summer crowds and travellers can enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Angels, Vieux Nice (the vibrant old town) as well as museums by day and al fresco dining at night in the many great restaurants Nice has to offer.
Where to stay: La Gubernatis is a stunnning apartment and a short walk from the beach, boasting beautiful views of the sea. The host will help you with anything you need, including restaurant recommendations. It’s the perfect spot to take a stroll to the Old Town and visit the local museums.
Miami Beach, USA
Miami Beach lures travellers in with its wild nightlife, sun-kissed beaches and art-deco accommodation. Now that it’s 11% more affordable when compared to the same days last year, it’s a good time to book! Visitors will likely spend their day relaxing poolside and exploring the beach, and by night sampling some of the delicious fusion cuisine the city has to offer before experiencing the unique nightlife – from salsa nights to rooftop bars and wild nightclubs.
Where to stay: Boasting an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, the MB on the Canal is a luxurious stay in North Beach, Miami, just a short walk from the beach.
Boston is 12% more affordable when compared to the same days last year and fits the bill for a lot of travellers with its abundance of historic sites including the Freedom Trail, great food scene – especially the incredible seafood, and thriving arts and music scene. It’s great for sports too, so catching a hockey or basketball game while in town is a must!
Where to stay: Moroccan Luxury Suites is a beautifully unique property, decorated in colourful, luxurious Moroccan style. Guests can relax on their private balcony overlooking the garden and enjoy a continental breakfast.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is 22% more affordable when compared to the same days last year and has a buzzing nightlife as well as beautiful beaches. You can visit the city's iconic landmarks, like Christ the Redeemer, and sample the local delicacies and cuisine.
Where to stay: Casa Marques Santa Teresa is a luxurious guest house complete with an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. Guests can have a continental breakfast while enjoying the fantastic views from the terrace. The guest house is also a short drive away from the beach and local museums.
Japan’s third most populated city, Osaka is 18% more affordable when compared to pricing for the same days last year and it’s a great place to discover thanks to its incredible food scene (Osaka’s nickname is ‘the nation’s kitchen’), vibrant nightlife, the idyllic Hattori Ryokuchi Park, puppet theatres and the choice of shopping districts.
Where to stay: Universal Bay Condominium is a stylish three-bedroom aparthotel away from the city centre and comes with a hot tub, where you can relax in after a busy day exploring. If you are travelling with kids, you should'nt miss the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.
Taipei's blend of Japanese and Chinese culture and thriving food scene is what makes it such an attractive destination for travellers. Now that it’s 21% more affordable when compared to the same days last year, it’s even more appealing. Visit Japanese-era mansions, puppet shows, museums and experience the wonderful (and weird) local delicacies – steak with chocolate sauce, anyone?
Where to stay: Go ‘all out’ at the artistic and chic W Taipei, located in the central district of Xinyi. It boasts a luxury outdoor pool, spa, trendy Woobar Night Club and celebrity restaurant YEN, which serves modern Chinese cuisine.
*Affordable Easter break pricing data was measured over the period of 28 March – 4 April, 2018 when compared to the same dates in 2017 using 4-star accommodation as the standard accommodation type.