By the time Easter comes around, we’re all in the market for some serious post-winter sun. So where can you go to get some warm rays to defrost those frozen toes, as well as al fresco activities for the kids to enjoy in the sunshine? That’s where we can help out. We know your kids and teens have a wish list as long as yours when it comes to choosing the ultimate family holiday destination – so, with that in mind, we’re bringing you our top picks for your Easter escape. And, of course, here at First Choice, all our package holidays are All Inclusive, so you can say goodbye to holiday planning stress. Take a look, and book your Easter break today…
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1. Holiday Village Costa del Sol, Spain
At this hotel, there’s an elephant in the room, but this is the kind you can talk about. Two giant elephants – complete with water-jet trunks – perch at the edge of the lagoon-style pool. There’s a kid-ready pool with a huge pirate ship, too. The spotlight at this Holiday Village is firmly on fun, with activities like minigolf, archery and tennis on the agenda – as long as you can lure your kids out of the wave pool, that is. After dark, there are parties and theme nights, pop shows and karaoke to get stuck into. Mums and dads will relish the bundle of restaurants and the stylish apartments – not to mention the chance to kick back in the health club. Sauna. Steam room. Massage. Tempted?
2. Paradise Valle Taurito, Gran Canaria
If you’re after jaw-dropping waterslides, look no further than Paradise Valle Taurito, in the Canary Islands. Stay here, and you’ll have unlimited free access to a stellar selection of slides, from Kamikazes and tube chutes to bowl and body slides. If your kids are teeny, they have their own scaled-down section of the park, so they won’t miss out on the H2O action. This hotel’s a winner for beach holidays, too – a sandy stretch is just a minute’s stroll away.
3. Holiday Village Aliathon, Cyprus
The Holiday Village Aliathon is home to Cyprus’ biggest swimming pool, as well as a triple helping of extra pools on top of that. The beach is just five minutes’ walk away, but with so much going on in the resort to entertain your little ones, you won’t want to leave. If you’re after an activity on dry land, there’s mountain-biking, bowling and raft-building to try out. Plus, the Stage Academy is the perfect platform to showcase mini divas’ talents. For relaxing dinners, choose between the Greek Taverna, Pantheon buffet restaurant and à la carte Mexican Cantina.
4. Jaz Makadi Saraya Splash Resort, Egypt
This place is a major hit with families and it’s easy to see why. Your stay here comes with unlimited visits to a waterpark, which is a five-minute free bus ride away. The Twister, the Turbo Tunnel and the Kamikaze are just a taster of the white-knuckle slides on offer for your little daredevils – there’s a whopping total of 50 slides. But don’t worry – kids who prefer arm bands to fast rides get a section of their own. The grown-up scene is equally impressive, with a pair of buffet restaurants that put on different theme nights and four à la cartes. Plus, there’s a shisha bar and a spa that boasts 23 treatment rooms. We’d like to say this gem of a hotel is a well-guarded secret, but looking at the reviews, we’ve already been rumbled.