Escape With The Family This Easter

Easter Escapades.

The Easter holidays are fast approaching which means it’s time for a family escape! From culture to wildlife to laying back and relaxing, there’s something for all thanks to these suggestions from Lightfoot Travel.

Singapore’s close proximity to the Maldives, the beauty of the destination and the entertainment offerings for all the family make this a dreamy Easter go-to. The One & Only Reethi Rah is a stylish all-villa resort which sprawls across its own island and is so much more than just a pretty face.

Everything from yoga to cooking to water-skiing classes are available for everyone, and private island picnics, dolphin-watching and sunset cruises can all be arranged.

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If your brood loves the beach there’s 12 (yes, 12) here to choose from; three swimming pools; a dive centre and the Maldives’ first ever climbing wall.

The Fairmont Orchid offers the kind of picture paradise you dream of – and then some. Far from your children getting bored while you try to snatch 15 minutes with a cocktail, they won’t be able to get enough of the kids’ programs offering daily arts & crafts, fitness activities and a special dining menu.

Laid back and breezy, there’s also swimming pools, boogie boards, floats and kayaks to keep them entertained until they’re completely worn out. Those under five-years are also catered for, freeing you up to explore the Big Island’s epic waterfalls, jungle, beaches, or nearby upscale shops.

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Treat your family to fresh air, freedom and the finer things in life with a trip to Tuscany. Head to the rolling hills where children can roam amongst herb-freckled meadows, and parents can explore the medieval villages and vineyards.

Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco offers amazing private villas for families and there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied such as hiking, biking and horse-riding. Bonus points go to the hotel’s kids club where your little ones can join cookery workshops, fun fitness classes and treasure hunts.

Turn your kids into culture vultures with a visit to this land full of wonder and mystery. Ride an ox cart through Bagan’s temples, visit rural villages and meet local children, get spooked by local ancient ghost stories, embark on a treasure hunt through Yangon and spend a day with elephants in Kalaw.

The New Year Water Festival (Thingyan) usually occurs in mid-April, marking the end of the dry season, with four days of celebrations including fun water fights in the streets.

Perched high above the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, COMO Point Yamu  is the perfect family escape. Spend time together, whether you’re out sailing for a day, relaxing on the sand or chilling by the pool, or squeeze in some alone-time, with the young ones having fun at the kids’ club and adults indulging in the divine holistic therapies at the spa.

There’s also a dedicated children’s area with daily interactive games and activities, and when they’ve run out of energy the hotel suites comes with interconnecting rooms so you can all sleep easy. Don’t forget to visit the Gibbons sanctuary or see the elephants!

The Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve and a stay at Tswalu Kalahari  promises to create some equally as big family memories. For starters, the super-luxe accommodation is a Relais & Chateaux member so it’s easy to feel special. Family rooms are available and boast a private deck, indoor and outdoor showers and an open fireplace. There’s also a swimming pool, a spa and gym, a walk-in wine cellar and a library.

Kids are brilliantly catered for thanks to the ‘Junior Ranger’ programme which offers activities from archery to bush walks, and a daily backpack filled with safari guides and goodies. There’s even a children’s ‘boma’ so younger guests can cook their own bush dinner over the campfire. 

All you’ll have to is sit back and enjoy!

Lightfoot Travel is a luxury tour operator with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, specialising in designer holidays around the world. p. +65 6438 409 w. lightfoottravel.com

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