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Escape the British weather this Easter

5th March 2013 Print

In need of a break? This Easter there’s something to help put the spring back in everyone’s step: families can find the ideal place to take small children or teens; students can discover the best places to have fun on a budget – and teachers can enjoy that much-needed break away from the kids with

One of the top destinations for families with small children is the Costa Dorada

Oonagh Shiel, travel expert at, says: “Costa Dorada is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in Spain or the Med, boasting long stretches of beaches and quiet marinas, alongside more developed resorts with facilities including golf courses, waterparks and beachfront fairgrounds. This may be the ‘Gold Coast’ but despite the current Euro conversion rate, eating out in Spain still offers great value whether you opt for local Catalan seafood specialities, Paella – or in-resort family favourites.”

Spend seven nights at the four-star Four Elements Suites Aparthotel in Cap Salou, Costa Dorada – from £222 per person with These apartments are great for families, with all the amenities necessary to look after the little ones, pools for adults and kids – as well as easy access to local beaches, the Portaventura theme and aquatic parks. This offer includes self-catering accommodation and return flights from London Stansted. Valid for travel on 7 April 2013.

Budapest is a great destination for university students on a budget

Enjoy three nights at the two-star Drive Inn in Budapest, Hungary from £116 per person with Budapest is not only beautiful, but being outside the Eurozone it’s still a cheap option – especially if you do your research before travelling. Cruise touts offer boat trips on the Danube but much cheaper fares can be found at Mahart Passnave – where you can hop straight onto the ferry. Budapest also offers Ecseri Market for those who want to hunt down bargains – great deals can be found on paintings, sculptures and souvenirs. There is a bus stop just next to the hotel which offers cheap transport into the city centre – and a pint of beer can still be found for well under a pound. This offer includes room-only accommodation and return flights from London Stansted. Valid for travel on 7 April 2013.

For a more adventurous break for families with teenagers, head to Cuba

Stay at the four-star Comodoro Hotel and Bungalows in Havana from £899 per person with The bungalows offer a great beachfront location in the Miramar district, close to the vibrant capital of Havana which boasts ballet, salsa, museums and stunning architecture. Teens will love scuba diving, sailing, seafari tours, exploring the eastern beaches or watching the Tropicana Show – a must see cabaret! This offer includes ten nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation and return flights from London Gatwick. It is valid for travel on 6 April 2013.

Teachers looking for a child free break can visit Sardinia

Spend seven nights at the three-star Santa Lucis Capoterra Hotel in Cagliari from £414 per person with The historic capital of Cagliari provides a picturesque base from which to enjoy walks along the coast or in the mountains. Ramblers will not be disappointed by the island’s choice of hiking possibilities. If you want to take a break from activity, Sardinia provides plenty of opportunities to relax in the sun and enjoy varied cuisine, from traditional local bread (Pane Carasau) and cured meats (Carne a Carraxiu - buried meat) to the more widely-known Pecorino (sheep’s cheese). This offer includes bed and breakfast accommodation and return flights from London Stansted. It is valid for travel on 7 April 2013.