Easter holidays: The best luxury getaways for 2022

Ellie Goodman

18 March 2022

From late season skiing to island hopping beach breaks, start planning your Easter getaway now

18 March 2022 | Ellie Goodman

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othing gets pulses racing across the offices of London more than the prospect of a four-day weekend, and with Easter fast approaching, travel plans are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Luckily international travel is back on the cards this year, and whether you’re seeking sunshine or craving culture, there’s a myriad of breathtaking destinations and luxury hotels to choose from, all within a few hours of London. Read on for Luxury London’s pick of the best Easter holidays for 2022.

The wellness retreat: Six Senses Ibiza, Spain

When you think of wellness, the White Isle doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Typically regarded as the Spanish home of hedonism thanks to its booming music scene, all-night parties and 24-hour beach clubs, Ibiza is beginning to grow up.

Tucked away in little-known Xarraca Bay on the peaceful northern tip of the island, Six Senses Ibiza is an oasis of calm, community, spirituality and wellbeing. Whether you’re looking to improve your sleep, indulge in pampering treatments, boost your immune system or get stuck into yoga, the hotel’s spa and wellness centre offers a range of personalised programs to help you achieve a healthy, balanced body and mind. Boasting 116 immaculately appointed rooms and suites across the 20-acre resort, including family-size townhouses, mansions and beachfront cave residences, all of which blend seamlessly into the contours of the bay for unobstructed sunsets, the hotel aims to provide deeply restorative, spiritual experiences rooted in local culture.

From £670 per night

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The staycation: A photography tour of the West Country, UK

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that you don’t have to leave the UK to enjoy a relaxing getaway. From the Peak District and the Cotswolds, to the Highlands and the New Forest, Great Britain boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, perfect for a staycation.

This Easter, embark on a photographic journey of the West Country with one of the world's preeminent photojournalists, Sir Don McCullin CBE. Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Somerset Levels and Mendip Hills as you delve into Sir Don’s decades-long career capturing the trauma and conflict of war and his relationship with the region, dating back to his childhood escaping the Blitz in London. Expect private photography masterclasses, show-stopping accommodation, premier dining and fine wines courtesy of Devon and Cornwall’s burgeoning vineyards.

From £12,450 per person, prices based on a three-night tour for six people

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The late-season ski trip: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Zermatt, Switzerland

All images courtesy of Oxford Ski Company

Not ready to hang up the salopettes for another year? No problem. Swiss ski resort Zermatt is open late into the season, boasting impressive snow coverage well into mid-April. Set in the centre of the picturesque village, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is the ultimate destination for those looking to add a touch of luxury to their late-season ski trip. 

Imbued with traditional charm, the hotel houses 78 rooms and suites – most of which feature breathtaking views of the Matterhorn – and five bars and restaurants, including a Swiss cheese bar, smoking lounge and cocktail bar. Situated just a few minutes from the nearest ski lift, the Vita Borni Alpine spa is ideal for a spot of R&R following a heavy day on the slopes, whether that constitutes a deep tissue massage, a dip in the pool, or an invigorating visit to the hotel’s ice grotto.

From £1,670 for three nights

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The family holiday: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

For those looking to make the most of the school holidays and head further afield, the Maldives offers an unforgettable beach break for the whole family. Set across three islands, the Ritz-Carlton hotel boasts an impressive array of waterfront villas, each complete with its own private sun deck and infinity pool.

Ensuring any little ones are well accommodated for, the hotel is offering a range of exciting Easter-themed activities this year, including a beachside egg hunt, bubble pool party and Golden Ticket kids night out, so you can relax in the knowledge that they’ll be kept entertained, while you squeeze in some well-deserved downtime. Soak up the sun at the hotel’s beach shack, enjoy a fine-dining experience at one of seven stunning restaurants, or indulge in a spot of self care at the hotel’s wellbeing sanctuary, which sits at the centre of a tranquil turquoise lagoon. However you decide to spend your time, you’ll return home rested, refreshed and rejuvenated.

From £24,210 for a family of four for six nights

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The spa break: Paragon 700, Puglia, Italy

Housed within the lovingly restored Palazzo Rosso on the sunkissed streets of Ostuni, boutique hotel and spa Paragon 700 makes for a dreamy destination to escape the ordinary. Comprising just 11 uniquely curated rooms and suites drenched in old-world charm, the hotel has retained many of its original architectural treasures, including soaring cathedral ceilings, original frescoes and stone fireplaces.

Wellbeing sits at the forefront of the Paragon 700 ethos with private wellness niches peppered throughout the palazzo grounds and an intimate spa nestled within its ancient underground water chamber. Boasting a hydromassage basin, steam bath and a Himalayan salt-clad relaxation lounge, Spa 700 offers an array of rejuvenating and immune-boosting treatments, but the two-and-a-half-hour Salt Ritual treatment is certainly not to be missed. Fully pampered, head to Restaurant 700 for a feast of contemporary Apulian cuisine, sourced from local farmers with a firm focus on seasonality. Think risotto with suckling pig cheeks and chanterelle mushrooms, and pigeon with nolca olives, pear, black kale and cacao nibs.

From £253 per night

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The city break: Barcelona Edition, Catalonia, Spain

If you’re craving culture this spring, Barcelona will not disappoint. From Parc Güell and La Sagrada Família to Passeig de Gràcia and the Gothic quarter, the Catalonian capital brims with character wherever you turn, evoking an uncanny sense of time travel as you wander its colourful streets.

Ideally situated in the heart of El Born, the city’s historical and creative epicentre, luxury boutique hotel the Barcelona Edition makes the perfect base from which to explore the city’s many must-see attractions. Sit and sip on a Pisco Sour as you lounge on the hotel’s roof terrace, complete with plunge pool and panoramic views of the city’s rooftops after a long day rambling Las Ramblas, or pop into the Picasso museum, which is situated just next door. When you’re not out discovering the many culinary delights the city has to offer, pay a visit to one of the hotel’s well-renowned restaurants – both of which offer al fresco dining – or Cabaret, a newly opened micro-nightclub for a taste of the nightlife the city is so well known for.

From £440 per night 

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The home-from-home: Hustle & Bustle, Paris

Easter makes for the perfect occasion for exploring the gorgeous capital of our nearest neighbour – and everyone knows Paris is at its best in springtime. Stroll along the Seine, seek out antiques in Montmartre and watch the world go by from the city's many coffee shops and bars. Located moments from the bustling Rue Montorgueil market, this elegantly outfitted apartment – available via Plum Guide – makes for the perfect base. Sleeping six and with well-appointed facilities, the quaint streets of Le Marais and the city's must-visit museums are all close by, while the neighbourhood's many restaurants and bars promise to provide a quintessential slice of Parisian life. 

From £363 per night, min. three-night stay

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The winter sun: Le Farnatchi, Marrakech, Morocco

Brimming with culture and picture-perfect scenery everywhere you look, Marrakech is one of the hottest mini-break destinations going, and not just because temperatures are predicted to reach 25 degrees over the Easter weekend. Hidden away in the heart of the vibrant Marrakech medina, and comprising ten individually designed suites across six merchant houses, Le Farnatchi is a true oasis of luxury and tranquillity.

Soaked in splendour from the sparkling emerald courtyard pool and mosaic-clad walls to the rooftop dining space and resplendent gardens, complete with striking views of the Atlas mountains, the property is ideally situated for exploring the city’s souk in search of its famous street food. Indulge in authentic Moroccan cuisine at Le Trou Au Mur, the hotel’s culinary hotspot, or take a moment for yourself at the Farnatchi Spa, complete with marble hammams and vaulted ceilings, perfect for recharging after days spent lounging in the heat of Marrakech.

From £265 per night

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