Five Easter getaways with guaranteed sunshine

Five Easter getaways with guaranteed sunshine
Unless you are prepared to endure a long haul flight, finding sunshine during the Easter break can be a little tricky.

However, there are a number of destinations where you can find guaranteed sunshine and beautiful beaches this April, and all can be reached fairly easily within a few hours.

From Southern Europe to Cyprus and Morocco, the RAC Travel Team has tracked down some of the best Easter sun destinations on your behalf.

The Canaries

The canaries

The Canary Islands is one of the best destinations for a family break, and promises almost year-round sunshine.

This unspoilt, diverse and affordable region offers plenty of beaches, beautiful landscapes and lots of activities and all-inclusive resorts.

From Lanzarote to smaller islands such as La Gomera, the Canaries offers the perfect destination for Easter getaways.

Tenerife is another favourite spot for holidaymakers, offering everything from dolphin spotting trips to coach excursions up to the majestic Mount Teide.



Cyprus really starts to warm up during April and May, and while a little further than other European beach destinations, offers fabulous beaches, fascinating culture and plenty to do during the day and night.

This time of year is also a wonderful time to catch the spring flowers as they come into bloom.

Paphos is one of the most popular resorts, or why not head to the Akamas peninsula if you want to escape the tourist areas?



For a memorable spring break, Marrakesh really does have it all.

ere you'll find the landscape lush and green during the spring, while the temperatures at midday are warm and comfortable compared to the sweltering temperatures that greet travellers later in the year.

Whether you decide on a Moroccan beach holiday, or something a little more adventurous in the mountains, there is something to suit all ages and activity levels.


Madeira is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, and really comes into its own during the springtime.

Here you'll find everything you could ever need on a short break, from lush, sprawling countryside, walking trails, and some of the most fascinating architecture in the region.

Don't come here if you are after a beach holiday. There are some rocky outcrops on which to perch and a few pebbly beaches, but you won't find much in the way of sand.

Even so, Madeira offers so much that you can forgive its lack of traditional beachlife.



If you are looking for some glorious Italian sunshine in a rustic setting, Puglia is well worth a visit.

From its fortified farmhouses to the fabulous local cuisine, you'll have a great time in the region that forms the heel of Italy's famous "boot".

Check out the baroque architecture in nearby Leece, or the vibrant port of Capital Bari for great seafood and a bustling atmosphere.

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