You may be forgoing certain indulgences for Lent so all the more reason to give yourself a holiday as a distraction from denial. Take advantage of the Easter break to minimise your annual leave consumption and set your sights on long haul adventure.
It’s notoriously tricky to find a time of year when most of (long, narrow) Vietnam is in season but March hits the spot. From the French colonial delights of Hanoi via ancient, royal Hue to buzzing and vibrant Saigon there is almost too much to see in one visit. If you do have extra time though hop across to Siem Reap in Cambodia for a tour of the ancient temples at Angkor.
If you’re still battling the Christmas bulge now is a good time to visit Thailand and one of the superb health retreats in our Zen portfolio. Lose weight, detox, get fit or improve your yoga practice, the choice is yours.
It's party time in India as March is when they celebrate Holi (the Festival of Colour) by taking to the streets to cover one another in paint and water. It’s a joyous time when India really lets its hair down. Nearby, Sri Lanka is basking in warm, dry weather and is an excellent choice for a family Easter break combining culture, adventure and beach
Over recent years, Costa Rica has become a go-to adventure destination for families with slightly older children, being both exotic and safe. You can surf, zip line, view tropical birds and wildlife and swim in waterfalls then retreat to a comfortable hotel or lodge for the night.
The first few months of the year are the best time to visit the incomparable islands of the Maldives with their exquisite luxury resorts and picture-perfect palm-fringed beaches. If you like some culture with your beach then nearby Sri Lanka is easily combinable and offers this in spades.