Top Spring Break Family Escapes
It is almost time for the kids to be off from school for Spring Break, and the perfect time to plan an unforgettable family getaway. When looking for a place to vacation with your family during the Easter holiday, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable vacation at one of these top Spring Break escapes.
A Tropical Easter Getaway for the Gang
Tamarind | Barbados
Situated on the platinum west coast of Barbados, Tamarind, a contemporary Caribbean oasis, welcomes worldly travelers, couples and families alike to experience warm Bajan hospitality and play in an island paradise. Visiting this Spring? No need to worry about missing the Easter Bunny, he knows his way around the island. In addition to an Easter buffet lunch featuring live entertainment, Tamarind is hosting a special Kids Party and Easter Bonnet parade on the lush south lawn. A glow in the dark egg hunt is followed by movies under the stars, and a fun-filled Easter carnival is complete with a petting zoo and face painting. Hop on over to Tamarind, where kids stay free this spring! For more information visit https://eleganthotels.com/tamarind.
Enlightening Easter Escape in the Galapagos
Ecoventura | Galapagos Islands
Learning and fun can be synonymous this season with a sail of substance on MV Origin. The newest addition to the Ecoventura fleet, MV Origin, a 20-passenger mega yacht, offers 7-night tours through the Galapagos Islands. Maybe no sight of the Easter Bunny on this getaway, but parents and their little explorers are brought face to face with exotic wildlife through daily personalized excursions led by onboard certified naturalists. From learning about (and swimming with) sea lions to observing the Blue Footed Boobies, a cruise with Ecoventura is the ultimate Easter escape. Snorkel, kayak and hike your way through the diverse archipelago. No pizza buffet like you may find on a typical cruise, refuel for you next excursion with thoughtfully prepared meals including fresh, organic ingredients and locally sourced meat and dairy items. Ecoventura offers healthy, mind-expanding voyages for the whole family!
Hop on Over to Washington State
Suncadia Resort | Cle Elum, WA
Spend Easter Weekend just 80 miles east of Seattle at Suncadia Resort, located in the picturesque town of Cle Elum, for an unforgettable weekend of rest and recreation. Parents and kids alike can enjoy this sprawling property with endless indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Stay at the cozy 18-room Inn or rent one of the large luxury homes – both offer direct access to breathtaking views of the surrounding forest and are perfect for families of all sizes. Spend sunday at resort’s fine-dining restaurant, Portals, for a decadent Sunday brunch buffet that includes an “Eggstravaganza” station, Mac n Cheese station, endless sweets, and signature bubbly cocktails for mom and dad. Kiddos can enjoy the whole weekend with activities like Bunny deliveries courtesy of Sunny the Bunny straight to their hotel room, Easter basket making classes, egg-dying, and more. No Easter weekend would be complete without an egg-hunt which is why Suncadia will have not one but FOUR egg hunts for kids of all ages; the classic 12th annual Community Hunt, night-time Glow-Tastic Hunt, an underwater version, or the EggStravaganza at The Inn. End the weekend on a high note at the Hippity Hop After Party where kids can get their face painted, or visit the petting zoo while mom and dad hang at the Mimosa and Bloody bar!
A Tuscan Easter With Fun For The Whole Family
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa | Barga, Italy
You know you’re bound to eat well when spending Easter in Italy. Tucked away in the Serchio Valley overlooking the Apuan Alps in an expansive two mile estate, about an hour outside of Florence and Pisa, the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa is offering families an exclusive ‘Tuscan Easter’ package featuring accommodations, daily breakfast, Easter egg decorating classes with the property’s chefs, as well as a traditional easter lunch featuring sumptuous authentic Italian dishes. Valid through April 17, 2017 for a minimum two-night stay, rates begin at $252 USD a night. For more information or to book, visit RenaissanceTuscany.com and use the promo code MAJ.
Easter in the Mountains
Barnsley Resort | Adairsville, GA
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Atlanta, this charming 3,300 acre resort-meets-village playground is where cottage accommodations, outdoor adventure and Southern comfort come together as one. This Easter weekend, travelers staying overnight can earn a $50 activity credit plus participate in the annual holiday egg hunt in the resort’s gorgeous Meadow. No Easter celebration is complete without a Buffet Brunch, and Barnsley Resort will offer an elaborate display of traditional holiday entrees, signature side dishes and decadent desserts. For more fun, enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the resort grounds, complimentary for resort and dining guests. Rates over Easter weekend start at $309/night. For more information, visit www.barnsleyresort.com
Beaches, Brunches & Bunnies
The Resort at Longboat Key Club | Longboat Key, Fla.
Situated on the stunning Gulf of Mexico beaches along Florida’s west coast, The Resort at Longboat Key Club welcomes families for Easter with AAA Four Diamond luxury accommodations large enough for the whole family, plus fun activities specifically for the holiday on Sunday, April 16 including:
Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny — Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.: located in the chic Harbourside Ballroom, the resort is offering two Easter Brunch seatings for families at 11:30am and 2pm, complete with a Easter Bunny present for family photographs and top-notch cuisine including meat carving stations, salad stations, a raw bar, entrées, and an elaborate dessert station. $65+ per adult and $25+ per child.
Easter Egg Hunt — 9 a.m.: families are invited to meet at the property’s Links on Longboat Practice Tee starting at 9 a.m., then the Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. on the beautiful golf course greens. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos and pastries and beverages are served complimentary.
Additionally, the resort is offering 20% off select room types and breakfast for two each morning with its “Spring Bling Savings” special available for booking until April 30 and valid stays through May 31. After the Easter festivities come to a close, families continue the fun on property with the Camp Loggerhead Kids Club, beachfront pool, two golf courses, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, spa, a Mind & Motion Studio with fitness classes, and six restaurants. Visit www.longboatkeyclub.com for more information and to book.
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