We’re starting to feel seriously optimistic about the prospect of a holiday in Easter 2021. Much of the UK is due to be vaccinated over the coming months, and the country’s top scientists are suggesting that things will start to return to normal by the spring. Looking ahead to where to go in April, we asked our editors where they’re planning to travel for the Easter break. From crisp adventures in the Italian Dolomites to far-flung getaways to the Caribbean, these are our top ideas.

  • MALLORCA, SPAINMALLORCA, SPAINCorinne Brooking, video producer’Finally, a year later than originally booked, I will be heading to Mallorca for Easter for some long overdue rays. With a lengthy list of restaurants I want to check out, days will mainly be spent feasting on tapas and road tripping around the island to find some of its more secluded beach spots.’The best hotels in MallorcaPLACES TO STAYThe best hotels in MallorcaGETTY IMAGES
  • SOMERSET, UKSOMERSET, UKLauren Burvill, audience growth manager’I think as soon as we start getting the first glimpses of spring I’m going to be ready and raring to get out into the countryside for some much-needed fresh air. I’ve got my eye on a stay at The Newt in Somerset specifically – the gardens there just look so charming and come spring I feel like they’ll be the perfect place to spend a day exploring, along with a packed picnic if the weather allows, followed by a cheeky visit to the spa afterwards for a swim in the heated pool.’The Newt in Somerset: the country hideaway that’s redefining the UK hotel scenePLACES TO STAYThe Newt in Somerset: the country hideaway that’s redefining the UK hotel sceneGETTY IMAGES
  • SOUTH TYROL, ITALYSOUTH TYROL, ITALYIssy von Simson, editor, UK’We usually try to spend October half terms in the mountains (in previous years, we’ve had dreamy trips to Schloss Elmau in Germany, and Naturhotel Forsthofgut in Austria). In 2020, of course that wasn’t possible, so we are pinning all our hopes on Easter instead. I would love to take my children to South Tyrol. The area around Merano is ridiculously beautiful and a brilliant example of how to live a good life – everyone there is in pink-cheeked rude health, eating ingredients with zero food miles, stomping around in the great outdoors, breathing crisp mountain air. I’ve had my eye on the Apfelhotel Torgglerhof, on a family-run farm, where we can pick fruit from the orchards, feed the goats and head out on bicycle rides.’The Dolomites: Italy’s rugged, slow living regionINSPIRATIONThe Dolomites: Italy’s rugged, slow living regionGETTY IMAGES
    • NEW YORK CITY, USATabitha Joyce, deputy digital editor’I’m hoping to rebook a trip to New York that was planned for April 2020. I’m told it’s a great time to visit because it’s heating up but the tourists aren’t yet taking over. After I’ve ticked off the many, many restaurants that have been recommended to me, I’ll then head upstate to Hudson to hide out in a cabin, and check out some more recommended restaurants.’The Dolomites: Italy’s rugged, slow living regionINSPIRATIONThe Dolomites: Italy’s rugged, slow living regionGETTY IMAGES
  • SUSSEX AND CAPE VERDESUSSEX AND CAPE VERDEBecky Lucas, digital editor’This super sweet cabin in the woods in Sussex looks incredibly cosy, chic and wild all at the same time. I can’t wait to seek out daffodils, early bluebells and other blossoms while sipping fresh coffee from under the thick white linen sheets. Further afield, I plan to get to Cape Verde, a collection of 10 islands off the coast of West Africa that I’ve been curious about for years now. I have my eye on Barefoot Luxury, Cabo Verde, a strikingly minimalist hotel hidden away in the lunar-like landscape, with even more striking views out over the ocean. I might even attempt to windsurf out there, since the scene is meant to be one of the world’s best.’GETTY IMAGES
  • GALICIA, SPAINGALICIA, SPAINSarah James, assistant digital editor’The prospect of stretching out on a wild stretch of sand, tipsy from sharing a bottle of local wine over a lunch of octopus and sardines, seems the most impossibly wonderful prospect after a year taking endless walks across London. I’ve had a flight search to Galicia, a corner of Spain’s Golden Coast, bookmarked for months – I’ll wander around the old-fashioned seaside towns eating ice cream and scoping out places for lunch, swim in the sea (even the bracing Atlantic will feel exotic) and spend sun-drunk evenings on the terrace of a big villa with sea views.’Why Spain’s golden coast is the place to be this summerBEACHESWhy Spain’s golden coast is the place to be this summerGETTY IMAGES
  • BERLIN, GERMANYBERLIN, GERMANYKatharina Hahn, deputy chief sub-editor’I’m heading to Berlin, for two reasons: I’ve barely scratched the surface of this city of complicated history and scattered neighbourhoods, and my best friend now lives there. A few years ago, I crossed off the former Stasi headquarters (spooky), the Kinemathek cinema museum (fascinating) and the East Side Gallery of graffiti (touristy but a must-see). This time I’m planning to go up the TV tower, stroll around the Museum Island and head for brunch at cake destination and occasional film set Café Einstein.’GETTY IMAGES
  • ANTIGUAANTIGUAKatharine Sohn, PA to the editor-in-chief’I’m hoping for a dose of sun and sea in the Caribbean early next year. One week of rum punch, barbecue plates from beach shacks and swimming all day in salty blue water. I’ve got my eye on Antigua for days exploring the island and maybe even taking a boat over to Jumby Bay or trying out Barbados for more island life, with a visit to peach-and-white parasol filled Cobblers Cove. Pure bliss.’GETTY IMAGES
  • COPENHAGEN, DENMARKCOPENHAGEN, DENMARKKarin Mueller, senior picture editor’I’m dreaming of a trip to Copenhagen this Easter. I’m completely in love with this super-cool city and I can’t wait to let myself be bombarded by interior design inspirations that are lurking literally on every corner. I intend to do some serious hunting around for a statement classic Danish designer pendant light for my house. Last time I went, I stayed in the most glorious apartment, right next to the Queen’s home, Amalienborg, and I’d love, love, love to stay there again.One thing that’s definitely on my to-do list is a day trip to visit Fjordenhus in Vejle, Danish-Iclandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s first building – an elliptical house partially submerged in a Danish fjord. It’s just over two hours out of Copenhagen. And while there, I will have to try out LYST restaurant, which is housed in the incredible building. Not a bad day out.’5 of the best bakeries in CopenhagenEATING & DRINKING5 of the best bakeries in CopenhagenGETTY IMAGES
  • THE GRAND CANYON, USATHE GRAND CANYON, USAOlivia Morelli, digital associate’Last Easter I was meant to go on a two-week trip to the USA, so I’ve redirected plans for 2021. This time, I’m planning to start in Phoenix. Also known as the Valley of the Sun, the city has 300 days of sunshine a year – the only fact I needed to know since I didn’t manage to go abroad in 2020 – and apparently is home to some of America’s best South-western food. Then I’ll head out to the Grand Canyon, a place I’ve been dreaming about for years, for the most epic hiking trip around the region’s burnt-orange rocks, before heading to Utah’s Arches National Park so I can tick off one of our seven wonders of the world for 2021 and sleep under the stars with desert glamping accommodation Under Canvas.’

Source: cntraveller.com