Avoid the showers and head for the sunshine
Great deals in April, so if you want to take the family away to the sun, you should look for a destination which offers something for all ages, yet is distinctive enough to make for a memorable break which all the family will look back on fondly. The Co-operative Travel has lots of destinations which fit the bill, with the following just a small selection:
The Red Sea resort of Hurghada is a great April holiday choice, especially if it's luxury you're after, as it is blessed with a number of 5-star hotels.
Set in a glorious crescent-shaped bay, it is encased by rugged mountains and a fabulous blue sea, and offers a cornucopia of holiday experiences, from quiet beaches and watersports to all-out, all-night partying. Nearby Giftun Island is an oasis of calm, surrounded by perfect snorkeling and scuba diving waters.
Temperatures climb towards 25C in April, making Hurghada pleasantly warm, but a marked contrast from the high summer, when the mercury often rises another 10 degrees.
Book an April safari holiday in dubai
Guaranteed sunshine awaits you if you choose an all-inclusive holiday
or package holiday
in April, but you'll find the temperatures a little off their summer peak, and therefore more comfortable.
It's good weather for a desert safari, especially if you can fit in an overnight trip when, after enjoying a camp barbecue and entertainment of belly dancing and traditional music, you'll sleep in a Bedouin tent.
And for duty-free shopping, Dubai is heaven-sent for everything from the souks with their spices and gold, to the most prestigious designer brands.
Accommodation and food are both widely varied, and the area also boasts many soft, golden sandy beaches which are perfect for sinking into.
Explore Cyprus during your easter break
in south-western Cyprus
is believed to have been the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and still has sites and ruins as many as 1,800 years old at its heart, including the Roman Temple of Asclepius, the god of medicine, and the home of Dionysus which boasts 14 huge rooms covered with gorgeous mosaics.
The city has a modern infrastructure which makes getting around easy, and the number of luxury hotels, tavernas and entertainment venues gives visitors plenty of options for a holiday matching all budgets and tastes.
Experience the beautiful scenery in lake Geneva
Sumptuous scenery, great walking country and wonderful wines are just three reasons for taking an April break around Lake Geneva.
The crescent-shaped lake in the south-west of Switzerland also borders France, and around this time of year, is slowly transforming itself from Europe's biggest winter sports resort to a green and glorious location for a refreshing spring holiday.
Small, picturesque towns, hamlets and villages such as Nyon and Vevey are dotted along the lake's shores and offer beautifully relaxed places to stay while exploring the border region.
Chalets and apartments in the area aren't only designed for use in winter as these slopes and pistes are soon transformed into a vast area with huge potential for outdoor activities as winter gives way to spring. There is also a good selection of bed and breakfasts in the area for those who would rather devote more time to exploring and taking in the clean mountain air.
Such are the variety and versatility of the area that people of all ages and interests will find something to appeal to their sense of adventure in this exciting region. Ski Holiday
chalets and apartments in Lake Geneva can offer so much more than winter sport that any time of the year is a good time to visit Vaud - bed and breakfasts in Lake Geneva providing yet another possible option for those who'd rather leave all the catering and domestic duties at home!