Holiday Extras top Easter breaks for 2019
Easter is just around the corner, and with the schools closed for a fortnight and the sun finally here this is a great time to book a week or two away (if only to escape to a country which won't carry wall-to-wall Brexit coverage). We looked at our customers' top destinations this Easter to bring you our top picks for Easter 2019.
First up for Easter 2019 - Tokyo. Why Tokyo? Because the famously-beautiful Japanese autumn cherry blossom - sakura - happens around this time of year.
Timing a holiday to see the cherry blossoms is a dicey affair, with the blooming season varying each year according to the climate, varying considerably from one region of Japan to another, and lasting only a week or two in each spot.
With the UK's school Easter holidays falling as they do at the start of April, you might just catch the sakura in Tokyo if you jet off as school breaks up, or if not you can head further north from Tokyo and the Kanto region to either Tohoku or Hokkaido.
Holiday Extras travel guides team visited Tokyo two years ago and made what is still YouTube's top guide, so if you want to get the best from a visit to Tokyo check out our guide below.
2. The Canary Islands
What, all of them? Sure. They're all great. And four different Canary Islands feature in our customers' top ten destinations (by booking volume) this Easter. Our travel guides team has made it to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote at one time or another to film and write about these beautiful islands, so we have plenty of guides to all three. And remember, Holiday Extras doesn't just help you with your airport parking, hotel and lounge before your trip - we also offer hassle-free transfers at more than 4,000 holiday destinations worldwide - including Tenerife.
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If you'd like our help picking a Canary Island for you, try our short video guide below, "Which Canary Island Are You?"
Next on our list of great Easter breaks, our customers' fastest-growing destination so far in 2019 - Bridgetown, Barbados. The gateway to the eastern Caribbean, Grantley Adams International is suddenly so popular with our customers it's up 63% on last year, tipping it into our top 20 destinations for the very first time.
Fully a third of visitors to Barbados come from the UK each year, according to the Ministry of Tourism, and another third from the US. British holidaymakers used to home comforts should therefore be amply provided for in this welcoming commonwealth paradise, while the island's native culture, cuisine, nightlife and world-famous beaches will offer plenty to engage more adventurous travellers too.
Our customers' most popular destinations for Easter 2019
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4. Orlando, Florida
If it's a summer break with the kids you're looking for, Disney World Florid has to be a top choice. This Easter it's our customers' fifth most popular destination.
And with the two new Star Wars worlds opening this year in the two big American Disney resorts - Orlando at the end of August and California at the end of May - you might either decide to wait for the new rides if you're a friend of R2D2, or get in quick this Easter while the Star Wars fans are away.
Book your airport transfers early
It pays to book your holiday extras early. Airport parking, hotels and lounges all go up in price as the date gets closer and spaces fill up. And airport transfers are no exception. Holiday Extras offers resort transfers in more than 4,000 holiday destinations worldwide from as little as £7.73, with free cancellation and a guarantee that the transfer works or your money back. So if you know you're going away, book a hassle-free transfer as soon as you can.Book my airport transfer today
Never heard of it? You're not alone. Corvera is a new airport that opened this January in southern Spain, serving the lesser-travelled Costa Cálida.
Unlike the very well-travelled Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca to the north and west, Costa Cálida has the advantage of relative obscurity amongst UK travellers (and unlike the Costa de Almeria to the east isn't covered in plastic greenhouses).
The new airport offers an opportunity for British holidaymakers to explore a whole new section of the Spanish southern coast, and with the paint barely dry everything is spic and span for your visit.
6. Easter Island
Since it's Easter, why not give Easter Island a whirl? Located right in-between Christmas Island and August Bank Holiday Monday Island, Easter Island is most easily reached from the Chilean capital of Santiago. People visit to see the Maoi, the mysterious stone heads - we have an extensive guide to Easter Island with more details.