Best Holiday Destinations in April

April brings with it the Easter holidays, making it an optimum time for a family getaway. For sun-loving families, we recommend the beaches of Maldives, paired with our world-class kids club, while skiers will want to hit the slopes in the Alps.


For adults, revel in the exclusivity of Antigua, or adventure in Thailand. Elsewhere, you can go in search of cherry blossoms in Japan or autumn foliage in New Zealand.

No matter what type of holiday is calling to you, here are our top picks for where to travel in April.

Where to Go for Hot Holidays in April

If you’re looking to escape the April showers, and the chill that comes with it, then check out these gorgeous holiday destinations for April sun. Get a mix of culture, adventure and beach relaxation.

Sitting area in a luxury camp in Wahiba Sands

Oman is a fantastic destination for a sun-drenched escape. With very little time difference and only five hours from London, Oman is a world away from the UK. Visitors can spend some time exploring Oman's beautiful coastline and staying in a turtle conservation camp, before venturing into the desert for the adventure of a lifetime in an authentic Bedouin camp, complete with all the creature comforts. Muscat is especially beguiling at this time of year as the rose terraces are in full bloom and the air is filled with a heady aroma.

Boat in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam is one of our top destinations for hot holidays in April and it’s easy to see why. April is in the midst of Vietnam’s dry season, giving you ideal conditions for exploring this lengthy country. Start in the north in Halong Bay for an intrepid junkboat cruise, then make your way to central Vietnam for a cultural city immersion in Hue and Hoi An, then finish on Vietnam’s southern coast for a dash of island-hopping and that luxurious private beach feel.

Groups rafting on the Pacuare River
Costa Rica

Embrace adventure this Easter holiday with a trip to Costa Rica. Perfect for all travellers, Costa Rica is awash with tropical delights as you traverse rainforest canopies, hike up volcanoes, arrive at your accommodation by river raft, and snorkel amongst some of the most pristine waters. Make sure to book early though to avoid disappointment, as this is one of the best places to go on holiday in April.

Best Europe Holiday Destinations in April

Looking to take advantage of a short-haul flight and see the best warm holidays in April in Europe? While Europe has yet to hit its summer heat stride, there are a few places that start to warm up before the rest of the continent, offering the best holiday destinations in April for sun.

Path through wildflowers at sunset in Cyprus

Cyprus starts to get warmer before the rest of the Mediterranean Sea so it's an excellent option for those who can't wait to get some April sun. This sunny island gets very busy over summer so its best-loved sights are often heaving, going in April means you get these sights to yourself and can explore more. Cyprus' Besparmak Mountains are also alive with wildflowers at this time of the year so hiking is especially beautiful

Voidokilia beach, Costa Navarino, Greece

Greece’s Islands and southern coast start to warm up nicely in April as it approaches the May shoulder season. It’s the perfect holiday destination in April for families looking for an easy getaway to gorgeous beach resorts. And with Scott Dunn Explorers at Costa Navarino, parents can get some much-needed R&R while children spend the days excited and engaged learning new things, enjoying sports and making new friends.

Where to Go for Beach Holidays in April

Knowing where to go on holiday in April for the best beaches is our speciality. From the close reaches of the Indian Ocean to the far reaches of Thailand, here are the top beach destinations in April.

NIYAMA Private Islands

For those looking for true April sun, the Maldives never disappoint. Stunning over-water villas, soft sandy beaches, and clear blue waters take you worlds away from home and a true island paradise escape. Not to mention, this is also the ideal beach destination in April for families, with kids' clubs perfect for entertaining little ones and world-class amenities to spoil the adults.

Antigua, Caribbean

Antigua truly has that private feel that’s hard to attain without going to a private island. Sailing fans will adore the chance to visit in April when you can experience the popular Antigua Sailing Week annual regatta. Get lost in the vibrant local life, deserted beaches, and history stamped on every corner of this Island.


Where jungles meet lush soft sand, Thailand is renowned for island-hopping and sumptuous beach stays that will have your stresses slipping away. After a stop in buzzy Bangkok, check out Koh Samui on the east coast and explore their quaint fishing villages and easy beaches, perfect for families. Or, for something more active, head to the west coast for snorkelling, diving and towering limestone cliffs. Thailand is also the perfect beach destination if you want to country-hop to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Where to Go for Ski Holidays in April

France and Italy continue to reign supreme throughout the ending of the ski season, with skiers rushing to get the last bit of fresh snow. For the best holiday weather in April for skiing, here’s where to go.

Meribel, France

The French Alps are where we started out all those years ago and skiing certainly has a special place in our hearts. That feeling you get as you carve your first turns through fresh snow. The first of the long, lazy lunches up the mountain and the buzz as you whizz down that last run of the day. We just love every part of it. The ski season runs from December to April, and you can’t really go wrong whenever you go, but April in the Alps is great for families looking to make use of the Easter holidays.

Dolomites ski safari, Alps

While the Alps offer a classic ski holiday, we also recommend heading to the Dolomites, with its large variety of slopes, making it ideal for all travellers, and distinct regional flair. A unique blend of German and Italian culture, visiting the Dolomites doesn’t just give you an incredible ski holiday, it’s a completely new way to experience Italy with its own cuisine, traditional clothing and dialect.

Where to Travel in April for Bucketlist Experiences

April is a month bursting with natural phenomena on both sides of the equator. For those looking to make a once-in-a-lifetime trip, here’s where to travel in April.

Roys Peak, New Zealand
New Zealand

Lose yourself in New Zealand’s wild matrix of tussock-clad plains, monolithic mountains, glacial lakes and endemic forests. This is an epic adventure playground where anything goes. From sailing the glistening fiords among penguins and seals, to landing on a glacier by helicopter for a champagne reception, New Zealand puts you at the heart of some of the world’s most impressive landscapes and gives you experiences you’ll never forget. The weather in New Zealand is a bit cooler by April, but beautiful autumn colours, fewer visitors and lower prices make it an appealing time to visit.

Cherry Blossom festival, Japan

From Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and beautifully clad geisha, to sleek shopping malls, high-tech gadgetry, and the world-famous bullet train, in Japan two worlds collide, and they do so in perfect harmony. The Japanese people will charm you with their supreme politeness, mouth-watering cuisine will tantalise your taste buds and neon lights will dazzle your senses. April in Japan is undeniably one of the most popular times to travel, thanks to the fleeting appearance of the Japanese cherry blossom. If catching a glimpse of the cherry blossoms is high on your list, then be sure to get in contact early as Japan can completely book out a year in advance.

Explore the Best Holiday Destinations in April with Scott Dunn

While our list is comprehensive, it’s not exhaustive, so whether it’s one of these destinations or another that’s caught your eye, get in contact with our team by using the number below, or filling out our online enquiry form, and we’ll craft the perfect April holiday for you.

Call us on 020 3993 4933 to start planning your holiday

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