Everyone at i-escape loves an excuse to unwind, so this week we’ve chosen super-easy, great-value getaways to bring about inner peace and tranquillity.
No need to thank us; all you have to do is book*. Secure your accommodation through i-escape, then follow our recommendations for travel, and voila! It’s time to start packing.
The Cornish Coast is Calling – £190 per person (3 nights, 17-20 April 2015)
An early spring break allows you to enjoy Cornwall’s beautiful coastline without the crowds. Head to Fowey, where glorious views of its famous estuary can be seen from the ruins of St Catherine’s Castle. Back in the village, browse the boutiques, stopping along the way for Cornish pasties and cream teas.
Stay: at The Old Quay House, a serene little seafront hotel with delicious food and kind staff. Grab the 3 nights for 2 offer and a 3-night B&B stay in a Classic Room comes to just £190 per person, including taxes.
Calm Catalonia – £309.68 per person, (5 nights, 10-15 April 2015)
Catalonia offers oodles of culture and tranquillity, from the fascinating Dali Triangle to the sleepy medieval villages and charming coastal towns. Spring is perfect for leisurely cycle rides around the countryside and browsing La Bisbal’s antique shops and markets.
Stay: at monastic Rectoria de Regencos, a former rectory with free bike hire and a pretty walled garden. We’re exclusively offering 5 nights for the price of 4, making a 5-night B&B stay just £203 per person, including taxes.
Fly: From Bristol to Gerona with Ryanair for £97 per person, departing Friday 10 April and returning Wednesday 15 April.
From the airport: You’ll need a car to reach restaurants during your stay (there are none in the village). Car hire through Rhino starts from £19.35.
Zone-out in Zanzibar – £737.50 per person, (7 nights, 19-25 April 2015)
Zanzibar’s tropical southeast coast is home to the dusty village of Paje, an unassuming world-class kitesurfing destination! The area also has great snorkelling, scuba diving, game fishing and bottle nose and humpback dolphin watching.
Stay: at Dhow Inn, a laid-back and contemporary hideaway, a minute’s walk from a white-sand beach. Our exclusive 30% discount makes a 7-night half-board stay just £287 per person, including taxes.
Fly: from Heathrow to Zanzibar with Ethiopian Airlines (via Ethiopia) for £422 per person, departing Saturday 18 April (overnight flight arriving Sunday 19 April) and returning Sunday 26 April (overnight flight arriving Monday 27 April).
From the airport: the hotel offers £57 return transfers – much easier than driving.
*Please note that only the accommodation may be booked through i-escape.com. The information on travel is provided as a service to you, and must be booked through other websites, as indicated. All prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing. The per person prices are based on 2 people in a double/twin room or an apartment for 2. Published on 25 March 2015.