I write this article whilst fanning myself under the French sunshine at the Royal Riviera Hotel on Cote D’Azur (pictured above). It is like summer here and yet booking a room here, or at many other hotels on the French Riviera at this time of year, costs a fraction of the price in the high season. In fact, my room costs just 20% the price of the same room in August. Everything else remains the same, the glorious breakfast on the terrace, lazing by the pool, walks in the sunshine.
Admittedly, in April, the weather can be great but you also risk rain at this time of the year. That said, with the savings you can afford to stay 5 times as long so who cares!
Here are my picks of the top places that are hot but also a great deal this month. Each of these hotels offers free added benefits if you book through our luxury travel concierge, including upgrades, breakfast, resort credit and more.
Royal Riviera Hotel Cote D’Azur
Yep this is my personal no.1 pick. The Royal Riviera Hotel Cote D’Azur is just 2 hours flight from London and a 30-minute drive from Nice Airport. Pricing is a steal at this time of year and if you get lucky with the weather, you are in for a treat. Today it is 18°C and wall to wall sunshine. It is t-shirt weather and warm enough to use the outdoor pool which is where I am heading this afternoon.
Marbella Club Marbella
The weather is improving across Europe at this time of year and if luck is with you, you are even more likely to find sunshine on the South Coast Of Spain.It is usually around 21°C at this time of year and you should book into the Marbella Club. This is our favourite hotel on this tropical coastline!
It is always gloriously warm in Hawaii. April is the last month considered to be part of their wet season. Average temperatures reach 24°C during the day ideal for some early summer sun. Because it is not the main season, hotel prices here tend to be more competitive than at Christmas or in the Summer. Try the Four Seasons Maui for an amazing stay.
April is a great month for a vacation in the Middle East, before the summer heat becomes oppressive, with temperatures over 30 but not yet reaching 40, you can still enjoy going outside during the day! We love the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.
North Africa is glorious at this time of year. Stay at the Four Seasons Marrakech and enjoy temperatues of around 25°C
Now Have My Flight, I Want A Cheap Hotel
We stay at the top hotels in the world, cheaper (I won’t say cheap as they still cost an arm and a leg), by travelling out of season or in the shoulder season.
Remember, if you are planning to book a First or Business Class flight or a luxury hotel, contact our luxury travel concierge to get a quote before booking. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, deals and special benefits.
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