Eid escapes: Our pick of the best travel deals for a last-minute getaway

Wondering how to spend your four-day weekend? 

Eid Al-Fitr 2023 is from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, which on the Gregorian calendar will likely correspond to Friday, April 21 to Monday, April 24.

From luxurious tents in the Masai Mara desert to family-friendly island escapes, here’s our top picks to make the most of the holiday…

Bali, Indonesia

Nestled on the serene Nusa Dua beach, the St Regis Bali Resort welcomes families this Eid to create long-lasting memories at the luxurious resort. Catering to even the youngest guests, the offerings include tiny afternoon tea, an outdoor cinema, and access to the library.  The Family Tradition packages include airport shuttles, daily breakfast, late check-out, daily children’s activities, plus little ones eat free.


Dibba, Oman

Between rugged mountains and vibrant emerald waters, Six Senses Zighy Bay is perfect for those looking for a quick getaway. This Eid, the hotel is inviting guests to discover a number of meaningful experiences – from creative workshops to movies under the stars, authentic Bedouin dining to wellness activities.


Masai Mara, Kenya

For a mindful retreat this Eid, head to the JW Marriott Masai Mara. Open from April 1, this brand new hotel sits within the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya. Stay in one of the 20 luxurious en-suite tents, surrounded by stunning vistas and an abundance of wildlife with plenty of opportunities to switch off and relax including morning yoga and bespoke spa treatments.


Fari Islands, Maldives

Patina Maldives invites you to reconnect and celebrate this Eid. From a grand gala dinner and traditional Maldivian parade to family games on the beach and children’s cooking classes, you will find plenty of reasons to celebrate the Eid holidays on this luxe island.  The package, valid from April 15 to April 31, includes daily breakfast, floating afternoon tea, complimentary shisha for two, spa credit, and incredible Eid Day celebrations.


Galle, Sri Lanka

For an escape filled with just the right amount of adventure, culture, and wellness – look no further than Sri Lanka. Amangalla is the ideal base for exploring the Unesco World Heritage Site, Galle Fort, as well as the beaches, villages, and rice paddies just minutes away. Bookings for a minimum of two-night stays include daily breakfast, and afternoon tea, or three-night stays also include a room upgrade and SAR375 F&B/spa credit. Plus children under 12 years old stay for free.


Zanzibar, Tanzania

Perched on the coast of Muyuni Beach in Matemwe, the Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa is offering guests 15 per cent off all bookings until April 30, all-inclusive. From water sports to padel tennis, and luxurious spa treatments to the kids club, there are 10 hectares worth of land and a vast marine conservation area to explore.


AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Head off-the-beaten path for a secluded glamping experience this Eid in AlUla’s popular Caravan AlUla resort. Prices start from SAR970 per night in one of the 22 retro Airstream trailers tucked into the AlUla valley. Visitors looking to explore the AlUla landscape can look forward to canyon crossing, desert treks, horse riding, star gazing, and more. Plus from April 20 to May 4, AlUla Skies Festival will take place which will see 200 colourful balloons flying high over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra.


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