It seems like I am the queen of last-minute travel, so it goes without saying that I have yet to finalize my plans for Easter weekend and spring break. Sometimes, this isn’t a problem, like last summer’s road trip, it can be a huge success. And, planning at the last minute doesn’t mean sacrificing an exotic getaway. Take the Grand Lucayan in the Bahamas. If families book by April 15, they can take advantage of a Caribbean getaway for rates starting at $125, free meals for children ages 12 and under with a paying adult, 20% off spa services at the resort’s Senses Spa, 15% off golf fees, a late check-out as well as a host of Easter weekend activities.
Grand Lucayan’s Easter activities schedule (availableApril 18-20) is full of holiday fun including Easter egg hunts, sand castle building, scavenger hunts, movie nights, and family relay races. The international buffet-style Willy Broadleaf’s will offer a Good Friday Menu, featuring conch chowder; fried plantains; black-eyed peas and rice; whole fried snapper; and a carving station of baked pork loin with apple ginger sauce. The Good Friday Buffet will be served from 6 to 10 p.m. and is $23 for adults and $12 for children ages 5 to 12.
On Sunday, April 20, guests can indulge in an Easter Buffet at Willy Broadleaf’s, featuring holiday favorites including mushroom bisque with truffle cream; risotto with sliced garlic pesto sauce and mixed vegetables; roasted lamb with marsala rosemary sauce; cornish game hen and more. The meal will end on a sweet note with a selection of Easter-themed desserts, including red velvet cake and Bahamian guava duff. The Easter Sunday Buffet is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 12, served from 12 to 4 p.m.
For families looking for a last-minute getaway with good food and warm weather, the Grand Lucayan could be the place for an Easter adventure that saves the stay-at-home spring break blues.