To celebrate opening for the 2011 season, Saint Tropez’s most iconic hotel, Byblos, is offering a seductive package to entice early season weekenders. Enticements are indeed numerous, with an Alain Ducasse restaurant, Byni'z for tapas and cocktails by the pool, a luxurious Sisley spa, recently refurbished rooms and suites and the exclusive Les Caves du Roy nightclub. Escapade package is £347 per night for 2 people including breakfast and a gift. Not available on weekends in July and August. To book, call +33 4 94 56 68 00 or go to

Easter at Scotland’s grandest hotel, Gleneagles, is full of delights – egg hunts, bonnet parades and teddy bear making. (Naturally.) Also on offer to keep the kids enthralled is a circus. There’s no chance of them of getting bored with the chance to learn stilt-walking, juggling, or the thrill of performing a human pyramid, surely. Easter weekend, Friday 22 April and Saturday 23 April, rooms from £325 per person, including breakfast. Children’s bed, breakfast and activities from £225 (based on two children sharing their own room, per night). For further information visit or call Resort Sales on 0800 704 705.

Sofitel, the hotel group, has pushed its luxury offering further into the limelight with the new Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa (pictured), near the historical port of Essaouira. Surrounded by 600 hectares of forest, natural sand dunes and a pristine beach, the setting is idyllic. Add in elegant design by Didier Gomez and architect Rachid El Andaloussi and the result is a wonderful continuity between outside and in. An 18-hole golf course and 1300 m spa confirm it as one of the best places to stay outside Marrakesh. From £148 per night,