Flowers blooming and air breeze so light can only mean one thing – Spring is fast approaching! Pack your bags and prepare for the best spring destinations you can visit this year with your family or friends.
If you are looking for places to visit this coming spring break where you get to enjoy mild weather, beautiful scenery, smaller crowds, and festivals and event, here is a list for you:
If you are planning to go to Bali this spring break, the best months are the months of March and April, which are wonderful times to explore this idyllic island as it is the beginning of the dry season. The temperature is also very warm during this time of year.
When you talk about the most authentic essence of Bali, travelers can round out their itinerary by staying at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, beautifully set where the lush jungle meets the Ayung River. Temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces.
The resort is designed as a sanctuary to relax one’s mind, body, and soul. The property offers unique activities and accommodations to provide the ultimate luxury stay for families in Ubud. With 21,530 square feet and stunning rainforest views, the Three Bedroom Pool Villa makes families feel at home.
Families traveling to Mandapa can also take advantage of the property’s Mandapa Camp, which invites mini explorers to a learning adventure. Tailored for children or the entire family to enjoy, activities at Mandapa Camp offer guests the chance to learn new skills and participate in a wide range of creative activities that encourage them to learn Balinese culture.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, is a luxury resort located on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. The resort features 175 suites and pool villas with views of the Gulf of Thailand. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, offers a range of amenities, including six restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness center, a tennis court, and an infinity pool.
The resort sits upon 58 acres of a former coconut plantation, featuring 11 restaurants and 175 suites and pool villas that are perfect for group travel. Families are invited to make the most of the ample activities and experiences available at the Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui. With scheduled supervised fish feedings and immersive snorkeling activities, guests can discover Southeast Asia’s largest, one-of-a-kind Swim Reef: strategically placed pieces of artificial coral reef structures with over 50 marine fish species.
The resort is near popular attractions such as the Big Buddha Temple and Fisherman’s Village. Overall, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, offers a luxurious and relaxing retreat for travelers looking to experience Thailand’s natural beauty and culture
3. Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is a resort city located in Mexico’s southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, luxury resorts, and outdoor activities. There are two main towns in Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas, which is known for its vibrant nightlife and marina, and San Jose del Cabo, which is a more traditional town with historic architecture and art galleries.
Located midway between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mar del Cabo is a stylish adaptation of the classic boutique hotel, designed to captivate and comfort with its space of unassuming and pleasing minimalism.
Visitors to Los Cabos can take a whale-watching tour between November and March to see humpback and gray whales during their migration season. The area is also home to the El Arco rock formation, a popular spot for scenic boat tours.
4. Rome, Italy
Rome is known for its ancient landmarks, art, and culture and is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the history and beauty of Italy.
Some popular attractions in Rome include the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater that once hosted gladiatorial games; the Pantheon, an ancient temple with a stunning dome; and the Vatican City, a separate city-state within Rome that is home to the world-renowned Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Situated on a quiet street in the epicenter of Rome, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is ideally located within walking distance of some of the city’s best-known cultural landmarks and parks, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici, and Spanish Steps.
5. Maui, Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii, is a popular spring break destination due to its beautiful beaches, warm weather, and abundant outdoor activities. Some popular activities to enjoy during a Hawaii spring break include surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Stay at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Maui’s only luxury beachfront resort, to make your spring break memorable. It is a welcome haven for those wanting to escape it all and discover unique experiences. Plus, with its central location, you’ll be close to the popular spots on the island to make the most of your spring getaway.
6. St. Kitts
The Caribbean is a popular spring break destination, offering warm weather, beautiful beaches, and a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy. The Caribbean is a beautiful and diverse region comprising many different countries and territories with unique cultures, histories, and natural beauty.
If you are looking for the best place to stay in the Caribbean, the Royal St. Kitts hotel, a four-star resort in Frigate Bay, is affordable luxury. Perfectly situated adjacent to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course, this property boasts some amenities to further elevate your stay: two swimming pools offer the perfect oasis, alongside four on-site international dining options, as well as The Royal Chop Shop Salon & Spa.
Recognized worldwide for its rich history, diverse culture, colorful architecture, and crystal-clear turquoise waters, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is one the Caribbean’s most dynamic and inviting destinations – catering to the diverse needs of today’s modern traveler.
Visitors can wind-up with aqua-excursions and diving at one of the island’s 70+ distinct sites, explore downtown Willemstad – one of the world’s few UNESCO World Heritage Sites – taking in the rich history and culture, or enjoy arts and culinary experiences led by colorful island natives.
Accommodation options range from independently owned and artsy boutique hotels like Bario or BijBlauw, to recognized brand-name hotels like Renaissance Curaçao or Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort which are all centrally located in Willemstad.
8. Houston, Texas
When you’re looking to celebrate spring break a little closer to home, look no further than Houston, Texas. With its numerous foodie spots, interesting history, and many museums, there is enough to keep your family entertained and having fun.
Activities for the whole family include the Space Center, Houston Zoo, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and Buffalo Bayou, a 52-mile moving waterway near downtown Houston.
Bermuda is the perfect destination for families, with beautiful sand beaches and perfectly turquoise water, there are endless opportunities to have fun.
Don’t miss Bermuda’s most famous stretch of sand at Horseshoe Bay Beach. The wide crescent of light-pink sand is not only scenic, but also has everything you need for a great day at the beach – crystal-clear water, lifeguards, easy access by public transportation and rentals of everything from towels and beach loungers to snorkeling gear and boogie boards. After that, check out the crystal caves of Bermuda, or visit the Bermuda Aquarium Museum Zoo.
10. Papagayo, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known for its national parks, incredible biodiversity, and breathtaking beaches. The Papagayo Peninsula is a popular destination for beach lovers because of the year-round warm temperatures of the water.
El Mangroove, Autograph Collection is located on the exclusive Peninsula Papagayo’s 1,400-acre private community of natural wonders, cultural richness, and unique biodiversity featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site protecting one of the last tropical dry forests in the Americas, and one of the most important beaches for sea turtles in the Pacific. The property’s contemporary, eco-conscious design blends with the surrounding natural environment and throughout the public spaces, including three restaurants featuring local, seasonal ingredients, a spa, and luscious pool areas.
While you’re there, explore Santa Rosa National Park to spot dolphins, turtles, and manta rays and the vast Área de Conservación Guanacaste designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
If you’re looking for a tropical paradise for spring break, Antigua may be exactly what you want. An exhilarating destination full of culture and history, Antigua offers a range of excursions, dining options, and local immersion for every type of traveler.
Antigua’s iconic Jolly Beach Resort re-opened in December with a clear message to its guests: this is where you come for fun in the sun. Located on the island’s most beautiful stretch of beach, travelers can access a full mile of powder white sand and arguably the best of Antigua’s famed 365 swathes to base their holiday.
Alternatively, ideally situated on 30 acres of stunning beachfront and indented coastlines, The Verandah Resort & Spa is the perfect place for a family getaway. Featuring a backdrop of lush green gardens, stunning tropical views, and a shimmering turquoise sea, the incredible all-Inclusive blend of engaging activities, delectable cuisine, and entertaining nightlife leaves absolutely nothing to be desired.
When you’re going for spring break, a combination of island and city life may be what you’re looking for. While Jamaica has beautiful beaches and impressive waterfalls, you also want to explore Kingston, Jamaica’s capital and cultural hub.
The hip 125-room Spanish Court Hotel serves as the hub for Kingston’s movers and shakers flocking to the hotel’s buzzy cafe culture at The Gallery Café, chill vibes around the Cabana Pool, and the happening nightlife scene at The Sky Terrace, complete with a 50-foot infinity lap pool and hot pool.
If you want to fully immerse yourself in nature, consider visiting Botswana as your spring break destination. With over 38% of its total land area being national parks and reserves, you will get a great wildlife experience.
With a comfortable traveling time of just under 2 hours by road from Maun, Natural Selection’s Meno a Kwena is an excellent option for families with little explorers. Initially used by Southern Africa’s mythical voyagers, a few little touches and small quirks were added, keeping it refreshing and stylishly simple. The real treat at Meno a Kwena, the remarkable connection with nature; an elephant providing your alarm call in the morning or game viewing straight from your private veranda.
Situated halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Meno a Kwena is a camp perched on a cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. In front of the camp, guests can watch the natural interaction of wildlife unfold all year. Still, the most exciting safari encounter at Meno a Kwena is unarguably the zebra migration.
Africa’s second-largest zebra migration is an unforgettable sight to experience. Meno a Kwena is perfectly located to have the migration drinking right in front of the camp during the dry season, providing guests with a front-row seat as the migration progresses. Annually, up to 30,000 zebras migrate on the largest system of saltpans to the Boteti River in search of water during this great migration.
Saint-Barths is the destination for you if you enjoy pristine beaches, high-end shopping, and chic gourmet restaurants. It’s also a popular destination among celebrities, a couple of people who’ve been spotted over the years include the Kardashians, Jeff Bezos, Dua Lipa, and Mike Tyson.
Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf is a colonial-chic property overlooking the buzzing city. It has 21 luxurious rooms, suites and bungalows surrounded by serene turquoise waters and semi-private beaches ideal for spring breakers.
15. Indonesia Through Red Savannah
Samata is the ancient Sanskrit name for tranquility, harmony, and balance – the perfect name for a relaxing spring break voyage. Spring breakers will find bliss on the phinisi with a master suite on the upper deck with wraparound windows, a large private sundeck, and four cabins with flexible configurations.
With wine from an extensive international cellar and cocktails created by an expert cocktail waitress, dining will be nothing short of a luxury experience. Two motorboats on the boat ensure flexibility to explore some of the archipelago’s smaller islands. The crew of 14 includes a captain, cruise director, divemaster, and masseuse.
Travelers looking for a unique experience can work with luxury tour operator Red Savannah for this trip.
Known as the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” Wisconsin Dells is a complete entertainment destination for families with kids of all ages. There are both indoor and outdoor water parks to explore. All offer a wide range of slides, wave pools, and river splashes!
Wisconsin Dells has the best of two worlds: the indoor water park extravaganza surrounded by the great outdoors. Stay at Great Wolf Lodge – an all-encompassing family resort that has everything you need for a successful vacation with the kids: an indoor water park for year-round fun, adventure park attractions, and entertaining activities for all ages such as story time and nightly dance parties. Or stay at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions – 125,000-sf filled with a water park, Timbavati Wildlife Park, and Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, which are all included with your stay.
17. South Walton, Florida
Known for its turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, South Walton also offers endless fun outdoor activities and entertainment for all ages, including those traveling with toddlers. Toddler-friendly activities and amenities include Rock Paper Scissors 30A, a popular gallery in Grayton Beach that fosters creativity through classes catered to children as young as three years old.
For a family-friendly hotel option, the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has a gated toddler pool for extra peace of mind. Amenities include cribs and pack-and-plays, bunk beds, and kid’s nooks, and the Activities Desk can even arrange a certified babysitter, so parents can enjoy an intimate dinner at the resort’s award-winning Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood restaurant (the area’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant).
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