Spring Break

8 Spring Break Inspirations From Around the World

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Whether it signifies a hiatus from work or school, Spring Break is always a good idea, and a great time for families, couples, and friends to get away for a good time and some down time.
 
From traditional Mexican family getaways to golf adventures in Rome to a unique “coolcation” odyssey in Scandinavia, these eight ideas for Spring Break 2024 (or anytime) will inspire you.
 
 
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Elandra Mission Beach recently reopened after a multi-million dollar reno

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Retreat in North Queensland, Australia

Introduced to the world in 2008 under the creative direction of the legendary Grace Jones, Elandra Mission Beach is now ready to welcome guests again thanks to a multi-million dollar facelift from the team behind the award-winning Bedarra Island Resort.
 
Hidden amongst six hectares of private tropical rainforest, and with unobstructed vistas of the nearby Dunk, Bedarra, and Hinchinbrook islands, the 20-room boutique hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and sparkling pool overlooking Coral Sea.
 
Guests can stroll along the Kennedy Walking Track, a beloved coastal trail spanning a picturesque four-kilometer stretch from South Mission to Kennedy Bay, or book more adrenaline-pumping excursions, such as skydiving over or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.
 
 
 
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For something out of the ordinary, try a Scandinavian Spring Break 

 

Ultimate Nordic Wellness Getaway in Scandinavia

Embark on a transformative wellness journey this spring with Up Norway’s 15-day Nordic Wellness Expedition through Scandinavia. Spring breakers can experience the pioneering happiness traditions of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, exploring sustainable destinations like Gothenburg, Bergen, and Copenhagen.

The itinerary unfolds with unique experiences such as panoramic forest walks at Skovtårnet, visits to geologically fascinating sites like Møns Klint, and a scenic train journey to Ästad Vingård, an organic vineyard and boutique spa hotel. Delve into sleep therapy amidst Norway’s tranquil landscapes, including a private floating sauna experience and exploration of Oslo by foot and water.

Fjord adventures await with a rail journey through UNESCO heritage-protected fjords and a cruise on the majestic Sognefjorden, Norway’s longest fjord.

Travellers can also indulge in gastronomic delights in picturesque Bergen and the Island Kingdom of Austevoll, featuring vibrant bar scenes, outdoor hot tubs, guided hikes, and culinary tastings. 

 

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Mendoza is Argentina’s largest wine region, and arguably one of the most beautiful in the world

 

Luxury Harvest Experience in Argentina 

For an extraordinary spring break journey during the Southern Hemisphere’s harvest season, travelers can explore the wine region of Mendoza, Argentina, where outdoor adventures and premium wine experiences meet.

Stay at SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites, with exclusive access to the winery of Susana Balbo, Argentina’s first female winemaker, guided tours, hands-on harvest activities, ultra-premium wine tastings, and traditional Asado barbeque picnics in the vineyard. Complementing the harvest festivities, the hotel offers luxurious wellness options curated by the in-house Wellness Butler, featuring geothermal therapy massages, sensory wellness rituals, grape seed exfoliations, and wine-infused facials.

Guests can also elevate their stay with additional experiences and expeditions arranged by the Experience Curator, including private plane to hard to reach smaller destinations, ultra-premium tastings, open-flame chef’s table, custom blending, and a variety of activities such as rafting, tennis, golf, yoga, horseback riding, rappelling, and more.

 

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Pool, beach, fun, sun—repeat at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

 

Classic Family Spring Break in Riviera Maya, Mexico

A true spring break destination, Riviera Maya consists of more than 100 miles of beautiful beaches in a tropical setting . Running along the Yucatan Peninsula, the world-renowned paradise is home to lagoons, mangroves, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves, and even the world’s second largest coral reef.

With activities for those of all ages Riviera Maya remains a fan favorite destination for family travel year after year. Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers special services and activities for all ages to enjoy with their age group or as a family. Guests ages 4 to 12 can enjoy the ultimate kid’s club complete with board games, XBox and Wii consoles, movies, arts and crafts activities and storytelling that happen daily at the Kids’ Club. Teens can enjoy the resort’s teens club featuring a game room, pool table, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, karaoke and more.

For Grand Velas’ littlest guests, babies are catered to with a Baby Concierge who can coordinate a crib, Mexican toys, baby floats, gentle bath and shampoo gels, and organic foods in advance. And, to foster quality time together, entertainment for families ranges from astronomy nights, sandcastle building, and human foosball to Mexican Fiesta, drive-in movies, eco-cycling tours, and painting Alebrijes. While the kids are supervised, parents can relax at the SE Spa, awarded 5 stars by Forbes Travel Guide, or dine at one of the resort’s 6 fine dining restaurants.

 

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After a day on the links, soak your muscles here in Rome

 

Over-the-Top Golf Getaway in Rome, Italy

Ideal for golfers looking for a new escape, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese and Italy4Golf have partnered together to bring travelers an exclusive five-night luxury golf experience.

The package offers unparalleled golfing experiences across Italy, featuring rounds at prestigious courses such as Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, La Bagnaia in Tuscany, and San Domenico Golf in Puglia. Golf enthusiasts can elevate their game with instruction and playing alongside a member of the 2023 European Ryder Cup championship team. The package also includes the luxury of helicopter transport, a cultural golf cart tour, wine-tasting at renowned wineries, and more.

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Spring Break at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace delivers a scenic and serene experience (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

 

Serene UNESCO Style in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Summer is unbearable in Dubrovnik, but this is prime time to visit the gorgeous Croatian city. The ancient port of Dubrovnik dream destination in spring to visit due to its privileged climate, cultural heritage as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, crystal blue sea and beautiful coastline.

Dubrovnik is known for its rich history and culture, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes.

For family accommodations, travelers should look no further than Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. The hotel sits on the scenic seafront between a pine forest and the turquoise coastal waters of the lush Lapad peninsula. Just a few minutes’ drive north west of medieval Dubrovnik Old Town, the stunning location offers views of the Elafiti Islands from every direction. The contemporary luxury resort has direct access to a quiet and peaceful beach, two outdoor pools with an additional third indoor pool.

 

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Oceana’s grand living room opens onto a gorgeous patio for seamless indoor-outdoor living 

 

Over-The-Top Gathering in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Tryall Club, the luxury private golf club in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has just debuted two new villas – Oceana and Love & Livity– offering lavish stays on the 2,200-acre property.
 
Perfect for groups of friends and family to enjoy togetherness in a sun-soaked paradise  at Spring Break, or any time of year, Oceana’s Main House’s primary bedroom and en suite bathroom is equipped with a luxurious indoor/outdoor shower and bathtub that opens out to boast its own island view. A separate Carriage House has two bedrooms, while the Guest Cottage has three bedrooms,
 
Oceana is generously arrayed with amenities for spending time under the Jamaican sun including a zero-entry infinity pool, one of the largest at the Club, a hot tub designed to connect sea and sky, and a second pool near the side of the house. In-water sunbeds line the outskirts of the main pool. The villa also has a well-equipped Echelon gym.
 
Additionally, the villa comes with four  golf carts for easy access around the property to the tennis and pickleball center, Tryall Market, games room, massage center, Kids’ Club, and library.
 
The stay includes a butler, chef, a laundress, two gardeners, and two housekeepers.
 
 
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Napping by the pool on a comfy daybed is highly encouraged at Hotel Joaquin, Laguna Beach

 

Rejuvenate and Refresh in Laguna Beach, California

Make it low key at Hotel Joaquin, an adults-only with only 22 rooms  in gorgeous Laguna Beach, California.
 
Imbued with a 1940’s Californian Riviera style, and secluded from Laguna’s mega beach resorts, Hotel Joaquin begs visitors to slow down form the moment they’re greeted with a healthy “green juice” welcome cocktail, featuring bell pepper infused vodka, cucumber, Thai basil, and lime, garnished with a speared cucumber ribbon.
 
Indulge in nourishing breakfasts and lunch at Saline restaurant, wander among the lemon trees that grace the property, or through the charming downtown shops and cafes of Laguna Beach. Naps by the pool are highly encouraged, or have the hotel organize a decadent beach picnic for two with private lounge chairs beneath a chic umbrella.
 
Don’t forget to melt away stress with a reiki-infused alchemy sound bath, or a private yoga session overlooking the pool, led by an expert dedicated to your individual skill level and wellness needs.
 
 
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