“Spring Break” may be code for you-only-live-once college students partying on the beach, but that doesn’t mean an adults-only getaway to somewhere warm and sunny should be off the books this time of year. There are plenty of great islands and coastal resort areas that are ideal for a grown-up Spring Break escape focused on dining, relaxation, or favorite activities such as golf, tennis, surfing, and sailing.
Need some inspiration? Here are 20 deals and ideas for an adult-centric Spring Break.
Take Sailing Lessons from an Olympian
The Place: BodyHoliday in St. Lucia
Is learning to sail on your must-do list? You can kick off sailing season this spring at St Lucia’s wellness-focused all-inclusive resort BodyHoliday. Set on two miles of golden-sand beach, the resort is introducing its new Spring Sail program from March 27 – April 7, offering guests a chance to take sailing lessons with British Olympic gold medalist Stuart Bithnell.
Programming is complimentary and available for beginners to seasoned sailors and Spring Sail includes: ASA Sailing Certificates (book in advance to secure, as space is limited); beginner’s sailing classes (Hobie Cat & Xtreme 26); time trials and yacht-racing classes; a Spring Sail competition with leaderboards and prizes for the fastest racers; Wellness Center Specials geared toward Sailors (such as sun damage prevention and deep tissue massages); and a sailing excursion to Malabar Beach (including lunch at the beach club).
Rates for the Spring Sail start at $561 per night, all-inclusive.
Enjoy a Personalized Surfing Experience
The Place: Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu
Looking to make waves? A Spring Break escape to Honolulu’s locally owned Kaimana Beach Hotel puts Hawaii’s favorite sport at the forefront as the hotel teams up with surf legends Kai Sallas and Tommy Pierucki to offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences for surfers of all levels.
Two experiences are available: Take home editorial-worthy photos of your ocean adventure during a surf session with legendary surf photographer Tommy Pierucki, who has worked for top surf magazines and brands like Roxy, Quicksilver, and RVCA. The experience includes a private lesson with ISA World longboard champion and Waikiki native Kai Sallas captured in high-res photos. Post-surfing, you’ll dine beachside at Hau Tree, a local favorite for hearty brunches and fresh juices. Starting at $1,699.
Is a new surfboard on your wish-list? You can customize your own longboard with Sallas, who recently debuted his own line of surfboards inspired by the waves on which he learned to surf. You’ll work personally with him to design and shape your board, picking everything from model to color. Kai will even inscribe a personal message on the board, which will be shipped to your home following a private surf lesson with Kai. Package includes five-night accommodations in a suite, starting at $6,999.
Email [email protected] to book either experience.
Reconnect with Nature
The Place: NIZUC Resort and Spa in Cancun
Have fond Spring Break memories of the beach in Cancun—but now you’re ready for something way more serene and couple-centric? Set within a 29-acre exclusive beachfront estate situated on the end of Punta Nizuc in Cancun, NIZUC Resort and Spa is surrounded by protected mangroves and lush local foliage facing the white sands of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
The resort has 274 suites and villas, and for ultimate seclusion couples can book a Private Garden Pool Villa, featuring a bedroom suite set amid a private tropical garden with an infinity pool and waterfall, a freestanding soaking tub, a rainfall shower, and an outdoor nature-inspired shower. For more relaxation, head to the 30,000-sq. ft. ESPA spa, enjoy private dining on the beach or ocean pier, or book a Dom Perignon Wine Cellar Experience for two.
Rates start at $689/night and $1,343/night for a Private Garden Pool Villa.
Unwind on One of the Best Beaches in the World
The Place: Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos
Seeking a sophisticated vibe? Grace Bay Club, the first luxury all-suite resort on Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales, offers 82 ocean-view suites spread across three sections, including an adults-only oasis at The Hotel and residential-style accommodations ideal for groups in the newly renovated Villas.
Those looking to indulge in an ultra-exclusive escape can experience a resort-within-a-resort at The Estates. The property is also home to seven dining concepts, including Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, the longest bar in the Caribbean at 90 feet and the first infinity-edge bar in the world, stretching across Grace Bay Club Beach toward the island’s famous aquamarine water.
For an extra-special treat, you can book the Island Discovery Drop-Off and be whisked away to a secluded beach or uninhabited island—secret spots that can only be located by those in the know—on a private boat. You’ll be provided with everything you need: luxe chairs, towels, umbrellas, a cooler with a tailored selection of cold beverages, and a chef-prepared picnic lunch. Rates from $700 per night.
Pamper Yourself Hawaiian-Style
The Place: Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
Want to experience Oahu beyond Waikiki? The Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, a spacious and private oceanfront resort property on Oahu’s sunny western coast, gets you away from the bustle of Honolulu. Nestled along four swimmable lagoons teeming with marine life, it’s the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate.
The resort’s numerous wellness offerings are rooted in Hawaiian tradition, including a sound healing session, smudge stick workshop, or couples guided meditation with Pi’iali’i Lawson, an Oahu-based ancestral healer and intuitive. The Naupaka Spa offers facials and massages featuring the just debuted 111SKIN skincare line (a favorite of Hollywood A-listers). Savor sunset at the adults-only pool while sipping a cocktail from Dr. Mai Tai’s swim-up pool bar or from the new Manalo Lounge along the water’s edge.
Rates from $1,083/night with the Stay Longer – 4th Night Free Package.
A Quick Tropical Escape
The Place: Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba
Seeking an affordable getaway to the Caribbean with friends or your significant other? Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba has officially opened its new 330-all-suite property, nestled between the dazzling waters of top-rated Eagle Beach and the scenic lagoon of the Bubali Bird Sanctuary.
The hotel is located across the street from the powdery white sands of Eagle Beach (accessed via private underground walkway tunnel) and a short ride from Palm Beach, the central area for experiencing Aruba’s flavors and nightlife. Guests will also enjoy onsite dining options (including free breakfast), free parking, free Wi-Fi, and an outdoor pool.
To celebrate its debut, the property is offering a Grand Opening Package, which includes 20 percent off on a minimum stay of 5 nights and a 30 percent discount on all leisure activities on the property. Rates start at $380/night.
Enjoy Affordable Waterfront Sophistication
The Place: Harbor Club in St. Lucia
Is St. Lucia a favorite place to escape? The Harbor Club – Curio Collection by Hilton is a new 115-room property offering magnificent views overlooking Rodney Bay along with a fun-filled list of local activities. Amenities that are perfect for couples include swim-up rooms, six dining options, four pools, private dining experiences, and a sunset cruise offering views of the iconic Pitons.
Other off-site excursions include a trip to La Soufriere drive-in volcano, the world’s only drive in volcano, with a dip in the naturally heated mud bath, and snorkeling in Pigeon Island, a national park with breathtaking views. Rates start at $219/night.
Get Away B&B-Style
The Place: The Plantation Inn on Maui
Love a charming B&B? One of Maui’s most beloved bed-and-breakfasts, The Plantation Inn, is an affordable, adults-only sanctuary in Lahaina featuring plantation-style architecture complemented by modern conveniences. Just steps away from Front Street, the property is close to shops, sights, and restaurants and just 10 minutes from the beach, although guests often find themselves lingering at the tranquil outdoor pool.
The new Spring Getaway package, available for stays from April 1– June 31, includes 10 percent savings on a 2-night minimum stay and complimentary daily breakfast for two. Rates start at $306/night.
Hit the Beach and the Tennis Courts
The Place: Las Brisas Huatulco
Seeking a south-of-the-border escape that mixes morning court time and afternoon margaritas? At Las Brisas Huatulco, you can enjoy all-inclusive ease while relaxing on four exclusive white-sand beaches offering access to its own coral reef off the coast of Oaxaca. The lush and expansive resort grounds create a private ambience, even when the 484-room property is full. Las Brisas is Earth Check Certified and features four restaurants as well as recreational facilities that include 11 tennis courts, 3 squash courts, basketball, soccer, a bungee pyramid, a state-of-the-art gym, and numerous on-site watersports. Rates start at $260/night, all-inclusive.
Make a Splash in Seven Pools
The Place: Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa, and Casino in Punta Cana
While Punta Cana is known for its lively spring break scene, the area is also home to a collection of elevated all-inclusive resorts, including the Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa, and Casino. This five-star property featuring 1,042 rooms opened right before the pandemic and has yet to be discovered by many U.S. travelers. Better still, on top of its luxury amenities, Lopesan features three distinct areas of stay: resort, adults-only and UNIQUE by Lopesan.
The adults-only section features spacious junior and swim-up suites with private access to its own pool area (in addition to five freshwater pools and one infinity pool), complete with Balinese beds and a pool bar. There are also 10 internationally inspired dining concepts, 16 bars, two beach clubs, a tranquil Om Spa, a resort casino, and The Boulevard, which is home to a large theater, disco, Titan Gym Bávaro, and even more food and beverage options. Rates start at $440/night, all-inclusive and $484/night for adults-only.
Take a Quick Trip to the Bahamas
The Place: Resorts World Bimini
Looking for a close-by locale for a two or three-night escape? Check out Resorts World Bimini, an oceanfront property offering a full-service spa, casino, on-site dining, and a private beach club. From March 1 – April 16, you can take advantage of two special deals at the resort, which include roundtrip transportation from Ft. Lauderdale and two- or three-nights’ accommodation, plus entry to Bimini Beach, a private, 4.5-acre beach club that blends laidback luxury with a Tulum-like atmosphere where world-class DJs take the stage every weekend.
Book by visiting rwbimini.com/specials. Packages start at $499 per person.
A Stateside Spring Break
The Place: Playa Largo Resort and Spa’s Ocean Residences
Eager for a Spring Break vacation with friends that doesn’t require a passport—but feels removed from the everyday? Situated on 14.5 secluded waterfront acres just 68 miles from Miami, Playa Largo Resort & Spa is an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel nestled amongst oversized gumbo limbo trees and miles of turquoise blue waters.
In addition to standard hotel suites and two-story bungalows, it also offers new private Ocean Residences, exclusive three- and four- bedroom vacation homes perfect for large groups and offering the perks and privacy of a home with the service and amenities of a world-class resort partner. Guests have access to an oceanfront clubhouse with a private pool and curated services such as a pre-stocked refrigerator, meals cooked by a private chef, fishing/boating excursions, eco tours, and more.
The residences can be booked on most major online travel agencies (such as Booking.com), as well as on Airbnb, VRBO, and PMG Vacation Rentals. Rates start at $1,000/night for a four-bedroom residence.
Enjoy the Energy of Waikiki
The Place: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Located on the former site of Queen Lili’uokalani’s summer home, the oceanfront Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa completed a multi-million-dollar reimagination in 2021 and is just steps away from legendary Waikiki Beach. Plus, its one-acre Queensbreak pool and amenity deck features two luxurious pools with panoramic ocean views, where you can sip ube-infused cocktails as the sun sets followed by a starlit dinner from executive chef Nuno Alves featuring dishes like local papaya salad, seared island fish, and Kauai shrimp pad thai.
The Marriott features 1,310 guest rooms and the full-service Royal Kaila Spa offering treatments that incorporate pure flower and plant essences. Couples can book the Romance Package (three-night minimum stay required), which includes an oceanfront room, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a private dinner for two at Queensbreak, and a local Hawaiian fire pit charcuterie board at sunset. Package rates start at $1,335 for three nights.
Plan a Surf’s Up Spring Break
The Place: W Punta de Mita
Are awesome surf breaks a must for your spring break? A unique yet exclusive getaway is just a quick flight away in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. W Punta de Mita, located on one of the region’s best surf breaks, is the ideal escape if you’re looking to enjoy serenity while learning to surf or polishing your board skills.
The resort’s beachside WAVE Surf Shop offers private and group surf lessons taught by locals, most of whom have been surfing since childhood. You can also enjoy locally inspired treatments at the AWAY spa, soak up the sun at two beachfront pools, dine at restaurants ranging from Jean Georges’ renowned Spice Market to a vintage 1950’s Chevy truck that’s been converted into a beachside ceviche bar, or embark on a tequila tasting journey at the specially curated Jose Cuervo Tequila installation.
Off-site, enjoy whale watching tours, private catamaran parties or catch local surfers in action while sipping a cold one beachside in the nearby surfing and fishing village of Sayulita. Rates start at $342/night.
Chill Out Boutique Hotel-Style
The Place: Thompson Zihuatanejo
Dreamed of making your way to Zihuatanejo ever since you watched The Shawshank Redemption? Located on the fringe of this charming fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific Coast near Ixtapa, the sophisticated beachfront boutique hotel Thompson Zihuatanejo offers a laidback Spring Break destination that’s a true escape.
Designed with a balance of old world and new, the hotel’s 56 rooms (no two of them the same) include suites with private plunge pools framed by rustling palms as well as swim-up suites. Enjoy bike rides on a path with bay and mountain views, a chef-led seafood lesson, or an intimate mezcal tasting on your own terrace. And there are several infinity pools, including an adults-only one, where you can claim your own personal piece of paradise along the Pacific. Rates start at $359/night.
Indulge in a Spring Break for Sweethearts
The Place: Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Is romance in the air this spring? If so, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, nestled on a sandy strip between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, offers activities for every type of couple. Indulge in a tequila tasting led by Audrey Formisano, the hotel’s resident tequila sommelier, get cozy in a tandem kayak, or relax overlooking Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta’s largest infinity pool.
The Couples Getaway package includes deluxe room accommodations and daily breakfast, chocolate-covered seasonal fruits and a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, a private four-course candlelight dinner for two and an intimate couples Swedish massage. Package rates start at $441/night.
Enjoy a Best Friends Getaway
The Place: Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa
Pack your swimsuit and head to Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, the newest luxury property in Cabo San Lucas. Nestled near the resort area’s famous marina along the best swimmable beach, the property offers an opulent feet-in-the-sand getaway in the heart of Cabo. You’ll enjoy modern rooms with balconies and hot tubs, Cabo’s highest and most lavish rooftop bar with 360-degree views, a private beach club, unique water sports like eFoil, an on-site spa, and two infinity pools overlooking the famous Cabo Arch.
Book the “Cabo With Your Crew” package, which includes a curated local in-room amenity, roundtrip airport transportation for up to five people, daily breakfast buffet, souvenir and tequila tasting at Rooftop 360. Package room rates start at $515/night.
Make It an Upscale Affair
The Place: JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Yes, convenient flights from most major U.S. cities make Cancun a popular Spring Break destination, but check in to one of the five-star JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa’s 447 luxurious guestrooms and you’ll feel miles away from the collegiate craziness as you enjoy views of the sprawling beach and turquoise water.
Book a private beachfront cabana or Bali-style day bed and spend the day basking in the sun to soothing ocean sounds. The resort also provides easy access to the Yucatan’s top sights, from the ruins of Chichen Itza to the cenotes of Tulum. And dining-wise, you can indulge at the property’s newly opened Bravió, a Spanish-style tapas restaurant with a hidden speakeasy. Rates start at $380/night.
Sip Your Way Through the Break
The Place: Quintessence Hotel in Anguilla
Are you a wine lover with a luxury budget? Treat yourself to a must-see, must-sip experience at Quintessence Hotel, which is set above the powder-soft sand of Long Bay on Anguilla and feels like a private mansion—but with all the luxe amenities of a world-class resort.
Featuring the largest collection of Haitian artwork outside of Haiti, avant-garde architecture, and sweeping ocean views, the property is also home to a 2,000-bottle Tuscan wine cellar, designed and curated by Hotel Owner Geoffrey Fieger. Hand built out of red cedar, stone, and brick, the cellar provides a cozy, yet lavish setting for guests to dine and taste some of the world’s finest wines, with the resort’s resident sommelier on hand to offer expertise and advice.
Quintessence’s Sip & Savor in Anguilla package includes luxury suite accommodations (three-night minimum), daily breakfast for two, a degustation with wine pairing in the cellar for two, and a $250 credit at Julian’s Tropical French Bistro per stay. Call 1-800-234-7468 to inquire about rates.
Enjoy Piña Coladas and Paradise
The Place: Caribe Hilton San Juan
Want an easy Caribbean getaway that doesn’t require a passport? Just a short plane ride away from most major US cities, Puerto Rico offers lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and vibrant nightlife and dining.
Centrally located just minutes from the heart of historic Old San Juan, Caribe Hilton is a beachfront oasis where you can enjoy a tropical escape as you cool off with a piña colada in the oceanfront swimming pool (the cocktail was invented here), enjoy on-site snorkeling and Snuba, practice your backhand at the Monica Puig tennis center or get pampered in the full-service spa.
There are also 10 on-site dining options as well as easy access to the area’s hottest restaurants and bars, local food and rum tours, and other activities that showcase Puerto Rico’s rich culture. Rates start at $416/night.