Kiss winter goodbye in epic style this year. Spring break offers a chance to get out of the cold and head for sunnier skies. But every year, you’re faced with the question: what kind of spring break are you in the mood for this year? We’ve got a few suggestions below — the one thing they all have in common is that they’re all next-level.
Ultimate Family Vacation: Barceló Bávaro Palace
Located beachside in beautiful Punta Cana, DR, Barceló Bávaro Palace is designed so that all ages can enjoy the ultimate family vacation in a picturesque setting. Kids will love such offerings as Laser Tag, an 18-hole mini golf course, and the Xone Teen Disco. Adults, meanwhile, will enjoy water sports (scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing), as well as an exclusive spa, a casino, clubs, and evening entertainment. This is a spring break with something for everyone.
Pure Relaxation: Barceló Maya Palace
Need to refresh this spring? With more than 32,000 square feet, the Barceló Maya Grand Resort’s new U-Spa Wellness & Fitness Center offers everything you need to disconnect – high performance massages, body wraps, hydrotherapy, facials and more. With saunas, steam baths, tropical and bi-thermal showers, a dynamic pool and immersion pools, you’re guaranteed to emerge from the U-Spa feeling renewed.
Cultural Immersion: Barceló Ixtapa
Ixtapa is one of Mexico’s most under-discovered gems – and Barceló Ixtapa is your perfect spring break homebase to immerse yourself in the rich culture and attractions found in the destination. Guests are just minutes away from the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo with its wonderful fishing, sailing and authentic coastal Mexican culture. Take a tour of Playa las Gatas, a white-sand paradise with crystal-clear waters – perfect for snorkeling. And don’t miss zooming through the trees on a zip-line at the nearby Adventure Park.
Mas Tequila: Royal Hideaway Playacar
Fun, sun … and tequila. Royal Hideaway Playacar’s new Tequilaria is a beautiful space dedicated to tequila in all its forms. Offering both classic and more esoteric selections, the Tequilaria also includes a program of tequila produced by small, micro producers. For those who want to dive deeper, the resort hosts a daily Tequila Master Class that on the history of the spirit, including samples from each of the major types of Tequila — Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.
Underwater Adventures: Barceló Aruba
The all-inclusive Barceló Aruba, located on the beautiful island of Aruba, offers a one-of-a-kind, under-the-waves eco-adventure. Just a short distance off the coast is the resting place of the SS Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean. At 400-feet long, the Antilla is now an underwater playground, suitable for all levels of scuba diving experience. Over the years, the ship has become an eco-system in its own right, providing a home for colorful tropical fish and coral.