Top 10 Spring Break Destinations

by Emma Hackwood
travelling friends piggy back on the beach during spring break

Having endured months of cold weather, both students and families usually have only one thing on their minds: Spring Break! From the best beaches, to the best nightlife, we’ve put together our Top 10 Spring Break destinations:

1. Jamaica

lifeguard tower on jamaican beach beside palm trees
A little more laid-back but no less fun, Jamaica is quickly becoming a Spring Break hot spot. Known for its reggae grooves world-class cuisine, and fabulous nightlife, nothing says ‘island time’ quite like Jamaica.

2. Fort Lauderdale

fort lauderdale beach front in evening

Touted as the original Spring Break destination, it offers the world-famous ‘Spring Break Beach’ with over 7 miles of white sandy beach, an award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade. Search for Fort Lauderdale flights here.


3. Costa Rica


traveller kayaks in costa rica

If you’re looking to stay away from the Spring Break cliché but still get some sun & surf, consider Costa Rica. Combine a few days at one of the famous surf beaches with a few more days ziplining through the rainforest canopy.


4. The Florida Keys

colourful kayaks line the beach in florida key west

Why not celebrate Spring Break in ‘Margaritaville’? The Keys offer not only great beaches and a hot nightlife, but world-class diving and snorkelling as well.


5. Cancun, Mexico

traveller plays on overwater swing set in cancun

Made famous by MTV and a movie that sent parents into shock, Cancun boasts a wild party atmosphere and is intent on maintaining its reputation. Fortunately, there’s plenty of family-friendly diversions as well (how’s an underwater museum, for starters?).


6. Nassau, Bahamas

colourful beach front porch in nassau bahamas

The city of Nassau is not only the capital of the Bahamas but an increasingly popular Spring Break destination. It is connected to Paradise Island by a bridge which is home to premium resorts like The Reef at Atlantis and The Ocean Club – a Four Seasons Resort.


7. San Diego, California

traveller runs into water with surfboard in san diego

San Diego is the perfect choice for a family Spring Break featuring Balboa Park, with 1,000-plus acres, 15 museums and the city’s famous zoo.


8. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

traveller hikes on puerto vallarta beach alone

Boasting an awesome nightlife, beautiful beaches and great all-inclusive hotel deals, you’ll need nothing more to enjoy a great Spring Break in this town. If you’re smart, you’ll tie in a quick trip to the Marieta Islands… it’s a vacation within a vacation!


9. Las Vegas

two travelling friends embrace in front of welcome to las vegas sign

There is nothing in the world quite as dynamic as the never-ending party scene in Las Vegas. Glamour, excitement, entertainment and games of chance – all yours 24 hours a day.

10. Cuba

tropical trees and reclining chairs line cuba beach front

Spanish colonial architecture, vintage automobiles and traditional salsa dancing that’s anything but traditional – timeless Cuba is waiting for you. If you’re craving time at the beach, it’s hard to beat breathtaking Cuba.

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