With spring break just around the corner, travelers looking for a sunny escape to destinations in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean can find what they’re looking for with the options below. Whether you’re looking to work on your tan in Puerto Vallarta, check off a bucket list visit to Peru or catch some spring training baseball, these ideas are not just for the typical “spring breaker".

Puerto Vallarta

Fit & Sunny Spring Break / CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Located between the Banderas Bay and the lush Sierra Madre Mountains, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa in Mexico is the perfect spring break destination for travelers looking to refresh the mind, body and soul. With peaceful beachfront sunsets, a spa that specializes in the ancient healing traditions of the local Huichol people and a fully equipped fitness center, it’s the ideal destination for spring breakers looking to do more than just party. Entertain your sporty side by serving it up at the tennis courts or shooting a few hoops on the outdoor court and then hit up the fitness center, which comes equipped with spin bikes, weight training equipment and the option to book a session with a personal trainer. Once you’re ready to cool off, jump into the indoor lap pool or take a break and lounge beachside at the infinity pool with a margarita in hand - it is vacation after all.

Sophisticated Spring Break in St. Kitts / St. Kitts Marriott Resort, St. Kitts, Caribbean
Located on a golden stretch of sand and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, St. Kitts Marriott is a captivating island resort perfect for travelers seeking a sophisticated spring break. The resort is home to the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean with 300+ slot machines and 20 table games as well as the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, a championship golf course where you can aim for a hole-in-one between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. On property, spring breakers can lounge on the private beach, indulge in a signature bamboo massage at the Emerald Mist Spa, savor Kittitian cuisine at the resort’s Friday-night Fish Fry, and sip a cocktail at the stylish swim-up pool bar — we recommend a Ting with a Sting, an island favorite! Off property, spring breakers can sail to the neighboring island of Nevis, bar-hop on the beach at the nearby Frigate Bay Strip, and zip-line across the treetops of the rainforest. For more information visit www.stkittsmarriott.com. Rates starting at $250/night.

St. Kitts

Make Spring Break Count in Peru / JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Cusco, Peru
Spring break only comes around once a year, make it count by scratching off a major bucket-list destination - Peru. Check in at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco and explore this historic city through its cuisine. Let one of our resident chefs guide you on a one-on-one tour through Cusco’s bustling San Pedro Market - a culture seeker’s paradise - then host you to an interactive mixology lesson where you’ll master Peru’s signature cocktail. Immerse yourself in the local culture when you book ‘A Chef’s Guide to Cusco’ with rates starting at $294/night. For more information visit www.jwmarriottcusco.com.

Ultimate Spring Break Escape in Key West / NYAH, Key West, FL
Key West is a good time year-round, but it’s during spring break where things really kick off, especially at NYAH (acronym for ‘Not Your Average Hotel’). Located just a few blocks from Duval Street,  NYAH is a unique hotel transforming the traditional travel experience with its “Build Your Own Room” concept, which feature versatile beds and room design that can be converted to accommodate a solo traveler, a pair of vacationing friends, or a party of six - perfect for your spring break crew! When guests aren’t sunbathing on the pool deck by the hotel’s three pools and two Jacuzzis, or sippin' cocktails at the lobby bar, they can head out and explore quirky Key West's iconic bars, relaxing hidden beaches, sunset cruises and more.


A Little Bit of Everything / San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Looking for a healthy combination of relaxation, indulgent food, and adventure this spring break? A quick getaway from many U.S. cities with no passport required, San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has got you covered. The resort is in a great location on arguably the best beach in San Juan, minutes away from dining and shopping in Condado and Old San Juan, and adventurous excursions in two rainforests and three bioluminescent bays. For a fun treat, don’t miss the resort’s Guavate in San Juan event every Sunday, which includes an authentic lechon meal and open bar with Rums of Puerto Rico, all while taking in incredible beach views.

Sharpen Your Sport Skills This Spring / The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, Florida
As the only AAA Four-Diamond resort in Sarasota, Fla., The Resort at Longboat Key Club is not only a luxurious beachfront paradise, it is also the place to sharpen your sport skills this spring. The property spans 410 acres and offers 45 holes of PGA-approved championship golf, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, and the largest deep-water resort marina on Florida’s west coast. Sports lovers also enjoy the nearby MLB Spring Training games. Every spring, the quaint coastal town welcomes the Baltimore Orioles to Ed Smith Stadium and the Pittsburgh Pirates to McKechnie Field. The resort is just 10 minutes from Ed Smith and 25 minutes from McKechnie. For more information visit www.longboatkeyclub.com.

Cynthia Calvert
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