Winter blues got you down? Cheer up. Spring Break is just around the corner, signaling the start of a much-needed breather for students or anyone else worn out by their daily routine. Jamaica, Belize, Puerto Rico and Florida sound like dreamy places to get some rest and relaxation, right?
Check out our list of 6 great beach getaways for Spring Break.
1. $619+ Jamaica: Flights + 5 Nights at Beachfront Resort in Ocho Rios
As the name suggests, the Rooms on the Beach resort in Ocho Rios is located right on the oceanfront, giving you access to a little slice of beach bliss. Or if you prefer, you can spend your days lounging by the outdoor pool or hanging out at the pool bar. Dunn's River Falls is just five minutes away.
Breakfast is included with this package.
2. $719+ Belize: Flights + 5 Nights at the Sunbreeze Studios in San Pedro
If you'd prefer to spend your Spring Break underwater, this five-night Belize deal might be the perfect package for you. At the Sunbreeze Suites in San Pedro, you won't be far from the Belize Barrier Reef. You can visit Lighthouse Reef (home to the world-famous Blue Hole), Turneffe Islands and Glovers Reef – three of the four Atolls (ring-shaped reefs) in the Western Hemisphere.
Suites at the resort come with fully equipped kitchens and private balconies with water views.
3. $804+ Cozumel: Flights + 4 Nights at Golf & Dive Resort
This four-night Cozumel vacation is your escape to Mexico's white-sand, clear-water paradise. While away the afternoons golfing, or arrange to snorkel or scuba dive right from the resort (additional fees apply). Later, knock a few drinks back by the infinity-edge pool or indulge in a massage on the beach.
Every morning, wake up to a complimentary full American breakfast, which includes eggs, waffles, pancakes, fruit and pastries.
4. $599+ Puerto Rico: Flights + 4 Nights at San Juan Resort & Casino
No passport? No problem. You won't need one to indulge in this five-night escape to what is arguably the most charming city in the Caribbean.
The El San Juan Resort and Casino is located in Isla Verde, San Juan's beach and nightlife district. From here, it's just a short drive to Old San Juan, the historic colonial center with brightly colored buildings, cute cafes and peaceful plazas.
The resort itself is not too shabby — it has a 13,000-square-foot casino, a huge pool complex with waterfalls and a swim-up bar, and on-site dining options, including a sushi restaurant and a Starbucks.
5. $404+ Daytona Beach: Flights + 4 Nights at Beachfront Resort
Daytona Beach has a long history as a prime Spring Break location, so you'll be in good company if you choose this four-night hotel and airfare deal. No doubt the party will be in full-swing this March, when temperatures will be in the mid-70s.
The Dream Inn overlooks the white-sand beach and the ocean, and you'll be close to Lula M McElroy Park, Pirate's Island Adventure Golf and Oceans Golf Club. If temperatures get a little too cool for a dip in the Atlantic, hit up the heated pool, complete with umbrellas and sun loungers.
Rooms come with microwaves, refrigerators and free WiFi.
6. $294+ Hollywood, Florida: Flights + 3 Nights at Beach Resort
Though it's not traditionally thought of as a Spring Break destination, Hollywood lies between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, so this three-night beach package puts you right in the middle of the action. This quaint town retains the classic, old-Florida feel that has all but disappeared from other tourist-friendly areas of the state.
Rooms at the Hollywood Beach Resort come with kitchenettes, and the resort features an outdoor pool, a spa tub and a fitness center. The boardwalk and the beach are right outside the front door, and it's a quick stroll to the best beachfront dining and nightlife.
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