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5 Vacation Spots for Your Spring Break

It’s that time of the year soon — soon enough to start looking for your dream spring break destination!

Oct 15, 2021 | By LUXUO
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It’s that time of the year soon — soon enough to start looking for your dream spring break destination!

Choosing it right is the make-it-or-break-it decision that you’re facing. It can make the trip an unforgettable experience to reminisce about for years to come. Or, it can succeed only at boring you out if, for example, the nightlife of the place is too sluggish for your taste.

You probably already know all the hits. Places like Florida, California, Mexico, Bahamas, Hawaii, and Costa Rica often make it to the “top spring break destinations” lists. But this one won’t include them. Instead, let’s cover five more unconventional — but still oh-so-worth-it — vacation spots that’ll blow your mind.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Spring Break

You don’t want to find yourself worrying about that assignment or exam in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime trip, right? Or discover that you’ve missed out on a great festival after you return home?

If those scenarios don’t sound fun to you, take time to do some planning before your departure. Here’s your basic checklist.


Make sure you’re not behind on your assignments. If you do your spring break right, you’ll need time to recover from it. That means it’ll be tough to catch up after the vacation.

There are two ways you can go about it. You can either DIY this or turn to a professional write my paper service WritePaper to save your time and energy for the spring break itself. It’s also a good idea to make sure you won’t have any assignments to take care of for a couple of weeks after your return.


The golden rule is, make sure you can afford it (whatever “it” may be: accommodation, food, partying, and so on). That means two things:

  • start saving up for the trip early on — as early as half a year or year in advance;
  • find that fine line between treating yourself and flaunting wealth and avoid the latter.

Travel Arrangements

How are you going to get to your destination? Where are you going to sleep? Where and what are you going to eat? Are there any events you want to visit?

These questions are important not just for your peace of mind. Answering them early on will help you

  • find better deals on plane tickets and accommodation;
  • set financial goals to save money for the trip;
  • think through your backup plans.

Now, Here Are 5 Vacation Spots Perfect for a Spring Break

Let’s see the best of what the world has to offer you. Perhaps, one of these five vacation spots can become your dream spring break destination.

Aruba, the Netherlands

If you’re the “sandy beaches on tropical islands” kind of person, this is the vacation spot for you. Although Aruba is a territory of the Netherlands, don’t let it fool you: it’s a tiny paradise island in the Caribbean Sea located just 18 miles from the shores of Venezuela.

For a fun trip, make sure to check out:

  • Palm Beach — it is the place to be if you want to enjoy buzzing nightlife;
  • Oranjestad — the island’s capital, a lively city with no-less-lively nightclubs and casinos;
  • San Nicolas — a city full of street arts, murals, and live performances.

One-week low-budget stay in Aruba will cost you around US$750.

TL;DR: Aruba is perfect for those who dream of the ultimate tropical island experience combined with animated nightlife and those who are ready to cash in for it.

Malaga, Spain

The capital of Andalusia, Malaga, lies in the south of Spain on the Mediterranean coast and is adored by tourists for its warm climate throughout the whole year. Some of them will even tell you that it should be awarded “the best weather in Europe” title!

Beyond that, Malaga is a heaven for food lovers. Plus, its tapas bars serve not only great food but also outstanding beer and el tinto de verano. 

One-week low-budget stay in Malaga will cost you around US$375.

TL;DR: Malaga is perfect for foodies who don’t like cold weather but love the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Cape Town, South Africa

There’s no need to picture some dusty village when you think of Cape Town. It’s a vibrant city with sandy white beaches, award-winning restaurants, and breathtaking sights. Plus, it’s no less exotic than the likes of Aruba in its culture and history.

Surrounded by gorgeous mountain ranges, Cape Town is also an incredibly affordable vacation spot. One-week low-budget stay there will cost you around just US$300!

Furthermore, the weather in South Africa is perfect for travellers from March until May: it’s neither too hot nor too cold. Plus, since it’s autumn there, expect to see fewer crowds and enjoy lower fares.

TL;DR: Cape Town is a low-cost destination for those who want to experience a completely different culture without running into crowds or compromising on beach parties.

Heraklion, Greece

If the name of this city doesn’t tell anything, you’ve still probably heard of Crete — the Greek island where it lies. Thanks to its location, you can swim in the Aegean Sea as early as March.

Here, you can find both sandy beaches and great mountains. Plus, Heraklion offers you a more urban setting than the rest of Crete. There’s no shortage of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants serving local specialities like raki.

Although Greece, in general, is a relatively cheap tourist destination, Crete isn’t. One-week low-budget stay in Heraklion will cost you around US$450.

TL;DR: Heraklion is a perfect destination for lovers of old town architecture, island life, buzzing nightlife, and warm weather even at the beginning of March — all in one package.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is hardly your typical spring break destination. For one, it’s still a bit too chilly in March and April even to drink coffee outside. Plus, there are no sandy white beaches to get tanned.

But the nightlife of the German capital is unrivalled in its vibrancy and diversity. You can find your scene no matter what you prefer: there are Irish pubs, lounges, jazz clubs, and party locations for any taste. Plus, people here throw rave and techno parties like no one else in the world!

One-week low-budget stay in Berlin will cost you around US$350.

TL;DR: Berlin is perfect for a spring break heavy on partying, but only if you’re ready to compromise on the weather and swimming.

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In Conclusion: 3 Honorable Mentions

This list could go on and on — there are just too many exceptional vacation spots on this planet. But, unfortunately, not all of them could make the cut.

That doesn’t mean they don’t deserve your attention, of course. Here are three more destinations you should consider for your next spring break. The well-known Croatia cruises, which usually start from the Port of Split, provide an intimate setting for travelers to discover the wonders of the stunning coastline and pristine islands of Croatia. Travelers are also afforded the opportunity to explore charming coastal towns and witness Croatia’s rich history and culture. If you’re looking for a professional yet exciting Croatian adventure, you can learn more about luxury Croatia cruises that are worth experiencing.

  1. Split, Croatia. It’s a coastal city with sandy beaches (a rare occurrence for Croatia), a wonderful old town, lively nightlife, and outstanding nature spots nearby. What else could you wish for?
  2. Valletta, Malta. This tiny island country can be your playground. You can spend your spring break swimming in the clear Mediterranean Sea, exploring its capital’s old town, or discovering Malta’s café culture and nightlife.
  3. Rome, Italy. This city combines the multiculturalism of a modern European capital with its rich history and architecture. That means the nightlife is lively here, and you can still stroll around the old town and take in its spirit during the day.

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