It’s time to start thinking about your families up coming Spring Break! This is one of our favorite vacations, because we get to spend some quality family-time in the sunshine.
However, finding great places that top everyone’s list in our family for Spring break isn’t always easy. Rob and I want a relaxing environment, great food, great drinks and sunshine. Our daughter wants activities, unlimited ice cream, other kids to hang out with and unlimited fruity drinks with an umbrella in them. And, when we add the element of wanting a luxurious room and top-notch spa….our options get even more limited! But, we’ve done our homework over the last 10 years of Spring Breaking and have come up with our “Top 5 Spring Breaks”. If they please our finickiness, then they that should please everyone in your family easily.
**All costs were done using April 1-7, 2014 for 2 adults and 1 child**
1. Grand Velas Vallarta-Nayarit
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Type: Luxury All-Inclusive
Total Cost: $4,254 for a Pool View Suite
What to Love: This property is luxury at it’s finest! Stunning pool, unbelievable sunsets, delicious restaurants that will please every member of the family and exceptional service every step of the way!
What’s Included: Pool view suite, snacks & meals at five restaurants, in-suite dining, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, water sports, live entertainment, fitness center, tennis, beach and swimming pool services.
What’s NOT Included: Spa, additional tours.
2. Royal Caribbean 7 Night Caribbean Cruise
Location: Departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Type: Caribbean Cruise
Total Cost: $6,896 for a Grand Suite with Balcony
What to Love: The nightly shows are spectacular, especially the water show!
What’s Included: Grand suite with balcony, all meals at 25 dining options (although specialty restaurants charge an additional per person fee), live entertainment, fitness center, swimming pools, towels.
What’s NOT Included: Internet access, spa, additional tours, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, specialty restaurants.
3. Atlantis Resort
Location: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Type: Large Resort
Total Cost: $3,074 for a Deluxe Room Terrace View, Royal Towers
What to Love: Endless water sports, activities and extreme water slides for the kids and kids at heart!
What’s Included: Deluxe Room Terrace View, unlimited access to 141-acre water park, water slides, river rides, pools and beach.
What’s NOT Included: Meals/snacks, spa, additional tours, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
4. Loews Coronado Bay
Location: San Diego, California
Type: Resort Hotel
Total Cost: $1565 for a Luxury King Room with Balcony
What to Love: Kids Clubs and Teen-Only Food bars + a beautiful sandy beach and proximity to the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld and other family friendly San Diego attractions make the Lowes Coronado a top spot for families!
What’s Included: Luxury King room with balcony.
What’s NOT Included: Meals/snacks, spa, fitness center, kids clubs, wifi, additional tours, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, parking.
5. Hard Rock Hotel Universal Studios
Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida
Type: Resort Hotel
Total Cost: $$2891 for a Luxury King Room with Balcony
What to Love: Walking distance to Universal Theme parks and a killer pool for both adults and kids, complete with water slides, fruity cocktails and organized pool games.
What’s Included: King room with balcony, pool access, complimentary continental breakfast, evening beer and wine and additional privileges including complimentary admission to the fitness center, complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks throughout the day, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres each evening.
What’s NOT Included: Meals, spa, kids clubs, additional tours, additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, parking.