The countdown to spring break has already begun! It’s the best time of year to let your hair down with friends before the stresses of finals kick in. Each popular destination has something different to offer – so which is the destination for you and your friends?
Find a tailor made spring vacation based on U.S. News’ top destinations and your own personality and make this the best spring break ever.
The all-night party girl!
You all have that one friend who is reluctant to leave the club, even when you have all partied hard for twelve hours. She’s the one who’s still lining up shots for people as they try to walk out the door and tries to get everybody dancing even if they’re falling asleep. Of course, there’s only one destination for this party girl and it’s Cancun.
Known as one of the best party places in the world, Coco Bongo plays music into the early hours, so party girls never have to stop dancing. Then there’s The City, nine bars spread over three floors and host to more than five thousand people at times. This is where top international DJs have been known to perform, including the likes of Tiësto and Paul Van Dyk! What are you waiting for?
What to pack?
The heat can be extreme in Cancun, and if you want to stay out all night you should wear light layers. Most of the clubs state that their dress code is casual or “club attire” so whatever you feel comfortable in is what only matters.
The early night queen
This girls’ body clock does not exceed 10pm, and she is notorious for sneaking out of the club before the rest of the group. This friend is too laid-back for a night of partying, she’d rather sleep until the early afternoon and is always the furthest away from any drama. The location for this co-ed is Punta Cana.
Nights spent in Punta Cana are often far more relaxed, so the early night queen won’t need to plan her exit from the party. Instead, go all-inclusive and you’ll struggle to find a reason to even leave the resort! Fancy doing some light exercise? Head to Bávaro or Cap Cana for a spot of golfing.
A relaxed wardrobe
A bikini is the best option, as the daytime will be prime time for sun worshipping and napping (while wearing plenty of sunscreen). Grab a good book and beach towel and you’re good to go.
She looks glamourous all day long, even in the hottest of climates. She’s not afraid to overspend and probably has a make-up box worth more than her flight tickets to this destination! It’s no surprise that she’d fit right in at the idyllic Bahamas.
With some surreal local beauty spots such as the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve and Lucayan National Park, this girl will have a seriously strong Instagram game while on spring break in the Bahamas.
She will have an everlasting stock of party dresses, to wow the crowds in casinos on the island. Don’t forget to bring a full purse because you’ll be spoilt for choice at the duty-free shops.
She has had her summer body ready since December and you will not catch her doing burpees in the sand. Whether she’s trying out the latest Kardashian fad diet or LA fitness craze, she loves nothing more than showing off her abs in a bikini. Girls like this should get their flights booked to Cabo San Lucas.
A Mexican haven for panoramic views and crystal-clear waters, Cabo is located on the edge of the Baja California. While you’re here, discover the well-known rock formation The Arch of Cabo San Lucas or keep your fitness levels up with a hike up Mount Solmar.
Pack your favourite bikinis, hiking boots and snorkelling gear to make the most of a holiday at Cabo San Lucas.
Embrace the natural surroundings of Cabo by packing your snorkelling gear and a trusty pair of hiking boots – not forgetting an endless supply of bikinis!
This girl is always there to lend a helping hand to her friends and strangers alike. From extra-curricular charity events to fundraising for local causes, her mind is always on making a difference. These thoughtful souls should head over to Puerto Rico for spring break.
Combine relaxation, live music and vibrant night life and you will arrive at Puerto Rico. You can also take the opportunity to get involved with the hurricane relief efforts and help out the locals.
Looking good, doing good
Enjoy the local culture and explore the town in comfortable shoes and floaty camisoles, it is a pretty relaxing destination so there’s no need to try to hard during the day time.
You know you are guaranteed a good meal when you go out with the resident foodie of the group, even if you do have to wait for her to take a snapshot of your dishes before you can tuck in – she needs it for her Insta! A holiday is incomplete if it doesn’t include amazing food, so Jamaica is the ultimate spot.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with some of the tastiest jerk chicken and classic Jamaican patties on offer. Combine this with the idyllic beaches and relaxed reggae vibes and you’ll have a spring break you won’t forget!
Walking around between eateries could become a tiring job, so pack plenty of lightweight options and your best flat sandals.
Get ready for take-off, this spring break is going to be one to remember wherever you go!