Spring break, but not Cancun or Miami. To all who want a spring break where they can avoid both busy crowds and rowdy drunk twenty-somethings partying day and night, let us introduce you to some of our favorite hotels worldwide that provide all the means for you to have a chill spring break.
4 Stars | Website | Sangster International Airport
40 | Outdoor swimming pool; Beachfront; Spa | 3
Negril Seven Mile Beach; Bloody Bay; Blue Hole Mineral Spring
The Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica is a boutique stay sporting 40 rooms situated atop volcanic cliffs. The aesthetic brims with island-chic panache, with accommodation corridors set in rustic stone villas sheltered by thatched roofs. To make things even more chill, opt to experience the Psilocybin Soundbath, a two-hour wellness journey at the newly opened Farmhouse located in the Rockhouse Organic Garden directly across the road from the hotel.
4 Stars | Website | John Wayne Airport
28 | Outdoor swimming pool; Beachfront; Bar | 2
Shaws Cove Beach; Fisherman’s Cove Beach; Balboa Pier
Located in the quiet, posh town of Laguna Beach, California, Hotel Joaquin is a design-centric boutique hotel that feels like a mélange between the Surf Lodge and St. Barts. The sea-facing lobby equips whitewashed walls & furnishings, which mingle with clean wood fixtures & finishes. While the weather might not be warm enough in April to go into the ocean sans a wetsuit, the Pacific is still stunning to watch, no matter the hour of the day. If you want to take a walk outside, Laguna Beach’s main business district, with its abundance of galleries, is a short distance away.
5 Stars | Website | Palmar Sur Airport
13 | Outdoor swimming pool; Fitness center; Spa | 1
Cerro Chirripo; Hermosa Beach; Uvita Beach
Located in Osa, Costa Rica, Rancho Pacific is a hotel sitting 2,000 feet above sea level. Its views of the Pacific are dreamy to its core. The hotel’s proximity to Marino Ballena and Corcovado National Parks will delight all nature enthusiasts (anyone up for a chill spring break hike?).
5 Stars | Website | Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
30 | Outdoor swimming pools; Spa; Breakfast | 2
Lake Pleasant; Lake Pleasant Regional Park; Scorpion Bay
This luxe Arizona stay ranks high when it comes to hotels with hot springs. In addition to the onsite therapeutic baths containing minerals that remedy aches, pains, and nourishment, the hotel imbues a sense of Zen that grounds all who visit: Yoga, tai chi, breathwork, and mindfulness classes populate programming here. Oh, and if you love looking at the constellations — the bungalows here have private telescopes so you can stargaze come nighttime.
5 Stars | Website | Sonoma County Airport
50 | Outdoor swimming pool; Fitness center; Breakfast | 2
Calistoga Hot Springs; Lake Hennessey; Moore Creek Park
Influenced by the South of France’s quiet sophistication and California charm, this adults-only stay contains some of wine country’s most sybaritic accommodations. On top of eye-catching valley views, guests can look forward to the onsite Michelin Star restaurant and seeking nourishment at the Auberge du Soleil Spa (when here, opt to book the Experience de Bain, which replenishes participants’ skin while they sink into one of the hotel’s outdoor soaking tubs — you can choose from re-mineralizing and detoxifying fango, deep relief CBD, or a Jasmine Rose soak. Napa Valey wine tasting or not, this hotel gives you that chill (and luxe) spring break you’re looking for these next couple of months.
5 Stars | Website | Ibiza Airport
137 | Outdoor swimming pool; Beachfront; Spa | 4
Parque de Es Canar; Plaça d’Itàlia; S’Arenal Petit Beach
Travelers often disregard the Spanish isle of Ibiza when searching to visit somewhere “chill” — after all, it’s one of the world’s party capitals. But, a new crop of wellness-focused hotels is changing the island’s party-party-party reputation. Visit Six Senses Ibiza, a hotel that’s truly all about improving your well-being, from their ‘Eat with Six Senses’ philosophy that empowers guests to make mindful choices to feel their best every day to unique wellness offerings like RoseBar (an age-defying spa wellness program that blends powers of science and spirituality to enhance human health span and lengthen lifespan), immersive retreats, and more. While it might be a bit too cold to go in the ocean like you can in the summer, the island boasts a mild climate that’s amicable towards those who love being outside (think high 60s in April).
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