Spring is one of the most ideal times to go on vacation what with all
the flowers in full bloom plus a great climate after the long cold days
of winter. For college students, it is also the time to enjoy spring
break from school with friends. If you’re one of those contemplating on
where to spend a relaxing spring holiday, consider some of our
recommended favorite spring break vacation destinations in the
Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
If you wish to experience the Mediterranean spots, you can choose to go to either Spain, Portugal, Cyprus or Turkey. Spain’s coastlines offer a variety of awesome beaches. Sunny weather can be enjoyed for at least five hours each day with average temperatures ranging from 18 to 22 degrees centigrade. Beaches from the Costa Blanca, Costa Almeria and Costa Dorada up to Costa del Sol are not so crowded compared to the areas.
The same favorable climate can be experienced in the Spanish islands of Balearics and Canary. The Balearics’ islands off the southeast coast are composed of Majorca, Minorca and the famous Ibiza. These places have excellent beaches, too, ideal for the family. If you’re the party animal, Ibiza is highly recommended because of its lively nightlife. Meanwhile, you can also explore the Canary Islands off the west coast of Morocco. Experience great accommodation, beaches and a rich history in Canary’s so-called “big four” holiday islands – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
The southern coastline of Portugal has a popular place that goes by the name of The Algarve. The spring weather there is also very comfortable and Algarve’s sandy beaches are ideal for families and group of friends or workmates.
Cyprus is another ideal spring break spot because of its fantastic beaches and sunny weather with just the right temperatures. Good thing the Republic of Northern Cyprus has opened up to tourism and vacationers now have more choices. Language is no problem since English is widely used in the island. Accommodations and other holiday facilities are aplenty in the areas of Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca, located in the Greek side of the island. The Troodos Mountains are a scenic attraction best for the active vacationers who love to go hiking or cycling. Some of the island’s best beaches are situated in Karpas, a narrow peninsula that has long stretches of white sand beach. Among the well-known resorts there are Kyrenia in the north and Famagusta on the eastern coast.
Turkey also has excellent resorts located along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. These are Izmir, Bodrum, Kusadasi, Marmaris and Antalya, among many others. More coastal towns are being developed for tourism purposes. Turkey has been a favorite destination of British vacationers who love exploring the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines. Spring is just the right time to enjoy Turkey’s beaches with good temperatures averaging between 17 and 21C.
If a Caribbean holiday is your dream, the best places to go to are Jamaica, Punta Cana, Bermuda and Barbados. In Jamaica, there are lots of things you can do like snorkeling and parasailing at its unique beaches, climbing Dunn’s river falls, exploring the forests and strolling around the place with your family and friends. Negril is an ideal spring break destination with seven miles of white sand beaches. Experience real nature in Negril as you won’t find there the usual tall structures and hotel chains that abound in many beach resorts.
Bermuda offers a more private ambience with lesser crowds. Going around the island for sight-seeing can be done by just biking or riding a bus, taxi or ferry. Try the cruise-boat outings there and check out The Aquarium and Devil’s Hole, both popular tourist attractions.
For more privacy, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is the place to go. A number of all-inclusive resorts offer a great experience. For more adventure outside, you can try taking a safari at the Hispaniola jungles or swim along with the dolphins in the Caribbean sea.