Congratulations, the holidays are over. You’ve given everyone their gifts, braved winter travels, and put in quality family time. Now do something for yourself by planning an adult spring break you can look forward to while it’s still chilly outside. Because really, why should college kids have all the fun? Here are five popular beach spots and their emerging alternatives for 2017.
Las Year – Costa Rica, the Central American country continues to break its own world record in running purely on renewable energy, cementing its reputation for “pura vida.” Thanks to its cleanliness and relative safety, Costa Rica has long been a beginner-friendly international destination, but its understandable popularity means it might be a spot better visited during the rainy off-season that lasts until April.
This Year – So instead, consider Nicaragua, which has emerged as a less developed alternative (with fewer zip lines). In addition to sinewy volcanoes and idyllic beaches, Nicaragua has a number of under-the-radar boutique properties, like the eco-conscious Jicaro Island Ecolodge and the artsy Rancho Santana. Go now before developers start cleaving the country in half to construct the Nicaragua Canal, which, if ever completed, could forever mar its fragile ecosystem.
Last Year – The Bahamas -Thanks to convenient flight connections, Nassau has long been popular with the college crowd. You can have have an elevated experience, however, thanks to resorts like Kamalame Cay and One&Only Ocean Club, which dominated Condé Nast Traveler‘s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards.
This Year – Jamaica – But this year, you might want to unwind in Jamaica. Even if you’re not a beach bum, its unique and thriving food scene is a strong draw. And there’s plenty of grownup R&R here, from the ocean-side retreat of Rockhouse’s signature Spice Bathing Ritual to seaweed wraps at Jake’s Hotel to the Blue Mountain Coffee scrub at GoldenEye, a 49-key resort tucked between the Caribbean and a tranquil lagoon on the northern coast.
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