Spring Break Destinations
In Spring Break Destinations (Part 1), we covered domestic US destinations, including Panama City Beach, South Padre, Las Vegas, South Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Daytona Beach.
One common advantage to all those destinations, is that you don’t need a passport, or any expensive flights to get there… But what if you’re looking to spend your Spring Break outside the US?
There are PLENTY of Spring Break destinations for you to choose from, starting with…
Cancun is easily one of the most popular Spring Break destinations, and has a strong reputation as a lively hotspot. A Cancun Spring Break may not come cheap – but if your budget can handle it, you’re in for a great experience.
Spanish is the main language, but you’ll find English spoken in most areas (Just in case, here’s your 3 most essential words: Comida, Aqua, and Cerveza – remember those and you’ll be just fine!)
Hold on though… You’ll need to clear the border. For that you will need a valid passport plus some other forms of official photo ID. There is some good news though; in Cancun the legal drinking age is 18… 3 years younger than the US Spring Break destinations!
You won’t hear many people complaining that their Acapulco Spring Break sucked… There’s plenty to do, day and night. If you get bored (yeah, right) of celebs, pool parties, DJs, bikini contests, beach Olympics and beer pong… you can check out a bull fight, swim with dolphins, or watch some cliff divers do their thing.
In the past, A-listers like Ludacris, Pitbull, and Drake have been spotted in Mexico’s Acapulco Bay during Spring Break. Wanna dance with the devil and flirt with the sunrise? You can in Acapulco (at the Palladium.) The party starts at 11.30 and keeps going until as late as noon the next day!
Cover charges at some of the bigger Acapulco (World class) Nightclubs include all-you-can-drink (which sounds pretty good at first, but it’s expensive!) The Spring Break Acapulco clubs go ALL-OUT though, with multi-million dollar sound systems, laser light shows, and fireworks! You can also find plenty of ultra-luxury all-inclusive Spring Break hotels too – not exactly budget-friendly, but if you have enough moolah to cover it, you’ll be partying LIKE A BOSS!
Expensive but epic. Plus you’ll need a passport to travel.
Montego Bay is exceptionally beautiful… It’s especially warm and sunny during Spring Break season, and you’ll literally be partying in paradise. As you’d probably expect – you’ll find some great live reggae and calypso bands in Montego Bay (but not so much heavy metal if that’s what you’re in to… Sorry)
If you find yourself with the munchies, Montego Bay has plenty of awesome island cuisine to try out, including the famous ‘Groovy Grouper’. As for accommodation, there’s a lot of choices – ranging from the more expensive options in the heart of it all (the Hip Strip), to the more reasonably priced spots in the surrounding areas, like Rosehall.
If your passport is up to date, and you don’t want an all-out Spring Break party experience, a Montego Bay Spring Break might be for you…
The islands of the Bahamas are a beautiful and tropical Spring Break Destination. Located less than 100 miles away from Miami, it’s easy to hop on a cruise ship and ride across. You’ll find the typical range of watersports activities on offer, like parasailing, snorkeling and windsurfing, as well as a good selection of hotel bars. Plus, if you’re feeling lucky, the Bahamas has a great selection of Casinos for you to enjoy!
Still, the Bahamas just hasn’t fully embraced the Spring Break spirit like other Spring break destinations such as Panama City Beach Florida, or Cancun. When someone says “Bahamas”, you don’t automatically associate it with Spring Break like you do with other destinations. MTV has never been here, and you probably won’t be handed any fliers promoting A-list concerts.
So if it’s a more laid back, less intense Spring Break experience you’re looking for, then the Bahamas might just be the perfect destination. But… if you want the full-on, high octane, all-out Spring Break experience, this destination might not be able to deliver.
There’s a few similarities between a Nassau Spring Break experience, and the Bahamas. Nassau is another beautiful location; stunning beaches, beautiful water, great weather all day – and a laid back vibe. You’ll find some bars to party at when the sun goes down too.
BUT… Just like the Bahamas – it’s not a Spring Destination that has fully embraced the party attitude like other places have. Yes, your hotel will be beautiful, comfortable, and tropical – and probably right next to the beach. There are even some great Casinos if that’s your thing…
A Nassau Spring Break experience is definitely on the lower end of the exhilaration scale, and you won’t get the all-out Spring Break action-packed chaos that other destinations guarantee… Then again, that might be exactly what you’re looking for…