At a loss for where to spend your spring break?
Never fear! HomeExchange has put together a list of the most relaxing places to get your fill of sun and sand in order to go back to work refreshed… Click on the links in the text to check out our homes in each of these regions!
Our Top Picks for the Spring Break of Your Dreams
Imagine sipping a cool drink with your toes in the sea and the sun on your skin… As anyone will tell you, Mexico is the place to be for spring break, and not just for the party crowd. On both coasts Mexico boasts beautiful sand beaches, an incredible cuisine, and a laid-back vibe designed to de-stress. Treat the family to a holiday in this colourful country, and you won’t regret it. On the Caribbean coast you can visit famous Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum, and on the Pacific side, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and Acapulco all offer chill vibes for beachgoers. Spend your days touring the cobblestone streets and old churches left from colonial times, watch whales and fish from a glass-bottomed boat, surf the waves, lie in your hammock under the palms, then go out for dinner and sample the fresh seafood to the sounds of a mariachi band.
Costa Brava, Spain
Running from Barcelona to the northern border with France, the Costa Brava has much to please. The warm Mediterranean climate and friendly people will make for a peaceful holiday, but the real magic of the Costa Brava lies in the small villages scattered along the seaside. To the north, in Cadaques you’ll find the home of Salvador Dali, now converted into a museum, and his little yellow rowboat Gala. In Pals you can explore the quiet shady streets and admire the romantic image of vines growing on old stone walls. L’Escala and L’Estartit offer charming inlets to explore by sailboat or kayak. And of course the beaches! The advantage of travelling to a less well-known area means you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy the beace in peace.
Halene’s home in Cadaques, Spain
Helene’s home in the center of Cadaques in the perfect place to de-stress. “The streets are full of flowers and good seafood restaurants, without forgetting Paella and Spanish wine!”
There’s nowhere better than the Caribbean for a bit of rest and relaxation. Whether in Barbados or St. Barth’s, St. Martin or Martinique, you’ll find the island getaway of your dreams. The Caribbean offers visitors a diverse range of cultures with European and African influences to suit any whim. Marvel at the yachts and resort-goers in Aruba or the Virgin Islands, or get away from the crowds on serene Anguilla. Dive into a different era in Cuba. Make sure to sample the spicy local cuisine, snorkel in the turquoise sea, take a hike inland to revel in the beauty of unspoiled nature, and top off the day watching the sun set over the sea.
Andrée-Lise’s home in Saint-Martin
Andrée-Lise’s beautiful design home in Saint-Martin is located on the northern tip of the island, not far from the narture reserve and the famous Orient Bay Beach.
France’s fiercely independent island department has enough variety to suit any visitor. Its diverse terrain and natural beauty are enough to inspire any lover of the outdoors, while those inclined to pass their holidays relaxing on the beach will be just as happy. From the mountains to the sea, visitors can hike, bike, dive, swim, and paddleboard. Corsica also offers cultural outings in the form of museums, nature reserves, and prehistoric sites. The cities of Bastia, Sartène, Aléria, and Corte each hold well-reputed museums, while the Palais Fesch in Ajaccio contains the largest collection of Italian painting in France after the Louvre. After a full day of activities, treat yourself to an appetizer of Corsican specialties–olive oil, sausages, cheeses, and honey. And don’t forget the wine 😉
Alain’s home in Bastia, Corsica
Alain’s home in Bastia has a huge terrace with a view over the sea, from which to enjoy a family meal and relax after a long day of exploring.
The top destination for European travellers outside of Western Europe, a holiday in Greece is what dreams are made of! Her white houses spilling into the bright blue sea will provide a striking backdrop for your holiday photos, while her marvellous history and landscapes will enchant you. Take a tour of the islands, sunbathe, and then treat yourselves to dinner with a view of the beach. The unparalleled Greek cuisine is renowned for its freshness and simplicity, and deserves to be appreciated as much as Greek history and culture.
Frederic’s home in Sérifos, Greece
Frederic’s home on the island of Sérifos sits on a hill just outside the village and offers visitors peace and quiet, and a stunning view over the Aegean Sea.
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