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Spring Break Escapes

It’s that time of year again, when the cold is growing old, and you’re ready for spring—and sunshine!—again. Pack your bags for these sea- and sand-bound locations with not a single snowflake in sight.

Palau

 

Two words: tropical escape. This dreamy archipelago in the Pacific has no shortage of translucent waters and unspoiled islands.

 

  What to Do

Up the ante on the usual snorkeling-amongst-the-fishes holiday experience by diving in amongst the jellyfish at the aptly named Jellyfish Lake.  

 

Where to Stay
At the Palau Pacific Resort, a haven of bungalows and beachfront.

  

What to Wear

A scallop-edged bikini by day, and a breezy maxi by night.

Anse Lazio, Seychelles

If only the best will do for you, then look no further than this beach that often tops Best of the Best lists.
 
 

Where to Stay

At the villas-only oasis of the Raffles Praslin.

 

  What to Wear

A one-piece swimsuit that doubles as a bodysuit, with crocheted culottes, crystal sandals, and a floppy, wide-brimmed hat.

 
Insider Tip

Take the trail from Lazio to the next beach, Anse Georgette, and don’t forget a bottle of rosé or Seybrew, the local beer.

Little Palm Island, Florida

The luxury of staying on a private island comes closer than you think—this postcard-perfect islet is just a short distance from Key West in the Florida Keys.

 

  Where to Stay

At any of the well-appointed bungalows on this island-turned-resort.

   

What to Do

Adventure seekers will favor the myriad water sports, while others might prefer a drink by the live music bar.

 
  What to Wear

A preppy gingham swimsuit, a cover-up, and a bag complete with a pineapple motif, for tropical flair.

Coles Bay, Tasmania

Take your pick from any number of sandy white beaches around this peaceful headland. What makes it different from the rest of Australia? Most of the sand here is just for you.

 

  Where to Stay

The Saffire Freycinet is a six-star hotel with the kind of extras we’re looking for: personal yoga classes, vineyard tours, and cruises to remote sandy beaches.

 

  Where to Dine

Palate, the on-site restaurant with floor-to-ceiling views that’s simply asking for a sunset date.

 

  What to Wear

Modern and fresh is the vibe here. Think clean, white colors and effortless silhouettes.

Todos dos Santos, Baja, Mexico

Replace memories of your last spring break in Los Cabos (no judgement) with a low-key surf and cultural escape.

 

  Where to Stay

A saltwater pool, a jacuzzi, and plenty of privacy—no wonder we’re in favor of the secluded boutique hotel Posada La Poza.

  

What to Do

There’s no shortage of surf spots here, but with artists from Gaudalajara and Mexico City opening up shop, perhaps it’s time to brush up on some Mexican art outside of Frida.

 

  What to Wear

Keep the look simple but bright with a rainbow one-piece that plays off the town’s multi-hued buildings.

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