NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For a college student, spring break might mean wild nights forgetting the pressures of study; for parents, it might mean a peaceful respite from the hassles of parenthood before summer break. And for the professional it might mean a pause in relentless business pressures.
Whatever your reasoning for wanting a spring getaway — it might just be a need for a little warmth and sunlight — you also most likely need it to be affordable.
We’ve put together 10 of the most budget-friendly spring break vacations that will still feel like a fortune’s being spent:
South Beach Hotel, Biloxi, Miss.: South Beach Hotel is the only hotel directly on the beach here. All rooms have balconies, and guests can request a sunrise or sunset view. If you want something to do in addition to lounging on the sand, spend a day combining beach and history out on Ship Island. The Ship Island Ferry runs March to October, taking visitors out to this beautiful barrier island that was a staging area for the British during the War of 1812 and a training site during the Civil War. Hotel rates for March start at $120 per night.
Coco Reef Resort, Bermuda: If the Beach Boy’s song Kokomo plays in your head every time you hear the word “Bermuda,” you might be ready for a trip to the island. This “official spring break hotel” offers free entry and access to all spring break daytime and nightlife events, bus and ferry transportation, food at all daytime events, special discounts at island attractions and drink and restaurant discounts. Rates start at $80 per night.
CostaBaja Resort and Spa La Paz, Mexico: Cancun might be the place to party, but if you have more of a subdued spring break in mind — complete with whale watching — the package at CostaBaja includes luxurious accommodations, a daily buffet breakfast and a complimentary room upgrade from just $619 for two people for two nights.