The Ides of March are on the horizon. Now, we're not all that worried about whatever luck they may or may not bring. We're more interested in fleeing the impending March Gloom. Below are five destinations that we're looking forward to running off to: abundant sunshine, #spring2018 Instagram ops and most importantly, no rowdy Spring Breakers. 

Take your pick and leave the rest to us—it's time to spring forward and start your next adventure.

By Arushi Mehra
Beachfront Villa Suites
Photo by Zemi Beach House

ANGUILLA

Why Go In March: The days are cold, short and gloomy so we're off to find sunnier skies. Anguilla's beautiful beaches calling and several resorts on the island are reopening this March, so take advantage of their celebratory deals—a complimentary extra day on the beach never hurt anybody.

Where to Stay: The latest luxury newcomer on the 35-square-mile island: Zemi Beach House & Spa. The 400-ft stretch of pristine beach, two pools to pick from, some of the best food in the Caribbean and access to stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling, kayaking, and tennis. Skylark's favorite part? The Rhum Room with more than 100 small-batch island rums and rare finds like Appleton 50 Year and Clement 1952.

Spa
Photo by Zemi Beach House

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE

What It's Like: After your Thai Qi Fusion massages, you and your better half head out to the restored 300-year-old Thai house's terrace. Hands wrapped around steaming cups of tea, leaves freshly plucked from the spa garden, you lean against each other and gaze out at the sparkling ocean. Later on, when evening begins to set in, the resort's rum guru shows up to take you on a vintage rum-tasting journey—just in time for your private candlelight dinner down on the beach.

We All Like A Bonus: As a part of their grand re-opening—stay 4 nights at the price of 3 OR 7 nights at the price of 5 from February 14-December 19, 2018. Contact one of our agents to escape to the beach!

Hong Kong Skyline

HONG KONG

Why Go In March: Basel, baby! Art Basel will beckon the global art-elite to Hong Kong March 29th through the 31st this year. An impressive list of 248 galleries hailing from 32 countries will flaunt everything from modern masterpieces to traditional works—in addition to its celeb fans and artists wandering amongst the crowds. Now, it wouldn't be an art and fashion-filled soirée without some serious partying and schmoozing—this year, Basel overlaps with amFAR's Hong Kong gala (March 26) as well—so, a string of martinis for a good cause? We'll take it!  

Where to Stay: Check-into The Upper Housea cool, chic and design-forward hideout 38 stories above the upscale Pacific Place shopping complex. Designed by talented Hong Kong architect André Fu, his meticulous attention to detail and feel radiates throughout the hotel—from the naturally lit stone and straw interiors, the small, intimate check-in space (there's no formal lobby, guests are individually taken care) to the 300 pieces of art spread throughout the property. The vibe is personal and simply, just cool.

The Upper House Lawn

THE UPPER HOUSE

What It's Like: Michelin-starred dining juxtaposed with old-school dim sum. Roast geese hanging in steamy shop windows an alleyway away from the crystal dagger Bank of China Tower. Milk tea in paper cups and world-renowned custom suit tailors. Watching the sunrise from the top of Victoria Peak and after-hours cocktail bars that require a secret password. Hong Kong is a city of awesome extremes—and a visit will reward you.

We All Like A Bonus: As a part of The Upper House's Festive Spring offer, guests enjoy complimentary limousine drop off to Hong Kong Island, up to 2,000 Asia Miles per stay, late check-out, daily dim sum breakfast and round-trip airport transfers. Contact one of our agents for more details!

Tunnel Entrance
Photo by Resort at Pedregal

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

Why Go In March: Good times, tan lines and warm wonderful weather. Okay, that describes Cabo most of the year, but March is also the best time to see whales and whale sharks, so book a whale watching trip to see some truly awesome animals.

Where to Stay:
The Resort at Pedregal's entry is chiseled out of the coastal cliff rocks, so guests follow the crystal chandelier-lit tunnel and come out to panoramic views of the Pacific and smiling staff equipped with fresh margaritas. We strongly recommend booking a dinner reservation at El Farallon, the stunning cliffside restaurant with ocean-to-table cuisine and delicious mezcal-infused cocktails and definitely don't miss out on the traditional Baja bodywork at the resort’s Luna Y Mar spa—perfect to balance and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.


Pool
Photo by Resort at Pedregal

THE RESORT AT PEDREGAL

What It's Like: Don't be alarmed by the college students on the plane to Cabo with you—they're heading straight to Margaritaville and Cabo Wabo. You, on the other hand, will be relaxing by your private, Pacific oceanside plunge pool with a bottle of vintage Dom and fresh Bluefin Tuna tartare by your side while your personal butler makes reservations for the signature “Awakening Moon” massage—120 minutes of pampering with a stimulating seaweed body wrap, followed by a relaxing rose and jasmine oil massage.

We All Like A Bonus: Embrace the beach-a-holic in you and enjoy a complimentary 4th night. Just contact one of our agents to book.

Cherry Blossoms over Tidal Basin
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WASHINGTON, D.C

Why Go In March: March in D.C. means one thing: Cherry Blossoms. The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts March 20th and runs through April 15th this year. While you're there, catch the Hirshhorn Museum’s latest curation, “Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s” (Feb 14-May 13, 2018)—a never seen before exhibition that explores the appropriation of late-20th-century commercial products via rare works from everyone from Ashley Bickerton, Jeff Koons to Haim Steinbach. Going with the family? Children will be fascinated by The Butterfly Pavilion (Daily from 10:00 to 17:00) at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Where to Stay:
The pinnacle of luxury in Washington, D.C—Rosewood Washington, in the heart of the charming Georgetown. When you check in, enjoy having a personal assistant, in-room spa treatments, and a rooftop infinity pool. Families will appreciate the Rose Buds program, with its tailor-made services for the kiddos like baby skincare products, lush child-sized robes and slippers, babysitting services and a ton of activities. Once the children fall asleep, parents can look forward to one of the coolest futuristic dining experiences in the country, at minibar by José Andréz—we’re talking a 20-25 tasting course featuring edible Parmesan spoons and flora as well as ingredients such a liquid nitrogen and gelatin. There’s also Krispy Kreme ice cream doughnuts, just saying.

Rosewood Suite
Photo by Rosewood Washington, D.C

ROSEWOOD WASHINGTON

What It's Like: Springtime is fantastic in the capital: clear blue skies, no humidity and the grandeur of the cherry blossoms radiates throughout the tidal basin. It’s the perfect destination for an action-packed family getaway—there’s museums, aquariums, the National Zoo and a bustling food scene suited to everyone’s palette.

We All Like A Bonus: Skylarkers also receive daily breakfast for two, sweetened check-in/out times, room upgrade on arrival upon availability and a $100 resort credit. Get in touch with one of our agents to kick-start your trip!

Golf Course in Indian Wells

PALM SPRINGS

Why Go In March: If there's a perfect time to test out your swing on the course, it has to be March. The skies are clear, the sun is shining and the craziness of Coachella hasn't hit the valley yet. It's also the time of the BNP Paribas Open (March 5-18, 2018)—so if you're looking for Federer to bless your March, we suggest purchasing tickets now. 

Where to Stay: Two championship golf courses, seven different pools, a luxurious spa overlooking the dramatic mountains and palms, and five different restaurants catering to a variety of tastes—that's the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells for you. Located just 20 minutes outside of Palm Springs, the resort provides a top-notch Cali desert ambiance and is famous for its Clive Clark-designed, 36-hole golf course serviced by their fantastic golf concierge. Family trip? There's a dramatically long list of activities to keep everyone busy—adventure walks, water volleyball, star gazing, remote-control boat racing, badminton and more. 

Overview
Photo by Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

HYATT REGENCY INDIAN WELLS

What It's Like: Laid-back luxury and utmost relaxation. Whether you choose to up for volleyball, tennis and golf or choose to zone out at a world-class spa, the towering mountains and swaying palms of this SoCal resort town are going to set the right tone for Spring 2018.

We All Like A Bonus: Book with Skylark and enjoy four nights and round-trip flights for two — for under $3,000. You’ll also receive exclusive perks such as daily breakfast for two, sweetened check-in/out times, room upgrade on arrival upon availability and a $100 resort credit. Click here to get that golf ball rolling.