Travel Intel

Why You Should Already Be Booking Spring Travel

By: Arushi Mehra

We get it—thinking about Spring Break right now, when holiday travel has barely begun, seems bizarre. But we guarantee that once you spend a few days escaping the early-winter blues, you’ll start thinking about your next sun-soaked getaway—and you’ll be glad if those March plans were already in place. That’s why we’ve identified a few places that, if you book now, will bring that enviable combo of higher temperatures and lower rates. Whether your Spring Break involves kids or not, here are a few places to consider.


The Resort: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

The Setting: A foolproof blend of Hawaiian and contemporary design on Maui’s Wailea Coast.  

Who It’s Best For: Families with younger children looking to revel and relax at a full-size beach resort.  

Kids Will Love: The two lagoon-style pools connected by a waterslide, and especially Mermaid University, which transforms the little ones into mermaids and teaches them how to swim with a tail.  

Parents Will Love:
The laid-back poolside frills, like foot and shoulder massages and a steady stream of kahlúa coladas and ceviche.  

The Moment:
Lounging on the guests-only beachfront, watching the kids furiously dig a moat as part of the sandcastle-building contest. 


The Resort: Nobu Ibiza Bay

The Setting: A stylish sanctuary embroidered in whites, emeralds, and azures on the shores of Talamanca Bay, nearly a mile from Ibiza Town.  

Who It’s Best For: Family-friendly and Ibiza usually don’t appear in the same sentence, but the blend of traditional Mediterranean vibe and millennial-approved amenities makes it perfectd for those with older kids.  

Kids Will Love: DJ workshops, sushi-making classes and Ibizan craft lessons; in-room iPod docking stations; the in-house John Freida Salon, perfect for those mommy-daughter beauty dates.  

Parents Will Love:  The adults-only (well, 16-and-up) pool; the four-in house restaurants serving traditional Japanese cuisine to modern Mexican dishes, the pool-side bar with pitchers of sangria and peaceful moments enjoyed on your suite’s terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 

The Moment: Tucking into Nobu’s signature miso black cod and salmon-caviar tartare at the restaurant.  


The Resort: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Setting: A posh Southern Californian retreat with spacious, fireplace-equipped suites and villas spread over 400 acres of coastal canyonlands.  

Who It’s Best For:
Multigenerational families who want abundant options (golf, spa, activities, fine dining) with a side of butler service.  

Kids Will Love: The four pools, tennis lessons, exploring the La Jolla Sea Caves in a kayak, and guided hikes with the resort’s naturalists.  

Parents Will Love: Chef William Bradley’s award-winning modern French fare at Addison; the 18-hole Tom Fazio–designed golf course; San Diego’s best spa.  

The Moment: Riding horseback through the stunning Los Peñasquitos Canyon, as your family admires SoCal's rugged beauty.


The Resort: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

The Setting:
A secluded spot—accessible only by boat—on the country’s eastern coast, surrounded by spotless white sand, lush tropical mountains and the aquamarine of the South China Sea. March is an ideal time to visit.

Who It’s Best For:
Wanderlust-stricken families looking for a far-flung adventure in a serene and exclusive setting.

Kids Will Love: Origami, statue painting, music classes and cookie-making, all part of the curriculum at the resort’s Sub Club.

Parents Will Love: Plunge pools and separate sleeping and living areas in the villas. Nature-oriented activities like paddy field excursions, kayaking in Ninh Van Bay, and biking to the top of Heo mountain for panoramic views.

The Moment: Island hopping by speedboat around Nha Trang Bay and stopping for some fresh-caught seafood delicacies.  


The Resort: Hotel Esencia

The Setting:
A secluded paradise with 29 intimate rooms an hour from Cancún and the other kind of Spring Break.  

Who It’s Best For: Couples who have the enviable luxury of leaving the kids at home. 

Kids Will Love:
Not being here. While they’re not forbidden per se, this is more of a couple’s place. 

Parents Will Love:
All the rooms, from tropical garden suites to oceanfront villas, come with morning pastries & fruits, sparkling spirits, cold-pressed juices, sunrise yoga and organic spa rituals.  

The Moment: You and your partner kick back under a straw palapa, sipping hand-crafted margaritas and listening to the sounds of the sea.