With the (alleged) arrival of Spring, the lingering question of “where do I go for Spring Break” comes to every traveler’s minds. And no matter how many times you tell yourself that this will be the year you don’t procrastinate and wait until the last minute, the time has come before you know it.
No matter what type of Spring Break you’re looking for, Hawkins International has got the last minute trips you need.
“I’ve Got My Toes in the Sand…or Snow”
Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Kapalua Bay is a world-class, 24-acre resort that celebrates the aloha spirit of Maui, the richness of Hawaiian culture, and regional art and artisanship – from architecture and local visual art to culinary and spa offerings. This spring, Montage Kapalua Bay is welcoming back their Champagne Hale at the Historic Cliff House, a pop-up bar and lounge featuring the finest champagnes from the Veuve Clicquot portfolio. The Champagne Hale is the perfect place for guests to experience Maui’s finest sunsets as it overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and is adorned in Veuve Clicquot yellow hue featuring lush greenery. Veuve Clicquot Rich also returns exclusively to the Champagne Hale, the only venue in Hawaii to pour this refreshing Champagne cocktail. In addition, Montage Kapalua Bay just unveiled redesigned guest accommodations and features a multi-tiered lagoon pool, Cane & Canoe signature restaurant, Mahana Market, and Spa Montage. In celebration of Montage Hotels & Resorts 15-year anniversary, families can take advantage of the resort’s Sweet 15 package, to enjoy 15% savings on the best available rate.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Those looking for a Caribbean spring getaway can retreat to the resort located on the famed Seven Mile Beach that recently completed a $50 million floor-to-ceiling renovation making it the island’s newest resort. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy an inventive martini from the new Catboat Lobby Bar surrounded by panoramic ocean views and bright, soothing colors, creating a sensory experience that conjures images of azure ocean waves and white sand. The beachfront resort boasts 343 freshly renovated, contemporary accommodations from Island View Rooms to expansive Presidential Suites with colors, textures, and materials inspired by the tropical paradise outside their windows. The property offers experiences for all types of travelers with a Westin Kids Club day camp for the kids, AAA Four Diamond Beach House restaurant for foodies, a romantic “Toes in the Sand” sunset dinner for couples, and signature spa treatments at the resort’s acclaimed Hibiscus Spa for those looking to unwind and rejuvenate.
Montage Deer Valley
Park City, UT
Widely known as a winter hotspot, Park City, Utah offers even more of a stunning backdrop during the cool spring months. With the snowfall taking a late hit this ski season, the destination is the perfect backdrop for a last-minute ski trip this spring. To enjoy the ultimate après ski experience, travelers are invited to stay at the luxury alpine resort Montage Deer Valley. The resort offers direct ski in/ski out access and is home to the Après Lounge and Beach Club, a yurt decked out in Veuve Clicquot and craftsman-style décor by renowned mountain lifestyle brand Gorsuch. In honor of Veuve Clicquot Rosé 200th anniversary, guests and locals alike can toast to the spring season with a specialty drink menu at Montage Deer Valley’s first Clicquot in the Snow event, taking place on March 17th. This year, the resort is also offering an exclusive Sweet 15 package, in celebration of Montage Hotels & Resorts 15th anniversary. The limited time offer includes 15% savings on the best available rates and a special surprise anniversary gift to all guests.
“Wellness Comes First”
Montage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Montage Beverly Hills invites wellness enthusiasts to the ultimate spa experience at Spa Montage Beverly Hills featuring L. RAPHAEL Genève. This spring, the 20,000 sq. foot spa is undergoing renovations to unveil new cabanas surrounding the Mineral Wellness Pool with a wellness-minded food and beverage menu. To promote mindfulness and mindful meditation, Spa Montage will also feature a new meditation-focused, relaxation lounge available for spa guests to utilize pre- and post-treatments. Following the renovation, guest will also be able to try out the new “silent treatment,” which is designed to enhance Zen experiences. In addition, the award-winning spa will feature a new, enhanced lobby space and retail area featuring top of the line brands. After a peaceful day at Spa Montage, guests can enjoy a personal photo shoot with famed celebrity photographer John Russo, in celebration of Montage Hotels & Resort’s 15-year anniversary. The hotel is offering a special Sweet 15 package, which includes 15% savings on the best available rates, and a special surprise anniversary gift to all guests.
The Dolder Grand
Overlooking Zurich’s city center, The Dolder Grand’s spa is the ideal location for a wellness getaway this spring break as it offers 43,000 square-feet with 18 treatment rooms, two spa suites, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, Japanese-inspired Sunaboros and a snow paradise room. Guests can choose from an array of different spa treatments, as well as disconnect from reality in the spa’s “Chillout Room.” Designed to encourage silence and disconnection from technology, the Chillout Room features hammock chairs hanging from the ceiling and headphones playing relaxing music. This spring, the luxury Zurich city hotel is offering guests a Spa Retreat package which includes two nights including breakfast, $264 spa credit, and unlimited access to the spa.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
To kick off the spring season, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort has launched a selection of spring spa specials – offering great savings on luxury treatments to reboot the mind and body for spring. The specials incorporate the latest wellness trends – from IV therapy to hydrate and energize the body, oxygen facials that instantly improve the damaging aging effects of winter, to shedding the winter blues mindset with Ayurvedic therapy and Lavender treatment infusions. Since the winter months can be damaging on the mind and body, these spring spa treatments are designed to unearth the glowing skin and rejuvenate the body you’ve been craving the past six months. With the Hydrate and Re-Energize IV Drip + a complimentary Functional Medicine consultation with Dr. Adonis Maiquez, Miami’s leading physician in healthy aging (a $350 value), intravenous vitamins replenish the body’s nutrients instantly giving more energy, vitality and improving the immune system. Or indulge in an Oxygen Anti-Aging Facial Blast, designed to nourish the skin and stimulate new collagen growth, and perfect for getting your glow back after the cold winter months. If you’re in need of a mental rejuvenation, The Shirodhara Experience is you for. This full body massage bring you to a state of mental bliss with the immediate calming of the central nervous system. Lastly, experience the calming effects of lavender oil, infused with herbal green tea, with a Carillon Spa’s Lavender Sea Salt Scrub. For the ultimate lavender experience, add on the Lavender Pedicure.
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
Santa Fe, NM
Spring into a new and rejuvenated you at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, the only destination spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the warmer weather comes around with two new packages launched at the resort, the “Glow Cleanse” and “Couple’s Connection.” These two packages were curated by the resort’s onsite medical director, Dr. Sally Fisher, and lead counselor, Michael Schroeder. The “Glow Cleanse,” an intensive three-night experience designed to cleanse the mind, body and spirit, allows guests to hit reset on their mind and body for the new season through a therapeutic psychological approach, while “Couple’s Connection” seeks to strengthen the bond within the couple and the individual through the definition of goals and desires. Both packages allow guests to have access to Dr. Sally Fisher and Michael Schroeder for in-depth consultations before, during, and even after their stay to discuss personal goals and progress. With stunning accommodations, healthy dining, and unlimited experiential activities, guests can indulge in all the resort has to offer all while working with Dr. Sally Fisher and Michael Schroeder to enhance overall wellbeing.
“I Want to Splurge”
Gallery Hotel Art – Lungarno Collection
A summer hotspot for travelers around the world, Florence, Italy is even more beautiful during the cool spring months as the cobblestone stress are less crowded. Located just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, Gallery Hotel Art – part of the Lungarno Collection – Ferragamo owned hospitality group bursts with creativity as it displays exclusive art installations and exhibitions for travelers to enjoy. Most recently, works from Andy Warhol and Simone D’Auria filled the hotel’s lobby and public space. Gallery Hotel Art is also home to Fusion Bar & Restaurant, a locals favorite serving sushi and craft cocktails. This spring, travelers can book the Spring Getaway package and enjoy everything that the romantic city has to offer. This seasonal special includes luxury accommodations at Gallery Hotel Art, daily breakfast, welcome cocktail at the Fusion Bar & Restaurant, and free entry to the Salvatore Ferragamo museum.
The Bushcamp Company
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Located in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia—one of the last unspoiled wilderness regions in Africa—The Bushcamp Company offers six intimate bushcamps and an award-winning lodge, providing excellent hospitality, spectacular game viewing opportunities, and world-renowned walking safaris. Guests who visit these bushcamps during the Spring months can book the Escape the Cold package for an intimate stay during Zambia’s “Emerald Season.” The Emerald Season is the most beautiful time of year in the African bush, with lush and green vegetation, full rivers and oxbow lagoons, cloudless, sunny skies and abundant wildlife. In addition, the clean, crisp air, free from the dust and smoke of the later dry season, gives photographs an added vibrancy and clarity.
Paris to New York, NY
Strolls in the Tuileries Garden, café terraces, and walking along the Seine this Spring? Say OUI! To inaugurate the big news of La Compagnie moving operation to Paris Orly Airport from Charles de Gaulle, the boutique all business class airline is offering discounted travel at just $1,400 USD roundtrip! The move to Orly Airport offers traveler’s more convenient access to Paris’ city center and beyond destinations. There’s nothing better than a cultural Spring Break in Paris! Orly provides a unique opportunity for the airline to quickly connect customers to Paris’ city center and is a great gateway to the French Provinces as well as other popular European destinations. Customers will enjoy the benefits of the human-sized airport from arrival to departure.
New Yorkers and out of towners alike are invited to experience the most iconic sights of NYC from the Hudson this spring. Whether it’s an NYC staycation or a first-time tour of the big apple, these experiential cruises provide the ultimate spring adventure. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises welcomes the warm weather with the return of BEAST, flying towards the Statue of Liberty at 45 mph, with lots of twists, turns and splashy action. Those looking to take in the sights at a slower pace can float past the NYC skyline on the new top-of-the-line Bronx Class vessels with classic itineraries such as the Best of NYC Cruise and Landmark Cruise, or opt to watch the city light up at twilight with a drink in hand on the Harbor Lights Cruise. This spring, kids can sail on any of the three classic cruises for $1 with the promo code, KIDSONE. With New York Water Taxi, see the lady liberty on Statue of Liberty Express, narrated by informative, entertaining guides sure to keep the whole family smiling throughout the 60-minute tour. New York Water Taxi also offers an All-Day Access Pass so passengers can choose to do a complete loop in 70-minutes, or go at their own pace – hopping on and off to enjoy famous sights, unique shops and the best of NYC’s legendary eats throughout the day.
There’s no better way to enjoy the best of Boston with the family this spring break than at XV Beacon, Boston’s premier boutique luxury property. With just 63 rooms, the hotel allows families to settle in and feel right at home with in-room fireplaces and a pet-friendly program to bring furry-friends along for the vacation. Located in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood with cobblestone alleys, XV Beacon is walking distance from Boston’s best shopping on Newbury Street, delicious restaurants and the theater district. Families who would like to enjoy Boston’s iconic landmarks from above can enjoy the private Roof Deck, XV Beacon’s best kept secret boasting breathtaking views of the cityscape. In honor of the warm weather, XV Beacon can arrange a tantalizing picnic in the park for the whole family, while taking in the local sights and smells of Beantown. Upon return to the hotel, guests can get wrapped up in a cashmere throw blanket and take advantage of XV Beacon’s in-room movie night offering with pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats, as well cocktails for the adults, for everyone to enjoy.
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
The National Cherry Blossoms Festival is an annual springtime affair. To kick off the season of the blossoms in style, the freshly renovated Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is ushering in the warmer weather with A Very Cherry Experience. With the package, guests will enjoy the hotel’s celebrated Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea for two. Served at the hotel’s Loggia which overlooks the courtyard’s blooming cherry trees, the special Afternoon Tea features an exclusive tea blend, the Fairmont Cherry Almond, and Cherry Blossom-inspired fare curated by Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo. In addition, the package includes champagne for two and luxurious accommodations at the iconic hotel.
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is kicking-off Cherry Blossom season with the National Cherry Blossom Festival Package. With an incredible location for capturing all of the festival’s colorful wonders, the package includes luxury accommodations, a welcome “Blossomtini” cocktail at the Opaline Bar and Brasserie, a Cherry Blossom candle votive created by Bernardaud – the oldest and highly reputable porcelain maker founded in 1863, and an Official Cherry Blossom Commemorative Swarovski crystal floral pin by Mindy Lam for the first ten reservations booked.
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff is a charming resort offering families an endless amount of outdoor activities this Spring Break. The resort is located just 25 miles from the Savannah Airport, making it easy for travelers to visit from every point around the U.S. For four weeks, March 10 – April 7, Montage Palmetto Bluff has created and planned special programming for everyone in the family to enjoy. Weekly activities include archery at the Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club, Wildlife presentation at the Moreland Conservancy, family fishing tournaments, kids night out at Paintbox, the resort’s onsite children’s program, learning at Longfield stables, bocce bonanza at Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club, sailing lessons, and much more. Montage Palmetto Bluff offers families luxury accommodations including stunning guestrooms and suites in the Inn, coastal-inspired cottages, Montage residences, and village homes for larger families wanting more room. In celebration of Montage Hotels & Resorts 15-year anniversary, families can take advantage of the resort’s Sweet 15 package, to enjoy 15% savings on the best available rate.
Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
A splendid Southern California retreat with 30 acres of Pacific seaside, Montage Laguna Beach offers families a wealth of wellness inspired activities. Children especially can experience Paintbox, an activities-based program which facilitates events throughout the day such as arts and crafts, swimming, science and much more. For families wanting to relax this Spring Break, the resort welcomes guests to renew and rejuvenate their body with full-day experiences at Spa Montage. Or for a more cultural experience, enjoy Montage Laguna Beach’s Coastal Chords program, which is designed for the musically inclined, and allows families to strum seaside with Taylor Koa GS mini guitars throughout the duration of their stay. In celebration of Montage Hotels & Resorts 15-year anniversary, families can take advantage of the resort’s Sweet 15 package, to enjoy 15% savings on the best available rate, including a special anniversary gift from the resort.
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
On Friday, March 16, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will officially open its doors for the 2018 season. Located on its own private island, Isola delle Rose, the resort is a secluded Italian getaway perfect for families looking to escape the Venice crowds this Spring Break. There is something for everyone in the family at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa as the 250-room resort features Dopolavoro, a two-star Michelin restaurant directed under chef Giancarlo Perbellini, cooking classes at the Sapori Cooking Academy, an expansive family pool, bicycles, GOCO Spa — Venice’s largest spa, and private villas with pools. To book families can take advantage of the resort’s Reopening Special which includes, 20% off regular rates, buffet breakfast served at the Cucina Daily restaurant, and a day visit to Murano glass factory, including one-way water taxi from the resort to Murano.
This spring break whisks the whole family away for a royal retreat at DUKES LONDON in St. James Mayfair. With the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there’s no better place for a spring getaway than the quintessentially British hotel, just steps away from Buckingham Palace. At the newly renovated boutique hotel, kids are treated like mini princes and princesses with the special “Family Escapes in Mayfair” package, which includes up to 5 hours of complimentary childcare by a registered professional, deluxe suite accommodations and children’s amenities with breakfast included daily. Kids will delight in the hotel’s signature Duke and Duchess Afternoon Tea, offering a fun take on quintessential British tradition complete with a trunk full of themed Royal costumes to really get into the spirit.
The Woodlands Resort
Located just 30 minutes away from Texas’s largest city, Houston, and within a 3-hour radius of major cities including Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, The Woodlands Resort is a hidden family-friendly oasis, perfect for every family member. This spring-break, mom & dad can pack up the family for an unmatched Texan getaway where there is something in store for all personalities – from outdoor movies, s’mores by the fire, family tug-o-war, lawn games, and or even Beekeeping 101 and honey tasting in the resort’s new Bee Hive.
The real draw to the resort is cooling down with unlimited access to the property’s Forest Oasis: Lazy River & Waterpark which has been designed to provide a fun and refreshing experience for the entire family, complete with live bands, water slides, fountains, poolside drinks, newly added poolside cabanas, and a signature lazy river that winds through the surrounding forest. The Woodlands Resort also knows that parent’s rule too and invite them to slip away to Robard’s Steakhouse and enjoy some quality time spent with one another over an extensive menu of USDA prime grade, dry-aged steaks and chops, seafood and chef-inspired specials.
For families visiting D.C., The Darcy offers an upscale, yet approachable experience with a bevy of exciting programming. The Darcy makes exploring D.C. an adventure with perks such as the “gear shop,” complete with bikes and strollers for rent, Darcy Daypacks, and the Capital Kiddos Package. The package includes suite accommodations with an ice cream play tent set-up and seasonal handmade ice cream cookie sandwiches for up to four guests. Kids can also choose from a variety of six Darcy Daypacks from the front desk, each a themed, interactive experience such as the “Mini Monet,” which features all the tools a little adventurer needs to tap into his or her artistic side. A day spent at the National Air and Space Museum is never complete without the Shoot for the Stars pack, featuring astronaut essentials like freeze-dried ice cream. Once back at the hotel, kids can return the pack to the front desk and receive a prize for completing the mission. In addition, the package includes a $10 donation to Dollars for Dreams Charity.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
If you plan on getting away this spring over March break, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge invites you to spend those precious days bonding over family activities with is fun family vacation package. Between Thursday, March 01, 2018 and Sunday, April 08, 2018 a variety of enjoyable and unique activities are available – both inside and out – beckoning you to explore Jasper National Park and create special memories for your entire family. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has thought of everything to ensure a relaxing and fun family vacation, and has brainstormed activities and offerings that all ages will enjoy for spring break in Jasper! From kids only parties, hanging out in the outdoor heated pool and playing family trivia games to skiing and relaxing in the spa, this package has something for everyone. In addition, the hotel will offer exclusive kids and family activities Friday, March 23 through Thursday, March 29, where kids can choose their own adventure and enjoy the likes of BINGO, history tours, nature walks, movies, and more. The full schedule can be found here.
Litchfield Park, AZ
This spring enjoy an Arizona family experience where casual elegance meets historic charm at the Wigwam. The property is celebrating the centennial anniversary of its Organization House, the first building on the site, and invites families near and far to enjoy a getaway complete with activities and amenities the whole family can enjoy. From the Warren Schutte Player’s Academy offering families a chance to perfect their swing to the Easter Egg-stravaganza, there’s no shortage of family fun. The Wigwam caters to travelers young and old with three expansive swimming pools, bocce and tennis courts, as well as an enhanced golf club with 54 holes of championship golf including two courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The resort’s signature restaurant, Litchfield’s, offers a unique sense of place through a menu crafted from locally sourced produce. For adults looking for a night to themselves, the resort also offers The Wigwam’s Wine Dinner Series, featuring an exclusive four-course dinner presented by the award-winning culinary team. The resort’s location close to Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix makes it the ideal location to explore many of the destination’s top kid-friendly attractions, including the Phoenix Zoo, the Challenger Space Center, the Musical Instrument Museum, and several top hiking spots.
“Hole in One”
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Situated 20 minutes outside of Montego Bay, The Tryall Club presents a paradisiacal Jamaican villa getaway, and to accompany the recent completion of its two-phase renovation of its world-class championship golf course, this spring, The Tryall Club will unveil a brand new golf package in 2018, April 15 through October 31. The seven-day package includes unlimited green fees, cart fees, and range use – a golf enthusiast’s dream! The package can be booked for one, two, four, or eight+ people, with groups of eight or more saving $75 per person! Recognized as one of the top courses in Jamaica and the Caribbean, the 18-hole, 6,836-yard golf course at The Tryall Club incorporates the steep evaluation changes and natural obstacles to create a challenging, but picturesque landscape. Off the course, each of the club’s 89 privately owned villas enjoy a dedicated staff including a butler, chef, housekeeper, laundress, and gardener tending to guests around the clock, and 2,200 acres of land ascends and meanders from the shores of the Caribbean with an exuberance of flora and fauna that is dazzling to the eyes.
“You Can Find Me in a Museum”
Country Club Lima Hotel
This spring break, opt for a Peruvian getaway to one of Lima’s finest hotel. Country Club Lima Hotel, a Grand Dame hotel, built in 1927 recently underwent a complete remodel led by design architect Francisco Lopez Bustos, marrying modern comfort and luxury with a legacy steeped in rich culture and history. The hotel offers an enriching spring escape with something to offer all travelers. Art enthusiasts will delight in the classical and Peruvian artworks that furnish the 83-room hotel, including 300 pieces of art and colonial furniture on permeant loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum. Foodies can indulge in gourmet Peruvian cuisine at Perroquet Restaurant, recognized at the “Best Hotel Restaurant” in Peru by Summum, or sip on the best Pisco Sour in town at English Bar, which serves 60 Pisco Sours a day. Adventure seekers can plan day trips to Lima’s shore for surfing lessons or venture to Huacahina for sandboarding. Travelers can also spend the night at the property before heading to treks at Machu Picchu or Nazca Lines. Those looking for a little relaxation and Peruvian pampering can opt for one of Yaku Spa‘s specialized treatments, such as the signature Yaku with oats and honey, or the exfoliating Samay with Andean grains, a Rumi Quñi massage, and Andean facial herbs.