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A New Adventure Can Blossom

The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and everyone is going stir-crazy: It’s officially time for a spring getaway. Find a deal at a summer hot spot before it gets crowded or visit a destination with lots of outdoor recreation — but put a few museums on your itinerary, just in case those April showers move in.

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Jumby Bay Beach (Antigua)

Jumby Bay Beach (Antigua)

Jumby Bay Beach in Antigua is lined with palm trees and thatched-roof cabanas where guests gaze out at turquoise waters.
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Rosewood Hotels and Resorts L.L.C.  

Jumby Bay's La Casa Estate (Antigua)

Jumby Bay's La Casa Estate (Antigua)

Take luxury to the next level at Jumby Bay's La Casa Estate, a private villa with its own pool, bar and croquet lawn. 960 1280

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts L.L.C.  

Amansala (Tulum, Mexico)

Amansala (Tulum, Mexico)

Nestle into a hammock and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Amansala, a chic eco-resort in Tulum along the Mayan Riviera. 960 1280

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The Caves Hotel and Spa (Negril, Jamaica)

The Caves Hotel and Spa (Negril, Jamaica)

The cliffs at the Caves resort in Jamaica create romantic nooks where guests can dine or escape to a private hot tub. 960 1280

Island Outpost  

Dining at The Caves

Dining at The Caves

Treatment rooms at the Cave's Aveda Concept Spa have louvered windows that look out at the sea. Afterwards, guests can have a 5-course meal in an oceanfront gazebo. We recommend pairing your authentic Jamacian dinner with the hotel's signature cocktail, The Cliffhanger, made with freshly squeezed watermelon juice, ginger, Blackwell Rum and Appleton Gold Jamaica Rum. 960 1280

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Mango Bay (Barbados)

Mango Bay (Barbados)

There are just 76 rooms at Mango Bay in Barbados, leaving the staff more time to dote on each guest. 960 1280

Mango Bay Barbados, Inc.  

The Excellence Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)

The Excellence Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)

Expansive rooms are just one perk at the Excellence Punta Cana, a choice resort with unlimited food and activities. 960 1280

Excellence Resorts  

Royal Hideaway Playacar (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Royal Hideaway Playacar (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Feast on fresh guacamole and a margarita alongside the cascading infinity pool at the Royal Hideaway Playacar.   960 1280

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Water Sports at Royal Hideaway Playacar

Water Sports at Royal Hideaway Playacar

Lounge in a sun bed on the beach or head to the ocean for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking at the Royal Hideaway Playacar. 960 1280

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Majahuitas Resort (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Majahuitas Resort (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Escape to Majahuitas, a private island eco-resort accessible by boat from Puerto Vallarta with 8 solar-powered casitas. 960 1280

Mark Callanan  

Best Destinations for Spring Travel

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Best Lake Getaways

At some of the world's most popular lake destinations, you'll find spring breakers flocking to "Party Cove," and tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the mystical Loch Ness monster.
Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks

Anderson Hollow Cove at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri is a haven for both spring breakers and summer revelers alike. More popularly known as “Party Cove,” it’s considered the oldest established permanent floating bacchanal in the country. 960 1280

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Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

A footbridge hangs over the blue-green waters of Plitvice Lakes in Croatia hidden by thick vegetation and connected by hundreds of waterfalls. The largest national park in Croatia, it attracts over a million visitors each year. 960 1280

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Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy in the French Alps is a popular destination for tourists. Enjoy water sports before refueling at lakeside restaurants and bars. 960 1280

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Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is situated in the Guatemalan highlands at the foot of 3 volcanoes including the San Pedro volcano pictured above. 960 1280

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Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Wizard Island sits in Oregon's Crater Lake, which was formed by the collapse of a volcano. Not only is this the deepest lake in the United States at 1,943 feet, but it's also famous for its deep blue color and crystal-clear waters. 960 1280

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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Hikers take in the sunset over Loch Lomond, Scotland, which is dotted with islands and medieval castles. 960 1280

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Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson in South Island, New Zealand, is also known as mirror lake for its reflected vies of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. 960 1280

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Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Windsurfers ride Lake Garda, one of Italy's most popular vacation spots, featuring resort towns, hot springs and terra-cotta-roofed hotels.
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Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu, on the border between Arizona and California, brings in 3.5 million visitors a year, and, thanks to its floating party scene, it's a major spring break destination for coeds. 960 1280

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Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru

Don't go diving into the picturesque waters of Lake Nakuru in Kenya -- the mass of pink flamingos are one of the few species that can stand the hostile conditions. Visitors can spot up to a million birds wading side by side as well as baboons and black-and-white rhinos. 960 1280

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Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake

View from the Icefields Parkway's highest Lookout Point over Peyto Lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier-fed lake has a bright, turquoise color. 960 1280

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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

View of the clear waters and sandy beaches of Crystal Lake from the town of Beulah, MI. 960 1280

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