5 spring break destinations you wouldn’t think to visit but should

Feb 28 2020, 9:40 am

Popular spring break destinations across the globe, such as Thailand or Cancun, are sure to be filled with hoards of students and families looking to blow off some steam and relax.

However, visiting such highly trafficked areas may be counterproductive, because it can be difficult to truly decompress when confronted with masses of people everywhere you go.

Instead of defaulting to one of the typically frequented destinations, why not opt for a less crowded destination without missing out on value or experience?

Here is our list of five spring break destinations you wouldn’t think to visit but should.

Trinidad and Tobago

 

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Contrary to popular belief, there are more islands in the Caribbean besides Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Dominican. Trinidad and Tobago, dual islands just off the coast of Venezuela, pose an excellent alternative for a spring break destination. Of the two, Tobago provides more of the typical beachy experience with pristine turquoise waters and epic snorkelling opportunities. Trinidad is rich in Caribbean culture from its live steel drum music to the delicious Caribbean cuisine.

SilverStar Mountain, British Columbia

 

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If lounging on the beach isn’t your thing, and you’d like something more adrenaline-pumping instead, SilverStar Mountain Resort in British Columbia is ideal with 132 ski runs, gorgeous powder, and an authentic ski-in, ski-out village. The resort is affordable for families compared to other popular destinations such as Whistler or Banff, especially with its Spring Fling offer, which provides guests with 25% off on stays of two nights or more when visiting between March 22 to April 5.

Curaçao

 

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Spring is the best time to visit this idyllic island. Curaçao is particularly noteworthy for its abundance of diving sites as well as a creative combination of culture, including the adorable pastel-colored buildings of the Pietermaii district, and fun with its lively nightlife and entertainment options.

Portugal

 

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Portugal is a frequently overlooked destination for spring break. But with it being the tail end of the offseason, this makes it an ideal time to visit, as it will be less hectic than the summer months when the crowds arrive. It is also a relatively inexpensive destination with accommodation and food priced quite reasonably. The country boasts breathtaking natural scenery from its picture-perfect beaches to the magnificent hilltop views of Sintra.

Qatar

 

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Qatar remains somewhat undiscovered among more popular spring break destinations, which only adds to its appeal. Visitors can participate in the delectable Qatar International Food Festival, which takes place from March 15 to 25, providing visitors with the opportunity to sample unique dishes not only from Qatar but also from some of the best culinary cultures in the world. Qatar is also a very safe destination for families. It is a prosperous, developed country with a low crime rate and features a fascinating combination of modernity in some areas while also possessing breathtaking views of vast dunes and desert landscapes.