Spring break isn’t just for college kids, but it can feel like that sometimes. And the last thing you want to do is plan a family spring break vacation, only to be bombarded by the antics of wild 20-somethings taking time off from the books. We’ve scoured the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico for the the best places (including some surprises you may not have considered!) to whisk your crew away for a wholesome and fun spring break family vacation.
1. Dominica, Caribbean
For a real Caribbean adventure with the family, far from the spring break and mass tourism crowds, set your sights on the Nature Island, Dominica. The English-speaking volcanic island rises between the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles, and is reached from the U.S. via quick hops from Barbados and St. Martin. Batibou Beach on the island’s Atlantic coast is the best beach around. But this is an island where you’ll likely have more fun rafting down the Indian River, chasing waterfalls and hiking through the lush rainforest and jungle that drapes the entire island. The newest hotel to open here (in October 2019), Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica is also Dominica’s first five-star luxury property. It borders Cabrits National Park, along the island’s northwest coast.