Spring break is our chance to break out of the normal pattern and treat ourselves. That means something different to everyone: some people want to relax and sleep for a week, some want to drink so much, they wake up drunk; others just want to party until the sun comes up (and then party some more). Some of us just want a little bit of everything! No matter what you’re looking for in your spring break vacation, you can find it at the beach.
Not all beaches are equal, though. Not many people talk about loving their spring break vacations to an Ohio lake or to the L.A. beaches where there are signs preventing you from going into the polluted water. If you’re going to spring break, you’ve got to do it right! Don’t waste your money going somewhere dirty or abandoned; go where the party’s at, or at least where the comfy chairs and cold beers are. Go somewhere with cute guys and hot girls that you can have flings with. Go somewhere you’ll hate to leave!
Here’s your guide to finding your beach hot-spot; the beach where you’ll be able to feast on some eye candy all day, every day. Isn’t that what we’re all craving anyway? Here’s 15 of the sexiest spring break beaches.
How does this sound: shots of Jamaican rum whilst lying on a silky white beach, soaked in the sun’s glow? Or maybe you’d prefer taking an ocean kayak out of the craggy bay and exploring the coast? Perhaps you’d enjoy cliff jumping from fifty feet into the piercingly blue waters below? Maybe you just want to party and dance like you’ve never danced before! Jamaica has it all for you.
You’ll find plenty of hotties visiting Jamaica for much needed breaks and time off. Everyone will be letting loose and taking chances. Whether you’re in Negril or Montego Bay, there’s gorgeous sights to be seen everywhere, and we’re not just talking about the breathtaking landscape.
14. South Padre Island, Texas
If you’re from the Midwest or the southern United States, it’s likely you’ve heard about some of the parties that go down on South Padre Island. This Texan paradise is a 34-mile long barrier island, and it is the destination spring breakers plan for. College students all over the U.S. supply SPI with all the coeds you would ever need for a week of insane partying before they resume their studies. If you’re looking for a crazy time, you’ve found one.
Events are planned up and down the island all day, every day, for spring breakers. This year, they’ll have several celebrities making appearances and starting parties, like Morgan Page, Chainsmokers, Lil Jon, and Kid Ink. If you get lucky, maybe you’ll even discover the after-parties; it’s not that big of an island!
13. The Bahamas
Sure, that’s a fairly open suggestion: “where in the Bahamas?” one might ask. There are certainly several locations that tourists and spring breakers prefer to frequent (Freeport, Eleuthera, and Great Exuma are just a few examples), but perhaps the best option is the capital, Nassau.
If you’ve got a little money saved up, it’s recommended to try the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. It’s a safe locale that offers all the amenities and activities you could ever think of with ease and security. However, if you’re not made of cash or are looking to be more of a traveler than a tourist, there are ways to do it! Find a nicer hotel and plan your trip in advance to find the hot-spots. A personal recommendation is Fat Tuesdays, which is located on the Northern side of Nassau and is a water front bar that makes alcoholic slushies. The best part? You can jump from the railing of the bar into the ocean. It’s a taste of heaven!
12. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This Mexican beach is another that all true partiers must visit. Most people know of this beach as simply Cabo, and it’s where people go to forget their troubles, get drunk, hookup with a few cute strangers, and cure hangovers with more alcohol. It’s basically the Las Vegas of Mexico.
There’s something for everyone in Cabo. The smartest and safest plan is to find a good, all-inclusive resort and go nuts for a week. Straying outside of resort walls can get a bit more dangerous (as stated before, it’s smart to try to understand the political climate before visiting a foreign country). With waters this clear, food this spicy, and tequila this good, you’ll be guaranteed an amazing spring break vacation.
11. Nacpan Beach, Philippines
This remote beach is just isolated and private enough that you’ll feel like a vacationing celebrity. Not far from El Nido proper, Nacpan Beach is secluded and laid back. The beach is only a short walk away from several resorts with plenty of amenities nearby. The sand is pristine and practically silky; vacationers have attested that the white sands of this beach hold not a “single rock, shell, or pebble.” Depending on the time of day, you can get either magnificently large waves or a calm, lapping tide. Swimmers of all skill levels will enjoy this beach.
Most importantly, the scenery is the most romantic you’ll ever come by. The beach has been featured in movies for its stunning landscape (areas of both silky smooth sands and craggy rocks) and clear turquoise waters. Also important to note are the lax enforcement of laws in the Philippines; some beaches are nude, whether the authorities know it or not.
10. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This Mexican port is breathtaking; you’ll never want to go back into your hotel room after taking a look at this exquisite landscape! In this gorgeous locale, mostly only safely accessible for those staying at resorts (which can be found for fairly reasonable prices) you’ll experience authentic Mexican culture with amazing party opportunities.
Spring break is a wildly popular time to be in Puerto Vallarta. World class DJs frequently find themselves in this beautiful city and play surprise shows. Private shows can be had at resorts. Celebrities are also frequently seen relaxing in resorts. You can find all kinds of entertainment here- all you have to do is look!
9. Dominican Republic
Yet again, we recommend a resort destination. Though these beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, they are often found in less than savory locales. Know where you’re going before you get a room in a sketchy hotel; best to err on the side of resorts in this country.
Once you’re here, you’ll never want to leave. You’ve got bars in the water (yes, bars IN the ocean), poolside concerts, and wild events for all of your partying needs and desires. The rules are pretty lax here in the Dominican Republic; pretty much anything goes. You’ll find plenty of girls going wild and overconfident guys. Brace yourself for a wild time.
8. West Bay Beach, Honduras
It’s definitely a destination vacation designed for those who can afford resort living, but it’s also definitely worth the investment. If you’re not staying at a resort that wards off street peddlers and panhandlers, you’ll certainly have your hands full. If you plan ahead and come prepared, though, this beach is fantastically relaxing.
This is a tanner’s beach; meaning, this is where the sexy affluent come to get their bronze on. The surf is gentle and the water is pristine. Vendors along the resort and protected parts of the beach are discouraged from approaching patrons but, if you’re seeking exotic snorkeling or paddle board excursions, you need only ask. You’ll see cuties in bikinis and bodybuilders all along this beach.
7. Playa de ses Illetes, Spain
This is a perfect spring break beach. Day trippers from Ibiza tend to overpopulate the beach in summer months but, this early in the spring, it’s quiet and relaxing. If you’re looking for a spring break full of relaxation and sunning, look no further. You’re not likely to find a bunch of college party-goers here; instead, you’ll find a range of ages and exotic nationalities. Unlike many of the beaches on this list, it’s fairly isolated from commercial businesses and restaurants (there is only one restaurant within walking distance; plan on bringing your own food). The beach is actually in a natural preservation area so, while it’s a bit harder to get to, you’ll always have plenty of privacy and peace while on this beach. It’s a little piece of paradise!
6. Playa Flamenco, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is certainly a wonderful country to visit. Most of the country is fairly safe and speaks English, the culture is rich and welcoming, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the Spanish language or Puerto Rican traditions, and the landscape is stunning.
Playa Flamenco is a more versatile beach; you’ll have some of the party people and you’ll have some of the relaxers. It’s the best of both worlds! There aren’t many hotels or resorts right on the beach, though there are many nearby; patrons are also allowed to drink alcohol, cook, and camp on the beach, giving you the freedom to do pretty much whatever you want! This beach is considered by the Discovery Channel to be the second most beautiful beach in the world, and it’s actually where Coppertone filmed some of their ads in the late 1970s (definitely sexy marketing, for its time).
5. Cayo De Agua, Venezuela
This beach is absolutely stunning. Crystal clear blue waters, white sand, stunning views – who could ask for more? The sands are really microscopically crushed bits of coral, giving it a different texture than normal sand (supposedly, it’s silkier).
If you know anything about the global political climate, you know that Venezuela isn’t really the safest place to be wandering the streets by yourself. However, if you’re prepared to pay for a resort vacation, Venezuela offers some of the most gorgeous vistas you could bargain for. Find a way to visit this remote Venezuelan island for one of the most memorable beach trips of your lifetime.
4. Miami Beach, Florida
You want a party? You got a party. There will be absolutely no relaxing (maybe no sleeping, either) if you spend your spring break at Miami Beach. Instead, there will be drinking, partying, dancing, and maybe the occasional celebrity sighting.
Everything you could ever want or need is either a short walk or cab ride away. You could spend all your time relaxing on the beach, or you could step away for shots at an outdoor bar, or party indoors with a sensational DJ. Miami is also filled with rich culture, making for some of the best bars and restaurants. It’s the perfect destination for someone looking to try new things and have a wild week.
3. Cancun, Mexico
To officially declare yourself a party person, it should be a rule to spend a week in Cancun. Here, you’ll find some of the most gorgeous beaches, delicious restaurants, and banging night clubs. There’s something for everyone: Mayan culture for the nerds and history buffs, zip lining for the jocks and adventurers, spas for the posh and high maintenance, and much, much more!
This is where you will find the wildest parties of your life. This is where you create the stories you’ll be telling at dinner parties for the rest of your life. This is where you throw caution to the wind and take risks. In Cancun, you can be anyone or do anything! Just go easy on the tequila.
2. San Diego, California
We can’t forget about our West Coast party destination! The East Coast has Daytona, the Midwest and central has South Padre Island, and the West Coast has San Diego.
San Diego has plenty to do for everyone. There’s the San Diego Zoo, which is one of the most prestigious in the world, and there’s LEGOLand California (come on, who doesn’t want to go to a LEGO theme park?! That’s awesome!). There’s seventy miles of sandy beaches in San Diego, with different kinds of landscape (from smooth sands to climbable rocks) and different intensities of waves (from relaxing waders to surfer status). And you know what they say about California Girls!
1. Daytona Beach, Florida
This is the iconic Spring Break beach. When MTV would cover spring break in Florida, you were watching Daytona Beach. This is where experimental coeds go to be adventurous and try new things. This is where recent graduates from sororities and fraternities plan their reunions. This is where people act like it’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but no one’s got beads to throw. This is where the party’s at.
If you’re looking to relax at all on your spring break, you do not want to be here. If you are in Daytona for spring break, prepare to be drunk and possibly high from the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you pass out (hopefully in your bed, but who can tell…). Make sure you guard your drinks and possessions, go with friends that’ll make sure you aren’t Roofied, and avoid taking pills given to you by strangers.