We are approaching the one-year mark of the global pandemic, and we all need to get away. An extended spring break trip to a remote destination is a great way to recharge and looking forward to a new travel season.
We selected some of our favorite spring break vacation destinations where could be a cold setting or a warm setting that are opens with standout luxury properties that guarantee social-distancing and implemented health-safety procedures.
Contact Haute Retreats to start planning your spring break vacation—for this year and the future. Our team can match you with the accommodations and activities that are right for you and provide information on coronavirus travel safety, destinations that are open to travel, Covid-19 policies, private villas, private charters, activities…
Miami is a chic cultural destination comprised of several districts, suburbs and barrier islands, including the seven-square-mile Miami Beach, between the Florida Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east.
We only feature private villas and private residences that we can know for first-hand. At many of them, our guests receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more.
When in Utah you are sure to experience a getaway full of grounding and amazing sightseeings, this region of USA should be more explored and a stay at the Amangiri will for sure make your vacation even better.
Aspen is the glittering crown jewel of the see-and-be-seen ski destinations where you can choose from the top designer shops, luxury resorts and luxury chalets, high-end restaurants and serious Rocky Mountain terrain. The atmosphere this year is a bit different, but the quality of the skiing is the same and traveler can feel confident in the security of the slopes. Restrictions around capacity and touch points were implemented and mandatory testing for out-of-state travelers when you enter the resort.
While the atmosphere is decidedly different this year, the quality of the skiing is not—and travelers can be confident in the security of the slopes, thanks to restrictions around capacity and touch points, as well as a mandatory testing for out-of-state travelers to enter the resort.
February and March are the months were you will enjoy the powdery white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Due to the new restrictions St Barts right now is not open to travelers…hopefully it will be opened soon, St Martin can be accessed from the Dutch side..but for a more secluded vacation you should visit Turks and Caicos. Our other favorites are Dominican Republic, Canouan, Necker Island – Richard Branson’s exclusive hideaway in the BVI.
Keep in mind that each Caribbean destination has its own Covid-safety requirements, the vast majority require proof of a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test for entry and retesting after seven days.
The country of “pura vida,” Costa Rica champions health, wellness and nature (home to one of the world’s seven Blue Zones, where the longest-living populations reside). Come here for outdoor yoga, meditation on pristine beaches, excellent surfing and snorkeling, wildlife-viewing and jungle adventures by ATV, horseback and zipline—all while unwinding at an eco-friendly resort like the Andaz in the PP. Costa Rica is currently open to who provide proof of the proper insurance to cover Covid-19-related medical treatment and quarantine lodging while in Costa Rica, as well as a completed health pass form. A negative Covid-19 test is not currently required for entry.
Mexico’s treasures are as diverse as they are diverting—and whether you opt for a beachy getaway to the Riviera Maya or Los Cabos, or Punta Mita, or a culture-, art- and food-focused escape to the central city of San Miguel de Allende, this spring break destination is a classic for good reason. Covid-19 testing is currently not required for entry—but the beaches provide plenty of space for distancing, while San Miguel has executed a successful containment strategy.
While the sparkling city of Marrakech is lovely in the springtime, travelers looking for space can turn to the one-of-a-kind retreats of the Moroccan countryside. In the Atlas Mountains, Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot has rooms bedecked in sumptuous textiles and antiques, as well as a range of outdoor adventure activities and a hammam spa—or we love a vacation at the Amanjena. Amanjena (peaceful paradise) is set just outside the ancient city of Marrakech.
It is located within an oasis of palm and olive trees, it lies just minutes from Morocco’s famous Djemaa el-Fna Square and the UNESCO-protected medina of Marrakech.
Moorish heritage is reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort, including the guest Maisons that radiate out from an ancient bassin (irrigation pool), echoing the style of a sultan’s palace.
The nation with more than thousand tiny islands the perfect setting for surfers, scuba divers, beach lovers and honeymooners. For an extended spring break vacation that is truly far-flung—with five-star service and amenities—escape to one of the many luxurious overwater bungalows and beachfront villas available at properties like Cheval Blanc Randheli or Soneva Fushi. Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to departure is required to enter the country.
Top safari destinations like Rwanda, Kenya and Botswana are open to American travelers, with detailed testing and Covid-safety procedures in place.
Since they experience a low number of tourists these destinations will offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for wildlife-viewing- whether you seek gorillas or draw-dropping elephants, leopards and lions—. Stay at the Kataza House. Located in a prized 178-acre parcel of lush meadows and wetlands right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park with magnificent views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes, there are eight suites and a four-bedroom villa, Kataza House.
The Seychelles, the island off the eastern coast of Africa overflowing with perfect beaches, will allow now anyone to enter the country after they have been fully vaccinated.
Vaccinated travelers from any nation, including the U.S., must prove two weeks have passed since they received their second dose as well as show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at an accredited laboratory within 72 hours of traveling, according to the island’s tourism site.
Fregate Private Island a precious Seychelles island considered a sanctuary to some of the world’s rarest plants, reptiles, insects and birds, covered in lush forest, fringed by coral reefs.
Fregate Island Private is a one of a kind destination where guests can experience the uptime offer to Seychelles luxury with an exclusive 5 – star experience and a team committed to conservation.
It is located four degrees south of the equator, an outstanding beauty with peaceful settings of verdant, tropical interiors and abundant nature fringed by seven fairy-tale beaches. An approximately 2.19 square kilometre in size with Mount Signal as its apex, rising at 125m above sea level.
The western Swiss canton of Vaud has become the latest to launch mass Covid-19 testing, with a pilot scheme in its three biggest ski resorts.
Starting on Friday, the canton is offering free, voluntary testing in the run-up to a week of school holidays starting February 20. The campaign kicks off in the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon (which by 4PM had done almost 400 tests, four of which were positive), and will then come to Les Diablerets and Leysin. Tests are being offered to anyone over 12 years of age, including non-residents.
The aim is to “save the end of the ski season”, according to Vaud authorities, and to avoid coronavirus clusters as happened in Verbier in December. Verbier is in neighbouring canton Valais, which is expected to follow suit with testing.
Switzerland has kept its ski resorts open despite the pandemic and despite this causing tension with some neighbouring countries.