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Best Spring Break Destinations to Avoid College Crowds

Reader's Digest Logo By Melissa Klurman of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: Fly into Cancun, then keep going about 60 miles south to the lovely resort area of Riviera Maya. While college crowds line the beaches of Cancun (the number one international college spring break destination according to StudentCity), you can relax and enjoy your vacation on the sunny beaches, exploring Mayan ruins, and cooling off in underground caves and crystal clear cenotes in quiet relaxation. Base yourself at Fairmont Mayakoba, a 45-acre luxury community that is perfect for families with a kids club, babysitting, and a children's pool in addition to four other gorgeous pools, plus a stunning slice of beach with chairside service so parents can relax, too. Fairmont's dining options include local specialties served at its four restaurants; the massive breakfast buffet is a must try, and kids five and under eat free from the children's menu while children ages 6-12 eat for half price when ordering from the regular menu. Another plus for parents: The 37,000 square foot Willow Stream spa for luxe treatments and relaxation in mineral pools and steam rooms. The Riviera Maya is also one of the best warm-weather destinations to escape the cold.

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Riviera Maya, Mexico

Fly into Cancun, then keep going about 60 miles south to the lovely resort area of Riviera Maya. While college crowds line the beaches of Cancun (the number one international college spring break destination according to StudentCity), you can relax and enjoy your vacation on the sunny beaches, exploring Mayan ruins, and cooling off in underground caves and crystal clear cenotes in quiet relaxation. Base yourself at Fairmont Mayakoba, a 45-acre luxury community that is perfect for families with a kids club, babysitting, and a children's pool in addition to four other gorgeous pools, plus a stunning slice of beach with chairside service so parents can relax, too. Fairmont's dining options include local specialties served at its four restaurants; the massive breakfast buffet is a must try, and kids five and under eat free from the children's menu while children ages 6-12 eat for half price when ordering from the regular menu. Another plus for parents: The 37,000 square foot Willow Stream spa for luxe treatments and relaxation in mineral pools and steam rooms. The Riviera Maya is also one of the best warm-weather destinations to escape the cold. Book now
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