Spring Break season is right around the corner, and while there’s nothing tired about escaping to a warmer climate, this year, we’re skipping the craziness of Cancun for somewhere off the beaten path. Consider: a sun-soaked yoga and surf retreat in Praia do Rosa, Brazil, sponsored by Yoga for Bad People, the fashion tribe’s favorite wellness collective based in New York City. Or how about a romantic hideaway at Chaa Creek in Belize, where the dashing Prince Harry enchanted the locals for a week in 2012? Lastly, add the Grand Velos los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas to your short list of family-friendly resorts. Below, discover more info on these 3 up-and-coming Spring Break destinations–as well as the vacay-ready shoes worth carrying on.
Praia do Rosa, Brazil
Yoga for Bad People is a teachers’ collective that organizes retreats around the world. Thanks to the leadership of an all-women team founded by Katelin Sisson and Heather Lilleston, YFBP followers have visited destinations on nearly every continent. Expect lots of yoga, of course, plus meditation, surf lessons, and lots of time to explore both nature and nightlife. Wild and crazy clubs you will not find, but if your speed is low key, and your girl gang wants to leave feeling healthy and strong, then this 8-day adventure is for you. Pair it with the oh-so-boho Whimsy sandal in rustic tan and snakeskin-printed leather that will look as beautiful on the beach as on the dance floor.
Chaa Creek, Belize
Belize has long been a favorite of spring breakers and with good reason. The tiny country bordered by Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea is covered with lush rain forest that serves as home to some of the world’s most exotic animals–and most low-key glamorous resorts. Chaa Creek is just that. Founded by a young couple the lodge is now perched on acres of farmland. Go for the incredible jungle adventures–from exploring ancient archaeological sites to day-long horseback rides up the rugged mountain coast–and stay for the super-luxe spa and room amenities. This trip is ideal for honeymooners and other romantically-inclined travelers who want to explore one of the world’s most beautiful regions and unwind in total bliss. Pack the Marianne slip-on in soft mauve leather and look as cute by the pool as you will on a tour of Chaa Creek’s organic farm and stables.
Grand Velas los Cabos
Like Belize, the name Cabo San Lucas is synonymous with Spring Break, but it also boasts a few high-end all-inclusives that are ideal for fashionable families. Grand Velas Los Cabos is one such resort; in fact, Vogue describes it as “both intimate and refined”, despite its sprawling acreage. While the kids enjoy a full day of activities at camp, you will savor adult time by one of the 3 infinity pools, nature reserve, white sand beach or fleet of watercraft. Be sure to take the Adelle sandal. Its bold coral color perfectly complements the blues and greens of the Mexican coast and the heel will look just right on the dance floor at club Koi.