March is a great month for a getaway that will allow you to rejuvenate and re-connect with your family or your better half. There are many great spots to choose from, whether you are looking to relax on the beach, visit museums or go on an adventure. If you are planning a trip during the busy spring break weeks, remember to book your room and airfare well ahead of time. Activities such as snorkeling or dolphin swim tours tend to sell out quickly as well.
»Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a one of the best private island resorts in the world, located on Lankanfushi, Maldives. Spend your days relaxing, learn to scuba dive, play tennis and go snorkeling.
Complimentary activities at the resort include tennis, table tennis, volleyball, and badminton. There is a swimming pool and the Spa, perfect for couples wanting to relax.
The scuba diving school offers classes for the PADI open-water certification license. Deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, hobiecat sailing, and speedboats are also available.
There are 44 stilted accommodations which are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials. They offer roof-top and over-water sundecks, open air bathrooms, daybeds and a personal entertainment center. All of the residences are located at the end of three jetties that stretch out from the island.
The property has a main restaurant that caters to the dining needs of all the guests. However, the resort strives to meet guest demand for exciting dining options such as over-water dining, sandbank dinners and deserted picnics.
The property is a 15-minute speedboat ride from the Male Airport. Room rates start at around $850 USD per night (+960 664 0304,
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»The Inn of the Hawke in New Jersey
The Inn of the Hawke, built in the early 1860s, is a historic hotel with a cozy aura and a great restaurant. The inn has six guest rooms, four of which feature a private bathroom and queen bed, while the other two have double beds (and no bathroom). All rooms have antique beds and are tastefully decorated. Complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, including bagels, muffins and croissants. The hotel’s restaurant has a 25-seat horseshoe shaped mahogany bar that is fully stocked with wine, liquor and beer. The menu includes homemade soups, innovative vegetarian fare, hearty meat dishes, seafood, comforting pastas, New American fare, and classic pub fare. The Inn of the Hawke is the perfect place to stay at if you are attending local festivities for St. Patrick’s Day (website). Find more great trips from New York.
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»Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida
Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida, is a getaway for travelers looking for a culinary experience. The hotel has 137 guest rooms and suites that are luxurious, chic and comfortable. Rooms range in size from 350 to 700-square-feet and feature locally carved reclaimed wood doors, free wireless Internet, 42-inch HD TV’s, luxurious bath products, rain shower heads and an in-room pantry. The Balcony Suite has a wet bar area, a soaking tub, and a private balcony with casual seating. Take a class in food, wine, art or culture at the Epicurean Theater. Spa Evangeline measures 2,830-square-feet and has five treatment rooms where therapists provide salon and spa services. Elevage restaurant serves traditional cuisine from all over the world but adds its own modern twist. Stop by Chocolate Pi for handcrafted sweets and sodas, or go to the Edge to have drinks at the rooftop bar. Rooms start at $359 per night (website). Find more great trips in Florida.
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»Hotel Normandie in Los Angeles
Hotel Normandie is a boutique hotel in L.A.'s Koreatown. Originally built in the 1920’s, the hotel recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation. There are 91 rooms and suites, including singles, double rooms, Junior Suites, and King Suites. The Junior Suites feature a wet bar and seating area, while the King Suites have a wet bar, full bedroom and a parlor. The Roaring 20’s styled rooms are equipped with 42-inch LG TVs, free Wi-Fi, complimentary business services and luxurious bath amenities. Other amenities include complimentary bottled water and single serve Starbucks in the rooms, concierge services, and complimentary access to the WilFit Sports Club nearby. Cassell’s Hamburgers serves expertly cooked prime U.S.D.A beef and a delicious potato salad. Popular nearby restaurants and attractions include Mapo Kkak Doo Gee Restaurant, R Bar, S Bar, Koreatown Plaza and Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles. Rooms start at $170 per night (website).
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»Banyan Tree Macau
Private indoor relaxation pools in all of the suites and villas make the Banyan Tree Macau the ultimate luxury getaway in the vibrant Cotai Strip in Macau, China.
Suites and luxury villas feature Oriental design with high ceilings and ornate furnishings with bold red accents. The pool villas at this urban resort each have a private garden, giving guests a chance to relax completely undisturbed. For great views of the surroundings, book one of the Sky Villas, located on the high floors. You'll be able to relax with a view.
The resort wellness center offers a selection of Asian-inspired treatments and a variety of signature packages. The interiors are spacious and plush. Xiang Mao treatment suite is particularly impressive, offering its own relaxation area and massage tables for two. If you are looking for something special on your honeymoon, book a treatment in this beautiful suite.
If this is your first visit to Macau, sign up for the Macau Discovery Tour which includes a trip to the top of the sky-high Macau Tower with breathtaking views over Macau and neighbouring Zhuhai. The tour will take you to the most important historic landmarks, museums and temples.
The property is located in Cotai city, 15 minutes from Macau International Airport and a mere 10 minutes from Taipa Ferry Terminal and Macau Heliport. Rates at the resort start at MOP 2,310 (+853 8883 8833, website). Next Read: 25 Beautiful Hotel Tubs for Bath Lovers.
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»Sofitel Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam is housed in a French colonial-style building that was built in 1901. The luxury property has an interior garden, swimming pool and a fitness center for guests who like to stay active while traveling. For business trips, the property offers five function rooms and a business center.
There are 228 and 41 suites with wireless internet access, separate shower and bath tub, and 24 hour room service.
Le Beaulieu restaurant serves French cuisine while the Spices Garden offers
refined Hanoi specialties. There are three bars. There are 163 non-smoking rooms. Room rates start at around $486 USD (+84-4-8266919,
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»Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter
Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter (formerly the W Atlanta), located in the city's technology corridor, is a 12-story property with 122 rooms and 155 suites. Guest facilities include a modern lobby area, W Hotels signature Living Room lounge, an outdoor terrace, a health club and a sophisticated bar. Guests can unwind in the calming Zen gardens, next to the outdoor swimming pool, and by the waterfall at the Koi pond. Whether you have to print a last minute business presentation, or need tickets to a game, the concierges stand by to assist guests 24 hours a day. There is Valet and Room Service 24 hours a day, as well as a complete business center and 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
There are 122 rooms and 155 suites with signature W beds, oversized wetbars, custom designed wood furniture, and comfortable light colored sofas. Business travelers can take advantage of two dual-line telephones, an oversized work desk and high-speed internet access. Rooms feature custom formulated AVEDA bath products, lush terry and cotton pique bathrobes, an daily newspaper. Many rooms have their own kitchens, stocked at a guest's request.
The restaurant features Pan-Asian cuisine, a diverse wine list, and contemporary atmosphere. W cafe serves light fare and cocktails indoors and outdoors.
You can rent a car at Hartsfield International Airport which is located 45 minutes away. For other transportation options from the airport, contact the concierge. Rooms start from $155 per night (770-396-6800, website).
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»Castle Inn in Cappadocia
Travelers looking for an off the beaten path experience in Cappadocia, should book a room at Castle Inn in the town of Ortahisar. The property is run by Suat Ulusoy and Ercüment Sandikcioglu, two hot air balloon pilots who decided to open a 5-room hotel where guests could receive friendly service in a unique castle-style setting. Each of the guest accommodations is individually decorated, featuring a fireplace, a Queen size bed, Satellite LED TV, bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a separate shower, and a mini fridge with complimentary bottled water and beverages. Couples should request Room 22 which is set in a cave and has a private courtyard. Room 44 has romantic arches and scenic views of the surroundings.
Nearby activities include hot air ballooning, hiking, horseback riding, jet boat & gondola tours over Red River and cooking classes. The hosts are knowledgeable about the history of the area and can help you choose the best activities. Nightly rates start at 50 Euros (website).
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»Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires
Enjoy an elegant city vacation in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the luxury Alvear Palace furnished with Louis XV and Louis XVI-style furnishings. Luxury guest services and amenities include a team of butlers who assist with unpacking and packing, pressing your shirts and drawing you a bath. Children are especially welcome - younger guests receive with robes, bath kits and a children's menu. Amenities include flower arrangements and fresh fruit baskets daily, custom bath products by Hermes, and bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage bath tub, LCD TV and a separate shower.
The property offers a selection of grand suites with elegant living rooms, classic French decor, bronze and crystal chandeliers, exclusive carpets, and luxury European fabrics especially chosen for curtains and upholstery. After a day out exploring the city, relax at the spa, choosing from massages, wraps and facials. Swim a few laps in the indoor pool to stay fit on vacation. Rates start at $325 USD per night (website).
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Sir Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot is a luxury getaway in Morocco with 27 rooms, suites and unique luxury tents. Berber Tents have private plunge pools, letting you stay close to nature while enjoying the privacy of your own pool. Guest accommodations are decorated with traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques, including items collected by Luciano, a renowned antiques dealer and interior designer. The property has a stunning outdoor pool as well as a heated indoor pool. There is a gym, sauna, tennis courts and a salon with a fireplace and books. Asounfou Spa provides a menu of relaxing treatments.
Berber Tented Suites are luxurious and romantic, furnished with fabrics and furniture sourced from local markets in Marrakech. Fabric lining inside the tent is either blue or pink, providing the background for dark hand carved wooden furnishings, handcrafted lamps and plush cushions and rugs. Each Suite has a sitting area and a bedroom with views of the surrounding mountains and the valley. Bathrooms feature recycled floor tiles from Italy. Rates start from 730 Euro per room, per night, including breakfast. Children are welcome during certain times of the year: in July and August, as well as during several weeks in the Spring and Fall (website).
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»Kempinski Ambience Delhi
Kempinski Ambience Delhi is the group's first independently managed property in India, located in the commercial district of Shadara in East Delhi. There are 480 rooms and suites decorated in contemporary style. The property has several restaurants, including an all-day dining restaurant Cafe Knosh, Dilli 32 serving Indian cuisine, Mei Kun specializing in Asian dishes, and Casaluna, an Italian restaurant. The scenic, glass-enclosed bar, the Cherry Bar, is a unique place for after dinner drinks. The spa has a hammam and a unique ice fountain. There are two fitness centers, a salon and two outdoor heated swimming pools. Rates at the hotel start at INR 8,000 per night.
The Dalai Lama was at the hotel for his teachings on Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" and blessed the property when it opened.
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»Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is a Starwood Luxury Collection property located in Dubai's romantic sand dune country. Guests can view indigenous Arabian wildlife from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sun deck seating area of all the guest villas.
The luxury suites are furnished with authentic Arabian artifacts and antiquities and offer spectacular views of the Dubai Desert Reserve, including local wildlife such as the Arabian Oryx and the Gazelles. Guest accommodations comes with a pair of binoculars, an easel with art materials and a writing desk. Bedouin jars for water and dates can be found at the doorways. Each suite has a private deck with sun loungers, private infinity pool and a spacious bathroom with a big tub and a walk in shower.
Timeless Spa offers a diverse menu of treatments inspired by Middle Eastern & South East Asian healing traditions. Signature treatments include aromatherapy and Rasoul treatments in the private Rasoul chambers. Al Diwaan offers an international menu with emphasis on organic ingredients. Guests can request a dinner on the dunes, a table by the pool or in the privacy of their own suite. Suites at Al Maha start at AED 2,900 per night. The resort often offers packages.
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More Great March Vacation Spots
Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands offers a great choice of activities, all-inclusive pricing and sunny weather. Kids can participate in outdoor activities, take lessons at the sailing school and play in the pool.
Florida includes visits to beaches, amusement parks and boat trips. The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach has an array of activities for kids of all ages, including a toddler's playroom, and kid's camp. The hotel will let you book up to five adjoining guestrooms, ideal for a spring break reunion.
Hotel del Coronado in California offers many activities for kids and grown-ups alike, as well as ocean view accommodations, a spa and a choice of dining options. La Quinta Resort is located in Palm Springs, offering warm sunny weather in March.
Another popular destination is Hawaii where you can spend your days swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, whale watching and enjoying colorful tropical sunsets. The Sheraton Maui overlooks the long sandy Kaanapali Beach. Browse more escapes.
There are many beautiful destinations where you and your partner can relax with tropical drinks on the beach and feel all of the romance rushing back in. The Caribbean islands offer great beaches, fun nightlife and warm weather. There are many great resorts to choose from. At Parrot Cay in the British West Indies, you can have a picnic, followed by a refreshing swim in the Caribbean Sea.
In the Bahamas, Atlantis offers great pools, water slides, spa services, golf, adventure excursions, shopping and a casino. If you prefer a smaller hotel, the colorful Compass Point offers privacy, spectacular views and many things to do nearby.
One of Jamaica's top destinations is The Caves, a luxury resort set on top of volcanic rock carved by the sea. It offers great service, tasty food and fabulous sunsets. One of the most exciting features of the resort is a dining room located in one of the caves. The nearby town of Negril offers a choice of nightclubs, bars and discotheques.
If you choose Maine as you destination, consider the romantic White Barn Inn. You can dine at the inn's AAA Five-Diamond Award restaurant, get treated to a massage and relax next to the reverse-edged outdoor heated swimming pool. You can also explore the coast of Maine by bike or in a canoe.
12 Best March Vacation Ideas