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.

1. La Jolla Shores Hotel

La Jolla Shores Hotel
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Popular with families and couples alike, the La Jolla Shores Hotel is located only steps away from the ocean in La Jolla Shores. It's not hard to see why this beautiful hotel attracts the same visitors year after year; all the rooms have private balconies or patios, and hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, tennis courts, in-room massage services, a complimentary area shuttle, and two oceanfront restaurants. Guests can also arrange beach barbecue cookouts; the hotel will set up everything you need to enjoy your meal, and you'll have the option of getting pre-cooked food or grilling it yourself.

8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037, Phone: 855-923-8058

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2. The Inn of the Hawke in New Jersey

The Inn of the Hawke in New Jersey
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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. Find more great trips from New York.

3. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans
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Bourbon Orleans Hotel is perfectly nestled in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, where it occupies the former historic Orleans Theatre and Ballroom. Built in the opulent Belle Époque style, the building has always been a prominent New Orleans landmark. Today the hotel welcomes visitors to step into the Grand Lobby and step back in time to the heydays of New Orleans. The rooms and suites have been beautifully rejuvenated to offer modern travelers everything they require for a comfortable and stylish visit. You are within walking distance of most of the sights and can enjoy cocktails and jazz on-site, every day. March is a great month to visit offering comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds.

717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504 523 2222

4. Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida

Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida
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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. Find more great trips in Florida.

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5. Hotel Normandie in Los Angeles

Hotel Normandie in Los Angeles
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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.

6. Banyan Tree Macau

Banyan Tree Macau
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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. (+853 8883 8833).

7. Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

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. (+84-4-8266919).

8. Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter

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. (770-396-6800).

9. Castle Inn in Cappadocia

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 whirlpool 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.

10. Northern Lights Resort and Spa, Yukon

Northern Lights Resort and Spa, Yukon
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The Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Canada’s Yukon beckons visitors to come and experience what real relaxation feels like. In summer you will enjoy 20 hours of sunshine a day and the chance to explore a very unique landscape. Of course, if you wish to cross the Northern Lights sighting off your bucket list you will need to visit between January and April, when the nights are particularly long and dark. This is a magical time of year in the Yukon and to make the most of the amazing Aurora Borealis you can book a fabulous glass-fronted chalet. Winter activities include dog sledding, snow-mobiling, ice fishing, snow shoeing and much more.

Northern Lights Resort and Spa, 41 Gentian Lane, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6L6, Canada

11. Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires

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.

12. Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot
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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.

13. Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
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Although the weather is warm and pleasant all year round on Grand Cayman, March is a particularly good month to visit. The daily temperatures hover around the 82 degree mark and many of the hotels and resorts offer spring specials. The fabulous Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is no exception to this rule and you can save up to 15% on your stay from March to September. The resort enjoys an enviable location right on the powder-white sands of Seven Mile Beach. Wonderful vacation activities include snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming or enjoying an adventure tour to Stingray City to swim with the stingrays. The resort boasts a spa, outdoor pools, fitness room, restaurant and bar.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, 389 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Islands, KY1-1202, +800 223 6388

14. Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai

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. The resort often offers packages.

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15. Andrew Pinckney Inn, Charleston

Andrew Pinckney Inn, Charleston
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March is a great month to visit Charleston, South Carolina; this is when temperatures are pleasant but not stifling, offering a great escape from northern winters. Charleston has a reputation for providing wonderful southern hospitality and to experience this for yourself you need look no further than the Andrew Pinckney Inn in the Historic District. The boutique inn will welcome you to your choice of 41 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all equipped with little home-from-home luxuries to make your visit special. You can enjoy breakfast and an afternoon cheese and wine reception at the rooftop solarium before and after you explore the city attractions. More info

Andrew Pinckney Inn, 40 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC 29401, 843 937 8800

16. Grand Melia Palacio de Isora, Tenerife

Grand Melia Palacio de Isora, Tenerife
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While the rest of Europe and most of the US will be shivering in March, the beautiful Spanish Canary Islands are warm and inviting. The Grand Melia Palacio de Isora is located on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean. The resort is perfect for a March getaway offering an enormous outdoor salt-water swimming pool and fabulous accommodation, as you would expect from a 5-star resort. The rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer either sea or garden views. There are 5 fabulous restaurants (serving Spanish and International cuisine) and 6 bars to choose from. Other treats include a wonderful on-site spa and tennis and scuba diving lessons. March specials are available.

Grand Melia Palacio de Isora, Ave, de los Oceanos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, +34 922 869 000

17. Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower, Tokyo

Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower, Tokyo
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March is the most magical time of the year to visit Japan. This is when the cherry trees burst into extravagant blossom and carpet the country is a soft pink hue. At the New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower you will have the opportunity to see this magical show of color from the hotel’s 17th floor Blue Sky Lounge, which offers floor to ceiling views all the way to iconic Mount Fuji. This historic hotel was first conceived in 1962 and was built to accommodate visitors to Tokyo’s Olympic Games in 1964. Now completely renovated, the hotel still provides 5-star luxury and unforgettable memories. Amenities include a Japanese Garden with Tea House, pool, spa and much more.

Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Tower, 4-1 Kioi-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-8578, Japan +81 3 2365 1111

18. Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas

Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas
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The US Virgin Islands is an attractive destination all year round, but is particularly appealing as a winter getaway in March, when the temperatures hover around the mid 80’s and the water is warm and welcoming. The Secret Harbour Beach Resort is located right on the beach, offering everything you need for a perfect island vacation – think gently swaying palms, soft white sand and crystal clear water waiting to be explored. You can swim and snorkel directly off the beach or sign up for a scuba, snorkeling or other guided excursion. You can choose between regular hotel guestrooms and spacious self-catering condos, all of which have air conditioning and lovely views.

Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas 6280, Estate Nazareth, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands, 340 775 6550

19. Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort
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March is one of the best times of the year to see the Northern Lights in Alaska, besides which the Alyeska Resort has a host of other exciting winter activities for you to enjoy. When you check into this resort you will have a most convenient base camp from which to explore. The Alyeska Resort puts more than 76 ski trails on your doorstep, serviced by 7 ski lifts and offering options for all ability levels. Other great March activities include snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, heli-skiing, scenic helicopter flights and glacier and wildlife tours. On-site amenities include a scenic aerial tram, salt-water pool and fitness center, a Nordic Spa and a choice of dining options.

Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, 800 880 3880

20. Henann Crystal Sands Resort, Boracay, Philippines

Henann Crystal Sands Resort, Boracay, Philippines
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The Philippines are a wonderful choice for a March visit as temperatures are not too hot and it is one of the driest months on these tropical islands, ideal for water sports and beach-hopping. Located on one of the best beaches on the island, the Henann Crystal Sands Hotel is positioned directly on the powder-white sands of Station 1. If you can drag yourself off this stunning beach you can enjoy the resort’s 3 swimming pools, the gym and fitness center and the lovely Sapphire Restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The guestrooms and suites are elegantly appointed and designed to offer a serene ambiance, conducive to relaxation.

Henann Crystal Sands Resort, Beachfront Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, 5608, Philippines, +36 288 9222

21. Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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March is a great month to visit Whistler to enjoy some exceptional powder skiing. Also, the days are warming up just a little which means you can enjoy the sunlight hours outdoors more comfortably. The clocks move forward into Daylight Saving Time on the 8th of March, giving you an extra hour on the slopes. The Fairmont Chateau makes an excellent base for exploring everything Whistler has to offer and has the added bonus of offering ski-in/ski-out convenience. The hotel provides the last word in luxury accommodation and also boasts an excellent spa, pool and health club – everything you need to keep the cold weather at bay.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, V8E 0Z5, 604 938 8000

22. Pumba Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Pumba Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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While Pumba Private Game Reserve offers excellent game viewing all year round, March to May and October to December are considered to be the best times to visit. Named for Africa’s much-loved warthog, the malaria-free Pumba Game Reserve promises visitors an extraordinary safari experience in South Africa. The accommodation is fabulous – choose between a Water Lodge or Bush Lodge chalet – both are equally appealing and boast private decks and plunge pools. You will experience exciting guided game drives to see some of Africa’s wonderful Big 5, including the rare white lion. You can also enjoy guided bush walks and night game drives to seek out nocturnal animals. Fabulous African –fusion food and a decadent spa complete the picture.

Pumba Private Game Reserve, Highlands, Makana Municipality, 6140, Eastern Cape, South Africa, +27 046 603 2000

23. Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Islands

Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Islands
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Offering a once-in-a-lifetime eco adventure on the pristine Galapagos Islands, Pikaia Lodge is your home-from-home on one of the world’s last remaining slices of paradise. Everything about this lodge has been carefully designed to offer guests a unique wildlife experience while leaving little or no footprint to disturb Mother Nature. The unique lodge is located on Santa Crux Island, close to deserted beaches and unique wildlife. The luxury rooms offer unobstructed views from floor to ceiling glass walls. The luxury bathrooms are amazing and no details have been spared in their quest to delight guests. Guests can relax at the outdoor infinity pool between their guided land and sea explorations.

Pikaia Lodge, Sector El Camote, Cerro Mesa, Santa Cruz, Galapagos 200105, Ecuador, 786 509 4822

24. Ocean’s Edge Resort and Marina, Key West

Ocean’s Edge Resort and Marina, Key West
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Key West is delightful to visit in March, when most of the winter crowds have left and hotel prices tend to be more reasonable. Ocean’s Edge Resort and Marina is a little slice of island paradise that you deserve to discover. The resort stretches out over 20 acres of gently swaying palm trees, warm inviting swimming pools (6 to be exact), tropical gardens and a private marina where you can hire boats and fishing gear. The nautically-themed rooms and suites offer a luxurious oasis where you can relax and unwind – all have walk-in showers, coffee makers and many other little luxuries. You can enjoy vibrant island flavors at the restaurant and cocktails at the poolside bar.

Ocean’s Edge Resort and Marina, 5950 Peninsula Ave, Key West, FL 33040, 877 935 0862

25. Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives
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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. (+960 664 0304).

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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.

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.