Ditch the Tourist Trends and Start Your Own

When you're looking for a luxurious vacation, the last thing you want is hundreds of wild spring breakers encroaching upon your precious beach space.

When you're looking for a luxurious vacation, the last thing you want is hundreds of wild spring breakers encroaching upon your precious beach space. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country make the same plans to skip the chilly weather conditions of winter and early spring and venture to somewhere tropical. If what you want is a quiet respite in one of these exotic destinations, it might help to do a little bit of research on which spots might be hidden treasures rather than tourist magnets. Here are a few spots that offer the same seductive island culture without the solo cups, greased up bodies and techno music.

Skip This: Cancun
Pick That: Riviera Maya

Instead of spotting herds of dancing twenty-somethings, gelled hair and tattoos in the spring break capital of Cancun, Mexico, consider another destination in the same country: Riviera Maya. Still popular but not quite as cliché, the Mayan Riviera falls parallel to the Caribbean coastline of Quintana Roo, a Mexican state situated on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. Here, you can explore regions like Tulum that are brimming with history and sites like the ancient Maya ruins. You'll find a handful of private luxury vacation rentals perfect for small travel groups looking to relax in a private paradise.

Skip This: Miami Beach
Pick That: Kauai

Florida's luxury rentals and beaches are certainly fun, especially for family vacations, but during peak seasons like March and April, you might be spending more time navigating crowds of strangers on the beach than you had intended. While a bit farther of a plane ride, trips to the oldest Hawaiian Island, Kauai, is well worth the time and investment. With awe-inspiring natural landmarks like towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls and a 3,000-feet-deep canyon, your adventurous side will be kept satisfied all vacation long, and sun gods and goddesses who want ample time on the beach will enjoy the infinite stretch of coastline - it's got more than any other island in Hawaii.

Skip This: Venice Beach
Pick That: Italian Lakes

You can skip America's most crowded stretch of sand, which sees about 16 million visitors every year, and opt for a much more satisfying coastline that also is home to some of Hollywood's most elite actors. Luxury villas in the Lakes region of Italy will not only provide you the intimacy you're craving, the scenic views also blow any West Coast vista right out of Lake Como. If you're not sure which pristine villa rental to choose, you can chat with a villa reservation specialist and weigh your options according to number of rooms, lakeside views and amenities available, such as a private pool, outdoor picnic terrace and complete isolation from other vacation homes and resorts.

Are you interested in luxury vacation rentals? Contact Villas of Distinction today at 800.289.0900 where a qualified villa expert will help you explore which luxury villa best suits your lifestyle.