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Spring Break turns up a few notches on these adult-friendly vacations. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Chill All Day, Party All Night: Adults-Only Spring Break Getaways

Who says spring break is only for school kids and college students? Spring is the perfect time of year to reawaken your grown-up wanderlust and get back out into the world — without being tied to school calendars.

Whether you want to shred the slopes, dive to new depths or travel farther abroad to laze in the sunshine and explore distant lands, it’s time to grab your friends for an adults-only spring break getaway.

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip.

Dive In

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Explore the wonders under the sea. (Photo: Getty Images)

Many seasoned scuba divers consider Bonaire one of the premier underwater destinations in the world, so why not dive into warm Caribbean waters this spring break?

Whether you’re learning to dive or have been reaching for the depths of the ocean for years, Bonaire’s underwater world filled with more than 350 fish species and 57 species of corals will amaze you. When it’s time to stay on dry land before flying home, try kitesurfing or windsurfing, or snorkel in the island’s caves.

All this activity can be exhausting, but you’ll find it easy to rest up and be ready for the next adventure at the waterfront Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort, which is less than a mile from the airport.

Party All Night

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Majestic sights like Sagrada Familia await in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

If you like the nightlife and to party, make plans to travel to Barcelona; the official tourism board itself says this Spanish city never sleeps.

The nightlife is so big here that it’s divided into nine neighborhoods, each with similar interests, like chic Born, bohemian Gràcia, LGBTQ-friendly Gaixample and indie-rock-centric Poble Nou.

Stay right in the heart of the action at The Barcelona EDITION, which has its own cocktail bar, Punch Room, and a panoramic rooftop terrace from which to plot out the next plan of action.

Live the Island Life

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Indulge in Bora Bora. (Photo: Marriott International)

If you’re seeking rest and relaxation on your adults-only spring break, consider escaping to French Polynesia. Imagine days spent lazing in the warm sunshine on the beach or at your own private pool attached to your overwater bungalow.

Pull yourself away, if you must, to go snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding, play tennis or relax even further in the spa.

Settle into The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort for these idyllic ways to spend French Polynesian days. And when each day ends, toast the sunset and look forward to what the next day in paradise has in store.

Ski the Day Away

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Powder lovers can find joy in Whistler. (Photo: Getty Images)

If you want to hit the slopes during your spring break getaway, there are plenty of still-snowy destinations from which to choose at this time of year. One favorite is Whistler, about two hours from Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, Canada.

Everyone from beginners to Olympic-level skiers will find plenty of runs to suit their style on side-by-side Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, each with myriad on-mountain dining options to keep adventurers fueled throughout the day.

When it’s time to recharge, The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler sits at the base of the mountains in Whistler Village and is the closest hotel to the gondolas. The FireRock Lounge is the perfect spot to après with your friends and share stories from your day on the slopes.