The Best Spring Break Deals for Budget Travelers

By Summar Ghias, dealnews contributor

Looking for a quintessential spring break vacation without wiping out your bank account? Party with fellow college-goers or relive your glory days with these deals to all the rambunctious hotspots, including Cancun, Vegas, the Bahamas, and Myrtle Beach. Before you know it, you'll be playing in white sand and crystal waters until whatever early morning hour your party-hardy heart desires.

While you might not find an airfare sale for the specific location you're looking for, that shouldn't squash your spring break plans. Fly to your destination of dreams on American Airlines, where roundtrip flights to Central and South America go for as little as $369.90 (a low by $6; expires March 12). The airline also cuts roundtrip flights to Cancun specifically (from $283.24, a low by $71; expires March 14), if you're hoping to party in the city where it never stops.

Speaking of Cancun, this spring-break destination is teeming with more revelers than usual this year, not to mention the fact that it's at 90% occupancy, according to city officials. Snag the last remaining beds during a 3-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Maya Royale (from $618, a low by $73; expires March 11). The deal comes bundled with a $100 resort credit, not to mention oceanfront bungalows, lively nightly entertainment, Balinese sun beds, and access to the swim-up bar and Aqualounge to quench your thirst no matter the time of day.

As far as spring break destinations go, Los Cabos attracts everyone from students to celebs alike. Take advantage of all the Baja Peninsula has to offer with a 4-night flight and hotel package for two at the Riu Santa Fe Hotel (from $1,223.26, a low by $23; expires March 28). The massive all-inclusive resort, which is located just several minutes away from nightlife-heavy Cabo San Lucas, boasts three poolside bars, two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, Mexican restaurants, and complimentary entrance to the onsite Pacha night club.

Take your vacay on the road — or, on an over-sized boat, as the case may be — and step aboard a 4-night Caribbean cruise for two with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico ($558, a low by $240; expires March 7). The 91,000-ton, 2,034-passenger Celebrity Constellation has plenty to offer, including 10 bars and lounges, a casino, and nightly Vegas-inspired entertainment.

Or, head to the original Sin City for a domestic spring break done right with a 3-night flight and hotel package for two at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino (from $798, a low by $119; expires March 8). The package comes bundled with 20% off at the Glow Spa and 2-for-1 Laugh Factory Tickets, not to mention views overlooking the Strip and slots galore.

If you'd rather steer clear of the Central Strip's hustle and bustle, stay at The Signature at MGM Grand (from $69, a low by $39; expires March 9). The 4-star hotel serves as an affordable oasis, complete with spacious junior suites and a kitchenette. The resort also offers nightly stays with breakfast Sundays through Thursdays for $89, 2-night stays Fridays through Saturdays for $199 and 2-night stays with breakfast Fridays through Saturdays for $239.

Head back east and enjoy the tide at Myrtle Beach, which remains the East Coast stomping grounds for rowdy spring breakers. Unleash your wild side at Hotel Blue (from $44, a low by at least $3; expires May 31), which hosts Therapy Oceanfront pool parties complete with DJs, non-stop music, and wet and wild contests all day long. Or shack up at the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort (from $45, a low by at least $3; expires May 31) and enjoy stunning sunrises as you retreat from all your late-night partying.

Epic spring break parties can also be found in the slightly further east and more exotic Bahamas. Experience them firsthand with a 4-night flight and hotel package for two at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island next to the famed Atlantis (from $1,052.64, a low by $554; expires March 28). The hotel also offers free access to Atlantis' lagoons, pools, casinos, and beaches, which means you can party in high style without footing an over-the-top bill.

These deals will make this spring break one for the record books. But, if you've got different ideas for a vacation, be sure to check out our daily travel deals for other airfare, hotel, and vacation packages.

At the time of publication, these travel deals offered the lowest prices we could find. Deals may include blackout dates, additional taxes, and fees. Some of our prices may be based on mandatory double occupancy.

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Summar Ghias is a freelance writer who attributes her love for big cities to the diverse cultural, artistic, and food-centric experiences that can be had in them. A former assistant editor at Budget Travel, Ghias has freelanced at several other titles including Girlfriend Getaways, Discover, People, In New York,, and AOL Travel, among others.

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