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Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Aug 30, 2023   

Through our own experiences, readers input and a little research, we've come up with our choices for some of the best places for a vacation in April 2024, and a few ideas about spring honeymoons.

Swimmers and Sun Lovers at Waikiki Beach in AprilApril is a Great Month for a Warm Vacation in Hawaii

In many destinations, April is considered "shoulder" season, so the best spring vacations don't have to be the most expensive. Let's look at some options for your April getaway...

April vacations for 2 in Aruba

Holiday Inn Aruba

Beautiful Sun and Sand at the Holiday Inn Aruba Beach ResortSun & Sand at the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
Fantastic Sunset by the Pool in April at the Holiday Inn Resort ArubaRomantic Sunset at the Holiday Inn Aruba
  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - We've selected this Palm Beach resort as an ideal April getaway in Aruba offering good value, great weather and an amazing white sand beach experience that will feel like soft flour between your toes! King Rooms come with beautiful views from your private balcony, along with A/C and Wi-Fi. The resort has 5 restaurants and a cocktail lounge, with more dining and shopping within easy walking distance. 2023 ERV Rating* for Caribbean April Beach Destinations: 82% - Very Good. (Palm Beach, Aruba) 
  • Aruba Vacations Up To 50% Off - With low rainfall amounts and an average temp in the high 80's, April is a fine time for an Aruba vacation or honeymoon, especially as low season is starting to kick-in around mid-month, with fewer crowds and cheaper rates at resorts.

Hawaii in the Spring

Hawaii is not just one of the best April vacations - we could include it just about year-round! But April is an extra-fine time to visit, because weather-wise you can expect few if any storms, with temperatures turning a couple degrees warmer, and sunshine just about everywhere.

oahu: prince Waikiki

King Ocean View Room at the Waikiki Prince HotelKing Room with View at the Prince Waikiki
Beautiful Adults-Only Infinity Pool at the Prince Waikiki HotelPrince Waikiki Infinity Pool ©TripAdvisor
  • Prince Waikiki - Even though it's in Waikiki close to Ala Moana Center, this Prince hotel has got something extra special: a 5th floor adults-only infinity pool which would do quite nicely for cocktail sipping on a sunny April afternoon. Rooms have a modern Asian-inspired design with views overlooking the marina, and the hotel has several restaurants, including an excellent breakfast buffet and a Honolulu Coffee located in the downstairs lobby. 2023 ERV Rating: 94% - Excellent. (100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu HI 808-824-5155) 
  • Hawaii Hotel & Flight Packages - Spend your spring getaway in some romantic Hawaiian Island ocean breezes at resorts like the Westin Moana Surfrider, Mauna Lanai and Hilton Hawaiian Village.

kauai getaways in april

Beautiful Poipu Beach on a Sunny April DayResort and Beach in Poipu, Kauai
  • Romantic Kauai Hotels and Resorts - One Hawaiian Island we really love is Kauai. Find a nice resort to stay at around sunny Poipu Beach in the south, and you're still only 50 miles by car from the magnificent North Shore. Avoid Easter weekend at the very start of the April in 2024 and you should do fine with hotel availability.

Central Florida After Spring Break

Sunshine and Sand at Clearwater Beach in FloridaGet Ready for Sun & Sand at Clearwater Beach in Florida

Once spring break madness ends, Florida quickly becomes a prime spot for April getaways. Stick to the mid-state area and enjoy the activities and fun around Orlando, the soft-sand beaches of St. Petersburg & Clearwater (below), or Tampa's interesting Latin Quarter and Ybor City. Central Florida weather in April is very nice, with very little rainfall, lots of sun and temps in the low 80's (28 C).

clearwater beach in april

Sunny April Afternoon by the Pool at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Clearwater Beach FLPool at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Clearwater Beach, FL

orlando: marriott Cypress harbour villas

Pool at the Marriott Cypress Harbour Resort in Orlando, FloridaPool at Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas
Romantic Hot Tub Suite at Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas in Orlando, FloridaMarriott Cypress Harbour Whirlpool Suite
  • Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas - Based on our 3-night stay here, we highly recommend this excellent Marriott resort for your April romantic getaway in Central Florida. All the units are modern and completely outfitted with full kitchens, spacious living areas, and oversized 2-person jetted Whirlpool tubs in the master bedroom. There's loads of things to do here in April as well, including 3 pools, 9-hole mini golf, boat rentals and more. 2023 ERV Rating for Orlando Vacations in April: 94% - Excellent. (11251 Harbour Villa Rd, Orlando FL 800-845-5279)

More warm weather getaways in april:

Interested in a nice warm destination in April, but don't want to sit on an 8 hour flight? Consider these beach destinations in the USA for a warm and easy-to-travel-to getaway with sun, sand and very comfortable temps: 

  • San Diego CA - Low humidty, very little rainfall, and beautiful ocean breezes.
  • Corpus Christi TX - Your reward for checking in here after the spring breakers go home is better hotel deals, warm & sunny days, as well very swimmable ocean temperatures of 70F+.
  • Myrtle Beach SC - Home to their famous boardwalk, restaurants, and beaches as far as you can see.
  • Sarasota FL - One of our very favorite places on Florida's Gulf Coast has sand as soft as flour, plus romantic dining spots, and temperatures in the low 80's.

visiting Paris in April

Eiffel Tower, Paris in the Early Evening in April
  • Paris Vacations - Paris in the Spring is certainly magnifique! The City of Light is in full bloom and extra beautiful this month. The summer crowds haven't arrived yet, making a stroll down the Champs Elysees even more memorable. Paris weather in April will likely give you a taste of both sun and showers, with temperatures likely a reasonably mild 57F (14 c) or so. One April date to keep in mind when planning your vacation is the Paris Marathon, scheduled for Sunday April 7, 2024. Expect big crowds and "adjusted" hotel prices for that weekend. But for the rest of the month, you'll fully enjoy exploring and loving this captivating city - the epitome of a romantic spring vacation.

Beach Anniversary in April?

April Anniversary Couple Enjoying Sunset on a Warm BeachRomantic Florida Sunset on the Beach in April
  • Romantic Florida Beachfront Resorts - As we mentioned earlier, Florida can be a very nice place to be in April. If you're celebrating you wedding anniversary this month, check out these beachfront resort deals in Fort Walton, Key Largo, South Beach and more. 
  • 1st Anniversary Trip Ideas - Coming up to 1 year of marriage in April? Here's some tips on destinations, hotels and resorts for a perfect getaway.
  • 10th Anniversary Getaway Ideas - If April 2024 is your 10th wedding anniversary, check out our special guide that's packed with tips on the best places to go to celebrate your special occasion.

2 exotic spots for a honeymoon in April

  • Santorini, Greece (one of the hot April vacation spots in Europe, with unforgettable atmosphere and sunsets)
  • Costa Rica (for outdoor types and adventure lovers, the best April vacation destination in Central America)

april romantic cruise vacations

Best April 2024 Vacation Deals on the Water: This is an excellent time to cruise the Caribbean - no hurricanes, lots of sun, and the cruise crowds are sailing north to Alaska, leaving you with more of the islands to yourself.

  • Cruisecompete.com's April Vacation Cruise Specials - Caribbean cruise discounts from over a hundred suppliers, and you can browse through all the itineraries and deals from the comfort of your e-mail inbox. Definitely one of the places to check for cheap cruises in April.

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New Zealand in April: Awesome Autumn

Beautiful Autumn Colors in Central Otago, New ZealandFantastic Autumn Colors Near Arrowtown, South Island NZ
  • New Zealand South Island Vacations - One of the most beautiful places we've ever seen in any of our travels has been autumn in New Zealand's South Island. This is not a beach holiday, but April is a great time to experience the crisp New Zealand fall and it's fantastic foliage, along with crystal blue lakes, alpine scenery and lots of sheep! The clean air, uncrowded highways, quaint towns and friendly people will give you a vacation you'll remember for years.

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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