You've got a free week at the start of spring, and you want a dose of fun in the sun... but what's that, you say? You don't want it to involve body shots and wet T-shirt contests? American high school and college students may descend on beaches en masse in March and April, but that doesn't mean there isn't a quieter stretch of sand for those who want a slightly more sedate spring break. Though it's worth noting that if you head to Mexico - as we recommend - Mexicans take spring break too, in Semana Santa (the week before Easter), usually camping on the beaches. This means more crowds - but fun crowds of large families.