I think we can all agree that the world is a ridiculous place at the moment. No matter what your political or social leanings, everything is just a bit of a mess. The 24 hour news cycle stresses us out at all times. And with the hours we’re all working, we can’t afford any more stress.
It’s time to take a holiday. Travel around the world and you can pretend for a period of time that none of your problems exist. Take a break from dealing with the fallout of every bad decision everyone around the planet has ever made.
Of course, you’ll want to travel somewhere you can actually spend time relaxing, living in luxury with whole days spent with your eyes shut.
The following 5 places are more conducive to relaxation than anywhere else in the world.
If you want to spend time relaxing like the Kardashians, look for Palm Springs house rentals today. Palm Springs has it all, at least for anyone who wants to rejuvenate and face life with a fresh perspective. It’s in the desert, which gives you that precious feeling of isolation from the world’s problems.
Naturally, Palm Springs is famous for its hot springs. There are tons of spas which utilise these springs to give you an almost religious ecstasy. You can spend whole days being pampered without having to lift a finger to do anything yourself.
There’s also things to do if you’re the sort of person who gets bored easily. Try kitesurfing if you’re adventurous, or go check out the famous modernist architecture.
Turks and Caicos
If you don’t know of the Turks and Caicos, you’re not keeping up with the rich and famous. Another popular Kardashian haunt, this group of islands is one of the Caribbean’s shiniest gems. Turquoise waters with limestone outcroppings make for a neverending cascade of beauty. Luxury villas are the perfect base to come home to, so you can sit in the pool while recovering from the grandeur of the beaches.
There are plenty of hikes you can do, along clifftops or simply across the famous beaches, if you happen to get bored.
Don’t forget to go snorkeling at Chalk Sound. You’ll get to spend time with the colourful fish and astonishing coral reef. Beware of the lionfish, however, as their spines are poisonous!
If you’re looking for an island holiday on the other side of the world, the Maldives is the ideal place to see beauty beyond belief. This nation is made up of more than a thousand islands. Surfers love it there, and if you’re not a surfer, there’s no better place to take up the hobby. There’s nothing like surfing crystal clear waters.
Of course, scuba diving is one of the most popular activities. You can see so much in these magnificent waters. Get up close and personal with seahorses, crabs, lobsters, and many more sea animals. Sea turtles also populate the area. It’s home to whale sharks for periods of the year. If you’re brave, make sure to take the time to go see them.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Staying in Asia, Koh Samui is one of the most desirable destinations in Thailand. Which is saying a lot, because Thailand is populated by hundreds of spectacular islands. Spending time in Koh Samui will change your perspective on the meaning of life. You’ll be so overawed by the magnificence on display, that the rest of the world will seem dull in comparison.
To have a balanced trip, in which you spend time relaxing and doing activities as well, take time to stay in Bangkok or Phuket. There’s more to do there, so those who get bored quickly will have the chance to get busy.
I know, going to Iceland is a completely different proposition to going to South-East Asia. But Landmannalaugar is worth the effort it takes to say its name. The landscape is simply spectacular, while its hot springs rival even those at Palm Springs.
It’s an opportunity to focus on nature. While you’re not relaxing, you can take hikes through the incredible terrain. You can also find luxury accommodation so that you don’t spend a moment in any form of discomfort.
It’s easier to reach than the US, the Caribbean, or South-East Asia, which is certainly one for the pros list!
While we’re in Europe, let’s not forget about Hungary. Budapest is one of those destinations that don’t make enough list articles. Budapest has subterranean springs which some prefer to the scalding hot springs found elsewhere. Take a spa day or ten, and spend the rest of your time exploring this fascinating city.
It’s a beautiful place, and is more ideal for relaxation than for a busy holiday. Book a ticket and get ready to let go of all the stress in your body.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
New Zealand is far from everything, which makes people reluctant to visit. After all, spending that many hours in transit is anything but relaxing. However, if you plan on visiting New Zealand anyway, make the Bay of Islands part of your trip. It’s quiet, tranquil, and far from everything. There’s also whales, penguins, and dolphins to spot if you’re an animal lover. Spending time with these majestic creatures is ideal for disconnecting from the hectic world of humans.