6 Stress-Relieving Vacation Destinations

17 Dec 2019

If you enjoy traveling, you should know that it is also beneficial to your health and happiness, as it may dramatically lower stress and help you have a more positive attitude on life in the long run. These holidays, in particular, can deliver a tremendous amount of stress reduction – to the point that you’ll want to plan a trip as soon as possible. So whether you’re heading to Atlanta to learn to sail, or considering a yoga retreat in Kathmandu, here are six stress-relieving vacation destinations for you to think about.

Punta Placer Bungalows – Oaxaca, México

This resort offers the ultimate stress-reducing environment by getting off the grid to forget your worries. With only four beachfront bungalows within a serene community of San Agustinillo on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, you can spend your time resting under the palm canopies amid the coconut palms. You can surf, swim with protected sea turtles, hike in the Oaxaca rainforest, and get a relaxing aromatherapy massage. The sounds of the waves gently lapping against the coast right outside your door are also a wonderful way to go off to sleep.

Abano Grand Hotel – Abano Terme, Italy

Abano Terme is Italy’s oldest spa town, and it’s only a short drive from Venice and its beautiful canals. Visitors are greeted with “Welcome” on a sign at the entrance. The Abano Grand is located in the city’s heart, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and parks. It is dedicated to leisure and relaxation. The hotel has three hot pools surrounded by beautiful flora and several gourmet cafes, and fantastic health services geared at relaxing and healing. 

Hermitage Bay – Saint Mary’s, Antigua

Hermitage Bay is a five-star resort with 25 homes set among 16 acres of magnificent tropical gardens and bordered by a postcard-perfect beach with white, powdery beaches, offering the ultimate barefoot luxury. Enjoy Garden Spa treatments informed by ancient Eastern chakra notions and toast to spectacular sunsets with only the finest genuine Champagne from your private infinity plunge pool. Locally produced ingredients are incorporated into Jamaican, Chinese, and Indian cuisines, served at a multi-tiered restaurant with a water view. Three meals a day and an afternoon snack are included in the all-inclusive plan, as are premium-brand drinks, house wines, and French Champagne in the winter, as well as a variety of sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing, as well as yoga, Pilates, and meditation sessions.

New Camaldoli Hermitage -Big Sur, California

Big Sur, located on California’s central coast, is known for its rocky mountains, old-growth redwoods, and rich pine forests that stretch down to lovely beaches. The New Camaldoli Hermitage, a working Benedictine monastery, offers the utmost in serenity and solitude in this breathtaking setting. The rooms, private houses with gardens and outdoor areas, offer fantastic settings for solitude and tranquility while enjoying the sounds of the surf and taking in jaw-dropping ocean vistas. Guests are invited but not compelled to attend daily prayers.

Chiva-Som – Hua Hin, Thailand

This magnificent seaside resort is set within seven acres of lush banyan gardens and will make you feel like royalty. The Thai kings picked this area for their summer residence, and Klaikangwon Palace is just a few minutes north. Guests are greeted with a refreshing lemongrass tea before meeting with a personal consultant who tailors a program to each individual’s needs. Herbal massage, watsu treatments, cooking workshops, yoga, meditation, and tai chi are some options. A private butler is also assigned, ensuring that the superb, attentive service continues. All meals and beverages are included in the rates, one daily massage, a wellness consultation, unlimited use of the water therapy suites, and a choice of recreational activities. Ocean suites provide a balcony with views of the pool, beach, and the Gulf of Thailand, among other amenities. It’s practically hard to be stressed when it’s time to check out.

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

Every high-end resort in the Maldives has a fantastic spa, but Velaa Private Island is a cut above the rest. It’s one of four Spa My Blend by Clarins, and it offers treatments that use products tailored to a client’s skin type in a serene setting. Treatments are given in thatched houses high above the crystal clear, dazzling turquoise seas. Silky sands and world-class diving, a beautiful one-hectare golf course, and a three-story wine cellar await guests beyond the spa. On the resort’s yacht, private trips can also be organized. You can also stay in your villa with a private pool and a butler if you want to rest and do nothing.