What is your definition of a relaxing holiday? For many, it’s lying back, soaking up the sun and forgetting about life’s stresses and strains. For others, it’s discovering new cultures, while some holidaymakers prefer to stay closer to home. Whether you are looking forward to a family holiday, romantic break or city escape, we think you deserve to go somewhere that matches your definition of relaxing and unwinding. That’s why we’ve scoured the world to bring you the most laidback destinations around the world!
A holiday to the Maldives is considered by many to be among the most relaxing breaks on offer. Comprised of 26 pristine atolls, with some hotels occupying their own island, the Maldives really is the perfect place to get away from it all. Boasting unparalleled beaches, where clear waters meet powder-soft white sands, you can spend all day soaking up the sun.
Mind, body and spirit also benefit from the serenity of a couples holiday in the Maldives when this is enhanced with relaxing and rejuvenating sessions at a resort’s spa. Alternatively, for those seeking a spot of adrenaline this Indian Ocean paradise offers a wealth of watersports, including diving, snorkelling and fishing – plus some of the freshest seafood available.
From Bangkok to the islands of Phuket, Ko Samui and Koh Phi Phi, it’s impossible not to feel at peace in Thailand. From beautiful beaches, tranquil Buddhist temples, lip smacking cuisines, brilliant shopping and world-class spas, Thailand meets your every holiday need, including great value for money.
This favoured destination may have its wild side, but it’s also great if you fancy a bit of downtime. Hugging the southern coast of mainland Spain, Marbella boasts gorgeous harbours, sandy beaches and verdant greenery – the perfect recipe to any relaxing getaway. Plus with plenty of tapas bars overlooking the sea, you won’t struggle to find some fantastic food with a distinct Mediterranean flavour.
If you like the sound of beautiful beaches, delicious food and a wonderful culture, look no further than Bali. While away the hours sunbathing in the beautiful Nusa Dua or move further inland to Ubud, the creative capital of this Indonesian archipelago where you’ll be able to peruse the local markets and barter with the locals selling handmade arts and crafts.
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