It can take a long time to properly switch off from routine, stress and everyday life – especially when you’ve only got a few days to explore a new city. A 14-night holiday, however, provides the perfect amount of time to remind your mind and body that it’s ok to relax. You’ll find that you’re also likely to care less about the trivial aspects of our life and let go. After all, you’re on holiday – it’s what you came for, right? Prolonging this attitude for as long as possible enables you to recharge and slip into a new routine consisting of pool, beach, sleep. Even better, if you choose a spa hotel, you’ll have a huge treatment menu to pick from to help you forget any worries. TUI SENSATORI Resort Fethiye, for example, is nestled away in a forest setting and comes complete with a peaceful spa that offers full body massages and tropical body scrubs. There are also six pools to dip into, so you could try one a day, if you fancied.
Learning a new skill is said to take 20 hours. A 14-night holiday, then, gives you plenty of time to become a pro – whether it’s perfecting your tennis swing or mastering your windsurfing stance. Or, you might just want to have enough time to try a bit of everything. ROBINSON clubs offer over 50 weekly activity classes that cover everything from sports to cookery and art. We’ve got top instructors on hand too, so you’ll have all the tips you need. ROBINSON Club Khao Lak, for instance, not only has an on-the-beach postcode, but offers up a host of archery, badminton, paddle-boarding and water polo to keep you busy.
When you’ve flown all the way to a new destination, it’s worth putting aside enough time to get to know it properly, and tick off everything on your must-see list. Places like Thailand, Mexico and Costa Rica offer so much more than beaches, so you’ll need a few weeks to cover them off. If you do want to squeeze some relaxation in, though, why not put the first week aside for chilling at the pool and pencil any activities in for the second week? A perfect place to experience the best of both worlds is Vietnam. Explore its famous rice terraced paddies, buzzing street markets and colour-popping temples for a week, before spending the next seven days with your feet up on some of the world’s most stunning beaches in Phu Quoc with a Multi-Centre holiday.
Some people are pros at beating jet lag. Others, not so much. If you fall into the latter group, going away for 14 nights gives you more time to recover before going out and about to explore your destination. Touch down in St Lucia, for instance, and you’ll have plenty of time to sail around the Piton Mountains, swim with turtles, dip in the Diamond waterfalls and laze about on tropical sands.
The ROBINSON Club Khao Lak strikes the perfect active-unwind balance with plenty of pools, a busy sports schedule and a tranquil on-the-sand postcode.
With its high-design interiors and impressive pool scene, TUI SENSATORI Resort Tenerife is a luxury escape par excellence.
The Hideaway at Royalton St Lucia will perch on the edge of its very own private, golden-sand cove. It’s only a 15-minute cab ride from popular Reduit Beach, too.
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