Getting close to nature has been proven to reduce stress and make you feel good. In fact, mental health charity Mind reckon that ecotherapy is an important method of self-care. So why not pick a green-cloaked destination for your escape? If that sounds good, Costa Rica fits the bill. Kitted out with vibrant coffee plantations and rainforests that are ripe for exploration, this jade-tinted country’s got nature covered. Go on a guided tour of the rainforest and you can get up-close-and-personal with sloths and frogs.
There’s nothing like an indulgent spa treatment to make you feel good. We’ve got loads of hotels with spas on our books. One of our faves is the TUI SENSATORI Atlantica Caldera Palace in Crete, Greece. This beachfront joint’s spa features a massive menu, which includes the likes of chocolate and honey massages. Plus, it’s partnered with top UK skincare brand, ELEMIS, so you can be sure that the therapists are using top-quality products.
Many people find it tricky to resist the temptation to fill their Instagram feeds while they’re on holiday. Hey, we get it. But social media can get in the way of distancing yourself from everyday life, which is a really important part of self-care. During the holiday, give posting a break, then once you’re back you can use social media in a more positive way. Scroll through your pictures and remember all the relaxing you got up to while you were away.
Lots of experts have linked physical activity to mental wellbeing. And when you’ve got a bit more time to fill on holiday, it can be the perfect opportunity to try out some new types of exercise. Stay at a ROBINSON Club, and you’re all set to get active. The ROBINSON Club Khao Lak, for example, puts on tonnes of different fitness classes. You can get involved with anything from high-intensity indoor cycling, to chilled-out pilates classes. Or, opt for a stay at the TUI SENSATORI Resort Rivera Cancun, which offers open-air yoga classes hosted on the hotel’s soft-sand beach.
In the build up to holiday season, the list of things to do before you go can get overwhelming. You can take off a big chunk of that stress by booking yourself an All Inclusive holiday. Everything from flights and transfers to your hotel, to food and drink is covered before you get away. So, not only do you have less to organise, but all your budgeting worries can stay at home, too. With all that off your chest, you’ll have plenty of headspace for relaxation.
This small-but-perfectly-formed hotel is set on the petite Isla Mujeres Palace Isla Mujeres in Mexico. It combines luxury with island life, making it the ideal place for a romantic retreat.
Aquila Rithymna Beach is designed in the style of a Cretan village and has four outdoor pools to choose from.
Rest your head at the Khao Lak Merlin Beach Resort in Thailand. The property is set in 16 acres of tropical gardens, and looks over Khao Lak beach.
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