We live in a fast-paced world. Daily stress can really take its toll on your mind and body, and now more than ever, we’re all dreaming of our next relaxing vacation. A peaceful getaway can not only rejuvenate your body, but also clear your mind so that you’re totally refreshed when it’s finally time to go back to the real world. That’s the whole point of taking a vacation in the first place!
For many, a relaxing holiday means lying back, soaking up the sun and forgetting about life’s stresses and strains. For others, it’s discovering new cultures, while some travellers prefer to stay closer to home. With the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions in place, 2020 was a year of cancelled travel plans and home quarantines. This is when virtual travel emerged out of the darkness and helped travellers satisfy their wanderlust itch to an extent.
Virtual tours became a saviour for the masses at a time when the world was brought to a standstill and allowed people to be everywhere. However, be that as it may, travelling is an experience unlike any other and the months of isolation along with the plummeting economy and unemployment proved to be quite stressful for people across the globe. This is why, in 2021, some relaxation, some de-stressing, a little rejuvenation is required and that can be done only via travelling in person.
To this effect, we have curated a list of some of the best destinations around the world that are perfect for a relaxing holiday. From tropical islands to laidback cityscapes, here are our favourites!
1. The Maldives
A holiday to the Maldives is considered by many to be among the most relaxing breaks on offer. Where pampering yourself is concerned, this dreamy locale takes the cake. Comprising pristine coral atolls in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is home to hundreds of tropical islands, each one more spectacular than the last.
2. Nordfjord, Norway
Nordfjord is one of the top destinations in Norway thanks to its breath-taking views. Visitors can take a long, slow pleasure cruise along the fjord and see a wide array of sights including glaciers, mountains, and the open sea – all in just a two-hour trip. It’s a perfect place for anyone who wants to get back to nature.
3. Croatia, The Balkans
Croatia offers many of the scenic coastal charms of Turkey or Greece, but with some truly fantastic offers to choose from, you won’t be too stressed by the impact on your finances, either. Within its borders you’ll find little-known island getaways such as Hvar in the Adriatic Sea; a picturesque sun trap full of palm trees, green hillsides and charming architecture. The island’s harbour is the ideal spot to kick back with a good book and a cup of coffee.
4. Lake Como, Italy
Nestled amongst the snow-capped mountains in Lombardy, Italy, you will find a Y-shaped body of water called Lake Como. Its quiet waves cover over 90 square miles, making it the third-largest lake in Italy. Formed by a long-ago glacier, Lake Como has been an oasis for the wealthy since Roman times. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction famous for its elegant old villas in Italy, breath-taking vistas, spas, palaces, historic churches, and wildlife. And don’t forget water-based activities like sailing, windsurfing, or simply riding on the ferry.
5. Seychelles, East Africa
The Seychelles is the stuff that tropical-paradise dreams are made of. Ridiculously soft white sand, clear azure waters and a lush interior that’s just waiting for exploration – it’d be hard for even the most stressed-out city dweller to not arrive here and feel themselves instantly relax. The place is also a favourite with honeymooners and it’s thankfully possible to stay here on a smaller budget – making paradise a much more affordable possibility.
So, there you have it – 5 gorgeous destinations where you can relax and unwind, escape the grind and leave all your stresses behind. If you want to check out these places before you plan, you always have the option of live virtual tours.
With smartphone apps like Proxgy, virtual travel was never easier. The Proxgy app allows users to be everywhere with just a single click and offers an immersive travel experience using a 360-degree camera technology. All you need to do is log on to the Proxgy user app and book a Proxgy by clicking on Proxgy for Travel and begin exploring!