With all of the stress we encounter in our daily lives, it can be difficult to ever truly unwind. This list takes a look at some of the best places in the world to escape from your daily routine, reconnect with your inner self, and remember how to relax.
Motu Tevairaoa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The seclusion of this tropical paradise offers the an idyllic retreat for a relaxing holiday. Nestled perfectly against the blue-green lagoon and white sands of the tiny island of Motu Tevairaoa, this resort is a hidden, treasured gem. Three restaurants and a full-service spa are available to satisfy every need, and the soothing sounds of the ocean provide unparalleled serenity as guests rest in bungalows positioned directly over the water.
Phi Phi Island, Thailand
From the gentle sway of palm trees to the gentle surge of perfect blue-green waters, Phi Phi Island is one of the most pristine and relaxing destinations in the world. Providing posh accommodations with spectacular exposure to the Andaman Sea, the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa effortlessly blends the ultimate in luxury with the natural splendor of Thailand. Treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage at Wana Spa, explore the wonders of life beneath the waves with trained professionals at one of the many nearby diving sites, or simply allow your cares to melt away while lounging on the warm sands.
Toyako, Abuta, Hokkaido, Japan
With the promise of the plush, unparalleled luxury synonymous with the Windsor name, the Windsor Hotel TOYA Resort and Spa provides an elegant and tranquil escape from the rest of the world. Ideally positioned atop a small mountain, this resort celebrates the harmonious meeting of land and water with incredible views of Lake Toya and the Pacific Ocean. Guests are encourage to indulge and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit at the world-class Bloom Spa Toya and to enjoy a relaxing, soul-nourishing soak in the natural hot springs.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has carefully built it’s global reputation as top destination for travelers seeking luxury, and the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa offers the very best. Situated in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve just outside of the city, this resort offers access to one of the most exclusive restaurants Dubai has to offer, and provides intimate seclusion in the Arabian Desert while pampering guests with the finest in luxury accommodations and the holistic healing of Middle Eastern tradition.