We all know the feeling of being at work and realizing it’s Friday. Then, when you get home, you realize that it is already Sunday! You feel like there is no time for yourself anymore. This year, why not plan a holiday to “recharge your batteries”? Many destinations around the world offer great opportunities to relax and recharge your mind. Here are six of our favorite places.
The Maldives is considered to be the closest thing to paradise on Earth. This archipelago of 26 atolls is situated in the Indian Ocean, off India’s Lakshadweep Islands. Its crystal clear waters and untouched beaches offer you refuge from your everyday life for a few days or weeks.
Every island has its own house reef with wonderful marine life. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the most popular activities in these waters, but you can also enjoy windsurfing or kitesurfing if you want to try something different. The Maldives has hundreds of hotels on offer, so it’s up to your budget what kind of accommodation you will pick out for yourself.
Miami, Florida, is a great place to visit if you want to escape the European winter and spend some time in a warmer climate. It’s certainly not as cheap as other destinations on this list, but it has plenty of attractions that make up for its high price tag. You need to plan your trip early to visit Miami because it is a very popular place for tourists. You don’t want to incur inconveniences like finding out that all the hotels are fully booked.
Not only does Miami have beautiful beaches, but there are also many cultural attractions to enjoy during your stay. You can visit one of the world’s biggest art museums or go shopping at any of the luxury malls in town. There are plenty of five-star hotels on offer with all kinds of amenities.
Tulum is a small town on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It became famous in recent years because it has great beaches and turquoise waters and ancient Mayan ruins that make it very interesting for tourists to visit.
The vibe here is laid back, and many people come here to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea. There are also many restaurants, bars, and clubs in Tulum where you can enjoy some fun nightlife when you need a break from your daily routine back home.
Tulum is one of those places that will definitely give you an exotic experience with its stunning beaches and Mayan culture mixed into one wonderful holiday destination.
Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle is situated on Sri Lanka’s south-western coast, not far from the capital city of Colombo. It was previously known as ‘the town that survived an earthquake’ because it was almost destroyed during a massive quake that hit the island back in 2004. However, thanks to some great restoration work, Galle has managed to recover, and today it is a beautiful place to visit.
The city has well-preserved Dutch colonial buildings and fortifications, making it a great destination for history lovers. The streets are mostly pedestrianized so that you can explore them at your own pace.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and it is often referred to as “the Pearl of the Andaman Sea”. It has everything you need for a great holiday, including beaches, palm trees, turquoise waters, luxury resorts with spas, and gyms on site. There are also many restaurants where you can enjoy Thai food, but there are also many international cuisines available.
Phuket is a great place to visit if you want to escape the winter and spend some time in sunny weather. There are plenty of hotels on offer with all kinds of amenities, so it will be up to your budget what kind of accommodation you choose for yourself.
Langkawi is a small island in the Andaman Sea, not far from Malaysia’s west coast. It was recently voted as one of Asia’s top travel destinations by National Geographic, making it an up-and-coming destination that you should definitely visit. At the same time, it remains relatively undiscovered by many tourists.
The beaches are some of the best in Malaysia, and the island is ringed with mountains so that you can enjoy stunning views from every corner of Langkawi. The best time to visit this place is during December through February, when the weather isn’t too hot or humid. Langkawi has a very laid-back vibe that will definitely give you an exotic experience while being just a short flight away from home.
While there might be other destinations, these are the Top Six Holiday Destinations that will definitely give you an unforgettable experience. Even if you have limited time, you can visit these places in a couple of weeks, so it is up to your budget what kind of holiday destination fits best with your plans for 2021.