How to Indulge in a Wellbeing Getaway
It’s been an eventful few years. From the onset of the pandemic to soaring inflation, a lot has happened.
It stands to reason, then, that many of us are in need of some TLC. From those seeking professional help from therapists and counsellors to people booking in massages and other relaxing treatments, it’s clear we all need a break from the everyday right now.
One way to totally let go for a little while is to go on a wellness holiday. As we approach the end of 2022, it’s time to look ahead and start planning in some things to look forward to. Read on for some inspired wellbeing tips and escape ideas.
Wellness – Photo by Diana Light
Further Reading: Stay on Top of Self-Care Whilst Travelling in 6 Practical Ways
3 Top Tips on How to Indulge in a Wellbeing Getaway
How to Indulge in a Wellbeing Getaway Top Tip #1
Plan your Retreat with Your Wellness in Mind
Planning any holiday involves spending time deciding on the destination. But for a holiday that’s all about your wellbeing, how you approach your holiday is very different to a standard package trip or city break.
Here, you’re looking for anything that’s relaxing.
- Is there a spa?
- Are there quiet beaches where you can unwind?
- Is it possible to book some meditative activities, such as yoga, while you’re there?
- Is the destination known for its cuisine?
This trip is all about you. It’s about focusing on what makes you feel relaxed and helps you to let go of the tension.
Howth Dublin – Photo by Raphael GB
How to Indulge in a Wellbeing Getaway Top Tip #2
Pack Well – Know What You’ll Need to Unwind
Any holiday needs the usual things: passport, suitcase, and plenty of SPF. But a wellbeing holiday also needs a focus on clothing. If you’re going to a yoga retreat, for instance, you might need to pack workout wear and your yoga mat. If you’re heading to a spa, you might want to swap out your usual beachwear for something robust.
Think about the type of holiday you’re going on before you begin the packing process.
How to Indulge in a Wellbeing Getaway Top Tip #3
Consider the Question – What Makes a Good Wellbeing Destination for YOU
There are so many destinations that focus on finding your inner zen and giving you a moment of calm. What makes these good is that they focus on areas that are designed to help us switch off and unwind – and the type of holiday you choose will depend on how you relax.
- Where to Go for a Weekend Break in Ireland and the UK – Part 1
- Where to Go for a Weekend Break in Ireland and the UK – Part 2
You’ll find a number of beautiful spots throughout Ireland and The UK to retreat to but if you’re looking for wellbeing getaways a little further afield have a read of our suggestions below.
Lagos, Portugal – Photo by Miguel Almeida
The Trail Finder –
If your mental wellbeing thrives on getting outdoors and exploring trails and hiking routes, a trip filled with walking routes could be perfect. Lagoa in the western Algarve is a beautiful location and home to the Seven Hanging Valleys trail, which skirts the ocean and offers spellbinding views.
The Spa Lover –
There are many luxury destinations that deliver soothing spa treatments, but there’s nothing quite like a Turkish massage. Dalaman is filled with Turkish baths and hammams where oils and soap suds are used to exfoliate and soothe the skin.
Spa – Photo by Anita Austvika
The Beach Fan –
Gran Canaria is filled with beautiful beaches. There are 82 in total, and many are secluded and tranquil spaces where you can take a seat on the golden sand and soak up the scenery. If you long to hop off the plane and hit the beach, a private transfer from Gran Canaria Airport will give you the chance to get to your accommodation and into your swimwear in no time.
Where are you heading for your wellbeing retreat? Will you go for a week of yoga or spend your days wandering along golden sands? Is a great food destination important to you? Will the weather make a difference?
Feature Photo – Trabocchi coast of Abruzzo, Italy by Linn Lindström