The world has experienced many changes during the last year or so during the current world health crisis. From the long months of lockdowns to the fear of catching the virus, this deadly pandemic has changed how we live on a day to day basis. However, we are thankfully slowly coming out of it in many countries around the world, and things are getting back to the new normal. The long periods of enforced isolation and working from home can drain your mind and soul. And now, as work and home life slowly returns to the way we used to enjoy it, many people are feeling in desperate need of a holiday in a quiet and calm destination, to relax and enjoy time with their loved ones.
There are plenty of places in the world where couples can travel to for some quality alone time. Whether you like to relax on pristine sandy beaches, visit remote and secluded resorts, or go for peaceful walks in a serene environment, there will always be somewhere you can go to relax and recharge in peace. Below are some destinations perfect for relaxation and recharging.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
This is the most visited tourist attraction in the whole of the country, and you’ll probably have heard of it already. The destination is perfect for relaxing, thanks to its huge hot spring pool filled with water from the geothermal power plant. Bathing in the silky blue water is unlike anything else: it is soothing and rich in skin nourishments.
You can make the trip even more relaxing by staying at the luxurious Silica Hotel at Blue Lagoon, which is just 15 minutes away from the main Blue Lagoon. The hotel has a private part of the Blue Lagoon only accessible to those staying in the hotel, which is a bonus if you like holidaying in style. This provides an alternative to the crowded main lagoon if you want some alone time without the tourist hordes.
Besides relaxing in hot water, the lagoon has a spa and is surrounded by beautiful volcanic scenery, including a view of the stunning northern lights if you’re luck and visit over the winter months. Indeed, this is a perfect place for a couple’s relaxation and recharging.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
If your idea of relaxation is all about having quiet hikes and enjoying beautiful scenery and landscapes, then the isle of Skye over in Scotland is a place you really should visit. There are plenty of activities you can take part in as couples, and very many places to visit like the kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, Old Man of Storr, Neist point, Telisker Distillery, the Fairy Glen, and Dunvegan Castle among other places.
Nature enthusiasts and photographers should hike up to the magical Fairy Pools for one of the most spectacular views on Skye, or a dip in the water for those brave enough to ignore the bracing temperature.
You will also enjoy watching some wildlife, especially if you are a bird lover, and there are other sea creatures often spotted along the coast and inland. A particular favourite with visitors is the boat trip from Loch Coruisk which takes you on a tour of one of Skye’s most beautiful destinations, and there are usually lots of seals basking on the rocks so keep your camera handy. There’s a change to take a walk up the valley beneath the imposing Cuillin Ridge mountains which is simply breath-taking.
The seafood here is sublime too, as it’s fresh straight from the ocean, so make sure you try a few local dishes as you move around the island.
Dead Sea, Jordan
Being the lowest point on earth has made the Dead Sea a very famous attraction. Swimming in the blue salty water can give you the relaxation you need after the long months of the pandemic. Due to its salty content, swimming can be tough. But if you just want to relax and float on the water and do some mud bathing to receive nourishment from the sea, it is perfect for you.
The drive to the Dead Sea is fascinating as you get to see the beautiful view of the mountain ranges and the landscape. You can also experience top-notch services from luxurious resorts and hotels on your stay.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled in Slovenia is one cool area you should visit if you want to get away from the city with your loved one and enjoy a relaxed and quiet environment. The lake makes a perfect getaway for couples because of the many activities that can help relaxation and stress release.
You can row a boat to the island in the lake, take hiking tours, visit historical sites like the Lake Bled Castle or even retreat to secluded swimming spots to relax and unwind. Such activities make it a perfect destination. Make sure you try the famous Bled cream cakes before you leave – they are reason enough to visit this pretty Slovenian lakeside town.
Malaga is one of the most exciting cities located along the coastline of Spain. Since it is along the coast, couples can relax and recharge in the beautiful sandy beaches and luxury resorts along the shore. The city has fun activities that you can participate in, like visiting historical sites such as the Jardin Botánico Histórico La Concepción, Museo Picasso Malaga, or you can even go hiking along the cliffside of Caminito del Rey.
You can enjoy the Spanish delicacies and seafood served in some of the best restaurants and hotels as you take your time off in the city.
Even as the world starts adjusting to the new normal, it is great to take some time off from the difficult times, relax and recharge for the coming days. Do you guys have any travelling plans? And if so, what places are you planning to visit for vacation.