6 Self-Care Vacations for Your New Year’s Resolution
If better self-care is your New Year’s resolution, what better way to get yourself started than with rituals, treatments, and practices at some of the world’s leading hotels and spas? The best part about these practices is that they are based on simple concepts you can carry with you into the new year. These six self-care vacation ideas will help you start 2020 with inner balance and enable you to keep that self-care New Year’s resolution going year-round.
Practice Yoga & Stay Active
Yoga can strengthen your core and increase your flexibility, but its benefits extend to your mind as well as your body. Yoga can reduce stress, increase mindfulness, relieve anxiety, and may be able to help those with depression and chronic pain cope better with their symptoms. Want to jump-start your yoga practice for the new year? At Azul Beach Resort Negril, join an accredited yogi on the beach for an energizing, de-stressing, and re-balancing morning yoga session.
Indulge Yourself in a Spa Treatment
Make a date with yourself with a spa treatment at the Quintana Roo, El Dorado Maroma’s Náay Spa Experience. The Náay Spa incorporates ancient Mayan elemental energies into its treatments, infusing its massages and aromatherapy experiences with ancient wisdom. Enjoy a massage in the Ocean Palapa, as you soothe your mind and body to the sound of the sea. Using herbal remedies and elixirs, the simplicity of sea salt, rosemary, mint, and chamomile—and even innovative tequila and melon skin treatments—your massage therapist can guide you on a healing journey, with ideas for skin care, aromatherapy, and relaxation you can carry with you into the new year.
Reconnect with Loved Ones
Connecting with loved ones not only improves emotional health, but it can also strengthen your immune system, reduce the risk of developing depression and anxiety, and can even lead to a longer life. What better way to connect with your partner than by booking a romantic dinner for two at one of the most romantic destinations in the world? At the Four Seasons Bora Bora your romantic dinner begins with a private canoe ride to your own white-sand motu, where you’ll enjoy a personalized dinner for two as the sun sets and the stars flicker through the dark sky. At the Four Seasons, escape to your own private stretch of white-sand beach and create a date night that truly inspires.
Enjoy a Healthy Meal
Nothing says self-care quite like a fresh, healthily-balanced local meal. Eating well-balanced meals of fresh fruits and vegetables not only can increase your energy level, but can also keep you healthy and strong. Avoid breaking your diet over the holiday at Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, where locally-produced organic options await you. Have dietary restrictions or are you looking to find new ways to eat healthier? Let Zoetry’s staff craft you personalized meals that will inspire and satisfy your taste buds.
Take a Long Hot Bath
Hot baths are not only relaxing, but they’re also great for your health. On any given day, we’re bombarded by stimuli. Taking a daily bath can be an excellent way to enjoy some much-needed “me” time, while giving your brain time to rest and reset. A warm bath can also soothe a cough or stuffy nose, as well as ease aches and pains. If you love baths or are just looking to get yourself into the habit, book yourself a night at the Presidential Suite at The Cove at Atlantis Paradise Island. Soak in a bathtub overlooking the sea with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. Light a candle and relax under beautiful two-story vaulted ceilings. Get away from it all in a sanctuary overlooking Nassau, the resort, and the breathtaking Atlantic. The Presidential Suite also boasts two master bathrooms and bedrooms, a spacious dining area, and living area, so you’ll feel like you’re in an extravagant home away from home while on vacation.
Try Something New
Fear can hold us back from trying new things and achieving our full potential. Learning a new skill can inspire you, spark your creative side, and help you grow. With Holland America Line, learn new recipes in America’s Test Kitchen’s workshops. With musical performances, onboard educational opportunities, and partnerships with O, the Oprah magazine, Holland America gives you the chance to grow through travel.
The best thing about many of these self-care rituals is that they give you something to take home with you long after your vacation is over. When you combine self-care with travel this year, you’ll give yourself the gift that can keep on giving. Connect with your Liberty Travel consultant today to start planning a self-care vacation that will more than rejuvenate your soul.