Top Five Relaxing Holiday Destinations

hammockSometimes, all you want from a holiday is peace, quiet, sun and the sea. Unfortunately, most popular holiday destinations have lots of hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs to cater to the crowds. If relaxation is what you’re after, take a look below at our top five relaxing holiday destinations list for some inspiration.

Kefalonia Island, Greece

Greece is an absolutely stunning country, full of culture, kind, interesting people and delicious food and wine. There are lots of wonderful holiday destinations in Greece, but if you want peace and quiet, try Kefalonia. It’s a wonderfully low-key destination with some world-class beaches, stunning clear-blue Mediterranean Sea and some delicious food. There are a number of quiet fishing villages that you could wander around to soak up some traditional Greek culture, although if exploring is more your thing, there is a giant underground lake and a large cavern. Go tohttp://www.kefalonia.co.uk/ for more information.

The English Countryside, South-West Britain

If seclusion is what you’re after, and you don’t mind the possibility of a bit of rain or snow, the English countryside may be for you. There are plenty of hidden gems all over England, and if you’re lucky, you’ll have views of green, rolling hills in all directions. One of the best relaxing destinations in Britain is the south-west of the country, where Devon, Somerset and Dorset are situated. Take a walk on one of the areas quiet beaches, explore some of the local culture by going to a cider mill or dairy farm, or chat with the locals in a quiet village pub. Go to www.cottages4you.co.uk for more information on picturesque cottages all over England.

Turtle Bay, Hawaii

Hawaii has long been known as one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world and Turtle Bay is no exception. It’s positioned on a quiet stretch of Oahu Island’s North Shore, and is a wonderfully low-key, stress-free resort. There are two stunning beaches right on the doorstep of the resort, both of which offer jaw-dropping views. Perhaps the best way to enjoy this resort is in one of the private beach bungalows. The bungalows offer complete seclusion from the rest of the world as well as giant hammocks for lazy afternoons in the sun. For more information on the Turtle Bay resort, go to http://www.turtlebayresort.com/.

Scottsdale, Arizona

If absolute seclusion and luxury is what you want from your holiday, the low-key Fairmont Scottsdale resort is overlooked by towering red mountains and is scorched by year-round sun. The hotel could quite easily be somewhere in Egypt, which makes it even more surprising that it’s in the middle of the United States. Surrounded by desert, the resort is incredibly calming and peaceful – and the staff at the resort are there to lend a helping hand whenever you need one. The Willow Stream Spa situated in the resort has won many awards, and there are miles and miles of stunning scenery right on your doorstep. For more information on the Fairmont Scottsdale resort, go tohttp://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Australia is one of the most stunning holiday locations in the world. The islands of Whitsunday are all beautiful – lush, green, forested islands with white sandy beaches and clear blue sea. You can either choose to stay at a hotel, or you could get back to nature and try out budget camping. What you get in Australia above all other destinations is fantastic sunshine and a real feeling of being at one with the Earth – as well as unrivalled peace and quiet. If you’re stuck for things to do, try heading out to sea on a yachting expedition. For more information on the Whitsunday islands, go tohttp://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/.