6 Relaxing Island Getaways
Contemporary society can be very stress inducing. Sometimes, it is helpful to unplug, unwind, and visit a place you've never been before to fully decompress. These lesser-known destinations are sure to leave visitors feeling rejuvenated and reinvigorated. So here, listed in no particular order, are some off-the-beaten-path locations to consider visiting on your next holiday.
Coming in at #1 on our list, Lanzarote Retreats is a family run company which has been growing rapidly since the summer of 2007. This getaway destination was founded by husband and wife team Tila and Michelle Braddock, who have lived in Lanzarote for over 30 years.
Lanzarote Retreats offers a wide selection of chic and eco-friendly luxury holiday villas and apartments around Arrieta, a rural village North of the Canary Islands. This resort is home to the original eco-village called "Finca De Arrieta", which is set behind Arrieta beach and offers luxury holiday yurts and stone cottages.
Up next at #2, Dunas Hotels & Resorts is a prestigious getaway destination in the Canary Islands. Founded by businessman Don Angel Luis Tadeo Tejera in 1989, this company specializes in tourism and hospitality characterized by a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Currently, Dunas Hotels & Resorts boasts 4 locations with more than 3,000 beds and several bungalows and villas for its guests to choose from, all of which are tucked away in the most beautiful locations in southern Gran Canaria. The team's mission is to convey the joy of the Canarian way of life so that visitors can have a memorable experience and will look forward to returning.
Moving onto #3, Koh Rong Samloem is a small tropical island located off the southern coast of Cambodia. This secluded getaway destination is surrounded by warm turquoise waters that lap onto powdery white sand beaches, all of which are framed by hundreds of palm and casuarina trees. The stunning natural environment features bio-luminescent plankton that makes the warm waters glow and sparkle at night.
Koh Rong Samloem is situated eighteen kilometres due west of Sihanoukville, Cambodia's largest mainland resort town. Koh Rong Samloem is regarded as the premier beach holiday destination in the country, attracting those in search of pristine beaches with the convenience of less than an hour's ferry journey to the mainland.
On to #4, Telegraph Cove is tucked away on the eastern coast of Northern Vancouver Island. This tiny and picturesque village is a major destination during the summer months when the bay bustles with whale watchers, fishermen, boaters, campers and kayakers. Telegraph Cove Resort has a rich and colorful history and is one of the last boardwalk settlements left on Vancouver Island.
Telegraph Cove Resort boasts a large variety of accommodation choices. From cozy cabins & historic homes to modern condominium suites and new lodge rooms, this picturesque community is sure to offer something for every taste. The onsite restaurants offer a variety of regionally inspired dishes featuring fresh, local seafood.
Next, at #5, the Croatian island of Brač is the region's tallest island, and the only one with prehistoric human remains on it. Home to the most famous beach in Europe, this lively destination has many accommodation options available, ranging from private villas equipped with swimming pools to secluded getaways far from crowded beaches.
Bol is the most famous tourist destination on the island, situated on its south side. It consists of two villages – Bol and the picturesque Murvica, which is surrounded by vineyards and some very popular beaches. There are some places in Brač which can only be reached by a boat or kayak, and for those travelers seeking an adventure, there are many crystal clear swimming holes and small, secluded beaches to discover.
Finally, at #6 on our list, the boutique Aimia Hotel is located on the Spanish island of Majorca. It is an ideal accommodation option for those looking to get to know Majorca's many beaches, such as Sa Calobra or the Cala Deia. The hotel is also conveniently located near popular hiking destinations. The company's slogan, "the calm day," summarizes its philosophy.
The hotel is equipped with a spa and fitness area for guests to relax in after a day of wandering around the island. The modern architecture and simple, functional decor was designed to offer visitors ample space for rest and relaxation. The Aimia is a small hotel with a home-away-from-home feel that visitors of all ages can enjoy.