The 15th August holds National Relaxation Day and here at On the Beach we’re always looking for the next place to unwind. We all like to chill out in different ways, so whether a beach is all you need or a spa treatment is essential, we have your relaxation covered with our top hotels to leave you feeling at ease.
Put your feet up in Portugal
With the beach at its doorstep and lovely, chic interiors, the Pestana Alvor South Beach Hotel is set in a location that is sure to keep you relaxed. Cool of in the three outdoor pools or feel the sun on your skin on the loungers and Balinese Beds. If the ambience itself isn’t enough to make you feel weightless, treat yourself to a massage at the Magic Spa.
Take a trip to tranquility in Tenerife
A mediterranean-style hotel in the Canarian heat, the Santa Barbara Ocean Club offers bright and natural décor with sea views and plenty of fresh ocean air. A quaint pebble beach lies only a few steps from the hotel, or you can let your tension wash away in the outdoor spa pool.
Sit back in stunning Santorini
Perched on the cliff-side of Imerovigli, the Avaton Resort & Spa boasts jaw-dropping panoramic views of the island’s rugged coastline. Treat your tastebuds to a spot of Greek cuisine and make sure to visit the cavern-like spa, with a hydrotherapy pool, plunge pool, steam cavern and infrared sauna.
Breathe easy in Benidorm
Step away from the vibrant city life of Benidorm and head to the northern landscapes for some peace and quiet at the Melia Villaitana. Find the perfect spot to swim in one of the hotel’s five swimming pools or enjoy a game of golf on the 18-hole course. If that isn’t soothing enough for you, massage treatments are available at the hotel spa, which is also equipped with Roman baths, Japanese bathtubs and a Turkish bath for unwinding in style.
Jet off and unwind in luxurious Jamaica
Go big or go home. The caribbean offers some of the most relaxing beaches in the world and the general lifestyle is too laid-back for you to feel an inkling of stress. Over in Jamaica, the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Offshore Island is a peaceful, beachfront resort where you can truly experience island life. So, pack your swimwear and your flip-flops, as they’re all you need to feel at ease in the Caribbean Sea breeze.
If National Relaxation Day has got you as eager as us to get some me time, have a look at our best hotels for spa retreats here.