Boosting your zen on a holiday to Antigua

Wednesday, 4 December 2015 2:46 PM

Obviously one of the most important things about a holiday is the chance to kick back and relax, free your mind from the stresses and worries of everyday life and find the time to contemplate the little things. The idyllic island of Antigua, set in the middle of the Caribbean island chain could be the perfect place to do all this.

Relax on the beach
Antigua is lucky enough to be home to 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, so you can always be sure to find a quiet stretch of sand to relax on. Soft and powder white or pink with coral flecks, fringed by palms and brushed with warm trade winds, Antigua’s beaches are among some of the most beautiful in the world. Get away from the crowded beaches frequented by cruise tourists and head to uninhabited Prickly Pear Island, just off the coast of Dickenson Bay, or the four secluded Hawksbill Beaches on the Five Islands Peninsula.

Enjoy a pamper session at a spa
Spas are guaranteed to help you unwind and relax on holiday, as well as improving your health. There are many world class spas to be found in Antigua’s luxurious resorts, each offering a range of massages, body wraps, facials, scrubs and baths, among others. Massages will ease away your aches and pains, so you feel more at ease and are able to concentrate more on inner thoughts than nagging muscles.

Revel in luxury at world-class beach resorts
Let’s face it, its easier to relax and meditate if your surroundings are beautiful and tranquil. Book yourself a Caribbean holiday deal to one of Antigua’s many resorts and you’ll find deluxe rooms with private pools, balconies with stunning sea views and gourmet restaurants. Blue Waters Resort, named Antigua & Barbuda’s Leading Hotel 2015, provides all this, as well as offering a range of activities, private villas and a spa.

Take part in yoga sessions with calming sea views
Many of Antigua’s resorts offer a variety of activities, from sunset cruises, to water sports and golf, however if you want to feel zen and calm, then yoga is obviously the best. You’ll find that many of the resorts here offer morning yoga classes, either on the beach, in amongst tropical gardens, or private pavilions with spectacular views. This is great for both mind and body, meaning that you’ll return from your Antigua holiday more toned and supple too.

Head out to sea on a sailing boat
There’s nowhere better to clear your mind than out on the open ocean, the warm breezes hitting your face, the glass clear aquamarine waters and tranquil views of tropical islands. Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s top sailing destinations, holding the world-class Antigua Sailing Week every year. There are many places where you can hire out boats, charter yachts or take sailing lessons. And if you fancy someone else sailing the boat, while you sit and meditate, then there are plenty of resorts that will offer sunset sails and cruises too.

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