However, you may not know where to look to find the best places to relax and unwind.

Here are the top locations to let your hair down, escape from your 9-5, and let your care float away. 


1. Mexico

Cancun beach strip

Mexico is a universally loved country for tourists that provides everything you may want or need while on vacation. There are amazing resorts, exotic islands, ancient ruins, bustling cities and incredible nightlife. They also have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world along the coastline.

Whether you're looking for adventure tour to discover Mayan temples or you want to lounge in the sun, there is something for everyone in Mexico.

In popular destinations like Cancun and Playa del Carmen there are so many world class beachside resorts. The weather is also warm all year round.


2. Bora Bora

Bora Bora villas

Bora Bora is one of the most remote tropical destinations in the world but plan a trip here and you won't regret it. This south pacific island chain has stunning scenery, white sandy beaches and a really relaxing atmosphere. This is the place if you truly want to get away from everything.

Book your flight to experience amazing wonders surrounded by some of the world's clearest water. You'll also get the chance to taste delicious local dishes and stay in some amazing places.

There are also resorts on the islands that can offer whatever you may need to ensure a relaxing stay. 


3. Maui

Kauai beach

Hawaii has long been a popular destination especially for US citizens, and if you travel to tthe exotic island of Maui you can mix relaxation with adventure.

You can only get to Maui by helicopter or boat, which is why fewer people visit the island throughout the year. So it's the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and skip the busy tourist areas. 


4. Italy

Capri, Italy

Italy is one of the most romantic and relaxing countries to visit in Europe.

You can also find locations for all interests, whether you are looking for an island or beach holiday, a city break, a relaxing trip to the beautiful northern lakes or the Tuscan countryside.

Those who wish to see impressive cities, countryside, beaches and taste arguably the world's best food will love almost every location in Italy.

Italy has an incredible coastline, you drive the Amalfi Coast or take an island escape to Sardinia, Capri or Sicily. You coulld rent a car and drive along the stunning coast highway roads to get a view of Italy that will stay with you for many years. 

Italian people especially in the smaller towns are also very welcoming.


5. Maldives

Maldives beach

No list of relaxing destinations would be complete without including the beautiful Maldives.

This is one of the best romantic and honeymoon destinations in the world with idylic islands, some of the best resorts in the world, white sandy beaches, diverse marine life and so much more.

There are so many really amazing hotels in the Maldives where you can enjoy the ultimate relaxation, think infinty pools, watersports, tasty food and lots of sailing trips.

Although this is an expensive country to visit but there are lots of ways to visit the Maldives on a budget.


6. Spain

Formentera beach walk

Spain has something to offer everyone. What are you looking for? Exciting nightlife or delicious authentic Spanish cuisine, you'll love this vacation destination.

Spain has incredibly scenic landscapes, an impressive coastline and spectacular islands.

In the Balearic Islands you can visit the iconic Ibiza nightclubs and dance the night away. If crowds aren't appealing, you may enjoy islands like Menorca or Mallorca, or travel to the Canary Islands to visit places like Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera or El Hierro. 

From relaxing on some of the best beaches in Spain to enjoying watersports, there are so many things to do. If you like to fish, you can rent a charter to take you on a sea adventure you won't soon forget.


7. Bahamas

Bahamas beach resort

We really could name all the Caribbean islands on our list, but we chose the Bahamas as it is a great all rounder. Okay this isn't one of the more affordable Caribbean destinations but it is worth the trip.

You can explore Nassau's historical attractions like Fort Charlotte and the Queen's Staircase, explore Paradise Island, visit the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, relax on beautiful beaches, enjoy watersports or go on boat trips.

The amount of highly rated resorts in the Bahamas can really make you enjoy the best vacation of your life.


Plan Your Next Relaxing Break Away

Taking a vacation to unwind is necessary from time to time. These locations have the most to offer those who want to kick back and relax.

Before heading out on your vacation, be sure you know the entry requirements for the country and take some time to educate yourself on the customs of each destination to avoid any problems or delays.

You'll also need to ensure you pack your sunscreen, plenty of currency for the location you choose, and all the necessary paperwork.