Need to Relax? 5 Countries to Visit and Chill

We all love a relaxing break away from home every now and again, so it’s best to try and find a country that provides just that – relaxation and refreshment from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Today we’ve cataloged six different nations which provide you with the right ambiance to recharge after a stressful work or social life.

1. Iceland

Iceland has become world-renowned in recent months for their heroic exploits at the 2016 European Championships – where they defeated England in the last 16 – but the natural crowning glory is the serene landscape boasted by the Scandinavian isle.

A particular spot of interest comes from the amazing Blue Lagoon. While it sounds like something out of a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in reality, it’s one of the most naturally beautiful spots on Earth.

A spa has been added to the resort, which includes the likes of a man-made waterfall and even a relaxation area.

If you are planning a visit to Iceland, we suggest this 4-day itinerary.

2. New Zealand

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Need to Relax? 5 Countries to Visit and Chill

With picturesque beauty standing out as an over-arching feature of New Zealand as a whole, it’s perhaps no surprise the Oceanic nation earns a spot on our list as one of the more relaxing locales to visit across the globe.

Having played host to countless locations in the popular Lord of the Rings franchise, the land of the Kiwis is without question a spot that is worth checking out if you’re after a relaxing break.

Roaming around picturesque landscapes and cozying up in front of a warm log fire is guaranteed to help all the world’s troubles drift away in an instant.

3. Mexico

While Mexico has garnered a reputation for being something of a party capital in central America – particularly in spots like Cancun – the reality is there are still plenty of places that offer a more laid-back getaway.

Zipolite is one such locale, with the beach offering a far more relaxed experience when it comes to activities and the dress code – although, naturally, this is optional for any lovers of the sand who want to keep their modesty.

With only a few hundred inhabitants frequenting the area, this is the ideal spot for people who want to enjoy the seaside and shore without being pestered.

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4. Indonesia

Bali, located within the confines of Indonesia, is a spot that unsurprisingly offers holiday-makers a fantastic option for relaxation – thanks primarily to the religious significance of the area.

There are countless ancient temples in Bali which are all viewed as hubs of Buddhist zen culture – something directly linked to resting and relaxing. Make sure you check out the surfing communities around the island and stay in some traditional-style accommodations.

Some of the best temples are also found in spots of immense natural beauty – only serving to add to the peaceful nature of the already sacred establishments. Plus, if you are worried about the crowds, you can always skip the more touristy Kuta and head to the north, to Lovina Bali.

Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the world, so there’s a wide array of accommodations. So, it is crucial to choose where to stay in Bali carefully.

5. Hungary

Much like Mexico, Hungary is a nation with some seriously party-heavy spots – but also has areas that would surprise you regarding their healing and relaxation abilities.

Budapest, in particular, is somewhere where visitors can alternate between wild nights out and replenishment, which will help them rest and recuperate.

Thermal waters from subterranean springs are pumped directly into spa pools – the most famous and popular of these are the outdoor Szechenyi Baths. Taking a dip in one of these will surely cure what ails you. Have a look at these other cool things to do in Budapest.

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Where to take a relaxing break?

Fancy a nice relaxing break on your next holiday? If so, give one of these spots a look-in. You won’t be disappointed!

This was a guest post written by Isabel Leong from 

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