Our top choices for a relaxing retreat – My Life Handmade

Our top choices for a relaxing retreat

Although any break away from the comings and goings of everyday life can be relaxing, there are a number of places in the world where you can truly lap up the surroundings and spend some well-deserved down time.

Of course, you could head to a resort that is a purpose-built relaxation studio, but these are our top picks for some places where you can find your own peace.

Provence, France

Despite its popularity, you can still head to the relaxing scenes of rolling hills and lavender fields in Provence, France. You can enjoy a lunch out in a local restaurant or take in the delights of France’s rich culture, but without overwhelming feeling that Paris has to offer.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is undoubtedly a go to Italian region if you’re looking to hide out and enjoy the luscious countryside. The natural landscape of this central region is what attracts people to enjoy a break away from the hustle and bustle of working life and to spend time relaxing, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying its rural features.


There is relaxing part to be found in every crevice of Thailand, but it’s especially hard not to find peace in its famous islands; Phuket, Ko Samui and Koh Phangan. With access to sandy beaches and bright blue seas, peaceful Buddhist sanctuaries and even to enjoyable local foods, it’s safe to say Thailand is a simple solution to wanting a relaxing getaway!

Granada, Spain

Granada offers an abundance of architecture so it’s a dream for anyone who loves being inspired by their surroundings and taking in the eras of Spanish history.

Falling in to the Spanish culture is the perfect way of retreating from the business of working life and introducing some relaxation.

The Maldives

The Maldives is often considered as one of the best places for a relaxing travel destination. Offering a completely alternative experience to the hectic aspects of day-to-day working life, the Maldives boasts a wealth of white beaches, clear waters and natural shaded areas. Where better to spend your day relaxing?