We’ve all heard the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” It’s often quoted by people to their friends or colleagues who work too much. And it’s true. Working all the time can hinder creative thinking and can be detrimental to your productivity. So, you need to take a break once in a while.
Going on a holiday can help you recharge and get your creative juices flowing again. Studies have shown that it also relieves stress, reduces the risk of heart attacks, and lowers the chances of depression.
And while it’s easy to decide to take a vacation, where do you go to truly relax is the real question. Somewhere quiet and secluded is a given. But a place where you don’t have to think about where to eat or go and lift a finger is the name of the game.
So we’ve listed down five luxurious, pamper-me-silly destinations where you can recharge and take a break from your seemingly endless meetings, phone calls, and emails.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – Blue Mountains, NSW
You can’t find a better place to get away from the concrete jungle. With its exceptional location in Australia’s breathtaking Blue Mountains and its world-class amenities, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley might just be the best-kept secret you’ve always wanted to know about. This all-inclusive resort pampers you with holistic spa treatments, indulges you with cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the valley, and accommodates you in private villas with a pool and veranda. It’s the breath of fresh air you need to get back on track.
Jackalope Hotel – Mornington Peninsula, VIC
It’s pretty hard to be all stressed when you’re at Jackalope. Here, the weekend vibes pervade in all its artful corners. And the hotel’s balance of whimsy and lavish comfort guarantees a stay that is relaxing as it is creatively inspiring. Choose the Vineyard room for its pretty views, perfect when you love watching the sunset with a glass of Pinot. Spend the day by the 30-meter infinity pool or seek rejuvenation at the spa and their signature oil-based massage. Then relish a sumptuous meal under the light of a thousand bulbs. It’s OK to put your feet up, you’re on vacation.
Bells at Killcare Hotel & Spa – Central Coast, NSW
Steeped in wellness and good food, Bells at Killcare Hotel & Spa is one of the best places to reset your body and mind. This intimate boutique hotel just outside of Sydney is tailor-made for city breaks. With its coastal-inspired accommodation and acres of manicured grounds, running streams, and calming lakes, you’ll quickly forget about the ding of your notifications. Dine in its award-winning restaurant, schedule a massage at the day spa, or retreat to your gorgeous cottage after a day spent exploring.
Spicers Peak Lodge – Scenic Rim, QLD
Think of Spicers Peak Lodge as your personal butler to the good life — always ready, efficient, and waiting on you hand and foot. This luxe mountain retreat in the Scenic Rim is just what you need to escape the routine and stress of your work. Here, you don’t need to exert any effort because it’s all-inclusive service means having gourmet food, drinks, and access to facilities 24/7. If that’s not enough to entice you, we’re pretty sure that the awe-inspiring clifftop location will.
Lake House – Daylesford, VIC
Nestled within Daylesford, Australia’s famed spa country, the Lake House combines relaxation and culinary adventure to give you an extraordinary place to decompress. Wander along tree-lined paths and enjoy the sculptures and exotic flora. Vent your stresses with a few rounds of tennis then have tea at the pavilion or a glass of wine at the bar before enjoying a meal at the highly acclaimed restaurant. At the end of your wonderful day, indulge in a soothing massage before retiring to your well-appointed suite and its plush, contemporary interiors.
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