Life can be pretty hectic at times, and we all need to find ways to deal with the stress and help us relax. Everyone is different, for some it involves slipping into a hot bubble bath with candles and soothing music, taking a yoga class or meditating, whilst others prefer a walk on the beach, a jungle hike or an energetic workout.
A holiday is the perfect opportunity to chill out, spoil yourself a little, and do more of what you love, with who you love. You’ve worked hard all year and now is the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the break. Well-established as a tropical holiday destination of sun, sea and sands, Phuket is the ideal place to recharge, exercise, or simply pamper your tired mind and body.
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Take a Walk

There’s no better way to start your day than with a beach walk, the honey-coloured sands and calm, turquoise waters of the Andaman are something to behold in the early light. Peaceful and unspoilt, Nai Harn Beach, in the south of the island, is quiet and crowd-free first thing in the morning. Walk its sandy shore and enjoy some time in the sun before the tourists start to appear. Take a dip in the sea, warm and calm, it’s perfect for swimming.
For the more adventurous, discover hidden beaches, waterfalls, and remarkable sea and jungle views by trekking through Phuket’s nature trails. Khao Phra Thaew National Park is a virgin rainforest with several forest trails for hiking. Wallow in the cool waters of Tonsai waterfall to get out of the midday tropical heat and listen to the sounds of tropical birds and other wildlife.

Massage Therapy & Spa

Thailand is famous for its traditional massage techniques and rich with award-winning spas. Have some valuable ‘me time’ by experiencing at least one day of treatments in Phuket’s healing havens.
Massage and spa treatments are a fantastic way to relax and unwind from the stresses of modern day living. There are many additional benefits that massage therapies, purifying scrubs, moisturising body wraps and steam baths offer, including helping you deal with stress, improve blood circulation and skin tone.

Indulge yourself with a deep tissue massage or hot stone massage, they help relieve chronic pain and muscle pain. Luxuriate in a body scrub, it’s not just for pleasure, it also removes dead skin cells leaving your skin looking more vibrant and youthful.

Book yourself into Palm Spa at Twinpalms Phuket resort for a tranquil and secluded stay. Soak up the relaxed ambiance and spend the days lying by the pool or sitting on the golden tropical sands of Surin Beach, just metres away. The spa is a calm cocoon offering massages, facials, full day packages and healing treatments. They are also experts on sun-related services and can help take care of your skin in this tropical climate.

The Slate’s award-winning Coqoon Spa is the height of indulgence, The Tree Nest is a luxurious spa suite suspended mid-air, accessible only by a flying bridge and hidden away in the enchanted gardens, the setting is truly extraordinary. Rejuvenate with a couple’s treatment, the 180minute Wellbeing package aims to give you ‘a rebirth as a butterfly’, with a luxury body scrub, body wrap, massage, facial treatment, and lunch is included too.


Yoga for Relaxation

Take this opportunity to practise yoga, it helps calm the mind, improve body strength, balance and flexibility. Phuket’s the perfect place to start, take your pick from a selection of guided yoga classes, from Ashtanga and Bikram to Hatha and Yin yoga, or ask at your resort if they have yoga classes, they can arrange private sessions.

Yoga can be very calming, it trains the body and mind to be able to cope better with stress by focusing on the importance of breath, which is the essence of most meditation.

Phuket is an exotic paradise where it’s quite easy to take care of yourself. Eat fresh healthy food, drink lots of water, do some gentle exercise, take lots of naps and leave your worries at home. These simple actions can give you more energy which in turn leads to a happier life.


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