5 Relaxing Holidays to take in 2022

Has the madness of Christmas got you longing for a relaxing getaway? Get the New Year off to a good start and give yourself something to look forward to with a staycation or relaxing holiday abroad. Book now before the January blues sink in and secure a fantastic deal.

But where should you go and what type of holiday should you book? Read our quick guide to the top 5 relaxing holidays for inspiration.

  1. Hot tub holiday

Whether you're planning a solo getaway, a romantic weekend for two or a holiday with the kids, a hot tub holiday guarantees relaxation. Book a log cabin on a site if you need activities to keep the kids entertained or restaurants nearby. If you're going alone, or it's just the two of you, a remote countryside location away from the hustle and bustle sounds perfect.

The great thing about log cabin and hot tub holidays is that they're enjoyable all year round and in all weather! Plus, if you book a staycation in the UK, you won't have too far to travel.

2. Relaxing beach holiday

Would you prefer to jet off somewhere with guaranteed sunshine? Then, book a relaxing beach holiday! How about visiting Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island in The Bahamas for a once-in-a-lifetime trip? Renowned for its rosy pink colour, it's one of the most spectacular beaches in the world and the ideal place to spend a relaxing week away. With plenty of hotels close by, including the Pink Sands Resort and Coral Sands Hotel offering luxury stays, you'll be simply spoilt for choice. Book through CheckinStays to secure the best deal on your relaxing beach holiday.

Or if you'd prefer a shorter flight, how about Playa de Cofete in Spain? 

Known as one of Spain's best and most untouched beaches, Playa de Cofete offers a peaceful and relaxing landscape, surrounded by a chain of mountains. Lay back on the white sandy beach and listen to the waves crash against the shore. Off the beaten track, it's the ideal place for a relaxing trip away.

For a truly relaxing getaway, book a room at the Barcelo Jandia Club. This exclusive adults-only hotel promises a luxury stay with sea view rooms, meticulous restaurant services, and a host of premium facilities, including heated pools, a spa offering massage treatments, saunas and a fitness centre. Search and book through PlansChange to get money off your hotel room. 

3. Spa hotel

Nothing says relaxation like a luxury spa weekend. From The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa in Bath to The Ned in London, we have amazing deals on some of the UK's best spa hotels. Check out our blog post on the Top Five Spa Breaks in the UK for inspiration.

While spas offer a blissful atmosphere to unwind in, if you truly want to get into relaxation mode, why not book a treatment? Hot stone massages are great for relaxing the muscles, reducing tension and improving sleep quality. Aromatherapy treatments are also perfect for inducing feelings of calmness and relieving anxiety. Do a little research before your spa trip to find out the treatments available. You'll likely need to book spa treatments in advance as most spa hotels do not include them in the cost of the room price.

4. Yoga retreat

For deep mental and physical relaxation, book a yoga retreat.

It can often be difficult to disconnect and switch off, even on holiday. Still, a yoga retreat provides the perfect escape, allowing you to focus on calming your mind and prioritising relaxation.

Some of the most popular yoga retreats in the world include:

  • Ananda in the Himalayas
  • Como Shambhala Estate in Bali
  • Amatara Wellness Resort in Thailand
  • EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel in Portugal

Would you prefer to stay in the UK? Escape 'real life' for a few days, with a stay at 'Our Retreat' in Somerset, Gaia House in Devon or a wellness break on Tresco Island - a privately owned island in the Isles of Scilly.

5. Pool holidays

Let's be honest, family holidays with young children aren't always the most relaxing. But the key is to pick the right type of holiday, with the right facilities. Pool holidays fit the bill perfectly. They give adults the chance to relax by the hotel pool with a cocktail in hand while the children have fun at the kids' club!

For a luxury experience, why not pick a hotel suite with a swim-up room to give you and the family direct access to the swimming pool? Or if you're booking a relaxing adults-only holiday, how about choosing a hotel with a private plunge or infinity pool?

Since it's a little chilly for outdoor swimming in the UK until summer, you'll need to book a pool holiday abroad. Luckily, we partner with hotel brands worldwide, offering you a fantastic choice of rooms with outdoor pools, private pools and more. Simply pop your chosen destination into our hotel search bar, select your dates, and we'll bring up the best hotels at the best prices. Then, book through PlansChange, pay the hotel directly and collect any loyalty points in the process. It's as simple as that!

What happens if COVID-19 ruins my travel plans?

We're living in uncertain times, so understandably many people are wary of booking hotels both in the UK and abroad. Before booking a room, it's essential to check the hotel's refund policy regarding COVID-19. Suppose the hotel cancels your room (in the case of a national lockdown). In that case, you will more than likely receive a refund or the opportunity to change your booking - even if it's a non-refundable booking. However, if you cancel your non-refundable hotel room due to illness or not wanting to travel, you are unlikely to receive a refund. The better option is to resell your hotel room with PlansChange.

Here at PlansChange, we think the process of booking a trip should be every bit as enjoyable and relaxing as the holiday itself. So book with us, with the peace of mind that if you can't use your hotel room for one reason or other, you can simply resell it to someone who can and recoup some of your costs.

So what are you waiting for? Book a relaxing holiday with PlansChange. It'll be one of the best decisions you make all year!