How often do you say to yourself ‘I need to get away from it all!’? In a financially-driven modern world where ‘dollar’ and deadlines dictate, it is hardly surprising that people are struggling to cope with the demands placed on them. Stress-related mental health problems are at an all-time high; job satisfaction levels are low. Opportunities for people to relax and unwind are therefore increasingly essential. However, it is becoming ever more challenging for people to find true serenity.
Ask yourself – when have you experienced true peace and tranquillity over the last few years? Holidays are likely to spring to mind; perhaps you’ve had a Spa Day or two; days in the countryside with loved ones. Whichever way you look at it, there doesn’t seem to be sufficient space for peace and tranquillity in our daily lives. The modern world has us constantly ‘primed’, as worries about work, family and domestic life so often eclipse our downtime. That’s why it’s such a pleasure (and relief!) when we can finally set our email accounts to ‘out-of-office’ and be looked after for a week or so. But just how relaxing is the average modern holiday?
Do Holidays Really Deliver?
Given the fast pace of modern life and the precious value of our leisure time, it is natural for our holiday expectations to be sky-high. However, it is perhaps worth thinking back to your last overseas holiday. Did the experience deliver? Were your expectations met? So, when things go wrong, or are not as we expect them to be, our hopes and dreams can be left tattered and torn. Unfortunately, there is so much potential for holidays to take a wrong -turn – from problems with transfers to noisy hotel rooms; lost luggage to polluted beaches… ‘a peaceful’ holiday can instead become a further quest for tranquillity. However, when you return home, the narrative at the office water cooler is ‘We had a wonderful time!’ So why is this story all too familiar?
The Promise of Peace
The promise of a holiday that is both stress-free and perfectly serene is marketed so well by package holiday operators. The reality? Destinations are full of people who have the same idealistic expectations. The busyness of otherwise ‘idyllic’ destinations can defeat the whole object of a break where you can ‘get away from it all!’. You deserve so much better! True serenity is waiting to be discovered…
A Blissful Utopia
Princess Diana made a wise choice of destination when she set out to escape the Paparazzi in 1993. With Prince William and Harry, the ‘most photographed woman in the world’ found escapism and beach bliss in Nevis – a small, lush Caribbean island. Indeed, Prince Harry returned in 2016!
We all know the top destinations in the Caribbean – Jamaica, Barbados, St.Lucia, Antigua… However, the very popularity of these destinations has a detrimental effect on their sense of tranquillity. Because of its status as a lesser-known destination, Nevis has space and calm in abundance; you won’t be disturbed whilst sunbathing on its beaches … well I suppose you’d forgive a friendly turtle for coming over to say hello!!
Since Princess Diana’s holidays, Nevis has welcomed the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Ellen DeGeneres to its shores. However, you don’t have to be an A Lister to enjoy the magic of this blissful place.
At Nevis Adventures we take away all the stress of travel and organising holidays, to ensure you enjoy a truly-idyllic and trouble-free break. And we do all this whilst delivering outstanding affordability. True peace and contentment is just a click away.