Having kids tends to tame down your travel bucket list, but don’t let it completely dampen your wanderlust. That desire to explore the world with your partner is pretty hard to extinguish, and there’s no need to clip your travel wings once you become a parent. So share this post with your partner, or tag someone you know needs a holiday sans children. These mind-blowing experiences are all aimed at giving your relationship a reboot.
For many people the last time they had a child-free holiday with their partner was a honeymoon or babymoon. Once the kids come along, holidays are a little less, well… relaxing. Of course it’s great to holiday as a family – but there comes a time when a couple needs to recharge without the kids. So with that in mind, here are five amazing things to add to your wanderlust wishlist, to help you reconnect with your partner, without the kids.
1. Swimming with whale sharks in the Maldives
Base yourself somewhere amazing, and prepare to explore a whole new world. The stunning Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa is nestled in its own island, in the South Ari Atoll. You can hop on a seaplane and land just shy of the blindingly white sands at the resort. Use this as a base to explore the magnificent Maldives, including the opportunity to snorkel or scuba with the gentle giants of the sea, whale sharks. That’s an out-of-this-world experience that you and your partner will never forget – and you don’t even need to lift a finger since it’s part of the Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives’ Ultimate All Inclusive program. The program takes care of everything – champagne breakfasts, sunset cocktails, off-island excursions, all meals and wine and there’ll even be scheduled time just to relax in the spa. It’s a chance to truly immerse yourself in just being with your partner – with a balance of relaxation and exhilarating experiences.
2. Rock climbing in Krabi
Thailand is a hot spot for couples who want to experience holidaying without the kids. It has the perfect mix of relaxing activities, and heart-pumping adventure. Somewhere in between both is rock climbing in Krabi – which is hailed as one of the best destinations in the world to scale heady heights! Once you’re ready to give your muscles a rest, kick back at the incredible Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi. The stunning limestone formations that make Krabi famous are the ideal backdrop to this luxurious resort.
3. Letting your hair down in Phuket
The beautiful Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is nothing short of magical, and ensures couples are well catered for, with half its rooms equipped with a jacuzzi or private pool. It’s the perfect place to find just the right mix of heart-thumping activities, and doing absolutely nothing. With beautiful rooms (like these Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms) and breathtaking views, this resort is the ultimate location to reconnect with your partner, and there’s plenty of pampering on offer at Centara’s renowned SPA Cenvaree. The incredible restaurants mean you don’t even have to leave the comfort of the resort for a romantic meal, but of course you’ll want the chance to check out Phuket’s great nightlife, food and shopping too – especially since you’re child-free!
4. A dinner to remember
Dinner with kids is an experience, but dinner on a secluded beach – well, that’s another experience altogether! Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives has some incredible dining experiences. But one of the most amazing has to be a sunset dinner, surrounded by candlelight and the sound of distant waves. If there was ever a moment to exhale and just enjoy reconnecting, it has to be during a meal that’s truly unique.
5. Exploring the culture and history of iconic Hua Hin
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin dates back to the early 1920s when Hua Hin was still a sleepy fishing village. Set in one of Thailand’s most iconic locations, the resort offers great sea views, lush gardens and a laid back environment. The five star resort faces Hua Hin’s wide beach front and is famous for its expansive gardens and unique topiary. Hua Hin is two and a half hours’ drive from Bangkok and is renowned for its sophistication, culture, shopping and excellent spas! The resort was Thailand’s first beach resort, and its traditional style and colonial architecture hark back to that bygone era with authenticity and elegance. Rooms and suites are spacious – each with a large balcony with beautiful views overlooking the sea or the resort grounds.
If your New Year’s resolution involves reconnecting with your partner, and putting a balance back into your relationship, these five life-changing experiences could be the perfect start.
(This is a sponsored post for Centara Hotels)