We all need solitude at some point in our lives; time to reflect, rebalance, and revitalize. Being alone, without being lonely gives us the opportunity to think deeply, appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, and be creative. And whether we realize it or not, finding time to connect with ourselves away from the noise of daily life, feeds our soul.
If solitude is what you’re looking for in a vacation, there’s no better place than Turks and Caicos – the unspoilt natural beauty speaks for itself and the islands are amongst the safest islands in the Caribbean. There’s a myriad of private villas, where you can lose track of time and your worries, as well as private boat charters, snorkelling experiences and diving adventures.
If personalized one-to-one wellness sessions are more your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Experienced yoga teachers, movement coaches, nutritionists and therapists are all on hand to work with you and you alone, helping to slow down your mind, and giving you the headspace to connect deeply with yourself.
But what happens when you’ve had enough of solitude, and you start to crave human interaction? This chain of forty picture perfect islands has that covered too…
Meaningful shared experiences
If you want to vacay alone, but not be on your own, there are group excursions and adventures to suit every taste and skill level. Not surprisingly, many of these focus on ocean life; snorkel, surf, kayak, dive, sail, and ride the waves, or simply watch as incredible humpback whales swim by Salt Cay.
There’s other wildlife too – go bird watching, iguana spotting or ride horseback into the sunset. Whilst we may not realize it, sharing experiences with others – even complete strangers – makes them far more memorable and meaningful. It’s a world away from forced conversations and ‘getting to know each other’ sessions – it’s simply about the power of human connection.
There’s no better place to simply ‘be’ with others than in wellness immersions and retreats. Beach Enclave hosts intimate yoga sessions for small groups with local yogini, Lizzie Foster. Suitable for everyone from beginners to yogis, these open-air sessions connect you to your inner core, to nature, and to others.
Amanyara’s offerings are perfect if you want to relax, but they also offer a wide range of fitness-enhancing group options too. Personal trainers and tennis coaches are on hand to help you perfect your performance and they also work with complete beginners if you want to learn a new skill.
At this resort you’ll find a wide range of wellness immersion packages and retreats from stress reduction to detox and weight management.
Time to re-connect
Of course, solo vacations are all well and good, but for many of us, time away from the distractions of work, the school run, and daily life is when we truly connect with family and friends.
If you want your vacation to simply be about reconnecting with your loved ones, you’re in the right place. It really is child’s-play here.
Firstly, choose a stunning private ocean-view villa, such as Impulse Beach Estate and Coral Pavilion Villa; tranquil spaces where your every need can be catered for.
With private boat charters, security entourages, and runway to villa transfers on Turks and Caicos you really can spend your entire vacation in the exclusive company of the people you cherish – which for many is, the dream getaway.