Sunday, May 31, 2009

An Island Getaway....To Quit Smoking ?

A British man is moving to a deserted island to quit smoking, reports The Sun. Geoff Spice, 56, will be dropped off at the island of Sgarabhaigh in the Outer Hebrides, which is off the coast of Scotland, and will have just a tent, water, and food with him. After trying to use nicotine patches, gum, and special books to quit smoking, Geoff's last-ditch effort has come down to a stay without his wife, children, and cigarettes. While we might not be looking for something so extreme, perhaps a stay on an island will help us improve our lifestyle and kick some bad habits, too.

If you'd like to travel domestically this summer for a health-centered vacation, head to Hawaii. You'll feel like you've been transported to a far-off land, but you'll be much closer than if you jetted off to Asia with the family. Book a stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, which happens to be close to several famous tourist attractions like Whalers Village and Maui Ocean Center. Spend the night scanning Maui's night skies with their 16-inch computerized telescope, and be sure to take a relaxing stroll on the resort's tropical grounds. You can also spend time meditating on the stunning Kaanapali Beach after classes like pilates, yoga, water aerobics, and Tai Chi. Doesn't that sound like an easy way to shed bad habits?

Should you want a once-in-a-lifetime break to commemorate a special event, you simply can't go wrong with French Polynesia (Tahiti). The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort is located on a tiny island in the middle of the lagoon, and has been described as dream-like by visitors. Amidst crystal-clear water and quaint Polynesian-style bungalows, you can let your troubles slip away. Not only does this location feature the largest outdoor pool in Bora Bora, but it also has a fitness center and spa, complimentary snorkeling, and kayaking. While you stay in your hut, you can request healthy and fresh Polynesian foods like Almond Chicken, rice dishes, pork, and fresh tropical fruits.

Regrouping and recharging in one of the most stunning locations on the globe sounds rather tempting, doesn't it? Geoff should have booked himself a stay in Bora Bora instead!

1 comment:

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