Did you know that a three-day weekend may be more beneficial to your mental and physical health than vacationing for a full week? According to psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert, short vacations “work wonders because you won’t run into many of the issues that typically come up with planning longer trips.”
Alpert describes frustrations like spending an entire day to reach a destination, coping with the side effects of jet lag and figuring out what time it is upon arrival, all of which can be disorienting. And ask professionals who find a backlog of work and endless emails awaiting their return from long vacations how fast good moods disappear!
With the end of summer approaching, and Labor Day on the horizon, this is an ideal time to book a last-minute trip to Belize’s Placencia peninsula where discounts, proximity to attractions, short flights, no need to learn a foreign language nor master a new currency get your holiday off to a fabulous start.
Where to maximize your perks in Belize
At Laru Beya Resort on the peninsula, everything you need to disconnect, relax, and get yourself on Belize time awaits your arrival. You can even disconnect from social media to maximize your short stay, say scientists whose Journal of Social Psychology research shows that avoiding Facebook for 5 days reduces the body’s stress hormones impressively.
At Laru Beya, you can secure a room only for the long weekend or grab a Belize all inclusive package that includes lodgings, meals, transport to and from the resort on arrival and departure days, and more.
Even if you’re not staying long, you’ll stay busy. Swim in the resort’s pool. Soak up the sun on the private beachfront. Book a free kayak or Hobie Cat for offshore fun. Tool around via Laru Beya’s stash of complimentary bicycles or rent a golf cart to head for nearby Placencia Village where shops, pubs, eateries, and galleries delight avid shoppers.
There are deals to be had at Laru Beya, too!
Whether your idea of paradise is a full week of tropical relaxation or you’ve only got time for that long weekend, Laru Beya staff love helping visitors craft itineraries that may include a current Belize travel special that could induce you to stay longer than the weekend. As you can surmise, even the briefest visit to Laru Beya will be filled with excitement and fun.
You may be surprised to learn that whether your stay at Laru Beya is short or long, a study published in the Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life has proven that simply preparing for a long weekend trip is enough to boost one’s happiness so much, you could become 12% more productive on the days preceding your departure.
Tell your boss about these findings and she may be less reluctant to sign off on future extended weekend vacations in the year ahead where you can discover just how much repeat Laru Beya guests are appreciated at this heavenly beach resort where sanity is restored daily!