Family therapists Sally and John Connolly know a thing or two about the benefits of leaving familiar surroundings behind and taking romantic vacations to keep their relationship healthy and happy.
In fact, Sally likes to quote Dr. John Gottman, the University of Washington researcher, whose focus is on relationships: “It is easy to find things to like [about each other] while on a vacation,” even for couples whose relationships are rocky.
Dr. Gottman attributes this phenomenon to a healthy mix of laughter, exercise and sex that releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone, which kicks in as couples decompress.
If your relationship could stand a double dose of oxytocin, you couldn’t find a better place to snuggle and share adventures than Belize. This little nation has become the epicenter of relaxation and romance over the past couple of years and you don’t have to take our word for it: The world’s top travel magazines agree.
Editors have fallen in love with one particular paradise: Placencia. This finger of land is lush, idyllic and the home of one of the most luxe resorts in the hemisphere: Laru Beya. It’s the perfect antidote to disconnection and stress—especially for couples who love each other but are too distracted and frazzled to show it.
Yes, Laru Beya is affordable
One of the biggest reasons couples find themselves longing for getaways with no resolution has to do with money. At Laru Beya, affordability is a major reason couples return here frequently to renew their spirits and rediscover their shared passion.
Resort packages for couples won’t put a dent in the family budget, which is why so many weddings, honeymoons and anniversary getaways are booked here year-round. Laru Beya all-inclusive packages allow couples to put their brains on auto pilot because everything associated with the stay is pre-paid at the time of the booking.
Included in all packages are gorgeous accommodations, gourmet meals, water sports, local beverages and the kind of hospitality vacationers crave–especially if they’ve never before been pampered by staff dedicated to helping guests keep love alive.
Make 2019 the year you recommit to the love of your life
Whether you have a hunch your relationship could use a dose of TLC or you are smart enough to know that taking a romantic vacation goes a long way to keeping loving bonds alive in today’s hectic world, you couldn’t find a better way to reclaim the intense feelings you had when you first fell in love.
Browse the Laru Beya website and discover paradise just a few hours away from home by plane.
Think of it this way: if you two can connect and renew your love, you can divert the counseling money you will need down the road if you don’t take time to fall in love all over again.
Contact the Laru Beya Reservation Team to book your stay.