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Where to go to Celebrate Your Retirement in Style

It is the end of Mondays finally. No more ‘blue’ days ahead. Does this not call for a grand celebration? Here are some suggestions.

Head to Bali

Bali is a great choice post retirement. The authorities here are so dedicated to the idea they even have a special Bali Retirement Tourism Authority to cater to your needs. This is where one can get to stay at one of the several designated villages to get to experience first-hand the nuances of rural life. It is a symbiotic relationship where not only you gain a very insightful view while enjoying a unique holiday, the villagers also stand to thrive out of this arrangement. There are options for variety of sports and activities, and stunning locales to enjoy too.

Enjoy with friends and family in Sicily

Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean complete with sun and sand galore, a culture rich in arts and architecture and a cuisine all of its own. The place offers beautiful Sicilian villas that come with home comforts and marvellous views, either by the beach or near the countryside. One can simply lounge around the swimming pool and savour the cuisine with family and friends to ring in this new phase of life. Separated from the Italian mainland only by the Strait of Messina, it adds a lot of options on your retirement holiday.

Relax in Queenstown, NZ

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Simply being there with an open plan aimed at relaxing seems perfect to celebrate one’s retirement. You may even like it so much you decide to relocate there, if you’re worried about the costs then there are plenty of options for part-time work to tide you over, such as teaching English or working in a gift shop. Despite having retired, you may find that you enjoy part-time work in a field you enjoy as it is less stressful than a fulltime job, and a great way to make friends. Queenstown is a city you shouldn’t miss; it’s breath-taking natural beauty is beyond imagination. Every turn of road seems beautiful enough to just stop and gaze and while away time. Then there are always places like Milford Sound and Lake Wanaka. Cuisine and wine tasting tours, golfing in beautiful locales, skiing, are options one has if they feel like a bit of activity in between all the relaxation.

Go for a luxury safari holiday

Going on a safari holiday has a special charm of its own. It promises to pack in a multitude of activities at a leisurely pace catering to one’s needs and expectations. South African safaris are a case in point. Right from stunning wildlife in the Kruger and Sabi Sands, one can follow it up with whale watching, wine tasting, barbeque cuisine, or simply driving along the wild coastlines of KwaZulu-Natal. One can also get to watch turtles hatching or dive with Great White sharks to make it a perfectly luxurious safari to bring in retirement.

Celebrate in India

Palace on Wheels tour in India offers the ultimate ethnic experience of a retirement celebration in style. This is essentially a luxury railway journey where all of your senses are pampered in a manner that will leave you craving for more. The train journey is planned so that one gets to savour local cuisine while travelling through various landscapes and peoples and cultures in the western part of India, specifically Rajasthan. With lakes and palaces and camel rides and cultural programs thrown in, this promises to be the last word in luxury and uniqueness to celebrate your retirement in a royal manner.

You have worked hard all of these years. Let the retirement celebrations take off in style now.

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