The best destinations for the ultimate vacations

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Do you need something new?  An escape from the constant hustling? Or just a little pampering and relaxation? Get off the beaten track, discover new cultures and revitalise your mental wellbeing and return home a better version of you. From the white sands of northern Mozambique to spiritual awakenings in Laos, reset yourself with Avani Hotels & Resorts.

A seaside idyll - Koh Samui, Thailand

Check out of your digital life and connect to what feels real. Allow your body to sync back to the natural rhythm of the sea. Rock a stand-up paddle board and feel grounded during a slow hatha yoga and meditation session on the beach. Detox with specially created plant-based dishes while enjoying views of the ocean and beyond.
 
Where to stay: Sheltered by a cove of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms Avani + Samui Resort on the southeast coast of Koh Samui is a resort of pure calm and serenity. Opt for a beach villa and watch the sea from your private plunge pool and relax indoors cocooned in stylish comfort.

Reset your life, travel deeper - Victoria Falls, Zambia

Few things soothe the soul like time spent in nature. The Zambezi River is unquestionably Africa's finest canoeing destination. The innate heritage of the land yields a paradise for wildlife lovers. Explore small islands in a traditional Mokoro, where water birds are found in abundance and the cries of African fish eagles reverberate across the water. Kayak the upper Zambezi River in a canoe floating amidst palms, ferns and baobabs and watch wild game graze along the banks of the lower floodplains.
 
Where to stay: Located in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on its doorstep, Avani Victoria Falls Resort connects you to your wild side. In this shaded oasis set in harmony with the earthy African landscape, you will feel the healing powers of the Zambezi River soak away the stresses of modern-day living.

Uncover the mysteries of Luang Prabang - Laos

Awaken with a spiritual start to your day. As the sun rises over the beautiful UNESCO-listed old town of Luang Prabang, hundreds of saffron-clad Buddhist monks collect food from residents and travellers patiently waiting by the roadside to make merit. This sacred almsgiving practice, dating back to the early 14th century, is a purposeful and karmic experience and participating in this symbiotic exchange has a cathartic effect on all those who experience it.
 
Where to stay:
Dip into a pool of serenity at Avani + Luang Prabang Hotel, a gorgeous French colonial-style hotel perfectly positioned in the centre of town opposite the Night Market and within easy walking distance of the Mekong River, the Royal Palace and Mount Phousi viewpoint.

A luxe railway adventure - Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Railway travel is better for the environment and it’s good for the soul. Embark on a scenic railway journey linking the ancient heritage city of Hoi An with the dazzling shores of Quy Nhon aboard The Vietage.  Consider this a luxury roll through central Vietnam’s scenic landscapes and spectacular coastline while enjoying a three-course meal of Vietnamese and French flavours. It’s the perfect journey to slow down, tune out and just breathe.
 
Where to stay: Avani Quy Nhon Resort is an unexpectedly wonderful find. The resort has its own private palm-fringed beach and its quiet golden sands and crystal clear waters make this the perfect hideaway to escape the crowds.

Renew your spirit - Pemba, Mozambique

Creating balance has a restorative effect on your mental and physical wellbeing. Find emotional and physical wellness in the ancient port town of Pemba in northern Mozambique. On a site that seems to hover above the Indian Ocean, destress with an Afrique Harmony Body Balancer massage. This therapeutic massage treatment, using indigenous aromatic oils, targets specific pressure points along the body's meridians to activate a sense of wellbeing and release negativity, bringing you back to state of awareness and balance.
 
Where to Stay: On a rugged headland between Pemba Bay and Wimbe Beach, amongst palm trees and lush landscaped gardens lies Avani Pemba Beach Hotel, an Arabian nights-styled hotel with a dreamy wave-lapped sandy beach. The perfect place to unplug, unwind and reset.