There is something so beautiful about having nothing to do, however so many of us still don’t know how to appreciate these rare moments. We spend this time browsing social media and planning our future when in reality, having nothing to do should be all about the ‘now.’ When these rare moments arise, there is only one place we know with the ability to center you in the present. The Palms Turks and Caicos, of course. Located on miles of the softest white sand beaches in the world, The Palms Turks and Caicos is a tranquil oasis for complete relaxation.
Limitless luxury is what lives at this Caribbean paradise. Every single guest room is designed to make you feel right at home. Each one is equipped with hand-tufted king-size bedding, high-speed Internet access and cable television while a number of luxurious suites also boast a washer/dryer and a full kitchen complete with Viking appliances. You literally have no reason to leave. The aqua and coral present throughout the five-star establishment acts as a perfect compliment to the crystal clear water visible from most of the hotel property.
So what do you do, when you have nothing to do?
Massage your mind:
When you find yourself sans responsibilities, perhaps a treatment in The Palms 25,000 sq foot spa is what you should be doing. Heighten your state of now at this spiritual sanctuary. With a multitude of treatments, there is something for any kind of mind to enjoy. However if you’re looking to clear your headspace and detoxify your body there is no better combination than the unique Zareeba experience paired with a traditional Swedish massage. The bespoke Zareeba add-on is a one of a kind treatment. You will be placed into a Zareeba hut with a clay pot of steaming herbs that will bring you to that peaceful, meditative state. Once you’re there, the Swedish massage will take care of your body. At the end of it all, you will be totally present and relaxed.
Snorkel it out:
Nothing focuses you on the present like being surrounded by nature. Watch how quickly your daily troubles melt away when you are swimming amongst tropical fish along the coral reef and clear waters of Providencales in Turks and Caicos. This incredible experience will leave you wondering why you ever let your worries get the best of you. Sometimes it takes something so big like the ocean and all of its beauty to remind us how small and insignificant most of our complaints are.
Catch some Vitamin D:
Because doing nothing can be exhausting, you might as well catch on to some nutrients while you’re at it. There is probably no better place to do this than at an pool overlooking the ocean. Treat yourself to some poolside snacks and sips while perfecting the art of doing nothing. Don’t lift a finger, unless it’s to toast to total tranquility.
Inside the sunlit spa you will find an indoor/outdoor yoga studio. After all, isn’t the whole point of yoga learning how to be in the now? With top instructors from across the globe hoping for a chance to teach at The Palms, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting only the best here. Even if a whole hour of yoga seems a bit much for your ‘do nothing’ state of mind, you can just shavasana it out for an hour and then tell your friends you went to yoga. It is a total win-win if you ask us!
Instead of running away from your problems, try sailing this time. The Palms boasts a whole host of awesome water activities from sailing to kayaking and paddle boarding. Sometimes a smooth sunset on the ocean is all you need to make you appreciate the present.
Crack some conch:
Food has to be a form of meditation, especially when it is this good. Turks and Caicos may be the most surprising culinary hotspot of 2016, and The Palms certainly knows how to cook up some clarity. Their world-class Parallel23 restaurant serves some delicious Caribbean fusion cuisine. You’re in Turks and Caicos, you might as well have some local conch.