Dubai, United Arab Emirates–: Every year at this time, “New Year, New You” resolutions are made as we use January to kickstart healthy habits. The whole month seems to be set aside for setting and achieving goals, accepting accountability and embracing change.
This same principle of deciding to make a change for the better applies to travelling. Travel itself regularly tops the list of New Year’s resolutions – alongside healthy eating, getting more regular exercise, and achieving better sleep. Yet making a resolution to travel more isn’t really a plan; instead, we must choose to travel better by making clear goals and objectives for 2024.
The first step is therefore to make this a priority by using all of your entitled time off, even booking far in advance to coincide with calendar dates such as Eid Al Fitr in April or UAE National Day in December.
On the other hand, your new travel resolution might be to become more spontaneous. Taking an impromptu, impulsive trip is the perfect way to break free of routines and open yourself to new perspectives. This is where luxury all-inclusive resorts – such as OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, named the world’s best all-inclusive hotel by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – come in handy. All you need is your passport and you’re ready to go.
Another popular intention for 2024 is to travel with the environment in mind. Jet-setters have a responsibility to care for the places they visit and impact through tourism by staying at hotels that hold sustainability at their core.
This pressing concern is nowhere more apparent than in the Maldives – a place where many avid globe trotters only dream of visiting. Environmental conservation is not a trend there, but a necessity. As a result, Maldivian hospitality operators are leading the charge on adopting responsible practices whilst proving luxury and sustainability go hand in hand.
Amongst them, Atmosphere Core recently published its CORE IMPACT report which seeks to increased transparency by showcasing ESG initiatives across 8 resorts and 3 brands. The company has tripled its usage of solar energy, prevented 2.4 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills, and installed thousands of coral fragments to support marine life. Guests at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO even have the opportunity to participate in the resort’s marine life and coral conservation initiatives, guided by renowned marine biologist Nuria Camps Suarez.
In fact, to take your January reset to the next level, OZEN LIFE MAADHOO and OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI are the perfect destinations for reflection and conscious indulgence. Whatever it is you want to start, stop, or try this year can be found amidst the exotic turquoise hues of South Male Atoll.
A bespoke wellness program, with guided meditation sessions and sustainable skincare products, awaits at the incredible over-water spas; whilst an evolving weekly schedule full of fitness activities and social events promises to jump-start new passions and encourage regular activity well into the New Year. Across the two islands, each restaurant caters to every individual’s lifestyle, whether attempting Veganuary or going gluten-free.
With opportunities to reboot in complete luxury, and memories that last a lifetime, THE OZEN COLLECTION is the ideal place to go and set yourself up for a year of healthy travel habits.