Life begins at 60! Top holiday destinations for pensioners
By AdFeatures | Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:22
So you’ve hit the big 60. What do you think? Do you look in the mirror and see yourself resigned to a life of drinking tea, electric blankets and going to the bingo? Didn’t think so. You’ve grafted for the last 40 years; it’s time to start enjoying yourself. Now you’ve hit the magical age of retirement, the world is your oyster! Why not splash out on that holiday you’ve always fancied, or on that new car you’ve had your eye on, or on that yearlong trip around the world? It’s true that you’re only as old as you feel so make the most of being an OAP. To prove that being a pensioner isn’t all about early nights and free bus passes, we’ve chosen our top holiday destinations for the over 60s.
These are the perfect way to start your retirement; seeing the world in all its glory whilst living a life of complete luxury, what could be sweeter? On board there’s so much to do, from fine dining to hitting the pool, you’ll be spoilt for choice! But what’s even better about taking a cruise is that you can go anywhere you want, from the Caribbean to Alaska. A favourite amongst the more mature travellers are regent cruises. Unlike other lines, regent cruises make it a priority of theirs to ensure that the environment their passengers are staying in is completely relaxed, providing a greater opportunity for cruise goers to indulge in the on board activity without being disturbed.
Beach holidays are ideal for those looking to wind down and to soak up a bit of sun. Picture this, the gentle waves hitting the sand, clear blue skies overhead and having nothing to do but to read your favourite book. Heaven. Although, it is important that you choose wisely when it comes to selecting the right beach for you (do you really want to be stuck in Magaluf with a load of drunken 18 year olds?) A popular choice for those seeking a relaxing getaway, are the beaches of Portugal, particularly the Algarve, which is loved for both its picturesque views and welcoming atmosphere; there’s definitely something for everyone!
For those of you who would prefer not to go abroad, don’t panic, as there are plenty of wonderful options in the UK. An example of such, is a cottage holiday. These are a great way of bringing all the family together, and can be relatively cheap too! What’s more, staying in a cottage gives you the opportunity to be ‘at one with nature,’ providing a nice change of scenery from the sights you usually see. Whether you fancy taking a trip to Scotland, Wales or the Lake District, there are plenty lovely little cottages for you to check out; so get looking now!