17 Destinations Where the Motto is "Chillax" ...

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If you're going on vacay for some serious R&R, tourists traps and popular destinations are best avoided.

You want laid-back, a place where there's no frenzy to the pace of life, where the living is easy.

That means places like these:

1. LANDMANNALAUGAR,ICELAND

LANDMANNALAUGAR,ICELAND

Iceland is a place where chillax could be the national motto.

Other than the capital Reykjavik, everything seems to happen in slow motion.

But if you can believe it, life is even easier in Lanmannalaugar.

The stunning scenery is perfect for gentle hikes, followed by a soothing, restorative soak in a hot pool where you can soak until nightfall when you can stargaze and hope to catch sight of the Northern Lights.

2. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

With its glorious setting by the water ringed by mountains, Vancouver offers much for every type of holidaymaker.

For those who want some serious rest and relaxation but with the option of vibrant life close to hand, Vancouver offers the best of both worlds.

Escape into the stunning nature or enjoy the laid back vibe of the city with its beaches, parks and bike trails as well as top class restaurants and nightlife.

3. Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

If any country rivals Iceland and Canada for their laid-back attitude, it has to be New Zealand.

The Land of the Long White Cloud probably doesn't even have stress in its vocabulary.

It may be the land of adventure but it's also the epitome of tranquility and nowhere more so that the Bay of Islands.

This subtropical region in the far north is perfect for commune with nature and marine wildlife.

4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

If you can afford it, Bora Bora is paradise on Earth.

Can there be a more relaxing getaway than a stay in an over-water bungalow?

Sit on your own deck, dangle your feet in water, swim when you want and view gloriously atmospheric sunrises and sunsets.

Snorkel crystal clear lagoons, say hi to the fish and lunch on a deserted beach only reachable by boat.

Deep sigh!

Kosi Bay, South Africa
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