No Such Thing As Too Old For A Luxury Vacation

If you’re over 60 and have a zest for life and luxury travel experiences, guess what, you’re not alone. Many countries have rapidly aging populations, while older people are getting noticeably younger with each generation. Today’s over 60s were part of the trend-setting ‘swinging 60s’ when Elvis rocked the airwaves; the first generation to truly redefine each age group.

Rather than sit back in sedate retirement you are part of a growing group of travelers who have the time, funds, and energy to enjoy a sweet vacation lifestyle. Today, the over-60s are tanning themselves in Thailand, blissing-out in Bali, and having the time of their lives skiing down the slopes of Niseko, luxury-style of course!

60 Is The New 40

Compared to generations ago, 60 is the new 40 and 70 is the new 50, and so on. Feeling young for your age gives you the freedom to travel where you want, when you want. So why not? You can enjoy life’s luxuries which you might not have necessarily been able to afford when you were climbing the property ladder and bringing up a family.

Sexagenarians in 2019 have a sense of adventure and a love of travel experiences that could rival any millennium. You also have experience on your side, which means that you have an abundant appreciation of the finer things in life, such as luxury villa stays in the sun and stunning chalets in the snow.

The Rise of the Silver Spenders

With more than 37% of its population over the age of 60, Japan is currently leading the aging game. And many other countries are following the same path. Over a quarter of the people of China and Thailand, for example, are expected to be over the age of 60 by 2030.

The good news is that there is power in numbers and aging populations means that there is a more welcoming attitude about travelers in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. There are also lots of services targeting silver spenders such as outstanding hospitality.

As well as upscale stays that fit with your vacation needs, as a discerning traveler, you may want to enjoy gourmet dining experiences, service that is second-to-none, and facilities that are extraordinary. With this in mind, top travel destinations are Thailand, Bali, and Japan’s ski capital, Niseko.

A Feel Good Generation

Your generation is much more mobile and interested in wellness and wellbeing than your predecessors. This means that you understand how a vacation in a tropical destination such as Thailand or Bali can refresh, rejuvenate, and re-energize the body and mind. Vitamin D from the sun, fresh food, and a gorgeous sunset over a beautiful beach inspire well-being and promise to fulfill your joie de vivre. At the same time, there is nothing as exhilarating as the slopes of the powder capital of the world in Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Here, you and your loved ones can share some fabulous après-ski dining together.

With age comes a true appreciation of experiencing life to the full, whether diving into the Balinese culture of Ubud or taking a cruise through the Andaman Sea; whether island-hopping in the Gulf of Thailand or perhaps looking out to a panoramic view of Mount Yotei from a ski chairlift. Meanwhile, Thailand and Bali are both wellness retreat destinations, with amazing spa treats, ancient massage therapies, and a warm, gentle and friendly attitude to visitors of all ages.

A Vacation Stay For All Ages

Islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, as well as Bali in Indonesia, are renowned for being home to some of the world’s most luxurious vacation villas. Set in wonderful locations, by the beach, close to the rainforest or atop a clifftop, these stylish holiday homes combine superior design, facilities, and quality service for everyone.

If you’re a grandparent, you may enjoy vacations with your children and grandkids as much as with a partner. A destination and where you stay has to fit with the wants and needs of everyone. Villas and chalet holidays afford much freedom so you can happily spend time together. At the same time, you can savor the space to enjoy some vacation moments alone…after all, you are of a certain age!

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A Villa Retreat That Has It All

There comes an age where the important qualities of a vacation stay are privacy, quality, and a spectacular setting. A magnificent view out over a luxury villa’s infinity pool and blue waters of a paradise isle can revive the senses. Alfresco dining, sundowners with an incredible sunset, and a private butler on hand during the entire stay create a perfect oasis to relax and celebrate the good life.

A gym, comfortable poolside loungers, open-plan spaces, marvelous en-suite bathrooms, private dining with customized menus, and a dedicated concierge all add to the magical mix. If what you want is to create your own vacation lifestyle, doing what you want when you want it, in your own time and space, then a luxury villa is the perfect holiday pad.

Nadia Willan

Nadia Willan

Travel and lifestyle writer in Asia

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