Lucy Walker, writer from The Telegraph, finds some ideal remedies for ‘hurry sickness’.

If you’ve skipped an anniversary or birthday because you’re too busy to organise a celebration, it’s time to take a look at the way you’re living.

Life coach Beverley Glick calls this ‘hurry sickness’, a condition exacerbated by a reliance on portable devices. ‘Rushing from A to B while constantly checking texts, email and social media can put a strain on your close relationships,’ she says. ‘Virtual connection is no substitute for meaningful intimacy.’

One of the best ways to renew the bond with your partner and mark those missed milestones is an ultimate ‘switch-off’ holiday.

Kuoni understands the challenges faced by busy people and specialises in creating truly rejuvenating experiences. You can disconnect those devices and reconnect with each other on a trip of a lifetime to dream destinations such as the Maldives, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Bali, the Seychelles or Sri Lanka.

Escape to white sands and clear waters


Maafushivaru is an adults-only Maldivian island hideaway with two wide beaches and a glorious lagoon. This resort, exclusive to Kuoni guests, is a snorkellers’ paradise, and on a boat trip you might also see turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.

You could also indulge your Robinson Crusoe fantasies on the resort’s uninhabited sister island, Lonubo, with a picnic, candlelit dinner or overnight stay; perhaps you’ll fall in love all over again.

"Mark those missed milestones with a 'switch off holiday' to reconnect with your partner.”

Lucy Walker, The Telegraph

Relax among the exotic in Bali


Another enticing option is a twin-centre holiday in exotic Bali. The family-owned Viceroy Bali overlooks a ravine on the outskirts of Ubud. It has just 25 plush villas, each with private plunge pool and terrace. The Garden Spa Villas – exclusive to Kuoni UK guests – include a 60-minute spa treatment per villa per day.

Your second Balinese bolthole is the clifftop Banyan Tree Ungasan, which promises complete isolation and serenity. It combines impeccable service, panoramic ocean views and one of Bali’s best restaurants, Ju-Ma-Na, where award-winning chefs create sumptuous seafood dinners. You and your partner could even enjoy an intimate dinner in your own private dining pavilion.

Kuoni’s trusted travel experts are ready to connect by phone, on webchat or in a Kuoni shop to help you create a life-enhancing remedy to ‘hurry sickness’.

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