When was your last vacation? Do you remember the excitement of planning the trip or the rejuvenated feeling you experienced?


We’ve all used vacation avoidance excuses like, “we’re just too busy,” “my plate is too full at work to take time off,” or “I just don’t have time to plan anything” However, it’s a little-known fact that the benefits of vacationing offset the things that often prevent us from taking them! Plus, as an added benefit, the helpful team at Sand Hollow Resort makes it super simple to plan your next getaway.


Here are five benefits of regular vacations:


1. Stress reduction and health benefits

Stress is a major factor of many illnesses, and taking a vacation can alleviate stress and promote relaxation. Unwind with a round of golf on Sand Hollow Resort’s award-winning  Championship Course, kick back poolside, or wander across the street to relax on the beach of Sand Hollow Reservoir.


Though you may not be able to get a doctor’s note for a vacation, it’s well worth it when you return home refreshed and relaxed.

2. Quality family or solo time

Vacations provide much needed quality time away from the daily grind.  Leave distractions at home and enjoy the peace of alone time, or catch up with your kids on screen-free family nights.

Plan a fun game night in your resort room or take a hiking excursion through one of Southern Utah’s scenic trails. Check out this list of the top 10 hikes we recommend in the area.

3. Improved work performance

While work obligations are a common excuse to avoid time off, vacations can actually result in improved work quality, creativity, and performance when you return.


4. Escape and break up the cycle

When you physically remove yourself from the daily grind, you not only escape from a sometimes-monotonous cycle, but you also force yourself to break bad habits.


Research shows that vacations help interrupt the habits that disrupt sleep, like working late or screen time before bed. A break from the everyday might also be just what you need to relieve yourself of any tension and anxiety associated with your work.


5. Adventures to remember

A vacation can give you the push you need to step out of your comfort zone and try a new activity.


Grab a wakeboard and head to the reservoir, or sign up for a ziplining, rock climbing, or canyoneering tour with Paragon Adventures for a dose of adventure.

Best of all, you’ll begin reaping the benefits long before you start packing your bags! A huge mood boost comes from just planning your vacation! Higher levels of happiness stemming from the sheer anticipation can take effect up to eight weeks before your trip. And, when you return, be sure to take time to document the memories made. Print out photos, display your souvenirs, and then start planning your next getaway!


Sand Hollow Resort’s team makes vacation planning a breeze. Contact us for about your next getaway!