Wild and untamed. Dazzling and lovely. This is Guyana. This is where you will discover the adventurer inside you.

Leave your stress behind and spend your holiday exploring the natural beauty of this former British colony whose name comes from an Amerindian word meaning Land of Waters. No wonder that as part of its health and wellness offerings, Guyana gives you Kaieteur National Park with its grand waterfall, standing (or rather, falling) at over 700 feet. There is also kayaking and white water rafting, perfect reasons to switch off your cell phone and enjoy the “land of waters”.

There may be nothing more relaxing in Guyana than signing up for an exotic birding tour. You can take them in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown, the Iwokrama Forest Reserve, the Rupununi Savanna around Surama and Annai, and the savanna and riverine forest around Karanambu.

You may also want to trade your laptop for a stroll through Stabroek Market in the capital Georgetown. With its iconic clock tower dominating the city’s skyline, this market is the perfect place to soak up the country’s unique mix of South American and Caribbean cultures. This cultural blend is also found in the many spas and wellness centres in and around Georgetown. Even the most common massage techniques are made special by the sheer use of invigorating local oils from exotic flora indigenous to the country.

Guyana – where you’ll find a healthier, less stressful way of life in this paradise region of the Caribbean.

Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association Members