Retire In Style – How to Choose the Best Destinations

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Retire In Style – How to Choose the Best Destinations

If you belong to the baby boom generation, you have either already entered or are on your way to a new chapter in your life – retirement. 

Now, while you could just stay put, the question that poses itself is – why should you? You’ve done your best in the career and job department, and now it’s time to sit back, relax, and reap the benefits, literally. Retire in Style – how to choose the best destinations.

The world is your oyster and you are free to explore it. Now, while millennials may be inclined to settle or jump from one exciting place to another, the wiser generation looks for different types of places. That’s why we’re here to help you pick a stylish retirement option that suits your financial abilities, lifestyle preferences, and general expectations. 

Island living in Malta

Malta retire in style destination

The general impression people have of Malta is that it’s a wonderful vacation destination, and it’s mostly accredited to the bluest Mediterranean waters, gorgeous clean beaches, and spectacular scenery. However, if given the option, who wouldn’t choose to stay here and be on permanent vacation? This place is more than just a beautiful, relaxing island. There are 7000 years of history to explore, retrace the footsteps of St. Paul or see where the Knights of St. John defended Christendom. There are spa facilities, sports you can take up or just take an island cruise whenever you feel like it. The best part is, although this island isn’t as affordable as certain other places in Europe, it’s one of the safest countries with one of the lowest crime rates. The additional incentive is, of course, the weather – who wouldn’t want to live in a country that is graced with 3100 sunny hours a year?

Stylish and colourful in Mexico

Mexico retire in style destination

If wonderful and peaceful living is on your list of priorities, as well as low cost of living, darling and colourful architecture, hospitality and amazing history. Puerto Vallarta in Mexico may just be your definition of heaven. AARP Magazine describes this place as a combination of first-class urban amenities and charming palm-fringed villages – features that have made it an appealing retiree draw, (minus the serious crime that blights some other parts of the country). Low crime, low cost of living, great housing and well-known Mexican hospitality and friendliness – Puerto Vallarta is custom-made for a stylish retirement for people who enjoy the company of others and are friendly and vibrant.

Luxury in the Land Down Under

Sydney retirement style

If style and luxury are the keywords in your search for the retirement destination of your dreams, the best retirement villages that fit the bill are located in southern Sydney. You can enjoy cosmopolitan living and then go right back to the oasis of peace and tranquillity when you’re done exploring the city. The smell of eucalyptus, a great number of leisure activities, captivating nature as far as the eye can see, what more could a person want? It’s a place that doesn’t feel like your run of the mill retirement location – it’s closer to a never-ending holiday, complete with luxurious accommodation, cinemas, pools and spas and so much more. It’s the perfect combination of vibrant Sydney living and a peaceful home to come back to.

Unwind in Costa Rica

Costa Rica retire in style

For Americans, Costa Rica is one of the hottest, most sought-after retirement destinations, and for a good reason. The living is great, it’s inexpensive, the climate is mild and the scenery absolutely stunning, graced with over 1200 beaches. All the beauty aside, there are also technical perks to living in Costa Rica, such as a stable government and easy access to both health-care and pensions. However, the main reasons for the country’s popularity for those looking to retire in style are the amazing accommodation options and specialised retirement programs. In addition to all that, the people’s hospitality is world-famous, so brush up on your Spanish lessons and head to Costa Rica.

Cultural awakening in Malaysia


Your days at the office may be over, but adventure time is just beginning. If you’re looking for a change of pace and a drastic change of scenery, Malaysia is definitely worth considering. Not only is the cost of living low, but you can actually acquire property at a truly reasonable price. Here you have the opportunity to explore an entirely different world, learn about Asian culture and different religions. Malaysia has often been described as a melting pot of Asian culture, and here, you’ll get to meet people from across the globe, all in one neighbourhood.

Finally, the moving process is not difficult, as there is a special government program for expat retirees called “Malaysia, my second home” that makes the visa and pensions process all that much easier.

Nicole Noel

Nicole is a lifestyle blogger passionate about travel and healthy living.

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