Mindful Vacation Experiences

Lady relaxing with a book in a tropical garden

PersonaHolidays classifies hotels and accommodation of all sorts according to personality and character traits. Mindful Vacation Experiences are very much related to where you stay. Your resort, apartment, villa or hotel can be characterized as ‘mindful’ if it has qualities associated with mindfulness.

Mindful Vacations for The Affluent Traveler

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from $261 (US$)
relax - dine - pamper
from $110 (US$)
charming & comfortable
from $ 104 (US$)
good value for money
from $ 130 (US$)
no-frills charm
from $236 (US$)
oceanfront relaxation
from $150 (US$)
a tropical experience
from $352 (US$)
all inclusive escape
from $296 (US$)
top notch hotel
from $150 (US$)
plantation guesthouse
from $ 145 (US$)
relax - unwind - enjoy
from $ 107 (US$)
laid back vibe
from $89 (US$)
modern & casual
from $149 (US$)
cool and comfortable
from $95 (US$)
Friendly & Fun
from $320 (US$)
caribbean elegance
from $147 (US$)
warm and relaxing
from $40 (US$)
affordable + convenient
from $592 (US$)
graceful elegance
from $270 (US$)
beachfront bliss
from $339 (US$)
refined elegance
from $485 (US$)
stylish & serene
from $131 (US$)
ocean's courtyard
from $595 (US$)
classic charm
from $180 (US$)
tasteful style
from $152 (US$)
friendly & reliable
from $409 (US$)
impeccable allinclusive
from $180 (US$)
perfect for families
from $83 (US$)
from $131 (US$)
beachfront comfort
from $447 (US$)
exclusive luxury
from $120 (US$)
privacy + comfort
from $240 (US$)
tropical paradise
from $195 (US$)
unparalleled retreat
from $136 (US$)
heart of hospitality
from $80 (US$)
affordable luxury
from $263 (US$)
great beach location
from $ 120 (US$)
a charming gem
from $250 (US$)
sophisticated charm
from $286 (US$)
tranquil hideaway
from $ 85 (US$)
friendly & attentive
from $285 (US$)
genuine hospitality
from $118 (US$)
comfort + affordability
from $116 (US$)
budget guesthouse
from $ 68 (US$)
convenience & comfort
from $85 (US$)
from $ 86 (US$)
convenient location
from $85 (US$)
spacious & convenient
from $ 249 (US$)
tasteful indulgence
from $94 (US$)
beachfront simplicity
from $1100 (US$)
chic all-inclusive
from $90 (US$)
a quiet getaway
from $180 (US$)
rustic elegance
from $117 (US$)
superb hospitality
from $110 (US$)
welcoming haven
from $75 (US$)
warm and welcoming
from $ 105 (US$)
privacy & space
from $600 (US$)
luxury with soul
from $315 (US$)
relaxation & thrills
from $140 (US$)
authentic & warm
from $51 (US$)
no frills stay
from $121 (US$)
affordable oasis
from $115 (US$)
an intimate escape
from $486 (US$)
all-inclusive luxury
from $824 (US$)
elite all-inclusive
from $966 (US$)
an exquisite escape
from $595 (US$)
relaxed elegance
from $ 110 (US$)
spacious & quiet
from $122 (US$)
charming & secluded
from $ 385 (US$)
refined luxury
from $433 (US$)
sandy serenity
from $673 (US$)
warm hospitality
from $ 95 (US$)
private & peaceful
from $ 990 (US$)
exclusive villa
from $204 (US$)
relaxed & informal
from $180 (US$)
sunshine + tranquility
from $581 (US$)
an idyllic escape
from $396 (US$)
beachfront all-inclusive
from $253 (US$)
tranquil seclusion
from $159 (US$)
value for money
from $249 (US$)
laid back oasis
from $113 (US$)
serene oasis
from $356 (US$)
exceptional escape
from $523 (US$)
adults-only all-inclusive
from $377 (US$)
subtly sophisticated
from $670 (US$)
adults-only luxury
from $ 100 (US$)
genuine respite
from $272 (US$)
brimming with character!
from $540 (US$)
intimate & chic
from $161 (US$)
chill - play - eat
from $486 (US$)
tropical elegance
from $208 (US$)
dependable comfort
from $364 (US$)
all-inclusive luxury
from $670 (US$)
the ultimate luxury
from $289 (US$)
an exclusive escape
from $88 (US$)
no fuss hotel
from $124 (US$)
great value


In this selection, we are showing the top-end Mindful Experiences. You can select ‘Luxury’ and ‘Exclusive’ but there are no Budget Accommodation in this group. However, mindful holidays are not restricted to the most affluent. The artisan and rustic accommodation of Bathsheba and the rugged East Coast of Barbados are mindful and soulful places. The East attracts readers, authors, artists and mindful people who love the raw and rustic landscape and a different pace of life. We consider the following attributes are associated with the mindful personality distinguished, dignified, understated, quite, gentle, unassuming.

To see other mindful options, go to Change Your Options below.

Research on Mindfulness

Mindfulness changes depending on the moment. Still, there are specific traits of mindfulness, common experiences and environments that mindful people like.

According to Contemplative Studies, a Mindful Personality is one that is characterized by Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness and Agreeableness. Mindful people have a low level of Neuroticism. See more at Contemplative Studies.

Sally Hogshead classifies the mindful person as one with a high score of mystique and passion. A person with a Mystique personality communicates with substance. The Passionate communicate with emotion. This combination defines a mindful personality know as "the Subtle Touch". It is a persona or experience that is "Tactful, Self-Sufficient and Trustworthy - Mindful."

The mystique aspect depicts a personality that is observant, private, curiosity-provoking, calculated and substantive. The passionate aspects is expressive, optimistic, sensory, warm and social.

Persona Classification

PersonaHolidays has classified Mindful hotels and accommodation experiences as having a high degree of these key criteria: educated, wise, aesthetic. We added affluent with respect to the image above but this will change with the occasion. For this search, we look for high-end properties that we have classified as appealing to people who are educated-wise, savvy, established-affluent and esthetic-spiritual.

Mindful experiences can range from elegant and ultra luxury to rustic and budget accommodation.

Change Your Options

In this search, we are showing a subset of the mindful experiences that include the high-end properties like Coral Reef depicted in the garden picture above.
You can change the options but for now, view budget accommodation by clicking on the links below.

Mindful Budget Holidays

Rustic Mindful of Bathsheba/East Coasts


Coral Reef Club Mindful Vacations

More on the Science of Mindfulness

Source: CMCS – Center for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies.

Hanley & Garland summarize and interpret the published research literature on the relationship of mindfulness and the “Big 5” personality characteristics. They found 37 relevant published studies that included measures of mindfulness and the “Big 5” personality characteristics to include in the meta-analysis.

Mindfulness has a positive relationship with the “Big 5” characteristics of Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, and Agreeableness, and a negative relationship with Neuroticism. By far the strongest relationships seen were between mindfulness and Conscientiousness and Neuroticism and the weakest between mindfulness and Extraversion and Openness to Experience. This indicates that the higher the level of enduring mindfulness in the individual the greater the conscientiousness and the lower the neuroticism. These results suggest that the mindful personality is one with high levels of Conscientiousness and Agreeableness and low levels of Neuroticism.

The literature summarized here suggests that mindful people are self-disciplined, emotionally stable, and positive. Although this study did not look at the effects of mindfulness training, it has been previously shown that mindfulness training produces more stable and positive emotions, improved concentration and attention, greater cooperativeness, and better mental health. So, it appears that the emotional stability and self-discipline of mindful people can be produced with mindfulness training. This may explain why mindfulness is so beneficial for the physical and mental health of the individual. It appears from the research that mindfulness contributes very positively to our overall mental health and well-being.

“mindfulness can reduce feelings of anger and depression among people disposed to neuroticism. Other studies by Robinson and colleagues found that while negative feelings tend to lower self-control because they reduce mindfulness, practicing mindfulness can actually increase self-control” – Carolyn Gregoire