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Our Top 5 Most Relaxing Kayak Lodges

Updated: May 27

Kayaking has grown immensely in popularity in the past 10 years, most likely due to its relaxing nature, the stunning views possible and the ability to work out the upper body.

Many studies show that simply being near the water is beneficial to your mental health. Kayaking has even been proven to ease anxiety and reduce depression. With these benefits in mind, let's jump into our top 5 most relaxing kayaking lodges.

#5 Havasu Oasis in Arizona

Havasu Oasis is a beautifully renovated, family-friendly home located just 2 miles from the famous London Bridge and within walking distance to downtown. The spectacular backyard oasis welcomes you to enjoy fun-filled evenings together.

There's plenty of open space inside to host up to 17 guests in five gorgeous & stylishly designed bedrooms. Like games? Enjoy an exciting evening in the new gaming and movie area.

Once situated, you can plan a relaxing kayak outing in the nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This area features around 190 coves to explore and has many sandy beaches and scenic areas with cultural and historic landmarks. Or, you can go for an adventure through caves and canyons with Desert River Outfitters, a kayak rental company serving the Las Vegas area. Book Havasu Oasis now:

#4 Pad with Amazing Sedona Views in Arizona

Forget your worries in this spacious and serene home located in Village of Oak Creek. Get amazing views of Courthouse Butte and Lee Mountain. Located close to all of what Sedona has to offer, you can plan adventures hiking, biking, golfing, dining and kayaking. All of this while having access to a home base in a secluded and quiet neighborhood.

A 15-minute drive, Born To Be Wild Adventures is a kayak service where you can book scenic kayak trips in one of the area's many lakes. Born To Be Wild also offers sublime moonlight excursions in the warmer months, where you can enjoy the water under the light of the moon. You can even rent kayaks overnight if you are camping. Book Pad with Amazing Sedona Views now:

#3 Slow M’Ocean Penthouse Condo in Palm Beach Florida

Bring the whole family to this beach condo in the center of Treasure Island. This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath decorated condo is just a walk across the street from the beautiful Treasure Island beaches. Located in the Crystal Palms Beach Resort, you'll have access to a large heated pool, a hot tub, free Wifi and one designated parking spot. To top it all off, you can enjoy sunset views from your balcony at the end of the day.

When you're ready to venture out, Slow M'Ocean Penthouse has many incredible kayaking spots nearby. Without leaving Pinellas County, you can navigate immense systems of kayaking waterways and small lakes or simply float on the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And within 20 minutes of your home base, in Clearwater, you can kayak with dolphins, manatees and other sea life, or maneuver exotic mangrove tunnels. Book Slow M'Ocean Penthouse now:

#2 Eat, Sleep, Wander Lodge in Michigan

Eat, Sleep, Wander is Northern Michigan at its finest. Come spend a weekend or a week in this comfy, cozy and eclectic home, where you're minutes from the sandy beaches of Bear Lake and 15 minutes from Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Golf. While staying at Eat, Sleep, Wander, you can hunt, fish and kayak, and in the colder months, you can snowmobile and ski.

When you're ready to paddle out, there are many kayak rental agencies and places to shove off from within Manistee County. The northern part of the Manistee River is perfect for intermediate kayakers, and has sections that will appeal to advanced kayakers wishing for a more challenging ride. The northern section of the river is characterized by shallow, fast water, and obstacles such as trees, limbs and log jambs.

By comparison, the southern section is a more gentle trip. It is not as fast or technical, and is appropriate for paddlers with little experience. Book Eat, Sleep, Wander now:

#1 The Palms in West Palm Beach Florida

At The Palms, where tropical vibe meets modern beach retreat, you're located 5 minutes from downtown Palm Beach, Singer Island and Peanut Island. At the many white sand beaches, you can experience the world underwater by snorkeling or scuba diving. Additionally, The Palms offers a brand new 6-person hot tub, cornhole, ping pong, and a putting green.

When the spark of adventure strikes, you can explore the warm, crystal clear ocean waters in a kayak: your own or one from the many rental services along Palm Beach. With one agency called Paddle Boarding Palm Beach, you can store a cooler and fun beach items in your kayak, so as to take a mini-getaway on Peanut Island. Book The Palms now:

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