Indonesia is the most chilled out country in the world followed by Australia, a new study has revealed. Researchers came up with a list of the most relaxing nations by analysing a number of factors including the personal rights of citizens, noise and light pollution, temperatures, the number of public holidays and the number of spa retreats. Claiming third place in the ranking is Iceland, followed by New Zealand in fourth and Sri Lanka in fifth. The research, which was carried out by lastminute.com, found top ranking Indonesia has over 54,700 miles of coastline - meaning a beach is never too far away. The study also revealed that the Indonesia has over 186 green spaces and an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade making it the perfect place to watch waves. This study was firstly published on lastminute.com and written on the Daily Mail, UK on the January 18th, 2019.
Second-place Australia gives workers an average of 30 days annual leave, has over 25,000 miles of coastline and has 187 green spaces. Despite having an average temperature of 1.75 degrees, third-place Iceland gives workers an average of 36 days of annual leave and is one the best places to enjoy the Northern Lights. New Zealand was praised for its citizens getting around 31 days of annual leave per year so that they can enjoy the country's 253 green spaces and 15,000 miles of coastline.
While fifth-place Sri Lanka has average temperatures of nearly 27 degrees, lush rainforests and citizens enjoying an average of 40 days holiday. In sixth placed is Cyprus followed by the Philippines (seventh), Greece (eighth), India (ninth) and Mauritius (10th). The top 15 is rounded off by Costa Rica (11th), Portugal (12th), Bulgaria (13th), Croatia (14th) and Spain (15th).
Reigo Eljas, country director of UK and Ireland at lastminute.com, said: 'As we welcome 2019 with open arms, many of us are looking to start off feeling refreshed and ready to take on the year ahead. 'By looking to other cultures, we can borrow tried-and-tested traditions - from hot springs to meditation - to help us feel zen.
'Our analysis of the world's most chilled out countries reveals that Indonesia ranks as the most relaxed nation out of all others in our study. 'If intrepid [British] travelers are seeking out relaxation close to home, we also discovered that Europe is home to seven of the top 15 most relaxed countries.' ( dailymail )