Experiencing a stressful event such as divorce can impact work, social and family relations and will leave many seeking a relaxing escape. A tropical island can offer a remedial blend of calm atmosphere, a warm climate and luxury surroundings, to give your mind a rest from difficulties at home. Rather than pushing these issues aside though, it is important to address problems and seek guidance. Being able to rely on trusted, professional divorce solicitors for instance, will leave you feeling free to enjoy a tropical getaway.

Tahiti, French Caribbean

Just saying the name will conjure images of white sands, clear blue waters, tropical flowers and landscapes dotted with palm trees. This is a pretty accurate picture of this beautiful destination, located in the South Pacific and comprised of five main archipelagos. For the ultimate in luxury, visit Bora Bora and stay at the St. Regis resort. One bedroom villas have private gardens and a plunge pool with views across to the resort’s private beach. Take a dip and follow up with a massage at the Mira Mira Spa.

Ihla Grande, Brazil

This isle lies 100 miles down the coast from Rio de Janeiro and boasts 106 white sand beaches. To de-stress and de-tox, opt for the Island Experience retreat programme at Village das Estrelas, Camiranga Beach. Get out and about by exploring the rainforest landscape and relax with massages, therapies and full meals provided.

The Maldives

The Maldives is made up of 1, 190 coral islands and as well as its stunning beaches offers a great opportunity to try snorkeling or scuba diving. With over 100 resorts there is more than enough choice, though recommended is Bayan Tree Madivaru, the smaller of a twin of resorts. Escape the hustle and bustle of larger hotels and stay in one of six tented villas, each with a spacious living area and set beside a private pool. It is also worth reading the Top 5 things to do in the Maldives.

Curacao, Caribbean

One of the smaller islands in the Caribbean, this relaxing getaway offers those same picture-perfect postcard scenes and delicious fusion food without the crowds holidaying on neighbouring isles. Learn relaxation techniques which you can take home with you at the Yoga Centrum Curacao, where a qualified teacher offers a range of classes and individual workshops. By night sample fine Caribbean cuisine at the Baoase Beach Restaurant, whilst taking in unbeatable ocean-side views.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Lying just an hour’s boat ride from Malaysia, the laid back atmosphere on these isles will make for an unforgettable experience. Younger crowds frequent the cheapest of haunts, so look to a resort to enjoy a calm and undisturbed getaway. Shari-La lies on the Coral Bay and is friendly and low key with its chalets and bungalows – perfect for those looking for a more affordable holiday.

Give yourself a break by indulging on a short break to a tropical island destination. Ensure you seek relevant guidance about your divorce or separation prior to departure, and revel in the distractions of sun, sea and sand.