The Delaware Shore is home to some of the most scenic beaches that Delaware — and, dare we say, the entire East Coast — has to offer. Whether you are just visiting or you call one of the gated communities here home, we’ll bet you find it incredibly difficult not to feel relaxed. As we promised in our previous blog, we are going to offer you the top ten ways to relax when you are at the resort-style community on the Delaware Shore — the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay.

1. Get a massage.

We cannot think of a more relaxing activity than getting a massage. Leave the stresses of life behind with a relaxing, therapeutic massage. And, you can do just that, whenever you’d like, at the Calmwater Spa. Whether you want a deep tissue massage, a stone massage, or simply a quick chair massage, the massage therapists at Calmwater Spa can provide you a refreshing, tranquil experience.

2. Pamper yourself at the spa.

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay would not be a resort-style community without offering spa services. The Calmwater Spa offers a wide range of rejuvenating services. Enjoy full aesthetician services including facials, chemical peels, lash and brow tinting, and waxing. When you need to relax, make an appointment at the Calmwater Spa to get pampered today.

3. Indulge in fine dining.

One of the best ways to relax is taking in a delicious meal. And, when you are in the graces of executive chef, Carolyn Torres, you can melt into your meal and savor every bite. The Clubhouse and seasonal Terrace Grille at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay offer amazing fine dining, without the need to leave the community. Although, if you do venture out, the surrounding beaches are home to some amazing restaurants that feature fresh-caught Delaware Shore seafood.

And, if you don’t feel like relaxing and are looking for a fun activity that results in a delicious meal, take one of the Peninsula’s gourmet cooking classes at the Clubhouse!

4. Grab a cocktail.

To enjoy a drink at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, The Clubhouse and Cabana Bar offer a variety of adult beverages including top-shelf cocktails and perfectly aged wines. Enjoy a drink over a five-star meal or with a cigar on the veranda that overlooks the world-famous Jack Nicklaus golf course that winds through the community.

5. Relax on the beach.

At home at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, we have miles of coastline that allow you to relax on the shore of the Indian River Bay. For lounging on sandy beaches, the Peninsula is a stone’s throw from Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Dewey Beach. Grab your towel, sunhat, and sunscreen and hit the beaches for a relaxing day taking in the salty sea air.

6. Shop the boardwalks.

Speaking of the local beaches, each is home to long boardwalks full of quaint local shops and eateries. Spend a relaxing day either window-shopping or finding the perfect trinket for your loved ones. You’ll love all the local products and art available for purchase.

7. Play a round of golf.

It’s true, we did include a round of golf as one of our top ten ways to stay active, but playing a casual round of golf is relaxing enough to make both lists. The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay is home to a par-72, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course that winds its way through the entire community, offering scenic views of the shoreline and nature reserve. Grab a group of friends, a golf cart, and a cocktail, and shed your stress on the course.

8. Boat the waterways.

The charm of the Delaware Shore is the expanse of waterways and the ease of navigating them. When you dock your boat at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, you can cruise around the Indian River Bay or venture out further to Rehoboth Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the day on the water taking in the views and breathing the fresh air with just the sound of the water soothing your soul.

9. Attend a community event.

If the silence of nature or indulging does not sound relaxing to you, and you need a little more stimulation, attend a community event. At Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, there are always a wide range of new events and activities for residents and their guests. Catch a live performance from a local band, wine tasting, or crafting. Contact the Clubhouse to learn more about upcoming events.

10. Read a book at home.

Regardless of the time of year, one of the most relaxing things you can do is stay in and enjoy the silence of your own home and read a good book. We recommend you brew a pot of tea, pick up a novel you’ve been meaning to read and can never find the time and find a cozy place to curl up and read your book. If you do not already have a home on the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, contact an Insight Homes New Home Sales Associate to find your homesite. We still have plenty of available lots in the Conservancy and Veranda neighborhoods.

Other relaxing things to do in the area include catching a show, wine test at the Nassau Valley vineyards, browse museums, or take a day cruise around the local beaches. We could make this, easily, a top 50 list, but we will leave it at 10 and encourage you to get out and find what makes you feel refreshed. When you become a neighbor at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and take advantage of resort-style living in our comfortable gated community. Stop by for a tour and find your new home on the Delaware Shore.