It's 2018 and you're ready for a fresh start – time to start planning your next vacation! We found active vacation destinations for every budget, whether your fitness travel is alone or a girlfriends' getaway, we have the perfect trip for you.
Three Vacations for Active Women*
Instead of spending your vacation looking at the water, spend it learning to ride the waves! Surfing camps are the perfect water sport holiday for every skill level and budget.
LUXURY: Mukul Resort, Nicaragua
"Always wanted to learn how to surf but never really found the time? Mukul is proud to have luxury surf outfitter, TropicSurf, in charge of the resort’s surf experience. Surf services range from beginner lessons, coaching sessions to master the resort’s Manzanillo Point, and guided half-day boat or 4WD along the coast."
"Our accommodations are at the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Surf Resort. The Diria is beach front and only steps to the main surf break in Tamarindo. The only resort in Tamarindo located directly on the surf beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean."
BUDGET: Baleal Surf Camp, Portugal
"Prime location for value surf holidays in Peniche Portugal. Since 1993."
Wellness spa vacations combine fitness classes and wellness activities with healthy eating options and courses, spa treatments and often medical spa services.
LUXURY: The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Arizona
"Nestled within the inspiring landscapes of Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary Resort invites you to experience a higher level of luxury, laughter, and glorious renewal. This famed Scottsdale luxury resort will introduce you to a refreshing new spirit of sophistication and relaxed refinements, as you discover 53 acres of your own private paradise where formalities are replaced by fun, and the most luxurious amenity is the art of reconnection."
MODERATE: Levni Spa, Turkey
"Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our well-being spa center as well as discover a variety of tastes from Istanbul cuisine from our gourmet restaurant."
BUDGET: Spa Eastman, Canada
"Nestled on 326 acres of land and forest, facing Mont Orford in the Eastern Townships, Canada, Spa Eastman offers pampering for the body and the spirit!"
A yoga retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with your spirit, to start or deepen your yoga practice with like-minded people and to restore your body, soul and mind.
LUXURY: Paradis Plage Yoga, Morocco
"Paradis Plage is the first surf, yoga and spa resort in Morocco. It is also the first luxury surf and yoga resort offering high standard hotel services."
MODERATE: Naya Ubud, Bali
"A beautiful property designed to embrace you into the beauty, bounty and bliss of Bali, Naya's main purpose is to become a home for others to gather and to reconnect with their potentials, wisdom and gifts. A place where teachers, healers, musicians and dreamers can realize and share all that they have to offer. A sacred space for deep inner transformations, healing and those cherished AHA moments."
BUDGET: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas
"The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat provides an immersion into the daily practices of a yogic lifestyle. We are a traditional yoga ashram for contemporary yoga study and practice. Surrounded by the bounty and beauty of nature, the ashram is a place where people come from around the world to expand and deepen their knowledge of yoga."
Fitness holidays can be found around the globe and for every budget. Some destinations are all-inclusive while others are à la carte. Whether you choose an all-women trip, family friendly or co-ed, be sure to read all the details, research visitor reviews and ask questions before you book.
* Note: Descriptions taken from the destinations' website.
Catherine Russell is Būband's Content Manager