Where Active Women Should Go for a Fit and Healthy Holiday

If you're an active woman, you can still enjoy your holiday and stay fit at the same time when visiting these amazing destinations.

With all the hard work you put in to forge the body that you have right now, taking a break from staying fit and healthy during a holiday is the last thing you want to do.

Stretching Time
Time for some stretching in Koh Samui, Thailand.

But you don’t need to stay away from the buffet table for your entire trip. You don’t need to skip on lazily spending the day by the pool either. You can still enjoy your holiday and stay fit at the same time when you visit travel destinations for the active woman.


As a mountainous Caribbean island nation with geothermal hot springs, you know exactly what awaits in your active and adventure holiday. The number of things to do in this tourist destination runs from leisurely to intense.


It is home to some of the most interesting trekking trails, such as the Victoria Falls Hike that winds underneath waterfalls and over boulders. In addition, you can enjoy snorkeling, diving, ocean kayaking, and fitness boot camp with the Jungle Bay Resort, a 7-day and 6-night program that is packed with various fitness experiences.

Galapagos Island

This natural wonder in Ecuador offers plenty of opportunities for an active and adventurous holiday. In fact, you need to keep moving if you want to explore the many things that make this travel destination unique – go diving to see its rich marine life with sleeping sharks, surfing to ride the waves, boating to see sea lions , and hiking to see the birds and canopy walks.

Beautiful Sunset

Marco Island

Located just at the edge of the Florida Everglades and embracing the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is where you can enjoy physically demanding adventures, which is still an adventure for an active woman. Camping out here doesn’t only involve hiking to the campgrounds, but also paddling from one platform to another.

Tigertail Beach

If you want to laze around by the beach, you can mix it up with surfing and kayaking. Overall, you’re still having fun and exercising in a less conventional way.

Delray Beach

Another Florida destination for fitness is Delray Beach, where you can join Vita Vie Retreat’s Bella Boot Camp. Along with local hikes, you can do strength training, hip hop dance, Zumba and beach boot camps.  

Acadia National Park

Taking up most of the Mount Desert Island in Maine. The Acadia National Park is particularly famous for an exciting type of climbing – via ferrata. Unlike the usual hike and trek, reaching breathtaking scenery involves using ladders, iron bars and cables attached on the rock face. You’re going to need all your muscle power to maneuver the trail, especially upper body strength.

Tucson, Arizona

You don’t need to travel far to experience a desert-like holiday. Just head out to Tucson. If you want to make sure that fitness is part of your itinerary, stay at Miraval resort where you can choose from 90 different complementary activities and classes. In between hiking and mountain climbing, for example, you can join an integrative wellness class. You can also mix tight rope and rock climbing with meditation, yoga and Pilates. What could be more fitness-orientated than that?


The Swiss Alps

Whether summer or winter, the Swiss Alps is a year-round active and adventurous travel destination. Go hiking and biking in the summer, with an exploration of meadows and highland lakes thrown into the mix. In winter, it’s skiing, sledding and sledging. What is great about the winter holiday is that you can pack in foods to keep you warm . At the same time, the food can provide you with the energy to burn and you can cheat a bit more


Haven’t had enough of skiing and sledding yet? Take an adventurous stop in Norway, where you can enjoy activities other than what you can do on snow-capped mountains. With a large, unspoiled natural beauty, this Scandinavian country is the perfect avenue for hiking, horseback riding. You can also go biking, boating, fishing and dog sledding.

The Bahamas

World-renowned for its beautiful and stunning beaches, the Bahamas is where you can indulge in a wide range of watersports and other beach activities. But make it a Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and sign up for a designated yoga program suitable for your fitness needs. What is great about this retreat is that it is inclusive of two buffet-style meals that are sure to be healthy.


Mallorca, Spain

If you happen to love biking, visit Mallorca during the cycling season and experience the best cycling holiday of your life. It’s a good idea for you to join the Trek Travel Mallorca Ride Camp. Cycle across stunning Spanish terrains, along the Mediterranean Sea, past vineyards and over rough terrains.  


Although not widely known for it, Mexico is a great travel destination for the avid adventurer. From traversing Aztec ruins, to diving in cenotes, to surfing galore, there are ample activities to keep you active and fit throughout your trip. If you’re not only looking for a good workout, but a daring time as well, you’re bound to find an excursion in Mexico.

What’s your favourite destination for a holiday centred on fitness and wellness?

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