The Top 5 Fitness Holidays

Holidays are a time for relaxation and replenishment but some of us also are renowned for loosening the top button of our trousers and putting on weight during our time off work. When we get back from these holidays we feel the need to attend the gym for a month just to work off those extra pounds gained whilst away. It doesn’t have to be like this, there are a number of fitness holidays around the world which allow you to relax, revitalise and generally recharge your batteries whilst looking and feeling great.

Here Is a List of Some of the Top Destinations for a Fitness Holiday…

5. Columbia Beach Resort (Cyprus)

In Cyprus, the Columbia Beach resort overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from the bay of Pissouri. The area is peaceful with the resort one of only two hotels in the area setting it apart from other holiday destinations in Cyprus. The important thing to remember about fitness and wellness holidays is that you are not going to be put through an Olympic athletes training regime. The Columbia beach resort offers the usual gym packages and the opportunity to try something new like water sports or beginners tennis lessons.

4. Verdura Golf and Spa Resort (Sicily)

Shhhh! It’s still a secret! This resort was only opened in 2009 and has not received the coverage it deserves as of yet. Featured in the Conde Nast Traveller’s hotlist 2010, Verdura is quickly making an impression as a top destination and offers a number of programmes designed to help you with your fitness and relaxation goals.

3. Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat (Costa Rica)

Reportedly one of George Clooney’s favourite holiday retreats Asclepios in Costa Rica has a range of top facilities. This is an ideal winter/spring getaway as it is best to visit this resort in the months of December to April. Not only does this retreat offer a number of programmes such as weight management, distress and many more the food from this area is some of the freshest you will be able to find in any resort anywhere in the world.

2. Fundu Lagoon (Pemba Island Zanzibar)

Basic but brilliant, if you are looking to be at one with nature this relatively undiscovered holiday destination could suit you. It may not have the hi-tech facilities common in other resorts but that is part of its attraction, using the natural environment in and around the area it still delivers world-class fitness programmes for your getaway.

1. Six Senses Sanctuary (Naka Yai Island Phucket)

The first retreat catering for fitness and wellness holidays the sanctuary takes a mixture of natural beauty with world-class health facilities. Many a celebrity are known to relax here but such is the emphasis on relaxation six senses do not reveal their identities to keep their experience a peaceful one.


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2 thoughts on “The Top 5 Fitness Holidays

  • August 5, 2011 at 8:48 am

    How long did you stay for? would you visit again?

  • August 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I have been to Columbia Resort and I confirm that the facilities are pretty good.
    Also Pissouri village is a very nice village to visit if you ever go to Cyprus.


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