Dream fitness retreats: 18 of the world’s best

18 of the world's dream fitness retreats

Dare to dream big as we round up 18 of the world’s best dream fitness retreats. Whether you’re into cycling, skiing, yoga, tennis, hiking or surfing; you will be spoilt for choice with a fanfare of healthy and active holidays in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

Whether you are a wellness, adventure, culture or sports enthusiast, our healthy retreats offer everything from a de-stress break in Ibiza to white water rafting in India, a cultural adventure in the Philippines and yoga in Vietnam. With the opportunity to tailor-make all our health and fitness programmes, you can create your own ideal balance between fitness classes and activities, indulgent spa treatments, wellness guidance and sightseeing opportunities.

With such a wide choice there is something for everyone and you are sure to find a healthy holiday to suit your wellness needs. So, sit back and relax as we provide you with a little inspiration to help you find your dream fitness retreat.

1. For the Scuba Diver and Healthy Traveller: Bali

Discover Bali’s vibrant coral reefs and rare marine life, such as the elusive mimic octopus on a diving holiday on a dream fitness retreat for underwater explorers. With professional PADI dive masters, experience some of Indonesia’s best macro and cliff wall diving sites. Complement with sunrise yoga, spa treatments and sunset meditation classes to improve your breathing technique.

More information: View Spa Village Tembok

Man scuba diving underwater next to a bright and vivid coral reef

2. For the Cyclist and Hiker: Portugal

Explore the natural beauty of Galo Resort on this dream fitness retreat for outdoor activity lovers, with kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking, golf and paragliding to keep you busy and get the adrenaline pumping.

More information: View Galo Resort Fusion Fitness

Group of people cycling in the Tuscan countryside
Person running on the beach

3. For the Fitness Fanatic: Spain

Re-energise in Spain with a bespoke fitness holiday to boosting your wellness regime. Focus on core, cardiovascular, and resistance training with a combination of beach and gym workouts, before relaxing with a massage, hydrotherapy treatments and earth, sea and sky based recreational activities on this dream fitness holiday in the sunshine.

More information: View The Body Camp

Person skiing

4. For the Skier and Spa Lover: Italy

Escape on a luxury winter ski and spa escape in the snow-capped Madonna di Campiglio and hit the piste at an altitude of 2,600m. Whether skier or snowboarder, try new winter activities including cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and horseback riding. Off-piste you can unwind with alpine inspired spa treatments and therapies on this dream fitness escape in the snow.

More information: View Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomiti

5. For the Sports Enthusiast: Thailand

Discover Phuket whilst training in the great outdoors with Olympic standard facilities on this dream fitness holiday for triathlon enthusiasts. A sports holiday like no other, you can swim, run and cycle with private and group training sessions to beat your personal best. Go further with mind training, performance seminars, video analysis and a physiotherapy assessment and soothe aching muscles with a revitalising sports massage or yoga class.

More information: View Thanyapura Triathlon

Group of people emerging from the sea whilst on a Triathlon training retreat at Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort in Phuket

6. For the Yoga Enthusiast: Vietnam 

Re-balance your mind, body and soul with a yoga holiday in Vietnam. Taught by international instructor, Bhavini Kalan, this luxury wellness retreat boasts a signature yoga style, suitable for all levels. Enjoy daily private lessons, group classes, all-inclusive spa treatments, daily workshops and group excursions to give yourself a rejuvenating break on this dream fitness holiday.

More information: View Fusion Maia Yoga

Woman doing yoga on the beach at TIA Wellness Resort in Vietnam
Pilates reformer training at Absolute Sanctuary

7. For the Pilates Reformer Devotee: Thailand

Tone-up with a Pilates holiday on the island of Koh Samui. Workout on state-of-the-art reformer machines with two group classes a day, plus private sessions tailored to the results of your postural analysis. Indulge with soothing massages and Thai stretch before enjoying healthy and delicious cuisine on a dream fitness retreat in Asia.

More information: View Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp

People playing golf at Galo Resort in Madeira

8. For the Golfer: Madeira

Play in picturesque luxury with a golf holiday on the south-east coast of Madeira. Trial-run two golf courses before selecting one for unlimited play throughout your stay on this dream fitness retreat. Choose from 18-hole Palheiro and 27-hole Santo de Serra, created by renowned course designer Robert Trent Jones. Relish in complimentary access to the wellness area, fitness club and private beach.

More information: View Galo Golf

9. For the Tennis Player: Cyprus

Founded by former British number one, The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy in Cyprus welcomes all levels with diverse tennis holidays, offering 2.5 or 5 hours of coaching per day, private lessons, ball machine practice and complimentary court hire. A dream fitness retreat for all tennis abilities, you can follow your practice with holistic treatments at the Spa, water sports and biking trails.

More information: View Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy

Tennis Coaching at Aphrodite Hills

10. For the Active Family: Croatia

With a dedicated kids club this luxury family holiday on the Adriatic coast offers a dream fitness holiday for the whole family. Adventurers will love jet skiing and wall climbing, whilst sport and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy activities from yoga and aquarobics to tennis and football. Visit the award-winning OCCO Spa and choose from 30 luxurious treatments.

More information: View Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Family Holiday

Children playing volleyball on the beach
Aquafit class at the BodyHoliday in St Lucia. People train with weights in the swimming pool lead by an instructor.

11. For the Healthy Single Traveller: St Lucia

Escape to an island paradise and meet like-minded single travellers on an all-inclusive spa and activity dream fitness holiday. Before indulging with your daily spa treatment, shape-up with group fitness classes from Spinning to Beach Fit or yoga to Pilates or enjoy a selection of water and land sport activities on a singles holiday to remember.

More information: View The BodyHoliday

Group of people white water rafting as part of their holiday to Ananda in the Himalayas in India

12. For the White Water Rafter and Trekker: India

Explore India with a choice of 3 treks in the Himalayan foothills and discover local farms and villages, whilst learning about indigenous plants and wildlife. A white water rafting trip down the river Ganges promises enough excitement to make it the dream fitness holiday for beginners and adrenalin junkies alike. Build your ideal Fusion Fitness holiday with a choice of cardio, sport, relaxation and spa treatments.

More information: View Ananda Fusion Fitness

13. For the Surfer: Costa Rica

Ride the tropical waves of famed surf beaches Playa Hermosa and Playa Santa Teresa in Costa Rica, minutes from your door. Whether beginner or intermediate, with 6 private surfing lessons, it’s the dream fitness holiday to ride the waves of luxury at Florblanca. Enjoy complimentary access to the fitness centre and group yoga classes or unwind at Spa Bambu for some R&R.

More information: View Florblanca Surfing Holiday

Colourful surfboards standing up at Paradis Plage in Morocco

14. For those wanting to combine Workouts with Wellness: Thailand 

Balance mind, body and soul with our Fusion Fitness holiday in Koh Samui. Combine Muay Thai boxing, TRX suspension training and yoga with meditation, Ayurveda therapies and indulgent spa treatments to make it your dream fitness holiday. Rejuvenate in the plunge pools or steam cavern before a cooking class or health workshop. Tailor-make your healthy holiday to combine what suits you.

More information: View Kamalaya Fusion Fitness

Group of women taking part in a yoga class at Kamalaya in Thailand
Group of people horse riding

15. For horseback riding and Healthy living: Malaysia

Set on the outskirts of Ipoh in Malaysia this is a dream fitness retreat for those wanting a healthy break with spectacular surroundings. Bootcamp and swimming sessions are available if you want something a bit more active, yoga and meditation are on offer for a slower pace, with horse riding, golf, and a theme park also available close by. 

More information: View The Banjaran Hotsprings

Women relaxing after a massage treatment on the beach

16. For the Ultimate Luxury Wellness Traveller: Cyprus

The Ayii Anargyri offers various 7-night treatment programmes, all designed to heal and detox body and mind for a luxurious and relaxing dream fitness holiday. While some of them are more specific, like the Rheumatoid Arthritis programme, it is also suitable for people who are looking to increase their well-being in general.

More information: View Ayii Anargyri

17. For the Stressed-Out: Marbella

Banish your worries with a luxury wellness break at Marbella Club and return home stress free from this dream fitness holiday. Combine life coaching sessions with your tailored nutritional food plan and personalised stress-relieving fitness programme for a rejuvenating reboot, before unwinding with private yoga and meditation classes or deep tissue massages, reflexology and Watsu.

More information: View Marbella Club DeStress and Unwind


People doing yoga by the beach in Ibiza

18. For the Culture and Adventure Explorer: The Philippines 

Home to eclectic historic towns and stunning landscapes, our Philippines Discover Recover holiday is a dream fitness holiday for a cultural adventure. Discover the vibrant culture of Manila on a guided city tour or challenge yourself on an adventurous trek to Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic crater. Recover in Philippine paradise on this breath-taking and refreshing wellness break.

More information: View Philippines Discover Recover

Two people rowing a boat at sunset in the Philippines

Speak to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect dream fitness retreat.

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