Top 10 Activity Holidays by the Beach

Activity Holidays by the Beach


If you’re longing to escape to a beach retreat, but don’t want to face the boredom of lying on a sun lounger for days on end, find the ideal balance as we share our top 10 activity holidays by the beach. Combining the best oceanfront destinations with beachside activities; return home from our healthy activity holidays with benefits that will long outlast your tan.  Whether dancing, diving, jumping or climbing, keep active in luxurious destinations, from Portugal to St Lucia.

Surf in Morocco: Paradis Plage Surfing

Pristine beaches at Paradis Plage

Hit the waves at Paradis Plage

Whether you’re a total beginner or a regular ‘hang tenner’, try out your surfing skills in exotic Morocco. A great destination for a learn to surf holiday, Paradis Plage's Rip Curl-sponsored surf school has lessons for all levels and abilities and will have you standing up in no time. Take some time out of the water to unwind with beachfront spa treatments and regular yoga classes in the beachfront yoga pavilion. Keep active by the beach with group fitness classes, from beach running to TRX training, and a range of water sports, from kayaking to paddle boarding.

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Beach Bootcamp in Portugal: Epic Sana Bootcamp

View from EPIC SANA

Push your fitness on a boot camp at Epic Sana

If you’re looking for a fitness boosting bootcamp holiday that will get results and still allow for some downtime in the sun, escape to the Portuguese Algarve on a beach boot camp at Epic Sana. Utilising the best of their beach and countryside surroundings; keep active with 5 hours per day of diverse boot camp training sessions, from cycling to circuits and military workouts. With excellent fitness coaching, specifically tailored diet plans and indulgent wellness treatments, Epic Sana is the perfect active holiday in the sunshine to take your fitness to the next level. 

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Adventure in Qatar: Zulal Wellness Family Discovery

Practice in Yoga on the beach at Zulal Wellness Resort

Nestled away on a private coastal area, Zulal Wellness Resort is the ideal destination for an adventure holiday. With a variety of endorphin-boosting activities, start a sweat with Thai Boxing, Mat Pilates and workshops, before cooling off on the water with kayaking. With an all-around approach to well-being, enjoy some downtime in the serenity of your suite or indulge with a tempting choice of luxurious spa treatments. Enjoy additional complimentary classes, from yoga to meditation and tennis to volleyball, and return home healthier and happier.

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Dance in St. Lucia: Jive June at The BodyHoliday

Put on your dancing shoes during Jive June at The BodyHoliday

Fiesta and siesta is the vibe this ‘Jive June’ at luxury wellness retreat, The BodyHoliday in St Lucia. Dedicating a whole month to dance by bringing in 4 international dance teachers, you can expect 18 daytime dance classes per week including Zumba, disco, salsa, tango and Cha Cha Cha, just to name a few. Ideal for a singles holiday, put on your dancing shoes and show off your new moves at one of the themed dance nights. Shake things up with additional group classes, from yoga to spinning, before giving your feet a well-deserved rest with daily spa treatments.

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Yoga in Thailand: Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Improve your yoga at beach retreat  Kamalaya

For yogi lovers looking to sink their toes in the sand, escape to Kamalaya in Thailand for a holistic yoga experience at an award-winning beach sanctuary. A great destination for a beach yoga holiday, enhance your practice with private one-to-one yoga sessions and tailored wellness programmes, suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis alike. Daily sessions are customised to your individual skill level and goals, and include instruction in asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Take a stroll to the idyllic nearby beach and enhance your wellness experience with holistic Ayurveda spa therapies.

More information: View Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Fitness Training in Crete: Porto Elounda Fusion Fitness

Relax in the pool after a great workout at Porto Elounda

For an active beachside holiday with the flexibility to choose your daily wellness schedule, head to the coastline of Crete, an ideal destination choice from our Fusion Fitness holidays collection. Tailor-make your activity holiday to your exact needs and interests with a varied choice of 1-on-1 fitness sessions and wellness therapies, including interval training, core workouts and guided meditation, to name a few. Take a break after all your hard work with a selection of holistic spa treatments, or enjoy a cocktail at the poolside bar with magnificent views of Mirabello Bay. 

More information: View Porto Elounda Fusion Fitness

Scuba Diving in the Portugal: Galo Resort Diving

Incredible view from Galo Resort

Dive in at Galo Resort

Recognised as one of the world’s best diving destinations, due to its colourful variety of marine life, Galo Resort offers the perfect playground for a diving holiday. Eaxplore the colourful reefs of these tropical waters as you encounter whale sharks and manta rays. With waters characterised by shipwrecks and hidden landmarks makes it an exhilirating experience. Out of the water, join in with complimentary classes such as CX-Worx, Bodybalance, BodyPump and Bodycombat, before retreating to your suite for the ultimate experience.

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Sailing along the dazzling Croatian coast : Croatia Sailing Tour

Sailing across croatia

Make the most of the still waters from a Croatia Sailing Tour

Escape to the coastlines of Croatia for an activity holiday that will have you ready and raring to keep active and explore your local surroundings. With accomodation on a Yacht, this tour is a unique opportunity to experience new and exciting destinations. Ideal for a fitness holiday, sail the beautiful islands of the Croatian coast, snorkel in the crystal clear waters and explore ancient Roman ruins before wandering the medieval streets of Dubrovnik in the evening.

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Surf, Yoga & Pilates in Bali: COMO Uma Canggu

Serene surroundings at COMO Uma Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu resort is a sanctuary for surfers and yoga enthusiasts alike. Situated on the tropical shores of Echo Beach in Bali, this luxurious retreat offers sweeping ocean views from its airy rooms and suites. The resort boasts the revitalising COMO Spa, providing a diverse range of treatments. At the heart of the resort, the COMO Beach Club serves as a vibrant hub for guests to enjoy the pool, catch the waves, and soak up the sun, making it one of the best surfing holiday destinations. With a strong emphasis on wellness, COMO Uma Canggu offers invigorating surf lessons and rejuvenating yoga sessions, catering to those seeking the perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. 

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Kite-Surfing, Golf & Tennis in Mauritius: Shanti Maurice Fusion Fitness

Keep active in paradise at  Shanti Maurice

Embark on an activity holiday that offers the possibility to go kite-surfing, play a round of golf and work on your tennis serve all in the same week. Providing the perfect luxury destination for an active beach spa holiday, there are endless possibilities to keep you occupied both on and off the beach, before rejuvenating with luxurious spa treatments. From beach circuit training to a coastal run and even kite-surfing for the most adventurous, make the most of your stunning surroundings beside the sea, whilst giving a healthy boost to your fitness.

More information: View Shanti Maurice Fusion Fitness


Talk to one of our Wellness Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect activity holiday

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