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3 fitcation destinations for Christmas break

Consider traveling to one of these to warm locations this winter to soak up some rays…and get great workouts in as well!

One of the best ways to de-stress after the chaotic month of December is to go on vacation. But not just any vacation: a fitcation. Taking a trip that’s centered on fitness guarantees that you’ll participate in a host of activities that help you stay in shape, rather than just lounge by the pool or the beach for a week straight. You can go with friends, family, or alone for some much deserved “me” time. More and more people are taking vacations by themselves – especially women (nearly 60% of solo travelers are female) – according to research conducted by 101 Holidays, a UK travel inspiration website. If you’re not sure where to go, check out our pick of three idyllic fitcation destinations, rated by intensity level!

Club Med Punta Cana

Intensity level: Intense

Best fit for this fitcation: Fitness fanatics

Club Med Punta Cana is an all-inclusive fitcation that encourages you to stay as active as possible. You have access to free archery, tennis, windsurfing, and dance lessons as well as plenty of aquatic sports, like stand up paddling, water polo, canoeing and kayaking – you’ll never get bored! There’s also a special program included in the package called Creactive, a large playground compound with a trampoline, a double-flying trapeze, a tightrope and aerial silks where you can learn Cirque du Soleil-inspired moves, like Anne Dubndidu:

Xinalani Retreat Puerto Vallarta

Intensity level: Moderate

Best fit for this fitcation: Yogis

Book an all-inclusive stay at Xinalani and you’ll be able to attend yoga classes twice a day, every day, for the duration of your fitcation. You can also go surfing, go snorkeling, or reserve your place for a zip-line tour! All of the rooms at the eco-resort have ocean views, so you’re guaranteed to feel relaxed 24/7.

One & Only Resorts Hayman Island Australia

Intensity level: Low

The best fit for this fitcation: Leisure lovers

It’s summer in December and January in Australia, so you’ll definitely have warm temperatures and sunshine! The One & Only Resorts Hayman Island is a private island resort surrounded by nature. You can go on a hike, go kayaking, go scuba diving and explore the Great Barrier Reef, or just go for a swim at Coconut Beach or Pearl Bay or in one of their luxurious pools. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center where you can keep up with your TRX training (if you’re feeling extra motivated!), have a personal fitness session, or participate in yoga and Pilates classes. The resort also has tennis and squash courts and a basketball court – perfect if you’re traveling with other people and want to challenge them to a quick game or match!

A fitcation will give you a well-deserved wellness break this Christmas! 

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