Now more than ever, kids need active routines in their lives. And when children observe their parents incorporating healthy habits into their lives too, they’ll be readier to accept them. What better way to kickstart these practices than a fun family vacation that highlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle?
Here’s the Squire’s picks for the top 5 Health and Fitness Holidays for families. Discover hidden talents, foster a love for the outdoors, and kickstart a holistic approach to vacations.
Best for Sports – Sardinia: Forte Village
Set on the Southern tip of Sardinia, this action-packed retreat will have the whole family undecided considering the array of activities on offer. Watch the kids excel in a sport they love, with a choice of 13 specialist training camps, including basketball, football, tennis and dance. Make a splash together as you enjoy some family bonding during water sports, and get some culinary inspiration as you learn healthy recipes together at the cooking school.
Best for Yoga & Spa – Vietnam: Fusion Maia Family Holiday
A family friendly yoga & spa vacation? It’s never too early to teach the kids (especially the upper teens) the art of Zen. Visit exotic Vietnam and enjoy some well-earned family time at a wellness retreat dedicated to the art of relaxation. Enjoy soul-centering exercises together with Fusion Maia’s signature style of yoga, which is suitable for all levels. Parents can indulge themselves with holistic treatments, while the young ones join in with their own mini treatments.
Best for Mountain Biking & Windsurfing – Portugal: Martinhal Luxury Beach Resort
Discover the beauty of Portugal with mountain biking and windsurfing on an active family adventure holiday. With lessons available for all ages at the award-winning windsurfing academy and a varied selection of TREK bikes, sporty adventurers of all kinds capitalize on the stunning surroundings. After an active day, indulge in the luxury spa while the children enjoy one of the seven kids’ clubs and five sports academies, including surfing, windsurfing, swimming, tennis, and football.
Best for Multi-Activity: St Lucia The Body Holiday WellFit Families
Keep active in the Caribbean on a family holiday at this all-inclusive luxury wellness resort, which promotes family bonding, well-being and fitness. Enjoy a bit of healthy competition in parents vs children competitions, including volleyball and beach-a-thons, or cook up a storm together in the healthy family cooking classes. With activities ranging from cycling adventures to sailing lessons, there is something new for everyone.
Best for Adventure – Oman: Zighy Bay
Combine family fitness with a taste of adventure at this luxury retreat in Oman, set on its own secluded beach and surrounded by spectacular mountains. With a dedicated Kids Club, youngsters can enjoy activities including treasure hunts, swimming relays and beach bowling, while the teens try out slacklining and rock climbing. With kayaking, mountain biking and paragliding, the excitement levels are infinite for mom and dad too.