What’s better than bronzing on the beach, morning yoga in the sand, and gossiping over delectable dinners? Nothing beats summertime with your girlfriends — the perfect opportunity to catch up, wind down, and hit the waves. We’ve got the best hotels for girls getaways that will give you lasting memories, so grab your SPF and head towards the waves. You’ll be having fun in no time.
Before setting out for the day, set in some oms with relaxing yoga. Breathe deep and feel tight with the ideal mixture of toning and stretching. Celebrate sun salutations on a beach in your Shangri-La.
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa, Hawaii
Sign up for Sunrise Yoga on the Beach to revitalize and rejuvenate your spirit, mind and body. As you look out to the islands of Kahoolawe and Molokini, appreciate your surroundings while meditating with experienced instructors who are also long-time Maui residents.
Who says the trapeze are just for kids? Girlfriend getaways are a time for relaxing, but they’re also a time to have fun and let loose. If you’re in need of a thrill, this is your calling. Climb up, buckle in, and jump off.
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, Dominican Republic
This hotel has a school with an outdoor full-sized flying trapeze rig and offers classes to guests of the resort. Gather your girlies – you’re going for a ride.
Cool off, get toned, and have a blast. Kayaking is a getaway in itself – whether you travel alone or with your best girlfriend, work together and get in perfect rowing-sync. Time to whip out those guns.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando
At this Orlando hotel, have fun while you get fit: Rent a kayak and paddle on Grande Lake, or book the day-long Kayak School, an eco-tour, or a morning row.
Strap on that helmet – you’re going for a ride. Head off into the wilderness or get some urban biking practice while pumping up the adrenaline and burning some calories. Has it been a while? No worries — remember, it’s just like riding a bike.
Good Hotel, San Francisco
Feeling like you want to save the world and help the environment? At Good Hotel you can do both. Borrow one of the hotel’s free bikes and take in the sights of San Francisco, sans car.
The Bowery Hotel, New York City
One great free perk of staying at The Bowery in The Big Apple is rental bikes. You and your girlfriends can ride to Sunday brunch, then burn it off by riding around Central Park.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando
Explore the nature trails of Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge by bike — what better way to get back in touch with nature while working up an appetite for dinner?
Get excited for a friendly beach volleyball game for some competitive bonding. Whichever team wins gets first pick at the featured chick flick of the night.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Bahamas
This all-inclusive resort includes countless opportunities to play sports while having fun. Get sandy with beach volleyball to start, then head over to the beach soccer field for some feet action. Tennis, archery, basketball and many more sports are also all included when you stay at this resort.
Good lookin’. Start salivating and save a pretty penny by putting those cooking skills to use. A pan and a spatchula will go a long way — for your wallet and your waistline.
Villa D’ Citta, Chicago
Gather ’round for a group cooking session — the kitchen is calling your name. At Villa D’ Citta, you’ll be worn out after a day of siteseeing in the Windy City, so staying in and cooking with your best gals for the night may seem more appealing than heading out to dinner. This fully stocked gourmet communal kitchen is the perfect way to relax and eat your own delectable creations.
Girls getaways don’t have to be a feeding frenzy or a weekend-long couch session. Remember, burning calories leads to soaring adrenaline, which makes you feel happy and accomplished.
Affinia Dumont, New York City
In-Room Do-It-Yourself Fitness. This fitness-themed hotel provides a complimentary StayFit kit in each room, which includes a yoga mat, stretching blocks, 3 DVDs, workout bands, wrist/ankle weights, and a city map for a DIY jog.
The Four Seasons Washington, D.C.
Loaner iPods and Workout Clothes The hotel: The hotel allows you to borrow an iPod Mini and workout clothes. After you exercise in the tri-level fitness center (including a 2-lane saltwater pool and entire floor of cardio equipment), stop off in the Seasons restaurant for breakfast where you can borrow a Kindle to read your hometown newspaper in any language.
Las Vegas Hilton
Listen, we know not everyone is going to jump at the opportunity to work instead of lounging poolside. So, we’ve got a place you can do both. Get fit poolside with top-of-the-line exercise equipment and then reward yourself by taking a dip.
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