We’ve been having some seriously warm, sunny, summery weather up here in Portland. Which makes me smile – and think of the beach, girlfriends and long days in the water. While a girlfriend getaway isn’t exactly on the books, I’m not above daydreaming about one…
I’m thinking something along the lines of a Wellness Escape. You know, a getaway with fitness, fun and relaxation as the focal point. What a dream! While there are killer no-opt-out fitness programs, I’m less of a follow-their-program gal and more of a choose-my-own-adventure type, so I think I will steer clear of anything too scheduled. Plus, since I want a mix of R&R, fitness and fun, coffee and wine aren’t negotiable. Capisce?
Here are a few that caught my attention. P.S. Fun Fit Friends, we better start saving… these getaways are going to cost us an arm, leg and booty. But since we’re daydreaming here I figure, airfare shmarefare!
Rachel (@yoga_girl) is a self described “yoga gypsy, island baby, hippy girl, warrior woman”. And, for those reasons, I want to spend a week on Aruba hanging with my friends and taking classes with Rachel. Plus, I have never been to Aruba. So, whose with me? Lynzi?
Some best buds and I spent two nights here two summers ago. Let me tell you, it could not have been better. First off, the nice people greet you with champagne, like right away. No need to drive anywhere, the gorgeous trails, lovely beaches, spacious pools, fitness classes, awesome spa, tons of activities and a number of delicious resort restaurants are all you need. It was truly the perfect place for a girlfriend getaway. I hope to go back soon… is next weekend too soon, girls (you know who you are)?
A few visits to the Spa Montage in Laguna Beach makes me think that a long weekend at it’s sister on Kapalua Bay would be absolutely heavenly. We could craft our own fitness adventure betweens hikes in the Iao Valley, fitness classes, gym time and yoga on the beach. I mean, how can you go wrong with Maui?
If you’ve never been to The Standard Spa in Miami Beach, just google it (which is all I’ve done). It has fun, tipsy girlfriend time written all over it. The fitness class schedule and spa menu makes has me wishing for the riches big time.
This St. Lucia resort is an all inclusive gem offers all the goodies – fitness, food and island perfection. And who wouldn’t want to cycle in their treehouse spin studio?
But really, we don’t need all that fancy business. I mean, a couple nights at Martini Palms with some Bobbies would suit us just fine. Because what girlfriends really need is each other (sniff sniff).