Can you actually place the words fitness and indulgence in the same sentence? Indeedly didly do you can!
Once thought of as a honeymooners retreat or only for the rich and famous (remember those lux soap ads), Tahiti is now the place to beeline for active escapes that mix that awesome post workout feeling with laying by the pool sipping cocktails (non-alcoholic of course).
As you soak up the stunning natural beauty of the Tahitian islands such as Bora Bora and Moorea, it’s the ultimate feeling to chillax after a morning hike or surf in the turquoise waters.
Nearly all our family holidays revolve around some form of ocean escape. For me, I can’t beat it and feel like a fish out of water if I can’t at least see the ocean. What is even better is being able to stay active while on holiday and really give your body what it deserves so you return to your routine back home charged and full of energy. As you are taken away from the daily stressors and time sappers that usually hinder our efforts, it can help kick-start any fitness program and help us return to mindfulness around being healthy. Active holidays certainly are the new black of getaways!
Here are 4 Tahitian active escapes to tempt into making them a reality
This is a fun and joyous celebration of water sports and Tahitian culture hosted each year during the month of December 1-5th. The island of Bora Bora—known to have the world’s most pristine lagoon—sets the ultimate stage for this entirely water-based event. Sporting events include prone paddle competitions, standup paddling sprints and long-distance swims.
Although the competition is fierce, this isn’t your typical sporting event. The overall ambiance is highly playful and celebratory. Family and friends gather on the beach to cheer on the participants and enjoy an afternoon of activities including relay races, kids’ programs and live entertainment. There are DJ’s spinning on the beach, festive outdoor barbecues, traditional Tahitian dance shows and a variety of other tours and excursions open to everyone. Simply put, the Bora Bora Liquid Festival appeals to anyone who is fond of a friendly island environment.
This is an event that I am looking forward to as an ambassador and one that you can also join me and set yourself as a personal challenge.
Hilton Moorea Resort Active Escape
Moorea has an unparalleled choice of land and water based activities which makes it the perfect setting for those of us who get itchy feet (ahem, yes that’s me) if we sit around doing nothing for too long but who equally love to be rewarded at the end of a good day of activity.
You will get the blood pumping on your 3 hour hike through the pineapple plantations and up the mountains, to reveal breathtaking views and you can look forward to the chilling in your luxury resort upon your return.
You’ll get to meet the local marine life on your SUP guided tour of the turquoise lagoon then reward yourself with a 50 minute signature Moorea Lagoon massage at the resort Spa. Who wouldn’t love the sound of this?? Prices start from $3,595 for 7 nights.
Commando Steve Tahiti
This trip is open to all fitness levels so whether it’s your first time training or you are a well-oiled training machine, Steve will encourage & assist you to reach your physical and mental fitness goals. Steve is passionate about changing lives and he’ll guide you on how to stay fit or lose weight, be happy and lead a healthy lifestyle…even when on holidays!
Set for March 2016, the stunning islands of Tahiti and Moorea will be the backdrop for your week in paradise and your daily training sessions with Steve will use the natural surrounds of the islands and incorporate body weight, beach sessions and group activities. You’ll also experience the unique water based liquid training in Tahiti and have the opportunity to meet & train with the locals.
Of course a trip to The Islands of Tahiti wouldn’t be the same without time to soak up their stunning natural beauty so your itinerary also includes a visit to the markets in Papeete, a hike in Moorea, a lagoon cruise to see the famous sharks & sting rays of the Moorea lagoon. An unforgettable experience.
Tahiti Islands Surf Charter
The barrels are beckoning so grab your mates and jump aboard your luxury catamaran for a 9 night Tahitian surf adventure set for February 2016.
You will you sail from the island of Tahiti, across to Moorea then on to Huahine and finishing in Raiatea … surfing the best breaks along the way. The fear factor of Teahupoo is nicely balanced with some easier waves and you’ll be able to tick off iconic breaks such as Taapuna and Haapiti. The best breaks in Tahiti are reef breaks and there’s no better way to access them than aboard the catamaran’s nifty little dinghy!
The Islands of Tahiti are overflowing with consistent breaks and your experienced Skipper knows the best local spots to go. You’ll experience exceptional and varied waves and won’t have the hassle of overcrowding. Apart from your start and finish points your itinerary is flexible so, in agreement with your skipper, you can decide where you want to go … if Teahupoo is pumping and you want to anchor another day then you can!
Your home for this surfing adventure will be the Catana 47 Catamaran, a 14m air-conditioned yacht that features 4 double cabins with individual showers & toilets, hot water, cabin fans, i-pod docks and a BBQ for those long summer nights … prefect to cook up your own catch of the day!
There’s no need to worry about what to eat as your adventure includes full board and even better news is that your on-board hostess will take care of all of the cooking! Gosh, surfing safari’s have gone to the next level!!
So, there is an array of escapes to choose from and these are only a few of a handful that should help you decide that an active holiday is just what the doctor ordered.