There’s something to be said for vacations where the focus is unwinding all the way – if you lead a busy lifestyle, taking a holiday where the extent of your daily exercise is lifting a cocktail to your lips while lounging by the pool probably sounds pretty good.
However, some of us can’t chill out for more than a few days before we’re itching to do something more active that sets our pulses racing and stimulates the senses.
If you count yourself in the latter camp, take a look at these three awesome active holidays for thrill-seekers.
- Surfing in Hawaii
Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing, so if you’ve dreamed of riding the waves since you first listened to The Beach Boys, there’s no better place to learn.
Hawaiians have been surfing for hundreds of years and it was once reserved as a pastime for the island’s royalty, but the waves at spots like Oahu’s North Shore now attract acolytes from around the world. Waikiki Beach is one of the best places to find your feet, and you’ll learn on a longboard at first, under the close watch of an experienced instructor.
Tips: browse the Sparky’s Surf School website for more information on surfing lessons in Waikiki.
- Skiing in France
Fancy cruising down freshly powdered slopes while enjoying majestic mountain views, then spending your evenings knocking back toffee vodkas while dancing on table tops?
For many, the après-ski scene at famous French Alps resorts like Val Thorens, Meribel and Morzine is as much of an attraction as the skiing and snowboarding on the pistes ̶ if it sounds awesome, perhaps it’s time to try it out for yourself? Skiing on beginner’s slopes is free in many resorts and after a few lessons on easy green runs you’ll be tackling cruisey blue pistes and having the time of your life!
Tip: chat to Alpine holiday specialist Erna Low about arranging a tailor-made ski break.
- Deep sea fishing in Jamaica
As well as being the homeland of reggae and an island packed with beautiful beaches, dramatic waterfalls and verdant mountains, Jamaica is also one of the world’s best spots to charter a boat and go deep sea fishing.
Off the Caribbean coast of locations like Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril, you can catch everything from Blue Marlin and Wahoo to Tuna and Sailfish while enjoying the vibes and knocking back a few ice-cold Red Stripe beers. Furthermore, most tours are catch and release, so you don’t need to worry about harming the fish or disturbing the ecosystem.
Tip: book a deep sea fishing tour with Island Routes and prepare for adventure on the ocean waves.
Any one of these three action-packed breaks will make your next vacation your best ever ̶ if you don’t do boring holidays, get booking today!
What’s your favourite active holiday? Share your thoughts in the comments section.