Beach + Island

World's Sexiest Fitness Retreats

by Justin Ocean

SwellWomen, Maui, Hawaii

Perfect for: Wannabe wave riders

Sweat it out: If Blue Crush taught us anything (other than that Kate Bosworth can't act), it's that surfing is one of the hottest sports, period. If you're bursting to become a Betty, Maui's SwellWomen gets ladies of all ages and abilities up on the board with weeklong wellness retreats just north of bustling Lahaina. There are lessons guided by professional surfers in the morning, independent wave-riding sessions in the evening, and outdoor yoga and optional activities (stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, hikes, hula lessons) in between. Beach locations change depending on the waves, but Maui's west coast is known for its gentle rolls and intermediate breaks. Depending on how hard you hit it, you might even say aloha to some abs.

Cool down: Situated on 27 unhurried acres of tropical gardens on the Kaanapali coast, the resort's vibe is more collegiate than compound: A live-and-let-live surfer ethos reigns. Days can be chill or packed, at your own speed, and with the town's gaggle of bars just down the road, appropriately liquid. There are also three pools and a hot tub, tennis courts, and a golf course at your disposal. Beach lodgings with private lanais, plush feather-top beds, and high-definition TVs, plus sprightly island fare prepared by a private chef, make for a pampered Hawaiian experience. Babes, wanna travel with your beaus (or meet one)? Keep a look out for SwellCo-ed retreats.

SwellWomen
Maui, Hawaii
Tel: 800 399 6284
Six-night retreats, including meals and surfboard rentals, from $2,995 per person (double occupancy) or $3,595 (single supplement)

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