Best Girls' Getaways for 2023 & 2024

Let’s face it, it’s nice to get away. And it is even nicer to get away with your girlfriends and kick back, relax and recharge. We all spend so much time dealing with work, school, families and often times-we forget to take time for ourselves. Well-here’s to changing all that. Grab your girlfriends and head to one of these awesome active getaways and come back feeling like a new person. We're taking a new spin on the traditional girls' getaway. So, whether you are looking for a great pre-wedding shower, a girl’s reunion or an excuse to just take a break with good friends– here are 16 great recommendations to check out in 2023 and 2024.

Back to Your Roots Yoga and Wellness Retreat, Nevis

Head to Nevis on this Back to Your Roots Yoga and Wellness Retreat for a relaxing 8-day getaway. Enjoy yoga, massages, awe-inspiring cruises, hikes, dips in hot springs, meditation and more.

"Roots" is often used to reference the Rastafarian culture, a spiritual and social movement born in the Caribbean islands. Roots culture also describes people who live simply and in harmony with nature. So, expect to come back feeling like a new person.

Bikini Bootcamp in Tulum, Mexico

Looking for an active getaway? Check out this Bikini Bootcamp in Tulum. This trip provides a 6-day tune up for the mind, body, and spirit. You’ll combine fitness/yoga classes, reconnect with nature, eat amazing and healthy food, indulge in their spa and come back feeling energized and ready to take on the world.

Stay in an original boutique eco-chic property in this full-service resort with a village-like feel–complete with a beachfront pool, spa services, bar & restaurant, four yoga Shalas, and rooftops to soak in sunsets overlooking the jungle.

Bocas Del Toro, Panama: Island Retreat

Beaches, Beaches and more beaches!

Bocas del Toro is a great getaway if you and your gal pals are looking for vibrant culture, beaches, rainforests, surfing, snorkeling and all water fun.

On this Island Retreat, you will get to see 95% of the Caribbean coral species in Bocas del Toro as well as nurse sharks, stingrays and many species of crab and lobster.

You will stay on gorgeous Bluff Beach which is lush and mostly uninhabited. You’ll have 3 miles of soft, golden sand on the beachfront to stroll. You can swim in the ocean or pool at the retreat or lay back and relax in a hammock while sipping your favorite cocktail Plan on 2-3 daily yoga classes and to get that extra sleep you deserve every night.

Pura Vida Women's Yoga and Nature Retreat in Costa Rica

Daily spas, onsite hot springs, yoga and meditation, horseback riding, hiking excursions, beach time and more! What’s not to love.

Join this Pura Vida Women’s Yoga and Nature Retreat in Costa Rica for an intimate, fun, & energetically revitalizing women's wellness getaway where you get to indulge in nature, reconnect, relax & re-energize.

What is Pura Vida?

A phrase that you will hear and see everywhere in Costa Rica is “Pura Vida”. In English, “pure life” or “simple life", in Costa Rica, this is more than just a phrase, it is a way of life.​

Costa Ricans (Ticos) use this term to say hello, goodbye, or even to let people know everything’s good! Pura Vida is an everyday attitude. “Pura Vida” embraces being grateful for the things you do have in life, instead of dwelling on things you don't. Costa Ricans strive to live a stress-free, laid-back life, filled with gratitude, the motto “Pura Vida” perfectly exemplifies how the locals live.  ​

Costa Ricans feel if more people lived a Pura Vida lifestyle, the world would be a happier place, & we do too!

Surf, Yoga and Spa Retreat in Bali

Looking for a different type of adventure for you and your girlfriend? Check out this Surf, Yoga, and Spa package in Bali, Indonesia. Dive into a week of Yin and Yang with adventurous and exhilarating surf sessions, balanced out with blissful yoga and spa pampering. Included in the seven-day retreat are four surf lessons offered by a certified instructor.

Not to worry if you and your friends have never been surfing, this place will cater to your level and ensure you all get the most out of the week.

Also included in this package is a trip to Ubud, a cooking class, a sound healing session, a trip to the Monkey Forest and much more. Be sure to check it out. An added bonus–they have weekly departures throughout the year.

Women's Ranch Retreat in Marble Falls, Texas

Grab your friends and head to Texas for this Women’s Ranch Retreat. This Texas style yoga retreat glamping experience is a great 4-day getaway for women of all levels—whether you are an advanced yoga guru or have never done a single pose of yoga in your life! 

Stay in fun yurt-style accommodations, one of their charming vintage trailers, their  bunkhouse, or their  amazing container villa! Participate in dynamic workshops, daily yoga & meditation, a healing sound bath, optional excursions & activities, enjoy delicious cooked meals, local Texas wines and take a trail ride for good measure! Wake up to the birds singing and maybe a little hello from some of the local wildlife. Connect to other like-minded women over the campfire, sample delicious local wines and find a deep sense of being.

Moab Mindful Running Retreat (Level I) (2024)

Is running your thing? Join this all-female running trip to Utah and revel in the beauty of the red rocks.

This four-day women-only mindful running retreat is ideal for those who are either new to running, returning to running after an injury or layoff, or who prefer to run short distances. If you like to run further distances, check out the Level II version of this same trip. 

Take advantage of daily yoga classes, trail running, farm-to-table meals and great workshops from dedicated retreat leaders. Get ready to immerse yourself in the powerful healing energy of this vibrant desert landscape.

Women's Yoga and Fitness Reset in Puerto Rico

Join an amazing group of women on the island of Vieques for this Women’s Yoga and Fitness Reset in Puerto Rico! Dive into yoga & movement sessions, mindset classes, hands on workshops, swims, hikes and a whole lot of star gazing.

You and your girl friends will stay at the Encantada Vieques, a five acre estate bordering the Caribbean Sea, just west of Esperanza on the southern side of Vieques.Encantada is an open air, concrete eco-luxury villa that combines indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly together and gives you true enjoyment of nature in this remote island paradise. 

Yoga and Pilates in Santorini, Greece

Yoga, sunset cruises, hiking, swimming, cycling and more. There is plenty on this Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Santorini to keep your whole girl group happy.

Santorini Greece is the perfect destination to enjoy a week of amazing yoga and Pilates. The views are spectacular, the beaches abundant and the food is incredible.

You will stay at a  hotel and spa in Fira, Santorini –a boutique hotel and spa that will provide a great backdrop for this adventure.

Recharge Weekend Yoga Retreat in UK

Are you and your girlfriends looking for a trip to the English countryside? Then this getaway is for you. Enjoy hikes, yoga and wonderful food at this Weekend Yoga Retreat

This Bespoke Retreat will make you and your friends feel fabulous and revitalized both mentally and physically.

Based in Kent, this getaway is tailored to the level of your party. In addition to fitness and yoga, you will also be able to try cold water swimming, saunas, massage and more.

Unwind and Rewild Women's Yoga Retreat in Sedona, Arizona

Looking to take a walk on the wild side? Join this Unwind and Rewild Women’s Yoga Retreat in Sedona, Arizona

Rewilding means to return to a more wild or natural state; it is the process of undoing domestication.  Rewilding is an approach to living a more holistic life. You’ll bask in the moonlight, soak up the sun, and pamper ourselves until the day is done!  ​

Enjoy yoga on the red rocks, tea ceremonies, hiking, star gazing, great company and good food on this 4-day adventure.

All Inclusive Ladies Portugal Bootcamp

This All-Inclusive Fitness Bootcamp in Portugal is perfect if you and your friends are looking to get fit, lose a little weight and do it all in the beautiful backdrop of Algarve. You’ll also enjoy paddleboarding, delicious food, and lots of free time to explore your local surroundings.

You’ll stay at a luxury villa with a private pool, where a team of fitness trainers will take care of you from the moment you land until the moment you leave. This retreat really is the ultimate bootcamp where results are guaranteed.

Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Spain (8 Days)

Beach excursions, vinyasa and yin yoga, Pilates, hikes, quiet time and more on the Gran Canary Islands.

Join this Pilates and Yoga Retreat in the beautiful town of Agüimes, Gran Canaria Spain.

Known in Spanish as the pequeño continente, the island has it all! Amazing, lush green mountain landscapes, gorgeous sand dune beaches and a culture rich capital makes this island a perfect location for this Yoga and Pilates retreat.

Stay in a villa located inland just 15 minutes from the airport of Gran Canaria, 30 minutes from the capital Las Palmas and 30 minutes from the sand dunes of Maspalomas. It’s the perfect location for you and your girlfriends to kick back.

Morocco Atlas Mountains Tour

Do you and your girlfriends like to cycle? Join this Morocco Atlas Mountains Tour and climb the Tizi n’Tichka pass, enjoy lunch with a view of UNESCO world heritage site Ait Benhaddou and ride across the Agafay desert.

This tour gives you a window into the unique blend of Arab, Berber & European cultures that shape the heart of Morocco. Enjoy humbling hospitality from your guides, taste delicious Moroccan food of slow-cooked tagines, fresh juices and bottomless pots of tea.

Ride in places that you never thought you could and rest your head and legs at night in a mixture of local guesthouses, Riads, one very special night camping in the High Atlas Mountains and one homestay in a local village. Not to be missed.

Cradle To Coast Ride, Australia

Are you and your friends passionate about horses? Then there is SO much about this Cradle to Coast Ride in Tasmania you and your friends will love. The Apple Isle is not just a smorgasbord of awe-inspiring natural beauty, it’s also a foodie’s paradise. Imagine waking up to birdsong and a country sunrise, downing a moreish breakfast of local produce, then hitting the saddle to explore temperate rainforests, windswept mountains, time-worn bush tracks and THE most heavenly beach. Come sundown, you’re sitting back with a plate full of gourmet goodies, watching the horses grazing peacefully alongside kangaroos and wallabies.

THAT is the Cradle to Coast Ride in a nutshell. It’s everything we love about Tassie packed into five {or four, or three} unforgettable days. 

Ocean Adventure & Spa Retreat | Key West

Swim, snorkel, take a sunset cruise, parasail, practice yoga and relax at this Ocean Adventure and Spa Retreat in Key West Florida.

Stay in a beautiful Key West Bed & Breakfast all walking and biking distance to our local partnering yoga studio, beaches, art, culture, historical sites, theater, restaurants, nightlife, and more.

Key West, the southernmost location in the continental United States, offers a tropical blend of azure waters, exotic foliage, four-star restaurants, to suit all and with a history of some notorious and notable figures. Visitors are drawn to the southern charm and Caribbean flavor of this laid-back island nation called the Conch Republic. 

In the End

So, there you have it: our top picks for girls' getaways in 2023 and 2024. Whether you're looking to relax and kick back, get active and get fit or just plan to try something completely new, we have the trip for you. And if you are looking for the perfect packing checklist for your girl's getaway and the best items on Amazon to make your trip a breeze-be sure to check this out.

If you're still not sure where to start, or if you need help planning your trip, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We also recommend reading this piece on how to plan your next girl's getaway without breaking the bank. We'd be happy to help you find the perfect running trip for your needs...And if you want to see more great trip suggestions, visit us today at Activ Retreats.