Girls Trip | Five SUP Retreats for Women

Women’s SUP Retreats

Grab the girls and go!

Women’s SUP retreats offer lots of activity—and relaxation—in storybook settings that will have you feeling like you’re living the dream with your favorite females. Strengthen bonds with your girlfriends, while also strengthening your mind and body, during a once-in-a-lifetime vacation that centers around SUP and fun in a ladies-only environment. —Shari Coble

Photo courtesy of Blossom.
Photo courtesy of Blossom Retreat.

Blossom Retreat – Dominican Republic

An active yet relaxing retreat in the Caribbean with professional athlete and Yoga4SUP owner Audrey Meyer sounds like a dream. Participants start each day meditating in paradise before heading off for a healthy snack and SUP or SUP yoga sessions off the sandy shores of Cabarete. After a nice paddle, breakfast is served, followed by some R&R with massages (for an additional cost) and pool time. Later in the day, you can learn to Kiteboard like a pro (lessons cost additional), or continue relaxing before ending the day with sunset yoga and a delicious dinner.
Rate: $1,600
Dates: May 20th – 23th 2016; October 28th – 31st 2016; December 2th – 5th 2016
Book your trip here.

Photo courtesy of Wild Women.
Photo courtesy of Wild Women Expeditions. Everett Collection

Wild Women Expeditions – Canada

Four days with Wild Women Expeditions in Algonquin Park features both SUP and SUP yoga at the northern edge of Algonquin resort. Led by SUP yoga instructor Jenifer Rudski, guests learn new SUP skills before transitioning yoga practices from the mat to the board on the sprawling Lake Kawawaymog. After busy days with lots of physical activity, you and your friends can relax in the sauna, enjoy tasty dinners, and kick back around a campfire. If you want to connect with nature and others, build strength and balance and become a better standup paddler, this is the retreat for you.
Rate: $750
Dates: August 4 – 7, 2016
Reserve your spot now.

Photo courtesy of Samatahiti.
Photo courtesy of Samatahiti.

Samatahiti – Puerto Rico

This five-day escape in the Caribbean is a unique bonding experience for moms and daughters who enjoy the finer things in life: SUP, yoga, food and art. Beyond SUP sessions in Rincon, retreat-goers will balance themselves with daily yoga and enjoy additional activities including snorkeling, a cooking class with wine pairings, fun teamwork challenges against other mother-daughter duos, and a painting class.
Rate: $700 – $825
Dates: September 29 – October 3, 2016
Book this retreat here.

Photo courtesy of SOL Fitness Adventures.
Photo courtesy of SOL Fitness Adventures.

SOL Fitness Adventures – Utah

A four-day wilderness adventure on the Colorado River with SOL Fitness Adventures is an experience that can’t be missed. Meet up in Green River, Utah before heading out to the put-in at Loma, where you’ll be swept away by scenic views of Ruby and Westwater Canyons. Float, raft, SUP and kayak during the day, then setup camp each night along the river. You’ll feel relaxed and accomplished from hiking through side canyons, paddling in calm waters, and charging the rapids with fellow females on this adventurous retreat through “Little Grand Canyon.”
Rate: $1,010
Dates: September 15 – 18
Make reservations now.

Photo courtesy of Surf Sisters.
Photo courtesy of Surf Sisters.

Surf Sisters – Peru

Learn to SUP and surf on Peru’s north shore during Surf Sisters’ luxury retreat. Upgrade your retreat to the SUP package for $250 and you’ll be a seasoned SUP chick by the end of your eight-day stay. The SUP package upgrade gets you daily lessons with a coach and all the necessary SUP gear for the entire trip. Rates also include four healthy meals each day, daily yoga, surf lessons for all levels, a massage to help you relax, and complimentary transportation to and from the airport.
Rate: $2,013 – $2,416
Dates: October 23 – 30
Book this retreat here.


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