So, by now, we’re all stuck in our winter routine, with dreary days spent in the office being followed by dark evenings at home indulging in comfort foods and sheltering from the cold and wet outdoors. Summer sunshine and sporting highs seem like a distant dream, as does that beach body!
Which is why there’s never been a better time to book your 2013 holidays: not only will the prospect of a holiday in the sun provide something to look forward to during the dismal winter season, but it will also keep you motivated to stay fit so that you can make the most out of your getaway.
Below we have selected our top destinations for active breaks next summer.
Scuba in Egypt
Egypt is fast becoming one of British holidaymakers’ favourite destinations – and it’s not hard to see why. With some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, fantastic cuisine and golden sandy beaches, a holiday here can feel like you’ve discovered paradise. But what many people don’t know is that the Red Sea is home to one of the world’s best coral reefs, making Egypt the perfect destination to try your hand at scuba diving. Explore the Deep Blue and experience a new world in what is sure to be an unforgettable getaway.
Sail the Greek Islands
Nowhere in the world does the water sparkle or seem quite as blue as the Ioanian Sea, across which the Greek Islands are dotted. One of the most magical places in the world, a holiday to Greece offers an exciting mix of sun-soaked beaches and ancient heritage. And with over 2,000 islands to discover, one of the best ways to get to know this stunning country (and keep fit) is through a sailing holiday. Escape the tourist hoards and explore hidden coves and villages for a unique holiday experience that will stay with you long after you return to the daily grind of the office.
Enjoy watersports in Turkey
With its mouth-watering meze, classic Mediterranean culture, sandy beaches and warm seas, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers choose to return to Turkey year after year. Yet it’s the prevailing winds on the Aegean Coast make the region a mecca for those looking for some action and thrills as part of their beach holiday, with surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing and sailing available to try at most resorts. With so much on offer, if you didn’t have your perfect beach body when you arrived, you are sure to leave more honed and toned than ever before!