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Stay Healthy with Active Outdoor Sports while on Holiday in the Caribbean

An idyllic Caribbean setting is all the inspiration travelers need to stay active while on vacation, so skip the treadmill at the gym and get out there! At Elite Island Resorts, a leading collection of all-inclusive beachfront resorts, guests can maintain their A-game with a favorite sport or try something new, offering an array of outdoor activities that are a fun, easy way to get some exercise and keep those Pina Colada calories at bay. From tennis, volleyball, running, hiking, yoga, mini golf and the latest sports craze, Pickleball, and so much more, there’s something for every interest and fitness level. 

It’s All the Rage! Pick Up Pickleball at Hammock Cove Antigua and St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua: Pickleball – a paddle sport that combines the elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis — is quickly becoming the fastest growing sport in America with more than 4.2 million players nationwide and even celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and Reese Witherspoon are getting in on the action. Guests can enjoy two regulation size courts at the adults-only Hammock Cove Antigua and three courts at the all-ages St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua. Popular for its multi-generational and cocktail-in-hand-friendly appeal, Pickleball is fun, social and what players love most about the sport is they can play for 1-2 hours with friends and family, and no matter their skill level, everyone has a great time and gets healthy exercise.

Heart Healthy Jogging at Hammock Cove Antigua: Guests of Hammock Cove can slip on a pair of running shoes and jog to one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular coastlines and beautiful natural wonders located next to the resort, famed Devil’s Bridge National Park, offering guests unparalleled views of its azure bay and awe-inspiring geysers, with the occasional sea spray to cool things off.

Perfect Your Backhand at St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua and The Club Barbados: Tennis is a good sport for maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility with social and psychological benefits. The all-ages St. James’s Club boasts a terrific Tennis Center with four beautiful courts lighted for night play, with tennis pros and equipment available upon request. Over at the adults-only The Club Barbados, the newly resurfaced hard tennis courts are lit for night play with balls and rackets provided as part of the all-inclusive plan.

A Little Healthy Competition with Beach Volleyball at Pineapple Beach Club Antigua: A friendly game of beach volleyball on a Caribbean beach overlooking azure waters is always a good idea. All you need to know is a basic serve, keep the ball in play and spike it for the win! At the adults-only Pineapple Beach Club Antigua everyone wins, so grab some friends and get your heart rate up with some healthy competition.

Fore! 18-Hole Mini-Golf at The Verandah Resort & Spa Antigua: Conjuring up memories of childhood, who doesn’t love a round of mini golf? Enjoy the sights and sounds of paradise as you play and maneuver around the intricate 18-hole mini golf course at all-ages The Verandah Resort & Spa Antigua, with lush garden lagoons, tranquil waterfalls, serene ponds, and tropical landscapes, an ideal activity for some family bonding time.

Yoga and Sun Salutations at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua: With a dedicated beachfront yoga pavilion at the adults-only Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua, guests can enjoy a tranquil and mind-soothing yoga class with professionally trained instructors. There are several different regularly scheduled classes to suit an array of fitness levels, for those trying yoga for the first time or those looking to challenge their practice.

Hike the Iconic Piton Mountains at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia: One of the most glorious natural attractions in St. Lucia are the iconic Piton Mountains. Guests of St. James’s Club Morgan Bay have the privilege to book a tour to explore the rich surrounding rainforest and eco systems on a nature hike through these stunning volcanic spires, the tallest rising 2,717 feet above sea level.

Breezy Bike Rides and Scenic Strolls at Palm Island, The Grenadines: Guests of the adults-only Palm Island Resort have free reign to bike and stroll around this 135-acre private island oasis to explore five beaches and a lush green interior with trails and a custom map to reveal hidden coves, stunning vistas, local flora and fauna and natural wildlife.