5 ways to stay healthy on vacation
Worried about falling out of your healthy routine while on vacation? With these trip ideas you won’t have to! We’ve come up with a list of fun ways you can stay active on your getaway. From golf and yoga to boot camps, these ideas have something for every type of fitness-lover.
Fore! It’s easy to stay healthy when you’re doing what you love. If you’re an avid golfer you can hit the greens as much as you like while staying at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort in Jamaica. Here, you get unlimited green fees at Jewel Runaway Golf Course, an 18-hole Championship golf course that boasts long rolling fairways, large flat greens protected by grassy mounds and sand bunkers that will challenge players of all skill levels.
Plus, this two-time winner of the TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice Award has plenty of options for fun and relaxation when you’re not practicing your drive. Also a family-friendly resort, Jewel Runaway Bay is home to Montego Bay’s largest water park which offers families unlimited access to splash away and ride thrilling waterslides. Or, you can soothe your shoulders from all that swinging with deep tissue massage and other tranquil treatments at the resort’s renowned Radiant Spa.
Why not work on that six-pack with something fun as opposed to doing a hundred crunches? At the all inclusive Viva Wyndham Maya in Mexico, you can work on your core and improve your balance by trying out the resort’s trapeze, or get a full-body workout in with some rock climbing. Part of the resort’s Viva Fit program, these fun (and free!) activities are designed to make getting healthy as fun as possible. After an expert straps on your safety gear and shows you the ropes, you can pretend to climb a mountain or soar through the air like a circus acrobat.
Other activities include team sports like volleyball and beach soccer, yoga, aqua fitness and even introductory scuba diving lessons in the resort’s pool. Also part of the Viva Fit program, you can follow your fun workout by dining on various healthy meal options at the buffet and soothe any sore muscles with discounted select spa treatments.
At Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, you can keep on top of your fitness routine with Les Mills’ world-famous fitness classes like BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, TONE, BODYJAM and much more for free. These classes mix the hottest music with science-based exercise sequences that are designed to make your workouts effective and fun. If you’re going for the intense workouts to maintain that beach bod, you have 11 different restaurants to choose from to refuel with lots of healthy options.
Hard Rock is also health and fitness family friendly. This hotel features a cool skate park and obstacle course called Woodward + Wrecktangle. For a fee, your kids (and even you) can enjoy all day access to practice those 180s on the board, zoom across a zipline or duck and dodge swinging punching bags in the obstacle course.
Swimming is one of the best workouts and you can do that and plenty of other water-related activities at Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa. This top-rated family and luxury resort makes keeping active loads of fun with its FlowRider—the ultimate surf machine for you to practice hanging ten. This surf simulator will test your balance while keeping you cool from the hot tropical sun in the most thrilling way possible. There are lots of options to enjoy the water as part of the resort’s Royalton Fit™ program; whether it’s with an Aqua-Fit class, practicing your back stroke at the infinity pool or de-stressing with a relaxing float down the resort’s lazy river.
After all the fun, you can relax and take advantage of a full range of massage, body and facial treatments at The Royal Spa which also features a relaxing hydrotherapy circuit. Dining options are equally diverse with 10 restaurants to choose from featuring delicious cuisines from Steakhouse to Brazilian to Sushi and much more.
Being healthy is about taking time for yourself to unwind and de-stress. The luxurious Wellness Centre at BodyHoliday Saint Lucia resort will pamper you with daily complimentary treatments—scheduled to your convenience—from 50-minute massage sessions to body wraps, facials and more. A special component of this resort’s commitment to health and wellness is its Ayurvedic Temple which offers consultative sessions on cultivating healthy habits for diet and self-care, along with traditional Indian therapeutic treatments designed to calm the mind and revive the body.
What’s more, this winner of the 2018 TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice Award offers delicious. healthy cuisine options. The resort has its own organic garden with a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits that are used to create sumptuous meals at the resort’s five restaurants. Meals can also be customized to accommodate dietary restraints from allergies, to gluten free, diabetic, low carb and low fat choices. If you really love the food, you can even take some recipes home with you as BodyHoliday has its own cookbook available for purchase—The BodyHoliday Food Book.