Raise your hand if you’ve ever used your vacation as an excuse to slack on your fitness goals, and eat and drink just a little too much? While there’s no shame in indulging a bit while out of town, it’s no secret that traveling makes it hard to find the balance between staying committed to your healthy living goals, and stuffing your face full of yummy street food in Thailand.
Staying fly and fit on the go doesn’t have to be a struggle. Simple choices like staying in fitness friendly hotels and resorts can help keep you on track with your goals, and allow you to enjoy your getaway guilt free. Before you plan your next adventure, check out our list of hotels where relaxation and wellness go hand-in-hand.
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Photo Credit: Westin Hotels
When it comes to hotels that fully embrace healthy living, the Westin brand is top notch. From New York to Cape Town, every Westin hotel is designed to help you live better and stay on top of your goals. Westin takes away all your excuses for not working out on vacation by providing Heavenly Beds and Sleep Well Lavender Balms (no more saying you didn’t get enough rest), SuperFoodsRX dishes and juices to keep you energized (say bye bye to the itis), 24/7 fitness studios (close down for what?), a gear lending program complete with cute New Balance sneakers (forgot your workout clothes? no problem!), and even a run concierge that can act as your running partner or set you up with other hotel guests for a group run.
Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Retreat
Photo Credit: Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Retreat
Mexico is always a good idea, especially if you’re staying at the Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Retreat. Located in Tulum, the resort is in the perfect location for sightseeing, partying, and of course, eating. But don’t let Amansala’s location fool you. Guests staying at the beachside property receive a personalized curated experience that includes healthy program options such as the yoga focused Beach N’ Bliss, a chance to recharge with The Reboot, and a Bikini Bootcamp.
COMO Shambhala Estate
Photo Credit: COMO Shambhala Estate
We already know that Black women love a good slaycation to Bali, but IG worthy photos and temples aren’t the only way to enjoy the island. In Ubud at the COMO Shambhala Estate, guests can embark on one of the resort’s healthy, targeted wellness journeys that includes signature massage therapies, access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility and health consultants, outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing, and nutritionally balanced meals, all designed to help you create lasting change – in between floating breakfasts and the Bali swing of course.