Some travelers are happy to lounge by the pool all day, but others need to keep moving to stay alive. As more and more restaurants add healthy dishes to their menus, resorts are doing the same with fitness offerings. Here are five luxurious hotels from around the world that ensure a good night’s sleep by offering plenty of ways to exercise during the day.
With more than 200 miles of hiking paths at its doorstep, this desert-luxe resort offers guests a strong incentive to hit the trails with its Hiking in the Red Rocks package. The deal includes a hiking gift bag, a $200 spa credit (perfect after a long day of trekking) and $75 dining credit for Reds Restaurant. And if you stay now through August 31 or between November 1 and December 13, you’ll score an additional $75 dining credit and an upgrade based on availability. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa makes for a great home base while you’re off exploring Red Rock Country and its cornucopia of trails.
A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property in Southern California, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is all about wellness. Daily fitness classes include yoga, spinning, nature walks and even boot camp training, or you can relax with a guided meditation or sunset stroll. Personal fitness assessments and private training sessions are also on the menu. If you prefer tennis or golf, you’re in the right place; the resort boasts numerous tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. You can also book packages that tailor your stay to golf, tennis or spa time.
This beautiful Four-Star hotel will be holding the Yoga Retreat and Restore Weekend June 13-15. On the schedule, you’ll find mountainside yoga, guided hikes, a signature spa treatment, wine tasting with the guidance of the sommelier at Four-Star Manzanita and the Tahoe Star Tour with guide and poet Tony Berendsen — all included in a special package price. If you can’t make it in June, don’t worry: This luxurious mountain retreat always offers a range of daily fitness classes, personal training and access to a variety of winter and summer sports.
The Six Senses resorts, known for stunning natural settings and a commitment to sustainable luxury, promise to workout the mind as well as the body with a new collection of Yogic programs at their locations in Oman, the Maldives, China, Vietnam and Thailand. Led by in-house yoga masters with years of experience, Discover Yoga is geared toward beginners, while the Yoga Detox takes advanced practitioners through more challenging techniques and poses designed to cleanse the mind and body.
Bangkok’s The Siam, a collection of suites and pool villas on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, gives guests the opportunity to get fit through Thai kickboxing, or muay Thai, one of the country’s most popular sports. Known as “the art of eight limbs” because it uses the fists, elbows, knees and feet, this is truly a full-body workout. Touting the first “luxury muay Thai gym in Bangkok,” training is available for one day or up to a week, and includes spa treatments and dietary advice. Not a fighter? Tai chi and yoga are also available.
Photos Courtesy of Ojai Valley Inn And Spa and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe