Best Vacation Spots 2015: 5 Top Hotels & Resorts that Focus on Health Fitness

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May 12, 2015 09:59 AM EDT

Vacations do not always have to be just about fun as these can also be about staying healthy and fit. According to Fox News, wellness tourism, which promote healthy vacations by including activities like yoga retreats, is worth $500 billion in the global market.  

Recently, these wellness tours have started focusing on fun activities while promoting a healthy lifestyle. "Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose weight. Now it's just working fitness into a schedule that might also include lavish dinners, beach time, cocktail hours, night out dancing," says Melisse Gelula, the co-founder of the wellness media company Well+Good. 

Below is a list of some hotels and resorts that offer wellness tours. 

#1: Ahwahee Hotel 

This hotel is found in Yosemite National Park, CA and has garnered five stars. According to Pop Sugar, Yosemite National Park is one of the best spots for hiking and rock climbing. The hotel offers many rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and cycling packages. 

#2: Miraval Resort & Spa 

For people who want to experience a relaxing vacation while losing weight, this is the resort to book. It is located in Tucson, Arizona, reports Health. According to LoveLiveHealth, besides offering fitness classes, the spa at this resort "focuses on restorative treatments for all parts of the body." 

It also has a premier integrative-wellness program created by mind-body guru Andrew Weil, adds Health. To top it all off, the Miraval Resort & Spa serves dishes that are always less than 450 calories. 

#3: Glen Oaks Big Sur 

For people who love the outdoors, this is the vacation spot to visit. It is located in Big Sur, CA. According Pop Sugar, all the rooms at Glen Oaks are "stocked with healthy essentials like gluten-free oatmeal, yoga mats, and locally roasted coffee."

#4:  Red Mountain Resort 

This resort can be found in St. George Utah. It is surrounded by acres of cliffs and canyons, which are perfect for hiking, biking, rock climbing and horseback riding, reports Health. The resort offers a mountain-biking program and serves low-calorie foods.  

#5: Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa 

This resort and spa is located at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. According to Pop Sugar, this resort offers a bunch of healthy daily activities to do right on the beach which include water aerobics and dance lessons. As for the spa, visitors can enjoy a nice relaxing detoxifying Ayurveda Abhyanga massage.

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