Traveling the world is an amazing journey with plenty of sights, sounds and experiences to create a lifetime of memories.  You also have enough food and drink to create another person.  While it’s great to indulge in the delicious cuisine of your temporary home on the road, you don’t need to also lose your waistline in the process.  There are plenty of vacations to take that are fun, relaxing and will help you stay fit too.  Remember, winter may be here, but summer is always coming! So try these healthy getaways to stay fit on vacation so later you can go ahead and have that burger and strawberry daiquiri guilt free.


Situated in the heart of the trending Mid-Beach neighborhood of Miami, The Palms Hotel & Spa in an iconic Miami Beach destination known for its wellness offerings and inspired-by-nature philosophy. Beyond the farm-to-table fare and organic AVEDA spa treatments, guests at The Palms can seek total well being and channel their inner Zen every Sunday with “Namaste in Nature” yoga classes beginning at 9:30 am in the Grand Tiki, which are led by influential yogis from the Miami community. The property is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, from swaying palms, to towering bamboo trees, to colorful blooms… creating the ultimate beachfront yogi oasis. After yoga, treat yourself to mindful meditation in a private cabana, continue your practice on the beach only steps away, or treat yourself to a garden-to-glass cocktail or fresh-squeezed green juice at Essensia Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch…you earned it!



Located on the idyllic sun swept island of Paradise Island, Nassau is a traditional yogi sanctuary, Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. With a pursuit to demonstrate classical yoga, the retreat encourages Unity in Diversity through interfaith and interspiritual dialog, as well as aspects from science and the arts. Yogis start the day at 6 a.m. with meditation through dawn, followed by chanting until tea time and two hours of Hatha Yoga. Visitors take a break for their vegetarian lunch and then continue into the afternoon with Karma yoga and ashram duties. After finishing the daily practice of yoga, guests can relax under the swaying palm trees and take in views of the sapphire blue water.


The 1,500 acre beachfront plantation paradise known the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curaçao keeps guests active and healthy with farm-to-table menus and a fitness-friendly landscape. With their Active Luxury Package, days can include a meditation hike up the stunning Tafelberg mountain, creating your own body scrub made from ingredients straight out of Dinah Veeris’ garden (Curaçao’s local herb specialist), sunset paddleboarding through the Spanish Water Bay and dining on freshly caught Mahi at SHORE, the resort’s picturesque dining venue.

Danielle T. Pointdujour is a Senior Editor for EBONY and JET. You can follow her writing, musings and global adventures on her blog Hotel Whisperer and on Twitter and Instagram.