Fitness Vacations: Top 50 Healthiest Resorts in the World

If you are in a health profession, you might want to portray the image of health and wellness. Reward successes with a fitness vacation at a health resort, retreat, or spa to maintain your spark and vitality. This is a list of the top 50 healthiest resorts in the world and they are located in every continent and offer different focuses on health and wellness. They all also offer the latest in style, luxury and comfort.

British ColumbiaNorth America

  1. Golden Door Fitness Resort, in Escondido, California, is modeled on Japan’s ancient Honjin sanctuaries. This resort is a Hollywood favorite, sponsoring week-long health programs.
  2. Green Valley Spa & Resort in St. George, Utah, uses the surrounding environment to invigorate customers and to obtain its secret ingredients for their treatments.
  3. Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut, offers services as varying from facials, to private yoga sessions, as well as triathlon training.
  4. Maya Tulum in Tulum, Mexico, is situated on the Caribbean coast and is adjacent to Mayan ruins. The spa’s menu incorporates traditional Mayan healing rituals.
  5. Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona, focuses on Native American healing rituals.
  6. Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, is situated on 3,000 acres of landscaped gardens and organic farmland. Their primary focus is on detox and wellness.
  7. Riverstone, located in Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, provides a wide selection of relaxation and therapeutic techniques.
  8. The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Pennsylvania, sits on 75 acres of lakes, forests, and meadows. Here you can enjoy outdoor sports and indoor spa treatments.
  9. Westlake Village, a California Health & Longevity Institute spa, has a 40,000-square-foot spa offering a menu of holistic treatments and therapies.


  1. Ananda is located in India in the tranquil Himalayan foothills. Experience ayurveda, yoga and vedanta and other international wellness experiences.
  2. Banyan Tree, Hanzhou, China, offers a contemporary feel to ancient Chinese tranquility. Enjoy indulgent spa treatments and romantic surroundings.
  3. Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, features consulting doctors, naturopaths, fitness instructors, spa therapists, nutritionists, and alternative health practitioners.
  4. COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, Indonesia, uses a holistic approach, providing guests with new challenges to inspire a lifetime devoted to better health.
  5. Constance Halaveli Resort in the Maldives floats in the North Ari atoll on a turquoise lagoon. Spa treatments here offer natural healing with hand crafted oils, scrubs and wraps.
  6. Kamalaya Koh Samui is located in Na Muang, Koh Samui, Thailand, and is centered around a cave temple that once served Buddhist monks.
  7. Plateau at Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, China, provides a peaceful oasis in the middle of an exciting city, with an amazing variety of health and fitness features.
  8. Carmel Forest Spa Resort in Haifa, Israel, this hotel and spa overlooks the sea and is Israel’s largest and most luxurious resort. They include kosher meals and personal consultations.
  9. Natur-Med Thermal Springs and Health Resort in Davutlar, Aydin, Turkey, is this country’s first health center to offer matrix rhythm therapy and natural hot springs.

New ZealandAustralia & New Zealand

  1. Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, located near Broome, Western Australia, offers an authentic wilderness experience.
  2. Gaia Retreat and Spa, located in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, was founded in 2005 by Olivia Newton-John, Gregg Cave, Ruth Kalnin, and Warwick Evans, to offer tailored health programs.
  3. Grasmere Lodge High Country Retreat, Christ Church, New Zealand, offers luxury in the heart of the Southern Alps.
  4. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland, Australia, offers a way to learn how to live with better health habits and more vigor. The longer you stay, the more empowered and informed you become.
  5. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa in Katoomba, New South Wales in Australia takes advantage of its location by offering wilderness therapy walks while teaching essential stress relief techniques.
  6. Ora Ora Eco Wellness Resort, located in Kerikeri on the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, will teach you how to live a healthy and low carbon footprint life.
  7. Pujjis Wellness Retreat in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand, is run by experienced and trained bodyworks practitioners and yoga teachers.
  8. Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort is a volcanic New Zealand hot springs mineral spa, situated on the North Island. They offer hot mineral pools, spa treatments, and family accommodations.
  9. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, at Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand, offers a spa nestled at the edge of a Totara forest. Take advantage of treatments after a day on their par-72 championship golf course.
  10. Waiwera Thermal Resort has been famous since 1848, for the therapeutic and curative properties of the water. They are located in Auckland, New Zealand,.


  1. Adler Thermae Spa Resort in Siena, Italy, provides healing potential with mineral hot springs in addition to thermal and mud steam treatments.
  2. Bichlhof Sport Wellness & Spa Hotel, located in Kitzbuhel, Tirol, Austria, offers a romantic fitness vacation for couples as well as pampering and wellness therapies for singles.
  3. Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, located in Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales, offers a full-scale spa and gym, along with full spa treatments.
  4. Das Kranzbach Hotel & Wellness Retreat in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, offers fresh-air outdoor activities, and experience relaxation in their saunas, steam baths, and lap pools.
  5. Ferienart Resort & Spa in Saas Fee, Switzerland, offers Ayurveda treatments, hot stone therapy, and beauty baths like a Wallis hay bath or a Heida grape peeling.
  6. Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, Italy, provides natural warm springs in a cave as well as osteopathic treatments. Here you can enjoy their mud and inhalation treatments.
  7. Hotel Yestrebets Wellness & Spa in Borovets, Bulgaria, invites you to enjoy a Finnish sauna, steam bath, herbal bath, and Laconium and Kneipp foot therapy.
  8. Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux, Martillac, France, offers vinotherapie treatments that slow down the aging process.

Machu PicchuSouth America

  1. Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is the first hotel with a hyperbaric chamber, and is built on a seventeenth-century hacienda. You can find it just one hour from Cusco on the route to Machu Picchu in Peru.
  2. Arasha Rainforest Resort & Spa, located in Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador, offers state of the art, ground breaking technology in their spa treatments in the middle of a rainforest atmosphere.
  3. Gamboa Tropical Rainforest Resort in Panama, offers customers a serene place for revitalization, including treatments using natural herbs, minerals, and ancient secrets of the local tribes.
  4. Gota do Mar is located on an island that is accessible from the Brazilian mainland. They welcome all adults who seek physical, emotional, spiritual or intellectual growth.
  5. Hotel Martino Med-Spa & Resort, located in La Garita De Alajuela, Costa Rica, offers a spa, a gym, and special signature treatments.
  6. Ka’ana Boutique Luxury Resort is surrounded by cultural, historical, and eco-adventure attractions. They offer an intimate escape from the stresses of the outside world.
  7. Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, located in Patagonia, Argentina, offers spa treatments for families and couples of all ages as well as a variety of outdoor activities year-round.


  1. Birkenhead House in South Africa, allows you to relax at their spa by providing a variety of body wraps, massages, facials, and other pampering services. The are positioned at the top of an ocean-side cliff, making it an ideal spot for whale-watching.
  2. Kasbah Tamadot, purchased by Sir Richard Branson in 1998, is in the Atlas Mountains near Marrakesh, Morocco. Their spa offers treatments using exclusive products chosen for pureness and quality.
  3. Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda, offers the Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa among other delights. Enjoy holistic massage, detox, aerobics, tai chi, and a pool.
  4. Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa, at Knysna, Western Cape, offers extensive sport and recreation facilities on an exclusive cliff-top retreat with an an award-winning spa.
  5. Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, located in Kenya, offers massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, and beauty treatments, in a sanctuary that provides exotic outdoor activities.
  6. The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, located in Egypt, is a secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast that offers trained therapists who can revitalize your body and spirit.
  7. The Retreat, located on the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, offers an outdoor spa experience that awaits you on the shores of the mighty Ruaha River.
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on Sep 08, 2010

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