By Pamela Jacobs
Do thoughts of beaches and bikinis have you planning overtime at the gym? Is your summer vacation creating diet anxiety?
Not to worry—you can easily combine the two, taking a trip to the tropics where you’ll actually get in better shape, and leave beach-ready and beautiful. These three Caribbean resorts are exercise-filled escapes where fitness comes with the fun.
The Body Holiday, St. Lucia
As the name implies, this all-inclusive is all about body beautification, with customized programs such as “Beat the Bloat” and “Lose It, Tone It” designed to help you reach your fitness goals—all in the breathtaking paradise that is St. Lucia. You can enjoy spinning in their Tree House spin studio and check out Spoga (their unique spin/yoga combo), then enjoy delicious, wholesome meals at their four restaurants and bars.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, Aruba
What’s better than relaxing and sunbathing on Aruba’s idyllic Palm Beach? Getting buns (and abs and thighs) of steel while windsurfing or kiteboarding in its tropical waters. The on-property Red Sail Sports offers an array of activities, and you can further the fitness fanaticism in the hotel’s state-of-the-art gym. There’s also on-site tennis (along with tennis clinics and lessons), after which you can treat yourself to a Serene Slimming Wrap at their Zoia Spa.
Gansevoort, Turks and Caicos
A trip to Turks and Caicos is always a good thing, but it’s that much better when you have access to the fat-melting, miracle-working powers of Exhale’s core fusion classes (a New York favorite!). The luxury boutique resort’s “Get Fit” package for two includes one Exhale class per person, per stay, two 30-minute fusion massages or one 50-minute couples fusion massage, a signature spa drink following the treatment(s), grilled fish at Stelle Restaurant each day, and private airport transfers.
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