The healthiest destinations for a culinary getaway
Travelers today are seeking healthy getaways that blend luxury accommodations with distinctive culinary components, such as exclusive cooking classes, organic gardening lessons, special wine tastings and on-site restaurants with seasonal, homemade dining offerings. Several of these upscale destinations across the globe were created with fitness-focused food lovers in mind.
These exotic destinations offer retreats that feel as good as they taste.
Floating Leaf Eco-retreat in Bali, Indonesia
A serene, zen experience with yoga, an indoor and outdoor spa, and an adjacent organic permaculture farm, Floating Leaf is dedicated to healthy nutrition interspersed with the tranquility of a sustainable retreat. Cooking classes provide guests with a glimpse into ancient traditions, as the owners are descendents from a family of chefs who are practiced in the art of perfecting traditional recipes for generations. The resort’s restaurant serves up Balinese and Indonesian cuisine, along with healing menus ? featuring raw, vegan and vegetarian options without additives or preservatives.?balifloatingleaf.com
The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas
With an array of cooking boot camps, baking classes and educational opportunities created for those interested in enhancing their kitchen techniques, the CIA is a dream getaway for food enthusiasts of all levels. From wine tasting instruction to Texas comfort food and Mexican favorites, the Institute offers a robust roster of classes. For a well-rounded visit, the nearby Westin Riverwalk with its picturesque location, state-of-the-art fitness center and Woodhouse spa ? complete with “east meets west” therapies — is an ideal home base for this experience.?ciachef.edu
Hilton Waikoala Village in Kona, Hawaii
The Big Island’s sprawling 62-acre beach resort is a palm tree-lined, sun-drenched playground for guests seeking ocean and lagoon activities like kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and stand-up paddle-boarding. In addition, the restful Kohala spa provides soothing and invigorating tropical treatments, guaranteed to evoke the island spirit. With a focus on organic cuisine, the resort’s beachfront restaurant, the Kamuela Provision Company (KPC), features local Hawaiian seafood specialties, as well as diet-friendly, gluten-free and vegetarian menus. In addition, KPC’s low calorie tropical cocktails with fresh juices are created to be sipped and savored while soaking in the resort’s stunning ocean views.?hiltonwaikoloavillage.com
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