Action-packed days spent perfecting your serve? Dusk ‘til dawn trail rides under the wide-open Montana sky? Teeing off on one of USA’s most spectacular golf courses? Whether you’re dreaming of honing your tennis skills or perfecting your golf swing, here are seven resorts with spectacular sporting facilities to inspire your wanderlust and improve your game!
Best for: Well-being for body and mind
BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
Nestled on a secluded cove, this luxury all-inclusive resort focuses on relaxation, exercise and diet. There are over 50 sports and activities to help you unwind and recharge, including hiking, yoga classes, scuba diving, tennis and archery. And there are over 170 treatments to help you relax and soothe away the stresses of the daily grind.
Best for: Tennis
Curtain Bluff, Antigua
With the twinkling Caribbean Sea moments from the Tennis Centre, this exquisite all-inclusive resort will delight tennis players of all abilities. There are four championship hard courts, tennis clinics and classes, and resident pros to help you improve your game. There’s also the Curtain Bluff Tennis Challenge Week in November, a week-long event with world-famous tennis pros, matches, and parties.
Best for: All sports
Club La Santa, Lanzarote
With more than 30 different activities to try and 40 guides and sports instructors, Club La Santa is a paradise for the restless! The resort is designed for the whole family, from little ones to grandparents, with plenty of activities for all abilities. Try your hand at everything from basketball to Pilates and if you’re feeling competitive, don’t miss the tournaments and social races!
Best for: Yoga
Ananda In The Himalayas, India
Tucked away in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India sits Ananda, an award-winning luxury destination spa. Located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, the spa has breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, the valley of the holy town of Rishikesh and the River Ganges. The yoga sessions, expert teachers and holistic healing programme at this serene mountain retreat make it a perfect place to rid yourself of the stresses and strains of daily life.
Best for: Golf
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, USA
Nestled on Kiawah Island, a 10-mile barrier island in beautiful South Carolina, this luxurious resort is billed as the number one golf resort in the United States. There are five courses designed by golfing legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, and Clyde Johnston, and 90 championship holes to tee-off on. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, saltwater marshes, and maritime forests, and only a short distance from elegant Charleston, this exquisite resort is a charming retreat for both golfers and non-golfers.
Best for: Football (for children)
Chia Laguna, Sardinia
Delight little footballers with a holiday that includes training from a world-famous Italian football player! Chia Laguna’s Football Academy includes the Juventus Training Session for children (up to age 14), with a special session from renowned Italian footballer Fabrizio Ravanelli 1st to 5th August. Two Juventus coaches teach technique and tactics, there’s a tournament for little ones to show off their skills, and boys and girls all train in the Adidas Juventus Training Session kit – just like pro footballers!
Best for: Horse riding
The Ranch at Rock Creek, USA
Throw on your cowboy boots and ride Western-style on this incredible, all-inclusive, 5-star ranch in Montana. Set in 6,600 acres, the sweeping landscape is a breathtaking mix of mountains, forests, ponds and creeks, all set under that cloudless, bright blue Montana sky. Brush up on your skills with a riding lesson in the arena, take part in a relay race, or learn roping and barrel racing. And, of course, gallop endlessly across those wide open plains.
Ready for an activity holiday? From sailing to squash, we can create your perfect sporting holiday! Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today and let’s see where you could be practising your sports skills.