The Best Luxury Resorts for Sports Activities in Thailand

These resorts not only offer the most comfortable rooms and suites for a good night’s rest, but water and land activities are also their specialty.

A peaceful vacation is certainly relaxing, but once in a while we all need that adrenaline rush to shake things up a bit. If you are a sports fan, these 7 luxury resorts in Thailand will interest you. Whether it’s wakeboarding, snorkeling, rock climbing or yoga, these experiences and activities will keep you coming back again and again.

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Get ready to explore the Andaman Sea and the coast of Phuket with Amanpuri’s huge range of water activities. A highlight is the Mastercraft Xstar Wakesurfing and Wakeboarding experience, consisting of a series of waterboarding activities led by the powerful Mastercraft Xstar boat. Choose from a wakeboard, wakeskate, hydrofoil or waterski; all of which are guaranteed to raise your adrenaline and slide endlessly into the sea. A long list of other water activities like kitesurfing, eFoil fliteboarding, paddleboarding, sea kayaking and many more are also available here.


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Located in the middle of a green hill and facing the sea, Anantara Layan Phuket is where water and land activities meet. In addition to wine tasting, cooking classes, Muay Thai lessons, and squid fishing, Schiller bikes are also a customer favorite. Due to their easy-to-learn nature, Schiller bikes are a fun and exciting way to glide over water and are suitable for people of all ages.


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Krabi is not only a paradise for beach lovers, but rock climbers can also rejoice in the limestone cliffs, especially in Railay Bay. At Rayavadee, clients can take part in a private rock climbing course (half day or full day), during which they will be guided through the basics of rock climbing to the more advanced routes. All lessons will be tailored to the experience level of the participants, so climbers are welcome.


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Tubkaak’s sporting activities are already diverse, from paddle boarding to yoga, but the newest collaboration with Suntan Tour is even more intriguing. In the “Unfolding the Tale of Naga, Krabi” package, guests will enjoy a full 4-day stay in a comfortable Tubkaak room while enjoying snorkeling and snorkeling in the Andaman Sea from a deep blue. A must for underwater nature lovers.


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The Surf Club, The Standard, Hua Hin’s watersports center, is a good starting point for anyone who wants to practice water sports that go beyond their usual activities. Instructed by KiteBoarding Asia (KBA), guests can learn to kiteboard on the beach here. If you’re looking for specials, look for the special ‘Stay & Surf’ packages at The Standard, Hua Hin, which include 60-minute private lessons with an instructor. These start with basic paddling and popping, through to more advanced techniques.


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The world famous Six Senses resort in Samui will keep guests busy with its long list of land and water activities. If you get tired of diving, kayaking and snorkeling, stay ashore and go for a game of mountain biking. Cycle through Choeng Mon Beach, the local market and the Big Buddha Temple, or book a cultural guided bike tour to learn more about the local community.


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At Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, your inner and outer health is the top priority. Various wellness classes are available to help clients achieve their goals of detoxification, improving physical fitness, boosting immunity and much more. If you are looking to improve your physical health, the “Personal Synergy of Yoga” will immerse you in the yogic lifestyle. A personal yoga instructor will help you learn the basic principles, breathing and alignments of yoga as well as other sequences that you can continue at home.


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