Sports holidays increase in popularity year after year. Many tourists and holidaymakers report choosing to take more active holidays than previously. Club La Santa’s 2013 study shows that 24% of those surveyed wanted to share a lifestyle with family and/or friends. 23% enjoy outdoor activities in good climatic conditions. A further 18% reportedly chose active holidays in order to stay in shape and keep taking care of their health.
Whatever your motivation, the health benefits are numerous. Many of those surveyed reported greater life satisfaction, and improved physical state including energy levels and quality of sleep, and less of the post-holiday blues. So today, we’re bringing you our top five timeshare destinations for sports holidays.
Sports Holidays in Europe
For those of you who prefer sun, sea, and sand, we begin with Alto Golf and Country Club on the Algarve, Portugal. While the on-site gym and tennis courts are sure to draw sports lovers, the gem of this particular timeshare resort has to be its golf course. Eighteen holes, 72 Par, and designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton himself. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, along with a cocktail bar and evening entertainment. All rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens and are fully equipped for self-catering.
Onto cooler climes, we come to Alpenland Sporthotel in St Johann in Pongau, Austria. Only 30 miles from The Festival City (Salzburg), it is ideally located for exploring. This quaint, traditional resort envelops you in Austrian charm and offers views for miles. And of course, its Alpine setting is simply perfect for skiers! Additionally, you’ll be well taken care of with the indoor pool, solarium, gym, and sauna. We mustn’t forget the on-site restaurants and walking access to shops! This resort is a true year-round destination and will be somewhere to visit for years to come.
Sports Holidays Around the World
A little further south, we arrive at Champagne Sports Resort in Drakensberg, South Africa. Given that it is one of the country’s most breathtaking regions, you are encouraged to take a tour of the area—particularly the canopy tour, which gives especially unique views. The resort boasts a country club atmosphere with a stunning mountain setting, along with an 18-hole championship golf course on which you’re sure to enjoy a few rounds with family, friends, or even colleagues! And at the end of the day, kick back and relax surrounded by luxury.
Heading out west, if you’re a Utah ski fan, then Diamond Resorts Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa is just the place for you. A real home away from home, this amenity-rich resort offers a fantastic location in Brian Head, just one mile from the ski resort! Other national treasures such as Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks are close by, and there are opportunities for snow tubing and snowboarding as well. Enjoy the crisp mountain air at 9,600ft elevation, and fall in love with your spacious villas with jetted bathtub.
Finally, don your lei and join us at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club in Oahu, Hawaii. This beachfront hideaway is perfect for an active yet romantic getaway! Your elegant villa comes fully kitted out with amenities, stylish details, and views of the resort, beach, or mountains. Take advantage of the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness centre and relax at the on-site spa. Excellent restaurants will tantalise your taste buds. And let’s not forget that being in the Kapolei region means plenty of golf! Whatever your active holiday needs, this relaxing retreat can cater to them all.
Sports Holidays for a Lifetime
Do you want your yearly holiday to keep you active and in your routine? If so, talk to our Buying Team about how we can assist with finding a timeshare week that suits you down to the ground. However, if you’ve enjoyed active holidays for years and are now looking to slow down a little, then have a chat with our Selling Team. We can assist you in selling on your timeshare with our quarter of a century of industry knowledge.
Until next time, stay safe and travel happy!