The idea of a luxurious vacation often includes daydreams of hours spent lounging on a beautiful beach, sprawling out by the pool, indulging in decadent meals. For the active traveler, after about a day of this sweet sedentary downtime, one can get a little restless. Hotels and resorts in Asia are stepping up their activity game bringing thrill seekers and those looking to keep fit luxe ways to do so. Here are a few places to keep moving in paradise.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali – Indonesia
One of Bali’s newest luxury resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is a sprawling five-star oasis in Nusa Dua. After lounging by the picturesque main pool just steps from the private beach, get moving with one of the property’s fitness classes like Cardio Games. There are great ways to stay limber throughout the day. Early risers will delight in Early Morning Yoga while the afternoon set will enjoy the Stretch & Flex class.
Outrigger Konotta Maldives – Republic of Maldives
A trip to the Maldives feels like an escape to the ends of the Earth, and the activities at the new Outrigger Konotta Maldives are fittingly out of this world. Forget the treadmill and get your heart pumping in the great outdoors with excursions worthy of your bucket list. For cardio, take a private speedboat out to sea and swim across the equator or dive to sunken ships on a scuba expedition.
Point Yamu by COMO – Thailand
Out of the touristy bustle of Phuket, Point Yamu by COMO is a fitness lover’s sanctuary on a scenic cape. The design hotel boasts trendy classes like pilates, yoga, and core stability in a fitness center conveniently located next to the spa. After a heart pumping workout on the state of the art equipment in the gym, plunge into the sleek infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea. To keep moving off property, fun and active excursions can be arranged by the hotel staff like biking around Yamu Village and hiking at Khao Pra Trew National Park.