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Best Destinations For Activity Holidays

If you love escaping for an activity holiday, you have realized that finding a place where all your emotions and feelings are set free is not an easy task. A perfect destination where guests enjoy the absolute stimulation of all senses. 

This article lists elegantly placed historical and mythological places with panoramic views overlooking the beautiful and glistening Mediterranean Sea. You can enjoy sports such as golf, tennis, and football and still find superior resorts and hotels for accommodation. 

Tennis

With Wimbledon starting, tennis enthusiasts don’t just have to watch the tennis championships on television or hope for the annual ballot for tickets. You can enjoy the games on holiday under the Mediterranean sun at a number of fantastic resorts with outstanding facilities.

Greece, Cyprus and Spain offer several deluxe resorts, fancy hotels, and luxury accommodations with various outdoor activities for those seeking an escape. 

Location is everything when you want the best tennis experience during your activity holiday! Here are a few best resorts and hotels to enjoy a game of tennis as well as numerous other fun activities. 

Cyprus - Aphrodite Hills 

Aphrodite Hills is a 5-star resort that provides an opportunity not only to experience a good holiday in Cyprus but also to have a good time combining business with pleasure. While staying here, you can learn to play tennis or golf or improve your skills. 

The resort is located a few miles from the town of Paphos. It has tennis courts and golf courses, and it is near the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and one of the attractions of Cyprus. 

The Aphrodite Hills Resort is a perfect place not only for tennis or golf sports fans but also for couples looking to experience more fun with activities such as football, golf, horse riding, and spa holidays. 

It offers everything you need to have a good vacation: world-class sports facilities, comfortable hotel rooms, entertainment, and fine cuisines. 

Tennis Academy 

Aphrodite Hills Resort has a Tennis Academy that offers a learning opportunity for tennis beginners or those who want to improve their skills. There are nine lighted tennis courts in the resort. Training is conducted by professional personnel. Throughout the year, the resort hosts tennis events, tournaments, activities, and classes for players of all ages and training levels. 

Hotel 

The Aphrodite Hills Resort is well-suited for both families with children and couples. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from a plateau. This hotel can be a perfect fit, particularly for sports fans. 

During your tennis game, you will be advised on every course, so whether you are picking the rocket for the first time or you are a Wimbledon-style champion around the tennis court, there's something for all. And some sessions are free! 

Completing the resort is the patio area and the famous Tennis Bar offering non-alcoholic and alcoholic refreshments. It is a perfect place to relax with friends after a tennis game on the court or if you want to have a drink as you watch the latest sporting action on the outdoor screen TV. 

Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus

Halkidiki - Sani Resort 

The beautiful Sani Resort is a firm favourite for families that want to enjoy superb services and facilities, sandy beaches, and a clear, warm sea. 

Sani Resort is a private ecological reserve that contains lakes and olive groves, bird sanctuaries, pine forests, all surrounding the marina and the individual hotels: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Asterias Suites, Sani Beach Club, Porto Sani Village, Sani Dunes for families with children aged 12 or above. 

For fans of tennis or those who just enjoy a knockabout, The Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre at Sani Resort has eight clay courts with two floodlit, all in the brand new magnificent Sports Complex near Sani Beach Hotel. Qualified tennis instructors offer professional training and coaching for individuals and groups, as well as organizing tournaments and renting equipment. 

Additionally, guests can enjoy yacht cruises to explore the Aegean Sea or join the daily exercise programs from mountain biking to yoga on the beach. Sani also boasts star-filled nights of entertainment, from Greek nights and White night parties to live music. There’s something for everyone at Sani resorts. 

Accommodation 

There are various superb accommodation options at the Sani Resort, fitting all budgets, requirements, and tastes. The Sani Beach Hotel has 389 rooms and suites and is the largest of the four Sani Resorts hotels; Sani Asterias Suites, Sani Beach Club, and Sani Village. Each hotel has its unique style with different types of accommodation arrangements as well as an extensive choice of restaurants, bars, and other facilities. Guests can choose to have their private garden, a peaceful location, separate living space, sea views, private pool, or central location. 

Sani Resort

Mallorca - Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience   

If you’d like a unique sporting experience as well as a trip through some of the leading special moments in Rafa Nadal’s career, visit the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience

The museum is open to the public, and entry is free for all tennis fans not staying at the TRS Coral Grand and Palladium Costa Mujeres hotels.  

With experience, you can have a tennis lesson with a professional coach and learn for an hour with the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar training methodology. After that, you will be taken on a tour through the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience, where you will learn firsthand the highlights of Raf Nadal’s career. You will then receive a small memento of a thrilling, passionate day of tennis. 

And if you are looking for hotels near the resort, check out Club Cala Romani (30mins drive), HYB Eurocalas by Garden Hotels, and Alua Calas De Mallorca. 

Rafa Nadal Academy

Golf 

If golf is your passion, these are your best destinations!   

Cyprus - Aphrodite Hills 

Aphrodite Hills is also famous for its luxurious 234-hectare, 18-hole golf course for beginners and experienced athletes. The resort has an award-winning PGA National Cyprus Golf Course and Academy suitable for all levels and ages of preparation. 

It also features a Spa Centre, Tennis Courts, a 5-star Hotel, a Horse Riding Club and an excellent selection of shops and restaurants. The resort ensures high-quality in-house property management and security. 

The golf course is surrounded by breathtaking scenery spreading out more than 6,289 meters and overlooking the location where the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is believed to have emerged from the sea. It is a unique site to test your golf skills with family and friends. 

Accommodation 

There are a few perfect accommodation options at Aphrodite Hills – from the 5-star Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel to the fantastic resorts, apartments, and villas surrounding the golf course. 

The award-winning golf course is located about 11km from the Columbia Beach Resort, with beautifully decorated 169 suites offering a unique experience.  With their distinctly Cypriot architecture, two pools including an infinity pool, award-winning spa, gourmet restaurants, and superb location, Columbia Beach Resort promises all golf lovers the holiday of a lifetime. 

Crete - Crete Golf Club  

With a rich history and an array of vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and spectacular golf courses, you can never find a perfect place for your golf escape than Crete Golf Club. You don’t have to worry about the weather because Crete boasts an ideal climate for golfers from April through October. 

The Crete Golf Club enjoys a suitable and enchanting location 15 minutes from the Heraklion International Airport, an ideal getaway to Crete from many different European cities by direct flights. Plus, the club's golfers are just a few minutes from the clear and calm beaches and the most luxurious resorts. 

The golf club is a championship 18-hole golf course and one of the most impressive in the Mediterranean. It's built to an international PGA standard by the famous architect Bob Hunt, an English PGA member. 

Each hole has been created separately and in harmony with the landscape resulting in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the mountains of Crete. 

Hotels & accommodation 

The Crete Golf Club offers golfing opportunities to guests and residents in surrounding hotels such as Grecotel Amirandes (15mins drive), Kalimera Kriti (30mins drive), and Galaxy Villas (15mins drive). 

Aphrodite Hills

Rhodes - Afandou Golf Club 

Afandou Golf Clubs' seaside location on the magnificent island of Rhodes offers three holes that run right along the ocean. The greens and fairways are laid with various grasses to keep the golf course green and lively throughout the year, even during the hot summers. 

This 18-hole golf course is ideally situated near several other attractions such as scenic countryside, pristine beaches, and the medieval town of Rhodes, popularly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage attraction site. 

Afandou Golf Club also features a driving range and putting green for golfers to practice their skills. 

Golf in Turkey 

Turkey is one of the European cities' most popular golf destinations because of its excellent facilities, exceptional services, and spectacular golf courses. Belek, which is often described as the capital of golf in Turkey, features the best golf courses. Turkey's higher-quality golf courses are at the heart of its golf success. 

The largest of these golf courses is known as Gloria Serenity Golf Club, with 45 holes. It ranks first in Turkey and second in Europe. Carya Golf Courses and Montgomerie Maxx Royal Belek are illuminated fields that allow you to continue your pleasure after dark and offer unforgettable experiences. 

Change your golf experience holiday with Unlimited golf packages, all-inclusive accommodation packages, luxury golf packages, long stay packages, and the regions golf courses which host various golf tournaments throughout the year, including National Golf Club, Cornelia Golf Club, Titanic Golf Club, Kaya Golf Club, Antalya Golf Club, Nobilis Golf Club, Carya Golf Club, Sueno Golf Club, Sueno Golf Club, and Lykia Golf Club. 

Belek, which can be considered a golfers paradise, is also suitably located in terms of transportation. It's only 35 minutes from Antalya airport while Antalya city center is just 45 minutes away. 

Golf Course, Turkey

Football 

With the Women’s European Championships about to kick off in England, now is the time to book a holiday to resorts with incredible facilities and caching programs for kids and teens! Football helps develop communication skills, stimulates social skills, encourages an active lifestyle, enhances team skills and team spirit, and develops fundamental movement skills. This is precisely what ex-legends want to pass to others, especially children. 

Sani Resort 

 The Sani Resort is located on over 1,000 acres of olive groves, fragrant pine forest, and sandy beaches. Sani shoots to score with thrilling football coaching sessions in collaboration with 2021 UEFA Championship League champions, Chelsea FC. 

With a magnificent football development program, a state-of-the-art Club House, and a UEFA-approved football pitch, Sani Resort is in a league of its own. 

Located in Halkidiki, northern Greece, Sani Resort is staffed by certified, professional instructors, and there’s football for teenage camps, general players, and organized tournaments. 

For reservations and booking, there's a reception set up on the terrace across the mini  that handles all reservations and bookings. Changing rooms and toilets are available near the basketball court, and for refreshments, there's a sports bar with tables and chairs located on the terrace next to the football pitch. 

Ikos Resorts 

Held within the beautiful grounds of Ikos Resort, the football camp runs for five days, each daily session for two hours. The football camp at Ikos Resort is led by ex-Premier League Ambassadors and supported by a team of UEFA-licensed coaches

Spacious rooms, bungalows, and suites boast scenic views across the flowing green landscape to the beautifully groomed gardens,  clear ocean, private pools, and terraces. 

Ikos’ guests can also participate in unique and thrilling entertainment programs, sports, and activities. There are fun group activities organized daily, such as aqua aerobics, beach tennis, basketball, paddling, windsurfing, giant chess, board games, volleyball, darts, table tennis, and many more. 

Parklane, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa   

Move a step closer to the world-known English Premier League! 

The ultimate holiday experience courtesy at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Limassol. 

Enjoy a unique football experience with international stars such as Rio Ferdinand, Dimitar Berbatov, and Bobby Zamora. 

With a mini football pitch with FIFA-specs grass, artificial clay tennis courts, and a multi-use sports area, Parklane offers a forum that defies expectations for guests to get active. 

Accommodation 

Dispersed throughout Parklane resort grounds, the Park Villas are semi-detached with highly refined accommodation options. All villas offer a private pool and a selection of upto three bedrooms. These are beautifully appointed and re-interpreted into a sleek Cypriot design and modern attitude. 

Summary 

These are sports holidays for the whole family and couples. If you are a group looking for a relaxing break mixed with sport, look no further than boking one of the fantastic resorts listed above and look forward to a grand slam holiday that ticks all the boxes!

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