Sports & Activities
As you’d expect, many of our resorts offer a wide range of facilities, including tennis, gof and water sports but also the chance to try your hand at surfing, horse riding, sailing and kite surfing. So you have the oppurtunity to get involved in a whole range of activities whenever the mood takes you.
Dubai, Elba and Crete are our top picks this year for first class water-based fun, particularly the world class Watercooled centre at the Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, Dubai.
Jebel Ali is home to the acclaimed Watercooled Watersports Center, which we highly recommend. Our adult guests can enjoy an exclusive package with unlimited use of non-motorised water sports equipment including sail boats, paddle boards, kayaks and windsurfing equipment. For those interested in taking their power boat license, you can take part in the RYA Powerboat Course (Level 1 or Level 2), please ask us for more details.
If you’d like to SCUBA dive (or want to learn to), we offer PADI courses with professional instructors; and sailing courses for those looking to learn or improve your skills.
If you're interested in learning to surf, Portugal is the place to do it! Penha Longa Resort is located just 15 minutes away from the world-famous Guincho Surf Beach, and our in-resort team would be happy to book you in for lessons with one of the local, English-speaking sufing instructors.
Tennis fanatics can brush up on their technique with almost all of our resorts featuring courts available to book before you leave the UK or with our Resort Manager when you arrive. We offer group "Meet the Pro" sessions as well as private individual lessons with our professional LTA accredited coaches. They are available in a number of our resorts throughout the summer, enabling you and the kids to get the very best in tennis instruction on your holiday.
In addition to our "Meet the Pro" sessions, we also offer "Cardio Tennis" in select resorts. Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.
It is a very social and fun class for players of all ability levels taught by a tennis coach or fitness professional. If you've never played tennis before it is a great way to be introduced to the sport and if you are an experienced tennis player it's a great way to up your training.
Our cardio tennis sessions are open to adults (and older teenagers) who are keen to take part in a fitness session on the court. No tennis skills are required, we'll teach you everything you need to know.
Sessions run in the cooler part of the day and are free to attend.
Resorts with Tennis Courts
Hermitage, Elba - 8 clay courts & 1 synthetic grass
Biodola, Elba - use of Hermitage courts
Porto Elounda Golf Resort & Spa, Crete - 3 courts
Penha Longa, Portugal - 6 courts
Golfers can overdose on their passion at many of our resorts too, with a variety of our resorts boasting golf courses right on their doorstep. And don’t worry if you are the only golfer travelling in your party as our Resort Managers are adept at coordinating playing partners should the need arise. Head to Penha Longa, Portugal to play their two world championship courses.