Ski & Sport

AREA 47

Solden is the ultimate adventure destination bursting with adrenalin pumping activities throughout the seasons. Test your limits at Europe's largest water and adventure park, AREA 47. Tucked away in the Austrian Otztal Valley surrounded by striking mountains, this park has beauty to match its endless activities. Try wakeboarding, white water rafting, rock climbing, parasailing, mega swing bungee cord, super-cross and so much more. There is fun and adventure for adults and kids alike. In association with Das Central Hotel.

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Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

Borgo Egnazia is a stylish family owned hotel in the beautiful and unspoiled region of Puglia, not far from the local fishing village of Savelletri and just a short walk from the 18-hole San Domenico Golf. The hotel is happy to arrange guided cycling excursions along the coast or among the olive groves. Exciting tennis clinics are organised once a year with athletes tutoring guests.

borgoegnazia.com

Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz

Carlton Hotel St. Moritz offers an overwhelmingly beautiful view over the Engadine mountain scenery and the St. Moritz lake. Each winter the lake sees exciting sports events on ice, from White Turf & Night Turf horseracing to cricket matches. Other frozen lakes around St. Moritz offer snowkiting, ice skating and more. The 60 Junior Suites and Suites bear the hallmarks of renowned interior designer Carlo Rampazzi. The 1,200 sqm Leading Spa complements the extraordinary and exclusive character of this five star property.

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Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Curtain Bluff, Antigua distinguishes itself with its all-inclusive laid-back luxury. The resort's exceptional facilities include a World Championship Tennis Centre, a fully equipped Water sports Centre (windsurfing, paddle-boarding, water skiing, hobie cats and kayaks), a squash court, fitness centre and an outstanding 5,000 square-foot Spa. Curtain Bluff is a perfect destination for weddings, friends, family gatherings and spa holidays.

curtainbluff.com

Das Central, Solden

Solden is the ultimate adventure destination bursting with adrenalin pumping activities throughout the seasons. The perfect winter escape, challenge yourself skiing across 151km of pistes, two linked glaciers and mountain peaks above 3,000m with guaranteed snow from October to April. During the summer, the James Bond Ski Resort transforms into a hot spot for families and solo-travellers with mountain biking in the longest valley in Tyrol, white water rafting through the tumbling rapids, rock climbing, hiking and Europe's largest adventure park, AREA 47.

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Forte Village, Sardinia

With miles of sandy beaches, glorious scenery and a huge variety of hotels and villas, restaurants and swimming pools, Forte Village is the ultimate destination for those looking to improve sports skills on holiday. Children and teenagers can take part in sports academies run by professionals in fencing, tennis, football, ballet, rugby, boxing and more, while adults serious about getting fit can reach their potential at the Performance Enhancement Centre. 

fortevillageresort.com

Hotel Eden Roc, Lake Maggiore

On the shores of glamorous Lake Maggiore, the Hotel Eden Roc has been awarded Switzerland's Best Holiday Hotel several times and is equally renowned for its superlative service. Offering fantastic food, a peaceful and tranquil environment, a private beach and a 2,000 sq metre spa boasting outdoor and indoor pools, lounges alongside the lake, a sauna world, whirlpools, fitness area and seven treatment rooms. Lake Maggiore is ideal for an active holiday - learn to sail a Laser boat, cycle or mountain bike or even go paragliding with spectacular views.

www.edenroc.ch

Hotel Sassongher, Corvara

A traditional South Tyrolean family-owned hotel located in the centre of the pretty Alpine town of Corvara, on the doorstep of the Sella Ronda, home to some of the best skiing in Europe with more than 1,200km of pistes. Relax in the hotel's spa which has three different types of sauna, or dine in the hotel's three authentic Stube restaurants kitted out with one of which dates back to the 16th century.

sassongher.it

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Bath

A magnificent country house hotel located just six miles from the historic city of Bath. A Palladian mansion dating back to 1720. Set in 500 acres of listed parkland and beautiful gardens, the property has been lovingly restored to the elegance and style of the past era. It has a Michelin-starred restaurant under Hywel Jones, as well as a less formal Brasserie, Cookery School, a world-class ESPA Spa and a renowned equestrian centre.

lucknampark.co.uk

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Lying in 20 hectares of fragrant gardens and olive groves, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is a five-star luxury resort only minutes from the city centre. With excellent facilities and world-class dining, offering the ultimate Moroccan escape. With the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, the hotel is an oasis of luxury close to the medina. Beautiful villas, spacious suites, fabulous spa and choice of innovative restaurants will take your breath away.

mandarinoriental.com/marrakech

Masseria San Domenico, Puglia

A boutique 'Masseria' farmhouse located among 60 acres of olive groves, the hotel is set in a historic building dating back to the 14th century used by the Knights of Malta. Family-owned and run, the hotel opened in 1996 as the first luxury 5-star Masseria in the region when Puglia was a little-known destination. Home to two tennis courts and its own 18 hole San Domenico Golf course with views of the Adriatic as well as a Thalassotherapy spa, the hotel is perfect for sports enthusiasts to stay healthy and active on holiday. 

masseriasandomenico.com

Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano

Winner of Condé Nast Traveller's Best Spa in Europe 2010, Rosa Alpina - owned by the Pizzinini family - is a Dolomite delight just two hours away from Venice. As well as the wonderful Rosa Alpina spa with Sun Hydrator and Muscle Toning treatments, there's a spoiling three-Michelin starred restaurant, St Hubertus, and fantastic downhill and cross-country skiing. The area is renowned for its 130km of slopes in the 'Sella' massif - as well as hiking, biking and rock-climbing in summer.

rosalpina.it

San Luis, Merano

Just short of the Austrian border and nestled among the firs of the South Tyrolian forest, sit the simple yet splendid chalets of San Luis. The location and climate make it the perfect spot for activities in all seasons. Whether it's mountain biking through the apple blossom in spring, walking to breath-taking views in summer and autumn or skiing in the snowy peaks at winter, San Luis offers many an adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. Lake swimming and hydro-massages in the spa are also available for the less intrepid.

sanluis-hotel.com

Tschuggen Grand, Arosa

Experience and discover one of the largest winter Nordic walking networks in Switzerland. Enjoy your own ski slope at the famous Private Mountain weekend, learn from the best chefs at the Tschuggen Gourmet Tour or simply relax at the unique Bergoase Spa. Tschuggen Express funicular offers ample opportunity not only for all-ability skiing on 225km of slopes but cross country, winter hiking, weekly winter curling taster courses and more.

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Valsana Hotel, Arosa

Switzerland's hippest new ski hotel, leading the way to a green future. The wooden facade blends into the mountain scenery and a state-of-the-art 'ice battery' powers the 40 bedrooms and 9 serviced apartments. With 225km of groomed slopes just steps away and easy ski-in access, Arosa also offers over 60km of winter hiking trails, Nordic walking and a 4.5km sledge run. Relax in the 800sqm Valsana Spa whilst gazing out on to the snow-covered forest.

valsana.ch

Verdura Resort, Sicily

An official European Tour destination, with three Kyle Phillips designed golf courses – two 18-holes and one 9-hole, six clay tennis courts, 60-metre infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym and fitness studio, excellent sporting academies for younger guests including swimming, tennis and football, this is a sporting enthusiast’s dream. The spectacular links-style golf courses offer uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean sea from all holes, and the mild year-round temperatures and sunshine of Sicily make it an ideal escape.

roccofortehotels.com/sicily