Adrenaline junkies and adventure enthusiasts suffer from restlessness and the need for persistent stimulation. Relaxing at a beach resort is not the ideal destination for these “fight or flight” seekers, unless adventure is brought to the beach. Resorts around the globe offer nonstop action with water, land, and air sport to balance the relaxing and adventurous lifestyle. When in need to relax, but stay active, stay at any of these adrenaline junkie beach resorts.
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, Domincan RepublicSituated amidst the glorious white sands of Bayahibe, this resort features nonstop action on water and land. With four pools and clear ocean visibility, water lovers seek fresh and ocean water opportunities, including snorkeling the reefs that are in waist deep water. Kayak or windsurf the calm ocean, take a trapeze class, play tennis, or schedule a scuba dive tour at the onsite scuba dive shop. Fitness and water aerobic classes are available in the ocean and on land. For those who like to be indoors, workout in the gym or relieve aching muscles in the spa.
The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan, ThailandMost travelers come here to detox and seclude themselves from reality. Only reachable via boat or hiking trail, The Sanctuary features daily yoga classes, workout gym, secluded swimming beach, spa treatments, and endless hammocks. This is the ideal location for those who enjoy balance between seclusion and adventure. Most thrill seekers find heart-thumping sports at Haad Rin Beach and surrounding areas with scuba diving, moped rentals, hiking and more.
Shangri La’s Village Resort and Spa, MaldivesEnjoy ample space and luxury at this world-class resort. The resort itself features a nine-hole golf course, fully equipped gym, eco-center, and tennis courts. Guests can swim or book a scuba course at the hotel’s pool while enjoying non-motorized water sports on the ocean. Paddleboards, catamaran sailing, surfing, and kayaking are only a few of the many water sports available. The surrounding 12 acres of lush foliage and nature contains 17,000 coconut palms, 45 plant species, three natural lagoons, and endless banyan trees.
Chili Beach Boutique Hotel & Resorts, BrazilSituated in Jericoacoara, this boutique hotel fancies fine luxury while intertwining the best of outdoor pursuits. Make the best of the hotel stay with windsurfing and even horseback riding. Relax at the outdoor pool, swing on the hammock, or stay active on the water with swimming, fishing, or kayaking.
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Costa RicaThis hidden gem is located in Montezuma and the Nicoya Peninsula, nestled between the fertile rainforest and white sand shoreline. The resort offers yoga, meditation and bodywork classes along with fire dancing and acrobatic activities. The community is an eclectic group of craftsmen, bodyworkers, artists, chefs, and dancers. It is common to find exotic animals on the pathway to the private bungalows such as monkeys, iguanas, and coati mundis. The surrounding area features endless waterfall views, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, and canopy tours.
Koa Kea Hotel at Poipu Beach, HawaiiKauai, “The Garden Isle,” is filled with excitement waiting to be discovered amidst the lush, tropical garden state. Explore luxury and class at Koa Kea, and access some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. A beach hut with rentals is available with snorkeling gear, surf boards, and boogie boards. Enjoy the pristine pool or head to shore in search of whales and dolphins spouting off shore. A concierge is available to navigate guests to the best biking, hiking, and water sports in town. Guests also eat in class with chef-inspired cuisine at Red Salt restaurant.