3 of the Coolest Ways to Stay Fit on the Road

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If you’re the type of traveller who likes to start their mornings with a fresh acai bowl or getting in a few laps of the hotel’s infinity pool before breakfast, this one’s for you.

From stunning hotel gyms, amazing spa experiences, and incredible pools you’ll never want to jump out of, here are some of the world’s best hotels to consider if you’re looking to stay fit while on the road.

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1. Hotels with Incredible Fitness Facilities

Hotel Football, Manchester

A rooftop football pitch and an enviable location opposite Old Trafford – what else would you expect from the UK’s first football-themed hotel owned by none other than football legends, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.

Equinox Hotel, New York, USA

As the first hotel from the empire behind SoulCycle and Pure Yoga, you know fitness is a way of life here. From indoor and outdoor pools, a SoulCycle studio and even ‘Facexercise’™ treatments developed by celebrity facialist, Thuyen Nguyen, we’d be hard to find something that Equinox can’t offer.

Four Seasons, Seoul, South Korea

Boasting round-the-clock fitness facilities, choose from swimming and vitality pools, a Pilates studio and dedicated weight training and cardio rooms before hitting the fresh juice bar.

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

You’ll be challenged to find a gym with a better view. Follow up a quick treadmill session with freshwater plunge pools, outdoor spa treatments or swimming with manta rays - it is the Maldives after all!


2. Amazing Wellness Experiences You Have to Try

Gainsborough Bath Spa, Somerset, UK

Indulge in the UK’s only hotel to offer guests the opportunity to heal in the natural thermal waters of Bath. The Spa Village boasts a variety of thermal pools and fountains, along with ice alcoves and ‘aquatic’ treatments. 

Six Senses Duoro Valley, Portugal

Set among stunning vineyards, this serene escape offers forest bathing, an ‘Alchemy’ bar and personalised wellness programs such as Yogic Sleep, immunity boosting therapies and even skin analysis for a trifecta of mind, body and soul healing.

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Germany

A wellness hotel that blows the entire concept out of the water, where else could you find in-house dentistry, detox therapies and bespoke nutrition services, on top of as five-floor spa? And don’t get us started on the gym…

The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand

A luxury hotel where you can learn the art of Muay Thai, experience Thailand’s National Sport first-hand followed by your pick of Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Reiki experiences. Look no further if you’re looking to add some spice to your fitness regime.

 

3. Incredible Hotel Pools Around the World

Rocabella Santorini Hotel, Greece

Though the hotel is just a walk from Santorini’s stunning caldera, why not take advantage of one of three infinity pools to enjoy the vistas from Imerovigli, one of the island’s top spots to admire fiery sunsets over the Mediterranean? 

Iberostar Gran Mirador, Tenerife, Spain

This dreamy beachfront hotel offers rooms that open up to breath-taking views of the sea and a lake-like pool that winds throughout the villa. Its decadent style will leave you feeling like you’re in a fairy-tale. 

Amara Resort and Spa, Arizona, USA

An oasis in the middle of striking crimson and terracotta views of Oak Creek Canyon, lazing about in the heated-edge infinity pool, over-looking the rocky, martian-like landscapes of Arizona offers an other-worldly, total blissful experience, we never knew we needed.

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Indonesia

This one’s all over Instagram, and there’s no surprise why. These incredible infinity pools, spilling into the canopies of Indonesia lush rainforests are a paradise you’ll never want to leave. Though Bali’s beaches might be able to convince you to…

And if that weren’t enough, check out Explore for more inspiration: from the best hotel rooftop pools, to the best accommodation in the French alps for active adventurers. And if all you’re into is Europe’s top infinity pools, we have the info for you!

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