It’s hard to not overindulge during the end of year festive season, which cause many to make strict fitness new year’s resolutions. This doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of holidays, especially if your destination is one of these fabulous luxury villas equipped with amazing gyms. Stay fit while taking in the stunning waters of the Mediterranean, the Ionian Sea or Lake Como or tone your muscles before plunging into an incredible infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand or the Caribbean, you won’t have a problem keeping your workout routine at these exquisite villas.
Samujana – Koh Samui, Thailand
On the stunning Thai island of Koh Samui, thirteen of the sleek luxury villas on the Samujana private villa resort are kitted-out with fully-equipped private gyms. With varying degrees in size and activities, there’s the perfect gym for all actively minded travelers.
Samujana has carefully selected trainers and practitioners available to hire upon request at any time, so that world-class wellness and fitness experiences can be achieved without having to leave the villa. Personal training sessions are offered in all villas, however, sessions requiring gym equipment can only be offered in certain villas or at a nearby off-site gym.
A typical session involves metabolic circuit training using weights, machines and bodyweight to help strengthen, condition and shape the body and burn calories. Other exercise sessions that are available include, Tabata, Cross-Fit, Weight Training and Boot Camp. Villa 12 boasts a commercial grade private gym, which is the biggest private gym on the island. It has a full range of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, weights, a matted area and boxing and training accessories. The outdoor equipment includes a full size boxing ring, basketball court and trampoline. There is also the option to learn the art of Muay Thai with lessons from a professional boxer who is based on site.
Work up a sweat then cool off in your private pool overlooking this beautiful island by contacting Samujana here.
Villa Dorothea – The Peloponnese, Greece
Set your perfect fitness pace while holidaying at the extravagant Villa Dorothea estate by White Key Villas. Situated near the shore of Kyllini, this vast contemporary villa offer sweeping views of the Ionian Sea couple with the best modern facilities, including an incredible gym to stay fit in this spectacular natural setting.
This expansive property, set on a 40-acre plot of gentle meadows overlooking the sea, consists of a main building and two independent guesthouses with a total of nine bedrooms, making it perfect for larger groups. Gather or take refuge in airy contemporary lounges, various smaller sitting areas and several outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas.
The gym is extremely well equipped and your workout can continue over a game of basketball or football or horseback riding on the beach. Afterwards, relax in the luxurious spa facilities or take a dip in the 100 sqm infinity swimming pool encircled by a magical garden. Venturing off the wonderful property, guests can explore the nearby cultural sites of Ancient Olympia or the Temple of Apollo.
With something for all ages, tempos and interests, the Villa Dorothea is ideal for a multigenerational group, family reunions or other special events. Contact White Key Villas here for more information.
Villa La Cassinella – Lake Como, Italy
Privately accessed via boat from Lake Como, the beautiful La Cassinella Villa by Homebase Abroad features a phenomenal Technogym with windows overlooking breathtaking Lake Como and the villa’s gorgeous grounds.
Accommodating up to 17 guests in seven bedrooms with 11 bathrooms, La Cassinella is the only private villa sharing the Punta di Lavedo with Villa Balbianello. The grounds extend over three hectare of cypress trees, boxwood hedges, vines of wisteria and jasmine, azaleas, tree peonies and roses, terraces and multiple footpaths.
The recent three-year-long renovations have brought the villa up to modern standards and every last detail was considered down to the Rivolta Carmingani’s finest Italian linens on Vi-Spring handmade mattresses and the three separate sets of Limoges china for breakfast, lunch and dinner, accompanied by exceptional stemware from Cristallerie de Montbronn. The formal entrance exudes elegance with its yellow Senese marble floors and staircase with original period wrought iron railing and fireplace. The opulent, spacious living room has parquet floor, a marble fireplace and comfortable seating. Double doors lead to the equally beautiful formal dining pavilion which accommodates up to 24, which opens onto the central courtyard. On warm summer evenings, dinner can also be enjoyed on the dining loggia with 180 degree views of lake and gardens.
The villa’s gym was not overlooked in the villa’s modernization. Its Technogym includes a treadmill, bike, cross trainer, stair climber, weights, and wellness ball, accompanied by an independent sound system and wall-mounted plasma TV. Your workout routine can be supplemented with laps in the heated pool lined in glass tiles and surrounded with a teak deck, tennis matches on the villa’s private court or walks around the grounds and along the country road to the village.
Have a splendidly fit and leisurely holiday on Lake Como’s Gold Coast with the five-star staff and the fantastic amenities of La Cassinella by reaching out to Homebase Abroad at this link.
Villa O My – Mont Jean, Saint Barthélemy
Work out to amazing views of the Caribbean at the chic and contemporary Villa O My. The five-bedroom villa is situated in the exclusive gated community of Mont Jean, Saint Barthélemy and is available through St Barth Properties.
The modern décor of the interior features distinctive local art commissioned by the owner. A gourmet lover’s kitchen is conveniently found next to a comfortable dining area which flows perfectly into a spacious, air conditioned living room overlooking Tortue Island and Marigot Bay. The cozy media room, outfitted with surround sound, has three sofa day beds (twin) and an en-suite bath, making it an appropriate fifth bedroom for children or staff. The four main bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and include two very large master suites (king) with sitting areas. The other two bedrooms (French king) are found behind the villa’s central courtyard.
The air-conditioned fitness room is located on the lower-level. It has a Technogym, Arke and Kinesis equipment (Exercise Bike, Stepper Machine, Free Weights), as well as an awe-inspiring view to help keep you motivated. Afterwards, dive into the colossal, heated infinity pool, so well designed that it appears to merge with the sea. This acts as the focal point of the expansive outdoor living spaces that also include a grass courtyard, a sunny pool deck, a covered dining area and an adjacent BBQ station with a built-in gas grill.
Enjoy the best of the Caribbean while staying fit at the same time at St Barth Properties’ Villa Oh My here.
Villa Glamour – St-Tropez, France
Maintain a svelte figure for strutting your stuff along the glamorous French Riviera at the Villa Glamour, by Villas Prestige et Services. Nestled in a tranquil location near the picturesque hilltop village of Ramatuelle, the villa is only a short drive from posh St-Tropez and some of the most coveted beaches on the Cote d’Azur.
Extensive manicured lawns, a large heated swimming pool, and spacious terraces surround the house. The interior is beautifully designed and decorated, featuring a fresh contemporary look. The bright main living space has a large stone fireplace, satellite TV, hi-fi, and carries over outdoors via large glass sliding doors leading to a covered terrace with large comfortable sofa, a dining table seating 16 and exceptional views of the sea.
The well-equipped kitchen, with its lovely 18th-century island unit, is ideal for both professional and casual cooking and also has fabulous views of the garden, pool and sea. Adjacent is a BBQ dining area protected by a wisteria-covered pergola, the ideal romantic setting for an al fresco dinner. The spacious bedrooms are all smartly decorated, have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
Before you head out to beaches, spend some time in the villa’s excellent gym with a variety of exercise machines and a great selection of free weights. Then reward your efforts by arranging a masseur to help release your tense muscles in the supremely relaxing massage room.
Have a fit and stylish holiday in St-Tropez with Villas Prestige et Services at this link.
Marco Polo – Val d’Isère, France
Located in the heart of Val d’Isère, this award-winning chalet by Ultimate Luxury Chalets perfectly blends contemporary and traditional materials to create a one of a kind luxury chalet where you can focus on your well being on and off the slopes.
Extending over 1000m², the Alpine-chic Marco Polo sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children in six en-suite bedrooms. The vast living area has a large open plan living and dining area all set around a central fireplace. Guests can gather around the bar area for a pre-dinner cocktail or setting into the comfortable cinema for some after-dinner entertainment. Its expansive balcony offers panoramic views of La Face piste, an outdoor kitchen and heated seating.
There is an entire floor dedicated to wellness. The Technogym is fitted out with two of everything, allowing guests to workout in pairs. Hop back and forth from the splendid gold leaf covered pool, the hot tub and hammam or enjoy a classic massage room or try out the automatic hydro massage room. This floor is complete with a relaxation area with a bar, fireplace, lasers, smoke machines and an entertainment system providing everything needed for a party.
Casual fun can be had in the games and entertainment room featuring a pool table and dartboard and succulent wine can be selected from the villa’s impressive cellar.
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