Luxury Activity Holidays

Activity breaks for everyone

Laura Ginn

Laura Ginn
HomeAway travel expert

SurfingEveryone dreams of taking a holiday that offers a stay in the lap of luxury whilst being able to participate in fun and adventurous activities. In many cases young couples celebrating honeymoons or wedding anniversaries are particularly fond of these types of holidays. However, some people enjoy including the whole family. Private accommodation in any of the locations below is easy to find and includes things like swimming pools, Jacuzzis and even fenced in yards with pet accommodation in some cases. This holiday, think outside the box a little and choose a destination you have never visited.

Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or as a whole clan, the following places we have compiled offer a wonderful variation of things to see and do whilst visiting. The place you choose may depend on who you are bringing along, what you intend to spend most of your time doing, and of course what interests you most in a holiday destination. These are only a few suggestions but we are confident at least one of them will speak to you. Take some time to research the following destinations on your own. Just remember to book your holiday as early as possible once you decide where you would like to go.


Five great luxury activity destinations


Estes Park, Colorado Luxury activities holidays in Estes Park, Colorado

If you plan to visit the US, Estes Park, Colorado is a quaint yet vibrant place brimming with all sorts of outdoor activities, fine cuisine and luxurious spas. No matter what time of year you visit Estes Park you will never find a shortage of things to do. Shopping is a big part of the scene here as there are well over 200 retail shops. However, ice climbing, skiing and snowboarding in the winter time or scenic walks, mountain biking and horseback riding during the warmer months make this a wonderful location for anyone looking for a luxury holiday that offers them plenty to choose from in the way of things to do, no matter what time of year they will be visiting.

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Patagonia, Argentina Luxury activities holidays in Patagonia, Argentina

If you want to visit one of the most gorgeous places in Latin America, Patagonia is just the place. There is almost no one who will not be impressed by this paradise nestled in Argentina. The landscape is that of beautiful turquoise lakes, striking snowy peaks, jaw dropping glaciers and of course native wildlife that is indigenous only to this area. Horseback riding is very popular here along with hiking and taking in all the magnificent sights at the Los Glaciares National Park. At the end of the day, stop at one of many places for some of the finest asados, the Argentinean barbeque, one of the things Patagonia is famous for. Wash it down with some of the most delicious wine found in the region and then spend the evening soaking in your private hot tub.

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Western Cape, South Africa Luxury activities holidays in Western Cape, South Africa

Families love to visit the Western Cape in South Africa simply because there are so many things for people of all ages to enjoy. The children love the opportunity to swim and splash about on the white sandy beaches, whilst the adults enjoy soaking up the sun. There are also other fun activities such as hiking trails that lead you to the top of picturesque cliffs. The Otter Trail pass is one of the more popular. However, no trip here would be complete without whale watching at the Cape Whale Coast. It is not uncommon to see the southern white whale, the humpback whale or in some rare cases even a bryde’s whale. Foodies will love this region for the many fine dining restaurants to choose from and it is almost impossible to find one that will not satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.         

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Central Coast, Western Australia Luxury activities holidays in Central Coast, Western Australia

If you want a holiday you can enjoy that will create memories which will linger long after you’ve returned home, the Central Coast of Western Australia is a perfect holiday spot. With more than 12,000 km of brilliant coral, unspoilt reefs and crystal clear coastline, this region is amazing. Here you can see 19th century shipwrecks, enjoy awesome surfing and view some of the most majestic sea creatures in the ocean. This is well-known as one of the world’s most giant aquatic playgrounds and for very good reason. Not only can you enjoy an abundance of water sports here but you can also take in the taste of fresh seafood and world class wines at some of the nicest restaurants in Australia. For a truly luxurious and active holiday, the Central Coast will not disappoint. 

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Valais, Switzerland Luxury activities holidays in Valais, Switzerland

Another very family friendly destination that offers a variety of activities is Valais, Switzerland. Here you will see signs that say “Families Welcome” all over the place, and there is almost no place you cannot take the children. The culture here is such that families are considered sacred, therefore offering many more opportunities for activities that involve the whole family. There are so many natural wonders and adventurous sights here that one would never become bored. From petting zoos, mountain biking and viewing historical ruins to amusement parks and Swiss spas, Valais has something everyone in the family will enjoy, and then some.

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Luxury Holiday Homes in Switzerland

Luxury Swiss chalet sleeps 12 close to ski lift and restaurant etc

‘Chocolate Box’ Swiss Chalet in serene mountain setting with fabulous views. *Large Hot Tub on Terrace* *Warm contemporary 'Lodge' style interior throughout with lots of personal touches. Perfect for large groups, two families or mixed age groups...

Luxury, comfortable, Portes du Soleil, ski in/out, fantastic views

Need mountain air? Fancy the thrill of skiing?? Discover Yamagoya! A high standard and comfortable luxury apartment of 95 sqm for 6 persons. The apartment has joint living area & kitchen with log-burning fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toile...

Beautiful, bright, well furnished apartment overlooking Lake Geneva

This apartment is situated in a central, yet quiet location with wonderful views from all rooms over the marina and Lake Geneva. Constructed to a very high standard, maintained in pristine condition and painted in 2010, the apartment offers pract...

Amazing luxurious, modern and spacious 6bed apartments with Matterhorn view

Chalet Altesse's exclusive brand new 5-star ski-in ski-out (snow conditions permitting) apartment is located in Winkelmatten. Built in Apline style of natural stone and wood with top quality contemporary furnishings and art. Shared wellness facili...

A unique wooden chalet apartment refurb. in 2007, central, Matterhorn view

A rare opportunity to enjoy a truly unique property situated in the centre of 'Old Zermatt'. The building dates back to 1865 but was lovingly renovated by a local craftsman in 2007 combining elements of traditional & contemporary styles. 2 bedroo...

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