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

Aurea Montagnola - Style and substance on the Swiss lakes!

Boasting a glorious location in the beautiful mountainside surroundings of Ticino, this striking modernist holiday home (ID 1041) provides the perfect mix of tranquility, Swiss-Mediterranean culture and action to make this in essence, the perfect ...

Casa Melita - A sunny and special lake view retreat for all the family

Situated on the sunny Brusino Arsizio mountainside, with panoramic lake views to leave you breathless; this modern Lake Lugano holiday villa (ID 990) provides the perfect escape! On entering the villa at street level guests are welcomed into a ...

Brand New (2012) Luxury Apartment In Haute Nendaz

Haute-Nendaz offers excellent access to the fantastic Verbier / 4 valleys ski system. The apartment is new (2012) and spacious (120m2) with 3 large bedrooms, one en suite, comfortably sleeping 2+2+2. Finished to a high standard, the apartment has ...

Fantastic Ski Chalet Village Centre 900m from Ski Lift

This large 5 bedroom fully renovated Swiss ski chalet is ideally located in central Villars. Set in a quiet yet very convenient location affording amazing panoramic views. Only a short walk to ski lifts and shops making Chalet Criquet a fabulous h...

Luxury **** app, at Brienz unique, panoramic view of mountains and lake

CARPE DIEM ***** unique gorgeous 5 bedroom holiday apartment in Chalet Romantica on 2 floor, right by the crystal waters of Lake Brienz. Right in the center of Brienz, at the boat station, 2-3 minutes walk from Brienz-Rothorn steam train, bus and ...
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