Updated 30 April 2020

Just because you’re on vacation at a beautiful tropical island, it doesn’t mean you should forget about your health. While on a villa holiday in Thailand, you can still take care of your body with what’s available to you.

Here are 10 ways to stay fit while vacationing at a private villa in Thailand:

  1. Swim at the beach or in your private infinity pool

A guest swims across the 38-m long infinity pool of Villa Amaravida Phuket

Swimming is one of the most effective ways to exercise while you’re on vacation. Under the hot and humid weather of Thailand, there’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in the warm ocean or in your cool and private infinity pool.

Swimming makes you use all the muscles of your body, which makes it the most satisfying, refreshing, and most beneficial way to stay fit.


  1. Workout at your private gym

The private gym of Villa Amarapura Phuket looking out into the garden and the sea.

Most luxury private villas in Thailand feature their very own gyms for its guests. Complete with all the equipment you need to complete your workout, exercising at your villa’s private gym is a simple and fast way to get fit while on vacation.


  1. Learn Muay Thai with a professional trainer

Training in the private Muay Thai ring of Villa Praana in Koh Samui

If you’re a fitness buff, never leave Thailand without learning Muay Thai. Dubbed as the “Martial arts of 8 limbs”, Muay Thai is a great way to learn the country’s culture while staying fit at the same time.

Since it uses every limb of your body, even one session of training can get your heart pumping and body drowning in sweat. There are plenty of Muay Thai training camps in Thailand, and many of them are even found on the beautiful islands of Phuket or Koh Samui.


  1. Play Tennis

The in-villa tennis court of Villa Amaravida Phuket

Some private villas in Thailand feature private tennis courts. Tennis is a great way to exercise as one hour of playing can help you burn 600 calories. Providing your body with endurance and muscle building, simply burn all the calories of your previous night’s big dinner by playing a game or two of tennis.


  1. Water Sports – Paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing, and more

Kayaks await adventurous guests on the beachfront of Villa Sawarin Phuket

When you have a private beachfront villa, a wide array of water sports activities are at your easy disposal. Many of Thailand’s private luxury villas offer paddleboards and kayaks available on the property. Take advantage of the water by surfing, kayaking, or paddleboarding your way around the waters.


  1. Go Cycling Around the Islands

Biking in Thailand – not only is it good exercise but a fun family activity too

Cycling is one of the most ideal ways to get around the islands of Thailand. You get to explore what the islands have to offer at a slow pace yet still get to your destination in rapid time. Discover local hangouts, fruit markets, and secret spots that you wouldn’t have otherwise found if you rode a car around the islands.

Get to discover the culture, the people, and the beautiful surroundings while also exercising your legs at the same time.


  1. Hike / Climb the Mountain

If you have a jungle villa or an oceanfront villa, you are situated in an area where hiking is easily accessible. Discover more amazing views and spots by walking around the beautiful area around your villa. Or you can simply find local hills and mountains to get unbelievable views of the mountains and oceans.

Hiking is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to stay fit while on vacation.


  1. Do a Morning Run on the Beach

At the break of dawn, get your sneakers on and head for the beach for a beautiful sunrise run. Watch the horizon turn from a deep grey to a dark purple hue to a pink shade, and then cracking to a magnificent orange and yellow color to reveal the most beautiful sunrise you can ever imagine.

Once you’re done with your morning run, take a dip in the warm waters and take a short swim before getting back to your villa.


  1. Yoga & Meditation

Private luxury villas in Thailand are mostly isolated and offering serene environments for guests. Nothing can be more relaxing than staying at a private villa, making it the perfect avenue for a peaceful yoga and meditation session to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.


  1. Eat Healthy

Bike your way to the local market and get your supply of the most nutritious vegetables and delicious fruits Thailand has to offer. Take your pick from the popular Durian fruit to the sweet flavors of mangoes and banana, to the exotic tastes of guava, mangosteen, and jackfruit – you’ll never run out of fruit choices in any of Thailand’s magnificent islands.

Taking care of your well-being while on a holiday in a tropical island should not take a backseat. Stay active and healthy while enjoying your stay at private luxury villa in Phuket or an island vacation home in Koh Samui, Incorporate your vacation activities with exercise and you’ll surely have a blast on your holiday while maintaining your body and healthy fitness levels.