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5 Best sports resorts around the world

5 Best sports resorts around the world
There’s nothing quite like the strike of a ball or hitting your first hole-in-one. Sporting holidays are some of the most unforgettable because it’s all about doing what you love most. 
From Sardinia to Algarve, here are the 5 best sports resorts around the world to help you find the perfect place to spend your next luxury-filled sporting holiday. 

Sardinia

Sardinia is one of the most popular Mediterranean islands, offering golden sands and fun in the sun for the whole family. 
Chia Laguna Hotel Village is a top contender for the best sports resorts around the world. It’s a haven for families with abundant activities that everyone can enjoy.  
Children between 6-16 are encouraged to join the various sporting programmes to ignite their passion while learning from some of the best in the business. 
The Chia Laguna Football Academy is the epitome of fun for football lovers. Previous training sessions featured legends like Michael Gray, Kevin Davies, Dean Windass, and Wes Brown. There are a few training sessions throughout the year, each lasting three to five days, with training in the morning and afternoon. 
For tennis lovers, there are sessions with some previous top players, including Omar Camporese and Karel Nováček. The resort offers two clay courts and two synthetics, with additional private lessons on offer during your stay. 
Chia Laguna Hotel Village is situated within one of the most stunning Mediterranean ecosystems. Those over 18 should take advantage and join the cycling training sessions with a cycling pro. 
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Corfu

Visit the stunning Ikos Dassia in Corfu for a luxury holiday filled with fun and relaxation for the whole family. 
Football fanatics are invited to the five-day (Monday-Friday) football camp that takes place on the gorgeous, lush grounds of the resort. Each day, a two-hour training session awaits with some ex-premier league ambassadors and licenced UEFA coaches. 
The program is suitable for boys and girls between 5-15 years old at any skill level. Once complete, participants receive a medal and personalised Rascal Kit. 
Ikos Dassia also offers a range of sporting activities, including Zumba, diving lessons, beach volleyball, water polo, pilates, and yoga. 
There are also specialised academies for the whole family to better their tennis, sailing, and windsurfing skills. 
Speak to your trusted Sovereign Luxury Travel planner to book your spot or plan the perfect Corfu holiday. 
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Algarve

Situated among lush green pines with exquisite views over the Atlantic Ocean, Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort is the perfect place to spend an adventure-filled holiday in Algarve, Portugal. 
Get ready to enjoy the various activities on offer, including the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, which boasts five floodlit courts. You can learn top skills with the coaching courses or show off with the guest tournaments. Forgot your racquet? Don’t worry, they are available for hire through the resort. 
If you’re more into golf, the 9-hole Pine Cliffs golf course awaits with 168 acres of stunningly manicured land perched on top of a cliff, overlooking the gorgeous bay below. For those that want a little more guidance or to keep their skills in tip-top shape, the onsite golf academy is the perfect option. 
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Crete

If you’re looking for a sporting holiday with awe-inspiring views, look no further than Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
The 9-hole par-3 private golf course, along with a Golf Academy with a PGA professional team are waiting to help you get the perfect swing. Whether you’re a beginner or know a thing or two, there is always something to learn at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort. You can spend the day swinging in style with gorgeous views of the ocean. 
The Valencia CF Soccer School Camp is an onsite training program with one of the most successful European football clubs; Valencia Club de Futbol. Children between 5-16 are encouraged to take on various activities and skill-building exercises throughout the programme, making them stronger and better players.
If you’re looking to get into the water, the onsite PADI-certified dive centre will take your luxury Crete holiday to the next level. Learn to dive and experience the incredible local sea life up close and personal. 
The tow boats are also on standby for those wanting to learn how to wakeboard and waterski with fully trained coaches. 
Then it’s off to the three Astroturf tennis courts where you can play a round of doubles or set up a class with professional instructors. 
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Peloponnese

Situated on an idyllic beach, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is a large beach resort surrounded by incredible flora and an expansive ocean. 
For the adventurous, the range of exciting activities makes this the perfect spot for an amazing sporting holiday. The resort offers mountain biking, rock climbing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding, to name a few. 
Golf lovers are in luck with four 18-hole signature golf courses. This is a golfer's paradise with luxury service and fantastic natural landscapes that will have you feeling you've been transported to a golfing haven.  
For an ocean adventure, the PADI-certified scuba diving centre is where you want to be. Learn the basics or fine-tune your diving skills to enjoy a holiday alongside the local sea life. 
For an all-out tennis extravaganza, the Mouratoglou Tennis Centre awaits with 16 tennis courts. The state-of-the-art courts with expansive views of the Ionian Sea, and personalised coaching from some of the best in the world will have you playing like you never have before. 
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