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Top 5 Health destinations with complimentary SUP

May 17, 2024

Health resorts have become increasingly popular destinations for those seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, and wellness. Among the many healthy activities and holistic workshops, paddle boarding (SUP) has emerged as a favorite among guests. Combining the benefits of outdoor exercise with the tranquility of being on the water, SUP provides a unique way to unwind and connect with nature while promoting physical fitness and mental well-being. Additionally, at these featured health resorts, stand-up paddleboarding is complimentary, allowing you to enjoy this activity free of charge. Whether you seek a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, a true health experience, or a family holiday, these places promise a joyful and balanced adventure, from the serene lakes in Austria and Switzerland to the tranquil azure waters in Thailand or Spain.

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New! MAYRLIFE - Austria

MAYRLIFE Medical Health Resort stands out as an expert in traditional Dr. Mayr therapies, particularly beneficial for improving our gut health and digestive system. The serene location is stunning: amidst the breathtaking Austrian Alps and overlooking Lake Altaussee. With a team of highly skilled doctors and therapists well-versed in modern medical practices, the resort provides a holistic approach to wellness. Here you can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities like Nordic walking, skiing, mountain biking, yoga, or paddleboarding (SUP) on the lake. The resort has 8 SUP-boards and offers a weekly introductory course which is also free of charge. Individual lessons with a trainer can be booked separately and come with a charge. 

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Marbella Club - Spain

This elite hotel is among the world's top-tier establishments, where guests are treated with the utmost luxury and care. The hotel is designed to resemble a traditional Andalusian village, with low, white buildings, cobblestone streets, charming squares, vibrant flowers, and palm trees. Each guest can enjoy one free SUP session per stay along with Marbella's Club complimentary SUP Yoga, Pilates and Sound Meditation classes, which take place once a week as part of free holistic activities. The SUP Yoga, Pilates and Sound Meditation classes take place on the beautiful calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea at Marbella Club's beach (direct walking access from its green gardens to the beach).

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Amatara Welleisure Resort - Thailand

Amatara Welleisure Resort is tucked away on the quiet southeastern corner of Cape Panwa, a rocky outcrop overlooking the bay and the open sea in Phuket. At one of the resort’s highest points, Sun and Moon (an outdoor lounge), you will enjoy a 360-degree view, including breathtaking sunsets. This luxury hotel boasts a private beach, where you can find canoes and stand-up paddleboards available for complimentary use. The bay itself is calm and gentle, perfect for an early morning or late afternoon session on the water. The resort offers a wide variety of activities and programs, including a program with SUP and Yoga private classes, guided by skilled wellness instructors.

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Chenot Palace Weggis - Switzerland

Chenot Palace Weggis is the Chenot flagship in Switzerland. The Chenot Method is known worldwide for its medical detox programs, where they consistently receive awards, such as the 'World's Best Detox Program'' at the World Spa Awards 2022. Chenot Palace Weggis is located on the shore of Lake Vierwaldstättersee, the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Here you can enjoy Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) at no additional cost. This Health Retreat has a private lakeside beach, which will give you direct access to Lake Lucerne. It's a splendid location for indulging in the joys of SUP, with the added charm of swimming along the picturesque shores of Weggis village. The pristine air of the Swiss Alps, panoramic mountain vistas, and lush valley surroundings will leave you completely relaxed and energized afterwards. 

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Kamalaya - Thailand

Nestled along the serene Gulf of Thailand coastline, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary rests in a tranquil bay. Thanks to its location near a coral reef, the sea here tends to be calm and warmer, making it perfect for trying out stand-up paddleboarding with complimentary SUP boards provided on the beach. The Gulf of Thailand treats visitors to breathtaking sunsets, a complimentary sight in the late afternoon. It's advisable not to venture too far out into the sea beyond the reef due to potentially tricky currents. Here's a tip: Take advantage of the complimentary water shoes offered at the beach bar for better grip and protection against sharp objects like shells, rocks, and coral on the seabed.

More Destinations to Increase Your SUP Horizons

At Paradis Plage in Agadir (Morocco), you can immerse yourself in the ultimate water sports experience: from surfing, stand-up paddle lessons, canoeing or bodyboarding. This laid-back surfer-style resort offers 3x daily yoga classes, so it is the ideal SUP & Yoga destination. Yoga is included in the complimentary daily holistic activities, but all watersports will be charged separately or will be included in a pre-booked wellbeing program. 

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About Marleen

This blog is written by Marleen, the founder of in 2005. She travels around the world in search of the best Health & Wellbeing Hotels, Spas and Retreats and shares her know-how, experiences and observations through her blogs.

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