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Five gold-medal winning holidays

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Channel your inner Olympian with these gold-medal winning luxury holidays, from golf in Mauritius and cycling in Mallorca to diving in Croatia 

Gear up for golf Like Rose with an 18-hole Island Course at Le Toussrok, Mauritius
The five-star resort of Le Touessrok is located on a stretch of sandy coast looking out over the Trou d’Eau Douce Bay on the east coast of Mauritius, and is ideal for those after easy access to world-class golfing in a stunning setting. Just across the lagoon lies the island of Ile aux Cerfs, which is home to its own 18-hole championship golf course (designed by Bernard Langer), which guests are able to use as and when they please, although tee times and boat transfers for the week can be arranged in advance. After a game, guests can stretch muscles in the ‘Matt Roberts’ gym, relax in the ‘Givenchy’ spa or relax in the Golf Club Restaurant & Bar, with panoramic views of the golf course, ocean and distant mountains. For gourmets, there are also four additional restaurants to try.

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Take to the Saddle Like Froome with a Road Biking Break at Son Brull, Mallorca
This week-long break in Northern Mallorca combines world-class road biking with a stay at Son Brull hotel; a former monastery that sits among its own vineyards in the countryside just a few miles from the town of Pollença. Each morning, riders will get kitted up and join the local riding club (between 09.00-13.00) for a day exploring the island, typically covering 80-100km and benefiting from plenty of local knowledge. The area combines challenging climbs into the Tramuntana mountain range with gentler days exploring the villages and bodegas of the lowlands and coast. The afternoons can be spent enjoying the facilities and grounds of Son Brull, easing tired muscles with a massage in a private pavilion or unwinding with yoga and tai chi classes. 

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Ace it like Murray with Tennis Coaching at the Annabel Croft Academy at Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus
Aphrodite Hills in Paphos is the dream resort for tennis enthusiasts after a week of sun, sea and sports coaching, complete with its own Annabel Croft Tennis Academy that has expert-led lessons and views over the Mediterranean Sea. The academy has world-class facilities with nine floodlit courts (five green set hard courts and four clay courts) designed to teach players the skills of playing on different surfaces, both of the highest quality. After spending their days serving up aces, guests can relax tired muscles at the Retreat Spa, explore the area on horseback or simply sun themselves on the nearby beach. There’s also an 18-hole champion golf course and a kids club with tennis courses in the school holidays.

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Dive Like Daley with a Water-Based Break at Hotel Odisej Mljet, Croatia
Set in the heart of the Mljet National Park, Hotel Odisej Mljet is the only hotel on this scenic pine-clad island and offers a great value escape for watersports fans. Set away from Dubrovnik’s cosmopolitan bustle (but close enough to enjoy visits) the hotel gives guests the chance to dive into the clear water of the Adriatic from a sunbathing terrace, take a dip in the sea-water swimming pool, dive or snorkel past ancient Roman ruins (there’s a dive school situated next door to the hotel) or stroll through the forested interior to the island’s two emerald-green lakes, ideal for boating. Guests can also enjoy charming hiking and biking paths, visit the 12th-century Benedictine island monastery or indulge in a range of authentic spa treatments.

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Train Like the Brownlee Brothers with Triathlon Training at Playitas, Fuerteventura
Playitas is one of Europe’s largest dedicated sports and fitness resorts, offering a variety of activities (mostly complimentary) that range from the usual spinning, pilates and circuit training, to the more unusual combat classes, Nordic walking sessions and group basketball. Those after something more demanding can challenge themselves to complete a recommended triathlon route; swimming in the Olympic-sized pool, cycling through winding lanes and running to the top of a nearby mountain. The hotel also sits on a sheltered beach, making it the perfect spot to participate in guided open-water swimming sessions. Plus, there’s a complimentary kids’ club and sports academy during the school summer holidays, complete with mini triathlon training. 

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All holidays available through the Healthy Holiday Company

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