Who says working out on holiday is a chore? These state-of-the-art hotel gyms have views to die for, making exercising one of the best parts of the holiday - honest!
From sweeping views of the ocean, tropical jungles and snow-covered mountains, we've found gyms that offer jaw-dropping vistas. Click on the image below to see the pics.
Hotel gyms with incredible views
Hotel gyms with incredible views
Looking out over the Pavilion Marina and the famous 'sail' of the Burj Al Arab hotel, the view from Jumeirah Beach Hotel's Technogym is to die for. Whether you like to work out in the morning or after dark, you'll be more than impressed with the views from these treadmills.
Don't you just love a bustling city view? At St. Regis Bangkok you can use the buzzing city as your motivation for a run on the treadmill with spectacular views from the hotel's Technogym. The fully-equipped gym has cardiovascular and resistance training areas, all within a glass-walled space for you to take in the city’s parks and Rajadamri Road, Bangkok’s key commercial corridor while you exercise.
Florence may have originally been the setting for A Room with View, but the Hotel Savoy offers its guests a gym with a view! Lift a few weights or unwind in the steam room - just don't miss checking out the fitness centre for its fantastic view of the city's Duomo.
It's only fitting that the world's most luxurious hotel should offer iconic views for its VIP guests to enjoy from the gym. Burj Al Arab's Assawan Spa and Health Club, located on the 18th floor, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Persian Gulf and Dubai skyline like no other hotel in the city.
At 300 metres high and with 360-degree panoramic views across Doha, The Torch is a haven for discerning visitors, and sports enthusiasts should head straight for the four-level Health Club, which offers wonderful views and superb facilities accompanied by the rejuvenating sound of waterfalls. We're in love with the gym's walk-in showers which have awe-inspiring views too! The multi-jet showers feature massage stones that you walk across to massage your feet while you take in the views of Qatar. Cool, huh?
Set in nine acres of tropical grounds, COMO Shambhala Estate is a haven for health and fitness freaks, with a vitality pool, treatment centre, yoga, Pilates and Ayurvedic doctor. The jungle gym is cut into the forest and delivers an unrivalled location to do your circuit training and exercise routine with spectacular views.
Located in an over-water pavilion with sweeping views of the ocean, the setting of Viceroy Maldives' gym is enough to make you want to work up a sweat. There is a separate yoga pavilion, also over the water, so yoga bunnies can do yoga to the sound of the gentle lapping of the sea, with daily private and group lessons available. Early risers are invited to start the day by greeting the sunrise with a yoga class and gorgeous views.
Supremely located on one of the finest beaches on Sri Lanka’s South West Coast, Vivanta by Taj - Bentota boasts a terraced infinity pool, attractive Colonial architecture and private ocean-facing balconies. The Vivanta by Taj Fitness Centre features large windows overlooking lush gardens, palm trees and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. It's open 24 hours, allowing you to use the cardio machines, treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes at your convenience, and to check out the stunning views at any time of day.
Located on the Sithonia peninsula of northern Greece, the Porto Carras Grand Resort is home to breathtaking views of the Meliton Mountain and the Toroneos Gulf, while surrounded by miles of white sandy beaches. Hit the gym to enjoy magnificent views over the picturesque waterfront and marina. Facilities include personal training, yoga classes, Pilates, aerobics and aqua-aerobics.
Fan of spinning? The BodyHoliday in St Lucia has taken spinning to new heights with the addition of its Tree House. Towering 25 feet above the ground, this is not your average spin studio. The eight-foot floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean Sea and lush St Lucian rainforest. And the beautiful space is not just for spin fanatics as it also has an open air Zen Deck situated on the structure’s rooftop, so you can enjoy the beautiful views inside and out.
With terrific views out of the jungle and the Gulf of Thailand, W Retreat Koh Samui's Sweat Fitness Centre is a beautiful spot to take in the surroundings while working up a sweat. The gym boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks the sparkling sea so you can step onto the treadmill, head over to the weight machines or try Thai boxing - all with magnificent views thrown in!
Occupying the top 14 floors of Shinjuku Park Tower, the Park Hyatt Tokyo is renowned for its impressive vistas. The gymnasium and aerobics studio flank either side of the pool on the sky-lit 47th floor and offer floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible views of Tokyo below. The studio has body sonic flooring, while the gym is equipped with Life Fitness weight training and fitness equipment.
Taj Campton Place's fitness centre is located on an open-air terrace on the ninth floor of the luxury San Francisco boutique hotel, allowing you to enjoy fresh air and sweeping views over the skyscrapers of Union Square while using a wide range of Technogym cardio and exercise equipment, complete with iPod connectivity. The hotel is ideally situated among the city’s best shopping, art galleries and museums too.
The Kulm Hotel St Moritz stands in the heart of St Moritz and set at the top of the resort, it offers 180-degree, panoramic views of the village and Lake St Moritz, including from the gym. Whether in the summer or winter, the gym boasts unparalleled views, as well as a Persofit fitness programme, designed to combine cardio training, nutrition counselling and deep relaxation.
The gym at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites' Elixir Spa Gallery is the perfect spot to work out while enjoying the view of the ocean. The fully-equipped gym is located next to an outdoor Jacuzzi, soothing sauna and steam bath, so you can relax after your workout and soak up the surroundings in Crete.
Luxury hideaway Fregate Island Private is the ultimate paradise retreat in the Indian Ocean and it's only natural that this exclusive eco-retreat has its own fitness centre with incredible views. Located right beside the Rock Spa, the Rock Gym with its amazing views into greens and rock formations offers fitness equipment from dumb-bells to multifunctional gym systems. Besides the gorgeous scenery, facilities include a full-size, hard surface tennis court, grass volleyball and badminton court, paved mountain biking and jogging tracks and boccia ball.
All-villa resort Raffles Praslin Seychelles, situated on the northern tip of Praslin Island, centres itself on healthy living and wellness and is a haven for those looking to get fit in an idyllic setting. The views from the gym are second to none, overlooking the cool blue of the Indian Ocean and the beautiful Curieuse Island famous for its population of turtles. As well as a gym at the hotel, there is a spa and fitness studio with professional instructors on hand to help and after a good work out, the private pool at each villa provides the perfect place to cool down and relax.
The turquoise waters and white sandy beaches at Jumeirah Vittaveli don't need to be touched to impress. Hit the fully-equipped over-water fitness studio for a workout with idyllic views. The gym offers complimentary personal training and guests can shape up with a variety of activities in the gym or on the beach. Who needs a TV screen when you have a view like this?