By Roger Cox, Editor
Although it has the trappings of a resort, including two hotels and a restaurant to go with its considerable athletic amenities, Thanyapura is far more accurately described as a sports megaplex. This remarkable facility is only 15 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and sits on 23 hectares (56 acres) at the foot of a national forest. The resort integrates world class sports facilities with an integrative health and wellness center and caters to active people looking for a healthy holiday destination in tropical Thailand.
One of the unique features of Thanyapura is the on-site integrative health clinic , which specializes in functional, rehabilitation, and aesthetic medicine. The clinic offers check-ups and other diagnostic tests to measure hormone, gut, and immune function. Chiropractic and physiotherapy are available as well as aesthetic treatments for face and body including Botox, Cool Sculpting, and fillers. The Wellness Centre specializes in lifestyle improvement and offers specialists in nutrition, yoga, mind training, detoxification, and stress management.
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At the heart of its Sports & Leisure Club is a complex of 6 Plexicushion tennis courts, four of them indoors. The club has a diversified menu of tennis options, including clinics for adults and juniors, Cardio tennis, personal coaching, and skill development programs that include week-long intensive tennis training camps. Thanyapura stages tournaments, including an ITF Women's Pro Circuit event, and has hosted top tour players, like Maria Sharapova, for off-season training.
Courts Fees. The facility offers day passes for $30 and that includes access to the tennis courts, locker rooms, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and ice bath and over 10 daily classes from core strengthening to spinning and aqua aerobics.
Spa & Fitness
Spa & Fitness Center. The Thanyapura Spa offers a full range of therapeutic massage services specifically attuned for athletes to enhance flexibility, help prevent injuries, and relax sore muscles. The fitness center contains an extensive array of Kinesis and Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment supplemented by studios for Pilates, spinning, yoga, Zumba, martial arts, and more.
And ... In addition to the tennis academy, there are academies in aquatics, triathlon, soccer, and fitness. There are 50-meter and 25-meter swimming pools; a rugby pitch; a cushioned 500-meter running track; a lighted soccer pitch; and beach volleyball courts..
Anyone looking for activities for their children can choose from a diverse menu for all ages. For those under age 10, there is the Tree Club, a program of supervised activities in an area with a children's pool and water slide, an arts and crafts area, indoor and outdoor active play areas, and a cinema corner showing a range of children's television programs and movies. In addition, there are family cooking classes, learn-to-swim programs, and a variety of individual and multi-sport camps for those ages 5 to 18.
There are two hotels on site: the 77-room Sports wing for active guests with a 25-meter pool, and the 38-room Garden Wing for guests that want a more tranquil environment.
The principal restaurant DiVine has views of Khao Phra Taew National Park, and serves organic Western, Asian, and Thai cuisine with fresh ingredients sourced from Thanyapura's own organic farm. The restaurant has an open kitchen and choice of indoor and outdoor dining. Meanwhile snacks and beverages are also available at the sports-themed Booster Bar. Vegan, gluten-free, and plant-based menu options are available at DiLite restaurant for those with specific diet needs or restrictions.
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