After the last few months at home, we bet you're yearning for a dose of adrenaline-pumping adventure. Whether you fancy soaring over the Indian Ocean by jetpack, trekking with endangered Rwandan mountain gorillas, diving with great white sharks off the Western Cape or rafting through Balinese river rapids, get set for the adventure of a lifetime right from your luxury hotel.
For: Adventures Above the Waves
An impressive island sanctuary located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru promises thrills both in and above the water. The sensational Water Sports Centre offers access to a collection of revolutionary X-Jetpacks, getting your adrenaline pumping as you soar above the lagoon, propelled by the power of the water. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the surrounding area as you parasail from the state-of-the-art Cherokee 30 boat, skim at speed across the waves with the pioneering hydrofoils, or soak up stunning views as you soar over the Maldives by the 'Flying Triggerfish' sea plane - whether on an island-hopping adventure of surf safari.
For: Superb Surfing
For seriously top-notch surfing, head to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, home to its very own Surf School, run by world-renowned company TropicSurf. Whether you're a first timer on the waves or a surfing expert, the incredible instructors will be sure to create the perfect experience for you. After collecting the very best surf boards and equipment at the laid-back Surf Shack, families can enjoy a course together on the pristine lagoon, while six quality breaks are just a quick boat ride away - with April to October the best time for experienced surfers to visit for the best swells.
For: Supreme Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
Located among South Malé's coral atolls, COMO Cocoa Island offers some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving you could dream of. As well as day or night snorkelling in the house reef - which itself is home to an array of diverse marine life - you can also head a little further afield in search of turtles, reef sharks and even whale sharks! For even more marine discovery, join a PADI-approved guide or the resident marine biologist for an unforgettable scuba diving experience across various locations - from pristine lagoons to dramatic caves to bustling shark cleaning stations.
For: World-Class Kite Surfing
Mauritius' magical Le Morne Peninsula is renowned for its exceptional kite surfing conditions, combining warm, shallow waters and year-round trade winds with simply stunning surroundings and unmatched vistas. Inviting you to embrace this thrilling sport, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is home to the world's first ION CLUB Prestige, a leader in international kitesurfing tuition. Here, the expert guides will match you with the finest equipment and create personalised programmes to help you enjoy the very best kitesurfing adventure - whether you're a complete newbie or seasoned pro.
For: Game Fishing Fun and Feasts
From the stunning OZEN at Maadhoo, step aboard the 38ft state-of-the-art Sports Fishing boat and head out on a thrilling big game fishing trip. Trying your hand at various fishing methods - including trolling, popping and jigging - possible catches may include black marlin, sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna, barracuda and more! After a great success out at sea, head back as the sun begins to set. While you freshen up, the resort's incredible chefs will transform your catches into a delicious dinner, to be enjoyed in a dreamy beach location.
For: Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking
Made up of just six stunning villas, the beautiful Bisate Lodge is located next to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. From here, embark on a simply once-in-a-lifetime trek through the dense forest in search of the area's endangered mountain gorillas, tracking a specific group of the primates with an expert guide. You may find yourself just a few metres from a mighty silverback or be able to observe a group of young primates at play - truly experiences that will last a lifetime.
For: The African 'Marine Big Five'
As well as the game species that you may picture when you think of South Africa, the country is also home to some magnificent marine life. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve boasts an enviable location overlooking Walker Bay on the Western Cape, offering an abundance of activities in the water. Head out by boat on a marine safari as you keep your eyes peeled for the 'Marine Big Five' - whale, dolphin, shark, penguin and seal - or tick cage diving with sharks off your bucket list as you dive into the water with great whites on an adrenaline-pumping yet completely safe adventure.
For: The Safari of a Lifetime
Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve boasts over 13,500 hectares of unspoiled bushveld to explore, making for an utterly unforgettable South Africa safari. Whether you choose to stay in the mountaintop Rock Lodge or the riverside Safari Lodge, get set to head out by luxury safari vehicle with expert rangers, in search of a huge variety of game species, including the African 'Big Five' - lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo and an exceptional volume of leopard. As well as game drives, enjoy walking safaris and birdwatching excursions to see as much of the wonderful wildlife as possible.
For: Adrenaline-Pumping Pursuits
The Spire Hotel is a haven of calm and luxury in the heart of New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown. Thanks to the hotel's variety of itineraries and small fleet of Range Rovers, you are never far from your next adventure! Just moments from the base of the Skyline Gondola, head up to Bob's Peak, from which you can enjoy mountain biking, luging and paragliding, all with sensational views. Bungee jumping is a truly iconic Queensland activity and the famed Kawarau River Bungy Centre is an easy drive from the hotel, offering the ultimate adventure for adrenaline-junkies.
For: An Authentic Ranch Experience
Enjoy an authentic experience in the Montana wilderness with a stay at The Resort at Paws Up, set across around 37,000 acres. With over 60 (!) activities to choose from, get set for a fun-filled stay from start to finish. A year-round destination, winter adventures include sleigh rides, dogsledding (with champion Alaskan huskies), snow tubing and even skijoring - skiing while being pulled along by a horse! If you visit in summer, try fly-fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, paintballing, rafting, swimming and mountain biking, or delve into cowboy life with various equestrian activities - from wagon driving to horse whispering.
For: Spotting Sri Lanka's Leopards
Sri Lanka is amongst the most bio-diverse countries in the world and the gloriously remote and wild Wilpattu National Park is the ultimate place to spot Sri Lanka's elusive leopards. From Leopard Trails Wilpattu in the heart of the park, head out with a ranger to spot these stunning cats on game drives, as well as a range of other rare animals - including sloth bears and barking deer - or get even closer to the wildlife on a walking safari. Dedicated photographic safaris are great for budding or professional wildlife photographers, on which the expert guides will ensure that you achieve the best position for the ultimate wildlife shot.
For: River Rafting Through the Best of Bali
Nestled in the lush Ayung River Valley, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan promises a stay that combines superlative luxury with authentic Balinese adventures. A great way to get outside and explore the surrounding area, a collection of rafting experiences is yours to choose from. Discover the UNESCO-listed subak irrigation network by raft, gliding through thrilling rapids while passing lush jungle, working rice terraces, striking gorges and sacred holy sites. Forget a car transfer and opt to river raft to lunch with an expert guide, or even arrive at the resort by raft for an utterly unique check-in experience - exclusively available to guests transferring from sister property, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.