Reunite in the great outdoors: 5 adventures to enjoy together
Explore fresh landscapes, dive into a sparkling ocean or create new bonds through the challenge of a thrilling adventure. We all need a little bit more social (and perhaps a little bit less social media) in our lives right now. Reconnect with friends and fam with one of these incredible outdoorsy getaways.
Rock climbing in Krabi, Thailand
On southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, crystalline waters and white sand beaches are the big attraction. So much so that you might not think to turn and admire the towering limestone rock faces. Totally fair. But for the daring, this seaside paradise offers an adventure that will take you to another level. Pop on a harness, partner up and see how high you can climb. Whether you want to deepen your trust in a friend or partner, or begin to build it with a new one, you’ll find experiences for every level. Partner-check first, but most of all enjoy the view!
Where to stay: At Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort you’ll find a chic refuge in the very heart of the action. Spring into adventure from the centre of Ao Nang town or take a well deserved break and sip on a cocktail at our rooftop bar. Just a little further south, Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort is a perfect island base for all kinds of adventures.
Sunrise climbing in Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Consider yourself a morning person? Or would you like to find out if you are? The fragrant breakfast banh mis aren’t the only way to start your day in Quy Nhon. Try a hike up one of the city’s three spectacular mountains to catch the sunrise. If 4:30 am sounds too early, just think of the panoramas you’ll be able to capture from the summit (or the nap you’ll take when you get home). How better to meet the locals than to join a hiking group on one of their excursions? Just don’t forget to fuel up on coffee before you leave!
Where to stay: For those dreaming of a secret hideaway, Avani Quy Nhon Resort is the perfect destination. Nestled between the untouched sands of its own private beach and the untouched landscapes of Quy Nhon, this cosy resort lets you be as adventurous or as chilled as you please.
Surfing in Broadbeach, Australia
On the Gold Coast, a day on the beach doesn’t mean missing a night on the town. From Surfer’s Paradise to picture-perfect Broadbeach, pristine shorelines meet thriving metropolitan energy. There’ll be no complaints of boredom once the kids all have boards in hand. Team up with other noobs for an introductory lesson, or for the more experienced, just head straight out into the surf. Catch some sick waves and hang loose, because hours of fun are on the horizon.
Where to stay: Find balance between a hive of cosmopolitan activity and endless stretches of sun soaked sand at Avani Broadbeach Residences. Enjoy the best of both worlds with some of the coast’s best surf spots and endless entertainment opportunities just around the corner.
Safari adventures in Gaborone, Botswana
Looking for a wild time? Let your hair down in a new way on a trip to one of Gaborone’s game reserves. Listen to the calls of native birds on a stroll through the reserve, join other nature enthusiasts to catch a glimpse of kudu and ostriches from the observation areas or stop at one of the many picnic areas for a sociable snack. For a safari adventure you only need to travel slightly further afield. Just an hour from Gaborone, Madikwe Game Reserve is no picnic spot. Pile into the back of a Land Rover and let your hair fly loose as you zoom past cheetahs and hyenas.
Where to stay: Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino puts you where it’s all happening. Ideally located in the centre of Botswana’s capital, you’ll have ease of access to a melting pot of gastronomic experiences, wildlife and the city’s thriving nightlife. Take your holiday by storm!
River adventures at Victoria Falls, Zambia
The Victoria Falls is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. Swim in the Devil’s Pool right on the edge of the waterfall, white water raft down the tumbling Zambezi River or take a leap of faith and test your limits with a 111 metre bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge. With the striking background of one of the world’s natural wonders behind you, there’ll be no shortage of picture perfect moments to share with the friends around you (and post on your social feeds too).
Where to stay: Whether you decide to delve into adrenaline fuelled adventures or relax to the melody of the thundering falls, Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers a flexible base. Located deep in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, this serene sanctuary places you just moments from the action.