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Our activities and where to do them

Whether it's dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing, kayaking, cycling, tennis or fitness classes, you're never short of something to do on a Neilson holiday. Remember, most activities are included, so no excuses.

We also have a few new and exciting activities, which we're sure you're going to love. Kitesurfing and rock climbing are both new additions to the mainstay Neilson activities and are available to book for a supplement.

Our activities
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking & stand up paddle boarding
  • Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • Mountain biking & road cycling
  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Climbing walls and rock climbing (non-inclusive)
  • Kitesurfing (non-inclusive)
inclusive

Dinghy sailing

If dinghy sailing is your thing, head to one of our beachclubs for inclusive dinghy sailing tuition, dinghy racing, RYA sailing qualifications, and of course a wide range of kit ready and waiting for you on the beach. 


If you're a keen sailor, looking for the best conditions and a good variety of kit, we would recommend booking your holiday to Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia; Alana Beachclub in Croatia and Vounaki, Messini, Buca or Portomyrina Palace Beachclubs in Greece.

Where to go dinghy sailing:
Sardinia: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Italy: Airone Beachclub
Croatia: Alana Beachlub
Greece: Retreat, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs

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Water skiing and wakeboarding

Head to one of our beachclubs where we include water skiing and wakeboarding and you'll get two inclusive tows per person per week. For the best conditions and kit, we would recommend booking a trip to Retreat or Vounaki Beachclubs in Greece or Alana Beachclub in Croatia.


Where to go water skiing and wakeboarding:
Croatia: Alana Beachclub
Greece: Retreat, Vounaki, Messini, Buca and Portomyrina Palace Beachclubs

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Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding

Every beachclub had a good supply of stand up paddle boards (SUP's) and kayaks sitting on the beachfront. They are available to use whenever the beach is open, with no need to book or join an organised session (unless you want to that is).

As already mentioned, both activities are available everywhere, but if you're looking for the best, then we recommend you book a trip to either Retreat or Vounaki Beachclub in Greece.

Where to go kayaking and stand up paddle boarding:
Sardinia: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Italy: Airone Beachclub
Croatia: Alana Beachclub
Greece: Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs

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Windsurfing

You can windsurf in every one of our beachclubs. We also include tuition and have RYA qualifications available to earn if you're ready to spend most of your week learning and progressing. You'll find a range of boards and rigs for all levels, chosen to match the local conditions.

Keen windsurfers looking for the the best wind conditions, kit and level of instruction, should pay a visit to Cosmos or Aeolian Village Beachclubs, both of which are in Greece.

Where to go windsurfing:
Sardinia
: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Italy: Airone Beachclub
Croatia: Alana Beachlub
Greece: Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs

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Tennis

Former GB tennis player and Andy Murray coach Mark Petchey is our official tennis ambassador. With years of experience, Mark has been training our teams of professional coaches, raising the bar of our tennis programme.
 

Where to play tennisNumber of courts
Baia dei Mori Beachclub, Sardiniafour
Airone Beachclub, Italyfour
Alana Beachclub, Croatiasix
Retreat Beachclub, Greecefour
Vounaki Beachclub, Greecetwo
Messini Beachclub, Greeceseven (shared with Buca)
Buca Beachclub, Greeceseven (shared with Messini)
Portomyrina Palace Beachclub, Greecethree
Aeolian Village Beachclub, Greecethree
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Mountain biking

You can grab a bike and go mountain biking at all of our beachclubs. Our mountain bikes come with a wide range of gears, comfortable front suspension and frame sizes from 15.5" to 21".

If you intend to spend most of your holiday firmly in the saddle, Retreat, Messini and Buca Beachclubs will suit you best. At these clubs you can expect a greater variety of routes  and number of rides.

Where to go mountain biking:
Sardinia
: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Italy: Airone Beachclub
Croatia: Alana Beachclub
Greece: Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs

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Road cycling

It's not all about mountain biking, some of our beachclubs are heaven for roadies. If road riding is your thing, head to one of the following beachclubs:


Where to go road cycling:
Sardinia
: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Italy: Airone Beachclub
Greece: Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini or Buca Beachclubs

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing isn't one of our inclusive activities, but can be booked as an additional activity at two beachclubs:


Where to go kitesurfing:
Sardinia
: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Greece: Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Rock climbing

A new activity for summer 2017, we are able to offer climbing as part of our extensive range of activities. Messini Beachclubs in Greece and Alana Beachclub in Croatia have climbing walls with daily instruction as an inclusive activity. (Guests at Buca Beachclub can also use the climbing wall at Messini Beachclub).

If you want to try the real deal, these clubs are also close to some amazing rock climbing routes which you can try for a little extra.


Where to go climbing:

Croatia: Alana Beachclub
Greece: Messini and Buca Beachlcubs 

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Fitness

Our Neilson fitness program offers a fantastic range of classes using a mix of different training sessions for flexibility, conditioning, cardio and power.


Where we offer a full fitness timetable:
Italy:
Airone Beachclub
Croatia: Alana Beachclub
Sardinia: Baia dei Mori Beachclub
Greece: Retreat, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Portomyrina palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs

Our beachclubs

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the beach and watersports kit

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni , Sardinia

From £695pp
walking in the Paklenica National Park

Alana Beachclub

Paklenica , Croatia

From £755pp
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Aerial view of Retreat Beachlcub

Retreat Beachclub

Sivota , Greece

From £615pp
Early morning at the swimming pool

Cosmos Beachclub

Vassiliki , Greece

From £585pp
The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £705pp
Early mornings on the beach

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

From £729pp
the hotel and pool area

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi , Greece

From £835pp
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Space to relax around the 50m (approx.) swimming pool

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Lemnos , Greece

From £695pp
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The swimming pool and pool bar

Aeolian Village Beachclub

Lesvos , Greece

From £619pp