7 exhilarating Caribbean workouts

Polo lessons in Barbados

Sometimes a trip to the superyacht gym just isn't enough. Why not try one of these high energy activities to get your exercise fix?

1. Polo lessons in Barbados

If snorkelling with turtles and paddling in pristine waters isn't active enough for you, head to Barbados' Apes Hill Club to perfect your skills at its world-class polo facilities. The club hosts regular matches, lessons, livery and horse care, meaning guests can get the full equestrian experience during their stay on the island. The horses are fantastically trained and the grounds are within the stunning, green and leafy golf course, making this an experience not to be missed.

Keen polo players can opt for the instructional polo clinic, taking place from December 7-11, which includes three days of one-on-one polo lessons and four nights of VIP treatment at the stunning polo villas.

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Bike in Nevis

Cycling possibilities in Nevis include the 32km main road that girdles the island, as well as single and double track trails. Local operators offer two-wheeled tours of villages, sugar plantations and more so make sure you've got one of the best bikes for onshore exploration in your toy box.

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Climb Gros Piton in St. Lucia

Spend a couple of hours climbing and exploring St. Lucia’s second-highest peak, 2,619-foot Gros Piton, with magnificent views of nearby Petit Piton, Soufrière and the island; a guide is recommended.

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Scuba dive in the Cayman Islands

You’ll burn more than 300 calories per hour on a leisurely scuba dive, so consider how many calories you could say farewell to while exploring the Cayman Islands’ 350-plus dive sites; for example, the sheer wall at Little Cayman’s Bloody Bay Marine Park and Grand Cayman’s USS Kittiwake, a former navy ship and one of the best shipwreck dives.

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Run the Trinidad and Tobago marathon

Held annually in January, take in the sights of Trinidad and Tobago during this adrenaline-pumping 42.1 kilometre race before crossing the marathon’s finish line at Queen’s Park Savannah. If that sounds like a bit too much, opt for the less gruelling five kilometre race — definitely an event not to miss in the Caribbean.

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Dive into the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim

Swim across the four kilometre 'Narrows' between Nevis' Oualie Beach and St Kitts' Reggae Beach for a real challenge. Ideal for novices and top open water swimmers alike, those who choose not to swim competitively can use snorkels and fins.

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Play golf in the Dominican Republic

Ditch the cart when possible and enjoy all the walking that playing a full round of golf requires. The Dominican Republic has 26 courses to choose from, including the Tom Fazio-designed Corales, P.B. Dye-designed La Cana and Robert Trent Jones-designed Playa Grande.

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