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The world’s largest private residential yacht: A journey of health and wellness

21 April 2022

It is easy to live well on board the 196-metre The World, Residences at Sea. The entire vessel has been curated around providing its residents with not just means to explore the world in luxury, but to align their health and wellness goals with the wonder of non-stop, global exploration – all from the comfort of their own home at sea.

The international community of residents share many common interests, particularly travel and fitness, and the range of facilities and activities reflect this. There are so many options, residents have the choice to learn something new or perfect what they already know. Life on board The World is invigorating to say the least, and here are just some of the ways the world’s largest privately-owned residential yacht supports its community’s quest for wellness.

The Fitness Center

Hailed as one of the most popular areas on the vessel, it seems apt that any resident’s first stop should be to the Fitness Center, open 24/7. To start the day feeling energised after a good night’s sleep, there are Pilates and yoga classes instructed by The World’s professional trainers. The classes are catered to all levels, and great care is taken in ensuring that the wide range of equipment, studios, routines, atmosphere and refreshments are of the highest quality and suitable for all.

The World holds the title for the only regulation-sized tennis court at sea, which is also perfect for cricket matches and basketball games. Plus, there’s always the yacht’s personal trainers around to fashion a custom-made routine for any resident who enjoys coaching or independent workouts.

To wind down and iron out any areas of tension, there’s a qualified team of experienced massage therapists and physiotherapists on hand. These physios work directly with The World’s onboard doctors and fitness instructors for various treatments and therapeutic rehabilitation. If a resident requires a physiotherapy programme, it is personalised to reflect the resident’s wellbeing, diet and lifestyle.

Shoreside fitness

Myriad activities are available to residents and guests when the ship is in port to support their wellness journey while exploring the most amazing destinations on earth. Fitness regimes are anything but routine for those who opt to explore the local towns by foot, like a walking tour of the World Heritage Site of Marrakech. Others may prefer to discover the area by bike with a cycling tour through Vancouver’s natural landscapes or hike Athens’ ruins to stay fit.

The food and beverage team

Extraordinary culinary experiences are an essential part of life on board The World. While residents can cook at home with ingredients from the onboard gourmet marketplace, purchased during a fun outing to a local farmers market, or with a private chef, the vessel’s six restaurants provide an endless array of eating options. The World’s chefs go above and beyond to create five-star menus with healthy choices including fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Embracing the distinct flavours of the destination through food and wine further enhances the cultural experience.

The vessel’s four main restaurants specialise in eclectic Asian cuisine, steaks and seafood, Michelin-star level fine dining and Mediterranean flavours. For those seeking the perfect beverage, residents can find numerous cocktail lounges and bars across the vessel. Plus, there’s an extensive and award-winning wine and sake list of over 1,200 wines hand-picked from 20 countries. All this is stored in The World’s impressive wine cellar that holds over 16,000 bottles.

With so much spectacular food and drink to choose from, The World’s food and beverage team can tailor a meal programme that supports a resident’s nutritional goals regardless of where on the ship the meal is enjoyed or wherever the vessel happens to be sailing the globe.

The World Spa

Taking over a huge 2,133 square metres of space on board the yacht, The World Spa offers the ultimate menu of skincare, hair and body treatments to enhance the residents’ health and wellness programme. Unique offerings include multi-wave LED light therapy for anti-ageing and pain management, an innovative Vichy bed for enhanced full-body hammam treatments, NanoVi® human cell repair therapy, CACI non-surgical facelift system, Zerona Z6 non-invasive laser and more.

A dip in the yacht’s two swimming pools is always an option for residents. For those who would prefer to stay feeling serene and relaxed, the Cleopatra Heated Beds come with a zero-gravity effect and apply heat therapy similar to a hot stone massage.

Hobbies and activities

Even for the most well-travelled and cultured of residents, there are still new things to try. Whether it be food, drink, sports or cultural activities, The World has all the facilities, equipment and expert trainers on hand to make it easy to try something new.

While some residents are a dab-hand at golf, others plan to improve their game. The onboard pros are ready to teach, either in a private lesson or offering expert input at the simulator. For a more relaxed session, there’s the golf putting greens, chipping areas and a driving range. Other energizing activities include paddleboard, SCUBA diving like to Saipan’s limestone Grotto or snorkelling adventures to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

A small selection of homes on board The World, Residences at Sea are available for resale every year. To learn more about ownership opportunities and the unique residential lifestyle of this one-of-a-kind mega yacht, contact The World’s Residential Advisor by calling +1 954 538 8449 / +44 20 7 572 1231 or clicking here. For more information visit aboardtheworld.com.