Adventure travel is for losers - make sure your next holiday is horizontal with our pick of the world's best places to do nothing.
The Island | Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
The private speedboat transfer from the airport is as extreme as a stay on this Indian Ocean island ever needs to be. After that it’s all white sand, cold towels and unobtrusive service on a perfectly judged definition of desert-island luxury.
The pool bar is one of the greats, the private sundecks are hard to better, and, for action, a late afternoon sail (don’t worry, you won’t have to do anything) around the island is a must. The water sports centre comes highly commended. If you ever get round to visiting. huvafenfushi.com
The Pool | Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco
The one thing better than lying by a pool, is lying by a pool with a view. Set 1,300m into the foothills of the Atlas mountains, Kasbah Tamadot’s stunning location allows plenty of mental and visual stimulation while you can remain fully horizontal. kasbahtamadot.com
The Terrace | Cowley Manor, Cotswolds
Why leave your room unless you really have to? The Signature Room at this Cotswolds hotel has a sundeck which stretches before its immaculate secluded English garden backdrop. One of Britain’s best spas, C-Side, is a one-minute walk away. cowleymanor.com
The Retreat | Juvet Landscape, Norway
One for only the intrepidly inactive, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is set in the wilderness of northern Norway (five hours from Oslo) and features seven minimalist cubes positioned on riverbanks. The rooms are similarly simple, designed to allow the panoramic woodland views and forest calm to dominate. juvet.com
The Activity | Verdura Golf Resort, Sicily
Some days, even the laziest among us need to get the circulation going. That’s why golf was invented. Rocco Forte’s Verdura Golf & Spa Resort provides the perfect playground for those looking to combine kicking back by the pool with nine holes of semi-action. verduraresort.com