All the finest five-star properties in town boast quality fitness centers complete with personal trainers and top equipment. In addition, Virgin Active (www.virginactive.co.th for locations) has swanky, state-of-the-art clubs conveniently located around town. If you’ll be in town for more than a few days, GuavaPass (www.guavapass.com) lets members book high-end boutique fitness classes (like spinning, cross fit, hot yoga, or Pilates reformer lessons) at studios all across town. Multi-class packages starting at 899B.and offer a day rate of 1,070B.
If these places listed are too expensive, check the three- to four-star hotels in your district; many offer day passes for as little as 350B.
Various golf courses lie close to the city, a number of which are championship quality. Due to their huge popularity, access is sometimes limited. Visitors can get around this by booking upscale packages offered by hotel concierges or agents, such as Golf A La Cart (www.golfalacart-thailand.com), who can arrange access during the busiest seasons. These fully inclusive deals include car transfer and all fees.
- Thai Country Club (tel. 02651-5300 or 03857-0234; www.thaicountryclub.com), run by the Peninsula Hotel, is praised for its consistent greens and sumptuous clubhouse. This stunning 18-hole course lies just 45 minutes southwest of Bangkok. The following fees refer to low/high season rates: Greens fees are 3,650B–5,500B on weekdays, 4,850B–6,500B on weekends . Note that visitors' hours on weekends are restricted.
- Pinehurst Golf & Country Club (tel. 02516-8679; www.pinehurst.co.th), located in Pathum Thani, is a popular 27-hole course that served as the venue for the 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic. Greens fees on weekdays are 2,000B, on weekends 2,700B.
Apart from the many hotels in town that schedule regular yoga classes, some downtown studios may offer special packages for visitors on extended stays. Expect to pay up to 3,000B. One such studio is Absolute Yoga (tel. 02252-4400; www.absoluteyogabangkok.com), with many branches including one in Amarin Plaza, close to the Grand Hyatt Erawan, on Ploenchit Road. Yoga Elements Studio (tel. 02655-5671; www.yogaelements.com), on the 23rd floor of the Vanissa Building, just behind Central Chidlom department store on Soi Chidlom (5 min. from Chit Lom BTS), is another locally run studio with a wide variety of yoga classes.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.