4 Amazing Benefits of Paddleboarding You Probably Don’t Know

October 30, 2020

If you’re vacationing in a Krabi luxury resort, then you have unfettered access to its gleaming jewel-toned waters, golden sand beaches, and fresh lagoon air. With such gorgeous scenery, it can be tempting to lie down on the sand and bask in all its glory. While that’s a perfectly excellent way to spend your vacation, you may want to see what else Krabi has to offer, especially in paddleboarding!

Many people enjoy water activities when they’re at the beach, as it’s a fun and exciting sport for people of all ages and backgrounds. It also comes with its own set of benefits, allowing you to explore the world of paddleboarding while running into a few surprises along the way. Here are four fantastic benefits to the sport that you probably don’t know:

1. It’s a Fantastic Full-Body Workout

Paddleboarding may appear to be a simple activity, but it’s much more intense than it seems. Although it looks like you won’t do much other than paddling to keep yourself moving, you actually engage most parts of your body in the process. You’ll be giving your core an intense workout, as you’ll have to stroke constantly, which also tightens your abs. As a result, you’ll have boosted your endurance while whipping your body into shape.

You also use your shoulders and arms when paddleboarding. If you want to reap the activity’s physical benefits, you can use more vigorous strokes with your arms. Doing so will significantly improve your upper body strength.

2. It Improves Balance

Since you’ll be using a stand up paddle board (SUP), you’ll have to make sure you stay balanced throughout the process. Otherwise, you’ll risk falling into the water, which can be pretty fun in itself! 

When paddleboarding, you’ll have to keep your body upright while paddling yourself along. It may seem like an easy feat, but the rolling of waves may cause you to lose balance when you least expect it. The balance you’ll hone in the sport will also help you improve your performance in other physical activities, which is another perk you’ll enjoy.

3. It Lowers Stress Levels

While paddleboarding comes with a host of physical benefits, it also has its psychological advantages. Physical activity helps your body release endorphins, which is the hormone responsible for feeling short bursts of happiness. Once you’ve paddle boarded a few times, you’ll find yourself sleeping better at night and generally feeling better. 

Cruising through the water is also incredibly calming and relaxing, which often provides rare mental clarity for the busiest urbanites. Spending some time in the water while getting a workout is definitely the ultimate way to reduce stress.

4. It Gives You Beautiful Scenic Views

You can get a stunning view of the sea from the shore or even your villa, but you’ll have an even more fantastic view when you’re in the lagoon. You can see the world and your surroundings from a unique angle by sitting on your paddleboard. If you do this at sunset, you’ll enjoy surreal hues that look like pure magic. 


Paddleboarding is a great activity to try when you’re vacationing in a Krabi eco-friendly villa resort. You can combine the worlds of comfort and luxury with exhilarating activity and exercise. With all the benefits of paddle boarding, it’s undeniably a must-try activity that will complete your vacation. 

Are you hoping to book a luxury resort in Krabi? Be sure to check us out at Venice Krabi Villa Resort. Our unique eco-resort in Ao Nam Mao is a village of overwater lagoon villas inspired by Thai culture. Surrounded by lush mangrove forests, rice paddies, and lagoons, you can romance and unwind with an authentic back-to-nature experience. Book your reservation today!

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