Aruba is situated in the heart of the southern Caribbean, just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It is 19 miles long and 6 miles across, at its widest point, with an area of approximately 70 square miles. Aruba is a great kitesurf holiday destination for all levels of kitesurfing. With perfect learning spots where you will find buttery flat, shallow water, up to the challenging wave spots.
Aruba is a stunning island, with picturesque beaches, and renowned friendly locals. What's more is this small island is blessed with year round reliable trade winds, making it an awesome, and beautiful kitesurf holiday destination.
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The main kiting area in Aruba is on the north west coast. Some areas are more sheltered, which allows for a variety of areas to suit all abilities. Close to the beach is perfect for beginners, as it is shallow , and the most sheltered area.
Further out is an intermediates area, where you will also find a sandbar. This often the area where lessons take place as the wind is stronger, and the water is waist deep. There is a shallow reef around here, however it is clearly marked out, and the staff at our partner kitesurf centre will point out any areas to avoid.
The Blue Highway is the furthest kiting area, the wind is strong and steady here. The conditions are more bump 'n' jump as the water is exposed to the full force of the wind. The area is huge, and you are away from the crowds, and learners. There are areas here where you can stand, though most of Blue Highway is deep water, and for experienced kiters.
Aruba is a really relaxed and chilled out island, though still offers a lively nightlife. The hotels alone offer good evening entertainment, with casinos, and great restaurants. Evening cruises depart from Palm Beach, where you can set sail on a romantic dinner cruise, or a wild boat party.
Throughout the island is an abundance of both lively and chilled out bars, restaurants with fantastic food, and casinos open unttil the early hours. The islands bus service is a great way to get around the small island, and see all the entertainment, alternatively a car is a great way to get around in the evenings, and visit the lively capital city, Oranjestad.