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5 things to consider before planning your kitesurf holiday

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5 things to consider before planning your kitesurf holiday

When it comes time to start planning your next kitesurfing holiday there are a few things you need to consider before you start booking. This will make a huge difference between having that kitesurfing holiday of your dreams or ending up disappointed.

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Here are our 5 things to consider when planning your kitesurf holiday:

1. Pick your destination

When it comes to kitesurfing, the one thing that is a deal breaker with picking a destination is the wind. So first things first, find the destination with great reliable wind starts. Perhaps you are just starting out and need a destination where the wind is constant but not too strong and with a nice calm lagoon, then a destination like Langebaan in South Africa would be perfect.

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Perhaps you are an advanced kitesurfer looking for your next thrill, then what you need is constant strong winds, perfect flat-water for learning new tricks and plenty of waves for some good action. Mauritius is the place for you with its great wind and amazing wave spots off the reefs. 

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2. What is your budget?

Travelling, in general, can be a very expensive undertaking, so the best way to plan a kitesurf holiday is to know your budget.

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If you are looking for an affordable kitesurf holiday then a destination such as Dakhla would suit you best, while others may prefer a more luxurious kitesurf holiday to a destination that offers incredible all-inclusive resorts such as Mauritius or the Maldives.

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3. Who are you travelling with?

If you are a solo traveller just looking for your next great adventure it is quite easy to plan a holiday, however, for those travelling with friends and family, there are a few things that will need to be considered.

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If you are travelling as a family with young kids it is important to pick a place where there are plenty of non-kiting activities. Many great kitesurf resorts cater for families, and some such as the Cocoon Resort in the Maldives has amazing activities ranging from banana boats to a kids club to keep the children happy and entertained, so you can kitesurf to your heart’s content.

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4. When is the best time to travel?

The time of year in which you decide to travel is a very important factor. The ultimate goal is to find the season when the wind is most consistent and the temperature is warm in your chosen destination, or choose your dates and pick the destination accordingly. Beautiful Bonaire is a destination in the Dutch Antilles that offers perfect kitesurfing conditions all year round with consistent winds that blow throughout the year.

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This is easy enough to determine however a great factor to consider is whether that season coincides with the usual busy season. The incredible island of Mauritius offers some of its best kitesurfing conditions in the middle of the year during the off-season. This means that there is plenty of wind, uncrowded waters and amazing special deals. The St Regis Resort offers a great early-bird discount and up to 50% off during the off-season.

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5. How far do you want to travel?

Perhaps you only have a short period available for your kitesurf holiday and you want to make the most of it, picking a destination that is just one short and direct flight away is your best option. West Portugal is an ideal short-haul destination that is perfect for that quick kitesurfing getaway.

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If you have plenty time, then why not pick a destination way off the beaten track and make a true adventure out of your kitesurf holiday? Southern Mozambique is the adventurous kitesurfers dream destination. Travel to Africa’s south-west coast and experience amazing kitesurfing in an exotic destination.

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Don’t forget that if you need any help when planning your kitesurf holiday, just contact us and one of our very experienced agents will be there to make sure you get the most out of your kitesurf holiday!