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The Maldives, with its exquisite islands surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters, is well known as a luxurious honeymoon and diving destination, however, unknown to many is that this island chain also offers incredible kitesurfing conditions and perfect resorts for families and couples alike.
There are over a hundred resorts in the Maldives but only a few island resorts offer unobstructed lagoons that face the wind and onsite kitesurf schools that offer rentals and instruction. The Maldives is not known as being a high wind destination, however, between May and October you can expect perfect wind conditions that will make for a great holiday.
Beginners and those looking to improve their kitesurfing skills will really enjoy perfect kite conditions on the lagoons. All will love sailing across the flat warm waters that are perfectly protected by the surrounding reef systems.
The best time for a kitesurf holiday to the Maldives is between May and October when the south-westerly winds arrive. These winds average between 15 and 22 knots. The wind is unlike other super windy destinations we offer in that there may be some non-wind days and the wind may not blow all day but there is so much more to enjoy in the Maldives that you will never be bored!
We have hand-picked some of the best island resorts that offer world-class facilities for both couples and families. These resorts offer some of the best value for money, especially during the ‘low season’ windy period.
One of our favourite resorts that offers incredible kitesurfing is the incredible Cocoon Resort, set on the stunning island of Ookolhufinolhu.
The Cocoon Kitesurf Centre is a fully equipped wate sports centre that offers courses and rentals that are suitable for beginners, intermediate and experts alike. Aside from kitesurfing, additional activities include eco sports, motorised water sports, adventures, snorkelling and scuba diving – this centre has something adventurous for everyone.
The resort offers stunning natural beauty that is set against the backdrop of the beautifully azure Indian Ocean. The interiors were exclusively designed by one of Italy’s best design companies, Lago. Cocoon has aimed to create a family-friendly, stylish resort that offers affordable luxury.
The villas are perfectly designed to create a true sense of relaxation with the idyllic beachfront terrace that overlooks the crystal clear ocean.
The resort has a great selection of three restaurants and two fantastic bars which means you will be spoilt for choice during your stay on the island.
Cocoon has something for everyone staying at the resort with a wide range of activities from sports to diving excursions as well as amazing kitesurfing. There is also daily entertainment with live bands, disco and a Maldivian cultural show.
Look forward to an incredible spa experience at Cocoon’s Cube Spa. The experienced spa therapists offer a wide range of therapeutic treatments from across the world that allow you to truly relax and heal the mind, body and spirit.
There is no better place to combine luxury and kitesurfing for all levels than in the Maldives with Cocoon Resort. Contact us to help plan your kitesurf holiday to the Maldives in 2018.