The best destinations for a family kitesurf holiday

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The best destinations for a family kitesurf holiday

One of the best things about a kitesurfing holiday is that it can be fun for all the family. And it’s even more enjoyable if you can all learn together. Parents get to put themselves to the test learning new skills, and the kids get to burn off some of that excess energy while building confidence. There won’t be any of the familiar refrains of ‘I’m bored’ on a family kitesurfing holiday.

If you’ve made the decision to make it a family kitesurf trip this year, the big question to ask yourself is where to go. There are kitesurfing spots all around the world but to choose the right destination for your family you will need to keep in mind certain factors. These include price, ease of access, accommodation options and more. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of five of our top family kitesurfing destinations and listed what makes them so suitable for a break with the kids.

1. Mauritius

With a choice of kitesurfing spots spread out over the island and reliable winds, Mauritius is regarded as one of the best kitesurfing destinations on the planet. The kitesurfing season runs from May to November, which is the off-peak season for other holidaymakers, meaning great deals are available. With a choice of luxury resorts right next to the beach, the cultural melting pot of Mauritius is ideal for both kitesurfers and non-kiters.


The resorts here also offer great kids clubs for keeping little ones entertained while families who want to get into the sport can benefit from personalised instruction and group VIP lessons with a boat just for your family.


2. Bonaire

One of the three main islands in the Dutch Antilles, Bonaire is a great multi-activity holiday destination – with diving and windsurfing options thrown in.


Wind is reliable all year round but the best season to kitesurf is between May and July. And, as you might expect, the island has a real laid back atmosphere and is a very safe destination for family holidays.


3. Fuerteventura

The second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is just a few hours direct flight from the UK and other European destinations, making it one of the most accessible family kitesurfing holiday destinations.


There is a choice of spots including Corralejo, Costa Calma and Sotavento, with good wind throughout the year, making it one of the most reliable short-haul kitesurfing locations for UK holidaymakers.


4. Langebaan

Cape Town may be the most famous South African kitesurfing destination but the small resort of Langebaan is more suited to family breaks.


With regular overnight flights from the UK, and great value for money, you can easily enjoy a week-long break. Plus, the 95% wind reliability and huge flat-water lagoon mean conditions are virtually always good.


5. The Maldives

A chain of beautiful tropical islands littered with luxury resorts, the Maldives are unsurprisingly thought of as one of the world’s best holiday destinations.


The presence of reliable winds and a choice of flat-water lagoons is just the icing on the cake of a superb family kitesurfing holiday. And there’s also a choice of excellent resorts with on-site kitesurfing schools where you and the family can learn the ropes.