Top 5 resorts for a family-friendly kitesurfing holiday

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Top 5 resorts for a family-friendly kitesurfing holiday

These great resorts make it possible to take your entire family on that dream kitesurfing holiday. At Planet Kitesurf we take a few things into consideration when picking the perfect location for a family holiday: is it safe, are the sports onsite, what kids and baby clubs are available, are there direct flights and short transfers, are there wind free zones on the beach and are there plenty of activities for non-kiting partners and children to enjoy? 

With the above in mind, here is our choice of the TOP 5 family friendly resorts for kitesurfers.

Coconut Bay Resort, St Lucia

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The Coconut Bay Resort has a whole wing dedicated to families, located on the beach in Vieux Fort, a mere 10 minutes from the airport. Many people who have stayed here speak of being on the water within an hour of landing. The family section offers kids clubs complete with pirate ships, pools, and loads of entertainment for the whole family. Colourful rooms face the ocean and overlook ‘CocoLand’ – St. Lucia’s largest water park featuring a large activity pool, lazy river, exciting water slides and a paintball facility. An overdose of fun for the entire family!

Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua

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A beautiful beachfront resort on the south-east coast of Antigua, Nonsuch Bay Resort offers spacious apartments, beach cottages and luxury villas to suit any size of family. With a restaurant, bar and clubhouse, three swimming pools, a sheltered palm-fringed beach, sailing school, childcare facilities, a spa and all-inclusive options with free watersports, this resort is the perfect choice for the entire family. The azure waters of Nonsuch Bay, home to dolphins and turtles, are calling your family’s name….

The St. Regis, Mauritius

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In the south-west of Mauritius, on an idyllic beach, the St Regis offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Surrounded by a tranquil lagoon and situated right next to the main kitesurf and windsurf beach in Le Morne, the hotel offers plenty for families to do from planned poolside activities, spa treatments, aerobic classes, horseback riding, snorkelling, kayaks, fishing, to wining & dining at one of the myriad of bars and restaurants found on the property. Although the capacity of most rooms is 2 adults and 1 child, Planet have a special exception to allow 2 children, on a request basis, for larger families. Your family will love you forever…

Vila Gale Lagos, Portugal

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Situated in the picturesque coastal town of Lagos in the south of Portugal, the Vila Gale Lagos is located right on the seafront, surrounded by the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. With plenty of watersports to enjoy, an indoor swimming pool as well as a huge outdoor swimming pool, a 1,200 m² garden, a kids club and 3 tennis courts, your family holiday is complete. All children under 11 stay free while older children are only charged 35% of the full rate per night when sharing with adults. Book early if you don’t want to miss out!

Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

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Offering great colonial style accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere, the Heritage Le Telfair, is the perfect choice for couples and families. With a fantastic kitesurf school based right at the hotel, a huge uncrowded flat water lagoon with great waves on the outer reef, large stunning rooms, free childcare for all ages (even a baby centre for 0-2 year olds), a choice of 6 restaurants (all included with the half board or all inclusive meal plan), free watersports and a world class golf course, it doesn’t get much better than the Heritage Le Telfair. (Note: This resort is closed from 1 June – 31 August 2017)

For the more adventurous family!

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For the family with older children who all want to hit the water together, a few of our more adventurous destinations are fabulous for full kitesurfing families or those that want to learn together. Head to Dakhla, Morocco – a wonderful blue lagoon flanked by desert sands, and consistent winds make this area a true Kitesurf paradise. Or give Zanzibar, Tanzania a whirl for a kitesurfing holiday with an African flair! Contact us for more ideas for your adventurous family!