Combine kite sessions with your kids this winter!
You may love to kite but does your family? Maybe they’d prefer to spend their time windsurfing, diving, SUPing or snorkelling, or all of the above? The team at Planet Kitesurf Holidays understands that, for many people, a holiday without the family just isn’t the same and has scoured the world to uncover some of the best family friendly destinations in the world to suit the needs of both you and your family.
These destinations are also awesome spots to learn to kite at so they’re ideal great for introducing your partner or your children to this sport we are all so crazy about.
The crystal clear waters of the Maldives are ideal if you’re after a luxury getaway with the family. A few of the best Maldives resorts offer perfectly placed lagoons whose flat, turquoise waters and position to the prevailing wind directions, offer the ideal place to learn to kitesurf. And on the days where there is not enough wind to get out on the water you can enjoy snorkelling, SUP, kayaking and scuba diving some of the best spots in the world with a resident marine biologist while seeing manta rays and whale sharks.
Mauritius offers value for money second to none with fantastic all-inclusive resorts right on the kite spots offering incredible kids clubs, exquisite dining options and fantastic activities for the whole family to enjoy. This is also an incredible destination for introducing little ones to the ocean as learning to dive, windsurf and kitesurf has never been easier than in Mauritius with awesome centres with top-notch equipment and a range of sites easily accessible on the island! Planet recommends the newly renovated Heritage Le Telfair in Bel Ombre with its fantastic range of facilities including a free babysitting service!
The Algarve has something for everyone with a host of activities on offer and a safe learning zone for kitesurfers of all ages with amazing all-inclusive accommodation right on site. With 300 days of sun per year and with few days with less than 15°C water temperature, this is a solid option for a sunny breakaway. And when you are not on the water learning to kite as a family you can enjoy fishing and sailing, cycling and hiking, pilates or yoga, tennis, horse riding, golf, SUPing and kayaking or diving. The Algarve really does offer everything!
Enjoy the sunshine and reliable winds of Cape Verde with the family! Cape Verde is an excellent destination to learn to kitesurf and with reliable winds between November and March it’s an ideal bolthole to escape the cold winter months. It’s also just a short haul flight from the UK or most major European cities so travelling here with the family is a painless experience. Cape Verde also has a lot to offer non-kitesurf partners or family members including amazing diving, kitesurfing, snorkelling, SUPing and boat trips around the islands.
The stunning island of Sardinia is ideal for those short haul holidays with the family. There’s amazing family-friendly accommodation just a short drive from the kitesurf centre and the Porto Pollo region offers the best kitesurfing on the island. The first bay is a windsurf zone, but a short walk down the beach will bring you to the kitesurf area and the dunes along the bay offer shelter to non-kitesurf partners looking to soak up some sun on the beach.
There are so many hidden coves, areas of natural beauty, stunning beaches and pockets rich in history and culture in Sardinia that your days will be spent exploring the island with your family, when not kitesurfing of course! Boat trips to the Magdalena Islands also an unforgettable experience and if you want to learn to dive then there is no better place.