Destinations for your Christmas/New Years kiting holiday
We asked the travel experts from Planet Kitesurf where to go for the ultimate end-of-year getaway
If you haven’t already booked your end of year kitesurfing holiday then you are running out of time. With many fellow kiters looking to escape the cold winter months in the Northern Hemisphere, the best spots are filling up fast with accommodation and flights becoming more limited and expensive everyday. So don’t delay any longer and book your holiday at one of these great spots, recommended by Planet Kitesurf Holidays, and ring in the festive season in style!
When it comes to finding an awesome kitesurfing destination, with reliable conditions, that won’t break the bank, Dakhla is it. Boasting reliable wind year round, sunny days, startling scenery, one of the best flat-water lagoons in the world, and some awesome wave spots, Dakhla is a kitesurfer’s heaven. Planet is also working with the new Dakhla Club to offer their clients an experience that previously hasn’t been available in Morocco. With all-inclusive accommodation, including a pool, hammam and gym right on the beach, an amazing beach bar and restaurant, and a fantastic leisure programme, you can now take your non-kiting partner or family members with you to Dakhla and enjoy a luxury holiday like no other. With special packages for youth and families, welcoming in the New Year in Dakhla is a great idea!
Le Morne and Bel Ombre, Mauritius
While the windy season has already kicked off in Mauritius, the months of December and January still offer great kitesurfing, along with a whole host of other activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bel Ombre, just up the coast from the more famous area of Le Morne, offers great flat-water, more reliable winds at this time of year and an amazing value for money offering for families at The Outrigger Resort and Spa. You can look forward to days spent blasting on the lagoon or relaxing with family at the all-inclusive resort enjoying SUPing, sailing, windsurfing, or exploring the island at your own pace. For those looking for a bit more pampering or a romantic experience for couples, the newly renovated Heritage Le Telfair in Bel Ombre reopens on 1 September 2017 with exclusive specials for Planet guests while The Villa at the St Regis offers a luxurious experience that is second to none.
Langebaan, South Africa
For amazing kitesurfing holidays between November and March, there is no better destination than South Africa. Unbelievable wind stats during these months are coupled with amazing value for money and accommodation offerings that are out of this world. But you have to book now if you want to spend Christmas in South Africa because it is without doubt one of the most popular spots at this time of the year. While Cape Town is world-famous for its wave kitesurfing, it’s the flat-water lagoon at Langebaan that has Planet guests returning to South Africa again and again. Providing miles of protected flat-water and surrounded by marine and national park land, it’s an exquisite kitesurfing destination you never knew existed.
Sal and Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Easily reached from the UK and most major European cities, Cape Verde is perfect for a short and easy getaway this winter. Offering sunshine all year round and amazingly reliable wind, the coastal areas of Sal and Boa Vista are ideal for an affordable kitesurfing holiday this festive season. Families can also enjoy Cape Verde and Planet works with an array of self-catering accommodation options as well as a fabulous 4 star hotel on the beach if you want to really kick back and relax…