Looking to add some adrenaline-pumping fun to your holiday in the Maldives? Kitesurfing is what you need to try and here’s more on this exciting water sport.
What it Entails
Those unfamiliar with the concept of kitesurfing can think of it as a cross between wakeboarding and power kite flying with the wind providing the velocity to propel you along the water. It also includes elements of windsurfing, surfing and paragliding and is a whole lot of fun as well!
The Right Resort
To fully enjoy this water sport in the Maldives, kitesurfing resort options in the Raa Atoll are ideal. Examples include premium all-inclusive resorts like Heritance Aarah that feature a sizeable lagoon (more on the importance of this coming up!) as well as professional and experienced instructors who will help you get started.
For newbies looking to learn kitesurfing in Maldives, a large lagoon offers the perfect training space. The pristine and flat waters (generally due to there being a surrounding reef) make it easier to help you find your balance and get the needed training; alternatively, pros can look forward to adventures out in the ocean.
The Best Period
Generally, the optimal period for kitesurfing here is from May to October with average wind speeds around 15 to 22 knots; this happens to be the off-peak season, so rates are relatively lower too! However, it can vary from atoll to atoll and depending on the resort location, you could even try this activity during the peak season (November to April).