Kitesurfing in the Maldives
Most travellers understand the Maldives to be a mirage-like destination made up of unparalleled tropical islands, mesmerising blue waters and picture-perfect beaches, ideal for loved-up honeymooners, avid divers looking for some of the best dives sites in the world and luxe family holidays. It’s a luxury retreat unlike any other—of that, there’s no doubt. And while many recognise it as a superb holiday destination, few understand how incredible kitesurfing in the Maldives can be. While there is no shortage of extraordinary and exclusive hotels and resorts in the Maldives to choose from (many of which are sprawled over their own private islands), there are a few islands that have the ideal conditions for kitesurfing holidays in the Maldives, with lagoons that enjoy the prevailing wind direction.
While the typical travel brochure picture of this sensational paradise doesn’t involve large waves or suggest high winds (what with the stunningly flat crystal-clear lagoons taking centre stage), between May and October (the off-peak period), the wind picks up many of the resorts make for excellent home bases for families or couples looking to spend their holiday kitesurfing in the Maldives. While you are not out on the water, the magnificent resorts in the Maldives provide sensational oases, where serenity reigns and indulgent experiences and sun-drenched days of relaxation are part and parcel of a holiday in this gorgeous destination.
Breathtaking natural surrounds, inspired architecture, world-class facilities and signature offerings sit at the core of some of the most extraordinary resorts in the Maldives—which certainly make it hard to leave. What’s more, because the best time to go kitesurfing in the Maldives is during the low season, you could be fortunate to snag some spectacular deals on some of the world’s finest accommodation.
One of the best things about kitesurfing in the Maldives is that the conditions in the right season are quite simply sensational for beginners and amateurs alike. The picturesque reef-protected lagoons around the islands are flat and warm, making them great for kitesurfing when the wind picks up, as well as other sea-based activities such as diving, snorkelling and swimming.
Maldives kitesurfing holidays are best planned over the low season which falls between May and October. During this period, the prevailing winds from the southwest arrive and average around 33 km/h. While kitesurfing in the Maldives is truly sensational, it’s important guests are aware that it’s not the most “reliable” destination regarding the wind. The afternoons tend to be the best time to kitesurf, with wind-still mornings and some days (even during the low season) that don’t have any wind.
When the wind is not at it’s best for kitesurfing, however, there is a veritable plethora of other activities in the Maldives to immerse yourself in. Apart from kitesurfing, you can embrace the gorgeous lagoon waters with a host of water sports (many of which are offered by the resorts on a complimentary basis), such as snorkelling, diving, SUP, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing wakeboarding, parasailing and more. If you are an avid surfer, this is also offered at many resorts, April and March being great times to surf in the Maldives.
Many resorts also offer incredible boat trips and sunrise excursions. You can go fishing, head out in search of dolphins (sundowner in hand), enjoy the sunset from a traditional dhoni or head to a nearby island or turtle sanctuary, there’s practically no limit of ways to explore the stunning turquoise waters of the Maldives.
At the resorts themselves, an outstanding array of novel activities are offered. Guests can indulge in fine food (both local and international), dine in the most magnificent of locations, try signature cocktails they won’t be able to find elsewhere, enjoy immersive and unforgettable experiences and try their hand at a new sport or hobby. Many of the resorts in the Maldives also offer sensational spas and activities such as yoga or pilates—there’s definitely no shortage of memorable activities to enjoy when you are not kitesurfing in the Maldives.
If you are looking for the perfect home away from home during your kitesurfing holiday in the Maldives, then Kanuhura is sure to be the perfect place for you. Not only does it boast a sensational location, but this gypset haven also offers an array of outstanding water sports and activities to ensure your holiday in paradise is never forgotten.