Kitesurfing Vacations in the Caribbean
When the winter months roll around and it’s cold, dark and miserable in the Northern hemisphere, the trade winds are turning on in the Caribbean. The winter is a popular time for kitesurfing vacations in the Caribbean but since the islands spread over a large area, the kiteboarding seasons vary making it possible to find wind almost any time of year on one island or another.
There are many ways to enjoy a kitesurfing vacation depending on your preferences and it’s important to look into each one to make the most of your time off. Here are a few different options:
Join a Kite Cruise
A kite cruise as a great way to enjoy a little bit of everything and having a stress free, relaxing holiday. Once you are onboard ship, the captain and crew take control while you sit back and enjoy the ride. They will take you to a variety of kite spots away from the crowds where you will likely experience all riding conditions depending on the preference of the guests onboard- waves, flat water, chop and endless downwinders.
Each night the yacht is anchored in a calm bay where you will have the chance to visit the islands and explore the local culture, cuisine, and nightlife.
Most charters have an onboard chef to prepare your meals so there are no additional expenses apart from what you spend when you visit the islands. No wind activities include SUP, snorkeling, sunbathing on deck, exploring the islands and sailing. It is also possible to go on a one or today kite cruise as a trip from a central location.
Kite cruises in the Caribbean: The Grenadines, St Martin, British Virgin Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, Union Island
If cruising is your style then you may want to go on kitesurfing with a Catamaran through the Caribbean
Join a Kite Safari
Living on a boat for a week is not for everyone but joining a kite safari (travel by car) is a great alternative. Safaris generally start in on location and finish in another, a great opportunity to not only kite, but also travel and explore.
Kite safaris in the Caribbean: Colombia (north coast)
BSTOKED KITESURFING EXPERIENCES IN THE CARIBBEAN
Join a Kite Camp
Kitesurf camps generally include accommodation and a set amount of lesson hours, some may also include meals though that is important to check before booking. Camps are available for any level of rider beginner-advanced. This is the best way to progress in kiteboarding quickly because you get to practice day after day. After a week long kite camp it is likely that a beginner can become an independent rider.
Kite camps are also great for already independent kitesurfers. Taking lessons and learning new things is a great way to keep kiteboarding fun. Learn to ride strapless, to foil or some new tricks, you can always progress your riding!
Book Independent Accommodation
For those who like to go with the flow and not plan their whole trip in advance, booking independent accommodation can be the best option. Choose a beach from studio or hotel room and kite from your front yard. You can kite all day, relax all day, take lessons if you please or explore the island. The trip is yours.
The Caribbean is an awesome kitesurfing destination, especially to escape the cold winters. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm and the wind is always blowing.