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Kitesurfing In Barbados

19 October 2012 | 11:15 am

Kitesurfing holidays to Barbados are becoming increasingly popular as the island incorporates two attractive aspects; traditional British colonial style and culture and the amazing Caribbean sun, sea and scenery.

There’s plenty to do in Barbados, but of course the world famous beaches are the place to be. The beaches around the island are all renowned for their white sand, stunning palms and beachfront activities, although the beaches on the south coast are especially suited to tourists looking for the ultimate Caribbean experience, especially the wonderfully named Butterfly Beach, Silver Rock Beach and Silver Sand Beach.

Of all water based activities in Barbados, kitesurfing is perhaps the most popular thanks to the island’s ideal conditions and many tourists looking to book a holiday in the sun with Thomson can make some time for a bit of watersport fun. The trade winds in this part of the Caribbean tend to be constant and slightly more intense than elsewhere and also blow towards the shore on the south coast providing perfect and safe kitesurfing conditions.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pro, many enthusiasts argue that there’s nowhere better in the world than Barbados for kitesurfing. The reefs dotted around the shore create environments suited to all skill levels, with flatter and calmer waters before the reefs, and more choppy and lively waters beyond.

When you’re considering a trip to Barbados, be sure to contact a few activities companies or dedicated watersports schools to see what’s on offer. If you’ve got your heart set on some kitesurfing lessons on the beautiful beaches of Barbados try to schedule your trip between December and June. The surf may not be at it’s best, but the winds at this time really do lend themselves to this particular sport.

Many Barbados hotels, especially those with private beaches, may also offer kitesurfing lessons and excursions for their guests, so it’s worth keeping in mind your preferred itinerary when deciding where to stay on your holiday. Hotels may also supply equipment free of charge and arrange transport to the best kitesurfing beaches.

If kitesurfing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other adrenaline-pumping activities that get you out and about in the beautiful Caribbean nature. Surfing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking are all popular and opportunities can be found all over the island.

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