Kitesurfing isn’t a new sport, but we’ve never seen so many requests for family trips that include kites, and not the fly-in-the-park variety. The follow-up question to where to kite surf is often: is there a kids’ club? Which makes sense, since the parent left in charge of the kids while the partner is off pursuing his or her passion is usually looking for a little downtime of their own. To help you fanatics out, we’ve mapped out our favorite resorts that have kitesurfing from their own beach, as well as a few others with the sport nearby. Happy kiting!
Where: St. Barth's
Why: Super chic, super French and on a bay with some of the island’s most consistent winds. See the photo at the top of this story? That was taken from the terrace of the hotel's Admiral Suite.
Four Seasons Anguilla
Why: Stylish rooms, the island’s best kids’ club and kite surfing from your front door.
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Why: Private plunge pools for everyone?? You bet, which makes the Rosewood Mayakoba’s rooms as popular as its A+ kids’ programming, and its kitesurfing.
Where: Punta Mita, Mexico
Why: A Punta Mita newcomer that’s bringing families as well as the groups of kitesurfers (and regular surfers) to its beaches and breaks.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Where: Puerto Rico
Why: No passport required for a quick trip to this Puerto Rican stunner, plus there’s a to-die-for spa to hit while your partner is surfing.