Best time to visit Maldives

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Stunning turquoise lagoons sheltered by reefs are made for water sports

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Last updated: by Olha Savych
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The Maldives consists of over 1800 small islands. A tropical paradise with calm blue waters offers incredible kitesurfing and windsurfing conditions. Although the Maldives can't be called a high wind destination, it has a decent breeze from May through October. South-westerly winds reach 15-22 knots. Breathless days are possible during this period; however, if you get lucky with the wind, the Maldives can be a fantastic destination.

There are over 200 resorts in the Maldives, but only some boast lagoons that face the wind and have kitesurf schools with rentals and lessons. Cocoon Resort on the beautiful island of Ookolhufinolhu is one of them. This place boasts a Kitesurf Centre that offers equipment and instruction for beginners, intermediate, and pro riders. Six Senses Resort in Laamu Atoll is another sweet spot deep in the Indian Ocean. White sandy beach over the turquoise water of the lagoon makes it a dream-like destination. The Kuredu Resort and Island is another excellent spot for a kitesurfing trip. It has a water sports center with equipment and courses for kitesurfing. Also, Lux South Ari Atoll and Centara Ras Fushi are listed among the best options.

Gliding on the transparent waters of Maldives is an absolute dream. And luckily almost all large resorts in the country offer windsurfing equipment and lessons. The best are resorts with large shallow water lagoons. The resorts like Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Rihiveli, Velassaru, Baros, Meedhupparu, Shangri-La’s Villingili, Medhufushi, and Kuramathi are known for excellent windsurfing. Veligandu is one of the most windsurfing-friendly resorts with white sands and the sparkling lagoon surrounding the resort. Veligandu Ocean Water Sports has equipment for beginners and advanced riders.