If you’re into windsurfing, jetskiing or wakeboarding, then when you go on holiday, water sports have to be high up on the list of priorities. You don’t get many opportunities to have the time of your life on the water in beautiful locations, so grab the chance whenever you can!
As an island, you can never be too far from the sea, which is ideal for water sports lovers. With a Caribbean climate, white sands and clear waters, as well as an aquatic ecosystem bursting with life, you can take the day as you see fit. Whether you want a leisurely paddle in a kayak, to challenge yourself in a sailing boat or get your heart racing on a jet-ski, the choice is yours.
The Maldives offer excellent diving opportunities, with stunning coral reefs and atolls. The Baa Atoll, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve in the Maldives, is the home to whale sharks, hawksbill and green turtles as well as rays. A beautiful place for diving, there are lots of atolls and coral reefs to choose from where you can see an array of marine life. On the surface, the Maldives is a paradise. There are lots of luxury resorts to stay in, and plenty of sandy beaches to relax on when you’re not discovering another underwater world.
Enjoy the Med on the island of Malta. With a variety of beaches, lagoons and inland seas, there is lots on offer for those of us who love water. Whether you’re looking for a boat trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon or water skiing, parakiting or windsurfing, and even sailing and yachting, Malta’s beaches and bays have the ideal location for you. On land, Malta is a gorgeous island with a tangible history in temples, palaces and cathedrals, so you can mix a bit of culture in with your water sports.
The Canary Islands
Tenerife boasts some of the best water sports in Europe. As the largest Canary Island, it has a variety of options. It is one of the best known of the Canary Islands, so depending on the time of year, it is likely to be busy. Gran Canaria is also a good island for water sports.
Lake District, UK
If you don’t fancy the heat of a tropical island, then try the Lake District in northern England. With lots going on across the lakes, including rowing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing, you’re not stuck for choice. Once you’ve worn yourself out, warm yourself up with a pint or something stronger in a cosy pub.