Imagine the wind whipping through your hair as cool blue water splashes against your legs. And no, this isn’t just another walk on the beach. This is kiteboarding, an exhilarating water sport that sees riders tear through the water powered only by the wind.
With a board set-up similar to wakeboarding, riders take to the sea while holding a parachute-esque wind catching device that flies overhead. As the parachute catches the breeze, it pulls the rider through the waves. Beginners mostly focus on remaining upright, but the wind’s power can also edge riders to new heights through tricky jumps and flips.
Beginners and pros alike will find a kiteboarding haven at Beach Enclave Long Bay. The shallow bay waters on Long Bay are ideal for those new to the sport, while the clean launching area creates the perfect gateway to the water. For these reasons and more, Beach Enclave Long Bay is the best Caribbean destination for a foray into kiteboarding.
The Conditions are Perfect for Beginners
Long Bay is an idyllic kiteboarding destination for the same reasons Beach Enclave chose Long Bay: the beaches are clean, calm, and sheltered. The island design at Long Bay creates shallow bay waters, ideal for beginners looking to ease into the water.
Because Beach Enclave is located at the protected east end of the bay, boarders will find a clean launching area free of conch shells –plus clear waters once they’re riding. The private location means there are also no other kiteboarding schools nearby, so kiteboarders at Beach Enclave always have their run of the water.
There’s a Kiteboarding School On-Location
The best way to pick up a skill like kiteboarding is dedicated instruction. Enter Kite Provo. Established in 2006, Kite Provo has extensive experience in teaching kiteboarding to newcomers—including the newest and safest equipment on the market, all available for rental. Guests of Beach Enclave have direct access to the expertise of their nine instructors, some of the most qualified you’ll find throughout North America and the Caribbean.
In addition to the instructors, Kite Provo runs a dedicated rental center, a retail shop with gear like neoprene tops, foot protection, and reef-safe sunscreen, and full watercraft support for all lessons. They’re the only kiteboarding school on the island that runs both a jet ski and a boat.
You Can View the Water from the Villas
At Beach Enclave Long Bay, guests can check conditions from the comfort of their private villas. Long Bay’s villa accommodations are as luxurious as they are spacious. At 7,800 to 8,100 square feet, each villa includes five to seven bedrooms, concealable sliding glass doors, expansive pools and decks, and lavish master bedrooms with spacious terraces, all overlooking the ocean. You can witness fellow kiters from the comfort of your own private villa.
Each villa is complete with a private beach deck unique to the home. The beach deck features a summer kitchen, a fire pit, an outdoor shower, chaise lounges, and umbrellas so guests can spend time near the beach they came to Long Bay to experience. Just beyond the deck, villa guests have private access to the beach, making it easy to embark on a kiteboarding experience anytime they want it.
Beach Enclave Offers Vouchers for Villa Guests
Guests of Beach Enclave will have a little extra push to give kiteboarding a try: a $700 voucher per villa per stay. These vouchers can be used towards rentals or classes with Kite Provo. Try a fast track kite lesson for two, embark on an ultimate kiteboarder experience, or master the basics in a private lesson. Kite Provo even offers group and family experiences—like a group fundamentals lesson-—so loved ones can master a new sport together.
Kiteboarding is the ultimate way to get out on the water, and not just for adrenaline junkies. Kite Provo facilitates kiteboarding adventures accessible to everyone. All you need is a desire to get out on the water. After all, what better way to experience Long Bay than from atop sea itself?