Top Luxury Water Sports Destinations

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For all you water lovers out there, discover your perfect destination for an array of water activities at some of our luxury destinations. From windsurfing and kayaking, to exploring the magnificent colours of the deep blue, pack your bags and start your aquatic adventure at one of these magnificent hotels! Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, don’t worry - there is something for everyone!

Kandima Maldives - Dhaalu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Nestled within the pale blue lagoon of the Indian Ocean, Kandima Maldives is your perfect destination for water activities. Whether if you are looking for something relaxing, something to help boost your adrenaline or a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Aquaholics programme at Kandima will help you achieve just what you’re looking for. With a full range of diving courses and water sports activities, why not go along to a snorkelling trip and swim with turtles through the coral reefs, or discover spinner dolphins with the Dolphin Quest? Be enchanted by the breathtaking views whilst you’re parasailing and end your day by floating along the magnificent Indian Ocean with the Traditional Maldivian Sunset Fishing. With so many more water activities to choose from, you truly are spoilt for choice.

Be sure to try out some exhilarating kitesurfing and indulge in the fresh sea breeze flowing through your hair while you ride the waves!

Hotel Casa Las Tortugas - Holbox, Mexico

Imagine swimming alongside the biggest fish in the world…

Every summer, whale sharks are found off the coast of the picturesque Island of Holbox, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Why not experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and let yourself be charmed by these gentle sea giants as you swim alongside them? At Casa Las Tortugas there are many water sports to choose from - kiteboarding, snorkelling, paddle boarding - however nothing beats swimming with these breathtaking 15-meter long whale sharks! Don’t worry, they’re harmless and love meeting with curious swimmers who come to visit.

Start off your journey by taking a boat out through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, dive into the deep blue and be surrounded by the magnificent underwater life such as turtles, giant manta rays, dolphins, whale sharks and many other sea creatures. Then snorkel through Cabo Catoche, the point where the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico meet - and indulge in the magnificent views of pristine beaches and colourful marine life.

If you’re looking to experience something magnificent and out of this world, this is your perfect opportunity!

WATERLINE - Cape Town, South Africa

With a plethora of surf spots, expansive beaches and glimmering coastlines, you’re spoilt for choice for luxury water sports in South Africa’s enchanting Cape Town. WATERLINE is nestled below Chapman’s Peak, offering the most spectacular views of the Noordhoek beach, and is perfectly located for the abundance of activities to choose from - from whale watching and crayfish diving, to windsurfing and kayaking,

Escape to this haven of effortless comfort, and organise your perfect trip with Sonia, the general manager. Whether you’re looking to relax, learn something new or to check something off your bucket list, start your journey by driving along the enchanting Chapman’s Peak, one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world, and take in the boundless views of the glittering coastline. Explore the fantastic sea-side neighbourhood of Hout Bay, just 20km from Cape Town. Be sure to dive into the gorgeous waters of the Atlantic Ocean and swim alongside playful Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat, it’s truly a wonderful experience!

For those more adrenaline junkies, why not pluck up the courage to try a spot of shark cage diving? Whatever your level of skill or what you choose to do, your choices are endless during your stay at WATERLINE!

Diamonds Thudufushi Maldives - South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives

There’s nothing better than truly reconnecting with nature…

Escape to the awe-inspiring Republic of Maldives and be prepared to discover the true beauty of the islands. Whether you choose to explore the uniqueness of the South Ari Atoll by windsurfing, canoeing, snorkelling or deep sea fishing, be sure to join Diamonds Thudufushi Maldives Beach & Water Villas on their Ari Safari tour! From an enchanting variety of coral species to an extraordinary collection of marine life, hop on board a speed boat and snorkel through the colourful untouched reefs along the eastern part of the Ari Atoll. Find yourself surrounded by a multitude of creatures such as sea turtles, eagle rays, tuna, sharks and many more, take in the breathtaking underwater colours and try to spot the elusive manta rays and whale sharks at the “cleaning stations”.

Why not educate yourself more on the enchanting marine life of the Maldives and participate with the daily lessons and excursions with the island’s marine biologists? From nature walks to biology evenings, discover the array of underwater species that can be found around Thudufushi and be enchanted by the underwater world of the South Ari Atoll.

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa - Zanzibar, Tanzania

“An experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is all about being outdoors.”

With the surrounding turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean at your feet, discover your perfect luxury water sports at the enchanting Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa. Nestled along the eastern coast of Zanzibar, just a stone's throw away from Paje, feel the true meaning of escapism and relaxation with the carefree atmosphere of the hotel. From island hopping to a unique experience on the Sultan Journey, Zanzibar offers a wide range of water activities suitable for all!

Paje is known as one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world, therefore whatever you choose to do, be sure to try out the hotel’s kitesurfing programme! With a perfectly flat and shallow lagoon located directly in front of the hotel’s kite school, be taught by the best of the best and experience a truly freeing feeling while you ride the waves!

Palazzo Belmonte - Castellabate, Italy

Nestled on the shore of the Cilento coast, escape to the enchanting Palazzo Belmonte for your perfect luxury water activity getaway. Whether you’re looking to go scuba diving, windsurfing or sailing on the gorgeous crystal clear waters, organise your perfect water sport trip with the hotel and let the fresh sea breeze flow through your hair!

If you’re looking to venture out a little bit more, be sure to escape to the magical island of Capri, a previous home for Roman Emperors and Italian Dukes. Be mesmerised by Faraglioni, Capri’s most iconic sight formed of three towering rock formations which come out from the Mediterranean just off the island's coast; jump on board a wooden rowboat and discover another magical world in Italy’s Blue Grotto, a sparkling natural sea cave lit by azure blue light. Whatever you choose to discover, Palazzo Belmonte will help craft your perfect water activities during your stay!

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