The island St Lucia is one of the best locations in the Caribbean to go kitesurfing and with St Lucia’s best windsurfing and kitesurfing beach only 5 minutes from Castles in Paradise, our villa resort is the ideal place to stay for all kitesurfing lovers.
Where are the best spots to go kitesurfing in St Lucia?
Fortunately for visitors choosing to stay at Castles in Paradise Villa Resort, you will be delighted to discover that we are located mere minutes from one of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in St Lucia. The Vieux Fort area regularly appears in lists of the top kitesurfing destinations in the Caribbean. Where to head to for a day of kitesurfing? Sandy Beach (Anse de Sables), which lies on the south-eastern Atlantic coast of St Lucia, is just 5 minutes by car from Castles in Paradise and also in very close proximity to the island’s main international airport.
Why you will simply love kitesurfing in Vieux Fort?
With a beautiful and uncrowded white sand beach, reliable winds averaging 20 to 25 knots during peak season, warm and inviting waters, a stunning backdrop of the uninhabited and protected Maria Islands which are situated about 1,000 yards off the coast and warm weather throughout the year, the Vieux Fort area offers absolutely superb conditions for kitesurfing. The winds tend to be strong and steady. The sandy-bottomed bay is enclosed by a coral reef which is near enough to provide safe conditions but distant enough to ensure no reefs or rocks underfoot, making the beach ideal for windsurfers from beginners to advanced and perfect for picking up new techniques. All this combines to make Sandy Beach (Anse de Sables) in Vieux Fort a kitesurfer’s dream.
An added bonus – Sandy Beach (Anse de Sables) tends to be quiet without the crowds you get on some of the beaches in northern St Lucia. It has a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere that is becoming increasingly rare in the Caribbean. You can practically have the beach and the waves all to yourself, even in peak season.
Sandy Beach (Anse de Sables) is just the right spot for beginners to start a new hobby or professional kitesurfers to hone technique.
When is the best time to go kitesurfing in Vieux Fort, St Lucia?
The main kitesurfing season stretches from November through to March each year. This period of the year tends to offer the best winds and best kitesurfing conditions.
Where can I hire kitesurfing equipment?
You can bring your own kitesurfing equipment, but if you prefer to rent, you can find everything you need at the locally owned and run Reef Kite + Surf which is situated directly on the beach at Sandy Beach (Anse de Sables). The Reef can provide you with professional grade equipment for both kitesurfing and kitesurfing.
When you need an energy boost, you can also get some food to refuel and something refreshing to drink at the Reef, as well as hire beach loungers, kayaks and paddle boards for a change of pace (if desired).
Where can I get kitesurfing lessons?
If you would like some kitesurfing lessons to improve your skill level there are a number of options in the Vieux Fort area.
First off, the Reef Kite + Surf’s windsurfing school on Sandy Beach (Anse de Sables), which has a well-trained, certified team of instructors with significant experience who know the area very well. Kitesurfing lessons are on offer for all skill levels, from beginners (which includes practice on dry land before heading in to the water) all the way through to advanced (focusing on honing technique). If you would also like to have a go windsurfing, the Reef’s team can provide kitesurfing lessons too.
Alternatively, you could try kitesurfing lessons at the Windsurf Centre at nearby Coconut Bay.