The Bahamas remain one of the most popular family holiday destinations in the world, and for good reason – this tropical island paradise boasts an abundance of pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, superb night life, shopping and luxury accommodation, and a variety of exciting activities to keep the whole family occupied. Best of all, the Bahamas is found less than 200 miles South of Miami, Florida, making it quick and easy to get to from the United States. Continue reading for more information.
Nassau is the historical capital city of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is one of the most popular islands in the Bahamas. If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping, exhilarating activity around the region of Nassau, why not try kite boarding? Nassau is one of the best kite-boarding destinations in close proximity to the United States, and there are a number of kite-boarding schools that offer lessons, equipment hire and day trips near the city.
The warm, crystal clear waters surrounding Nassau as well as the trade winds that run through the region from October to March make this an excellent, accessible kite boarding destination. Average wind conditions are between 12 and 20 knots, with the best winds being found in the winter. Even in winter, though, the Caribbean waters are warm enough to kite board in just board shorts or a bikini. The sea is generally calm and flat, with some small waves, which makes this a perfect destination for a kite-boarding beginner.
Although the winds in the Nassau region are not quite as consistent as in other areas in the Caribbean, it is definitely the easiest kite-boarding destination to get to from the United States and during winter there will definitely be good enough winds to get your kite-boarding fix. The kite-boarding areas around Nassau are not very crowded, and local kite-boarders and kite-surfers are more than happy to share their waters with tourists.
There are a number of beaches that have good kite-boarding conditions. South Beach has a shallow lagoon known as Blue Hill, which extends for over a mile. The shallow water makes this a perfectly flat kite-boarding site, great for beginners.
If you would like to launch your kite-board straight from the beach close to your hotel, then you should visit Coral Harbor, which is walking distance from most of the largest hotels in the area.
Cable Bay is a great all round kite-boarding spot, with a combination of calm waters and some waves. As well as being great for kite-boarding, Cable Bay also has a vibrant night life with casinos, night clubs and restaurants so you can have fun both in the day time and in the evenings.
Finally, Goodman’s Bay is another great kite-boarding spot with flat waters. However, this bay is quite small so it is not ideal for beginners – you need to have good control of your board and should watch out carefully for other kite-boarders when kiting in this area.