Long described as a lesser known island in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is also frequently called a “hidden treasure”. With all of the scenery, culture and beauty of the other islands, it is more peaceful and quite luxurious. From its lush volcanic landscape dominated by the Pitons, and its remarkably consistent trade winds, it is an iconic paradise.
Clients of Isle Blue can find a lovely range of specially curated villas from which to enjoy their flawless St. Lucia holiday, and along with all of the amenities and conveniences, our team is happy to help you enjoy one of the most unique aspects of St. Lucia – its world-class kitesurfing.
Its geography allows it to receive trade winds from November through August, and its long stretches of unspoiled beaches have made this island known for being one of the best islands in the world for kitesurfing. Whether you are learning and want a lot of flat water and room to master the skills needed, or you look for a “bump and jump” experience as a skilled surfer, you will find it in St. Lucia.
Where to Kitesurf in St. Lucia
Essentially, the island has three, primary spots from which to launch and enjoy kitesurfing adventures:
The most frequently recommended by kitesurfing enthusiasts, it has consistent northeastern winds, or side shore winds of less than 25 knots. It is a flat water bay that features a protective reef around 200 meters from the shore. It is close to the airport, easy to reach and usually quite open and peaceful.
This is a spot known throughout the world of kitesurfing. Also called Sandy Beach or Anse des Sables, it is a choppier spot than Savannes Bay and yet the water is flat enough for beginners. Advanced surfers will love the conditions here too. There is a popular kitesurfing school in this bay, and an equally popular beach bar that is a top night spot.
Cas en Bas
This is in the north of the island and is tucked into a massive bay that faces towards the Atlanic. This too is an “all surfers” spot, offers a protection thanks to the reef a distance off shore and yet skilled surfers can easily move out of the bay and ride waves created when they break on that reef. This is the premier freestyle spot, and there is an excellent kitesurfing school in the bay.
Travelers can enjoy the kitesurfing here for extended periods, but it is important to know that the winds are gustier at the beginning and end of the season. December to February can be gusty, and if you are just learning, you may want to book your holiday from March through June.
Though it is not so widely known and not packed with a seemingly endless array of beaches, the overall quality of everything on the island of St. Lucia makes it a wonderful place for a tropical getaway. Because it is also considered a world class spot for kitesurfing, you should make a point of taking a lesson or spending a few hours at one of the best surfing beaches to see the pros at work.
It is easy to arrange a half or full day of lessons and equipment rental, and your Isle Blue concierge is happy to help you make the all of the plans. The natural beauty of this island, especially when seen from the waters, will give you a thrill you won’t soon forget. If you have questions about kitesurfing on St. Lucia, give your concierge a call to discuss your options.