For a truly refreshing adventure, there’s nothing quite like setting adrift on the ocean waves. You could charter a yacht for the day complete with crew, whip across an exotic bay on a windsurfer, laze about on a dinghy in the sun, or spend an adrenaline-fueled day kite surfing.
Whether you dream of kayaking in the pristine turquoise waters of the Seychelles, snorkeling around hidden reefs in Mozambique or kitesurfing perfect waves in Jericoacoara, Brazil, we know how to make the most out of your beach time. Our specialists can arrange for you to charter a private yacht for a week in Croatia, create a vacation that includes a sailing excursion in Vietnam, send you to the best beaches for surfing in Indonesia, or simply advise you on which beach resorts are best for watersports. We can make it as adventurous, or as easy and relaxed as you like, combining other activities and sights along the way, depending on your chosen destination.
The Jericoacoara region of Northeast Brazil is one of the top spots in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Windsurfing in the warm and pristine waters of Jericoacoara National Park is an exhilarating experience for everyone no matter if it’s your first time or you’ve been time and time again. With perfect winds nearly all year round, we can arrange an adrenaline-fueled lesson with a pro, including equipment rental.
Mauritius has quickly gained a reputation as a world-class location for kitesurfing. The island features over 300 days of wind a year and an enviable variety of beaches, making it the ideal spot for kitesurfers of all abilities. For more experienced kitesurfers, La Morne in the south west offers the “one-eye” reef, while the east coast beaches like Belle Mare offer calmer waters perfect for beginners. Some of our favorite kitesurfing schools are located at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort, the St. Regis and the One&Only Le Saint Geran. They all have excellent instructors, who know the best spots on the island.
Kitesurfing has been gaining in popularity over the years, and one of the best places to learn the sport is at Zanzibar Kite Paradise. Located on an incredible stretch of beach, the lessons can accommodate any skill level and group as well as private lessons are available. Once you’ve tested the kitesurfing waters, Zanzibar Kite Paradise also offers windsurfing, kayaking, blo-karting and stand up paddleboarding. There really is something to keep every water loving traveler entertained here.
The Galapagos is home to a wealth of fascinating wildlife and is a truly idyllic destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors. The Finch Bay Eco Hotel is ideally located just steps away from the beach on the island of Santa Cruz and the perfect way to make the most of this location is by enjoying a full day of surfing the crystal-clear waters that surround the hotel. This a great soft adventure to breakup your days of wildlife watching and excursions to surrounding islands.
Nihi Sumba - Indonesia
For a unique experience unlike any other, Nihi Sumba in Indonesia is a must. This stunning resort is situated between lush jungle on one side and a picturesque beach lapped by warm waters on the other. This is a surfer’s paradise. Swells generated by Southern Ocean storms travel across the Indian Ocean before reaching the west coast’s reef and shores, creating world-class surfing right in front of the resort. But if you’re not an expert, don’t fret. The team at the Nihi Sumba Island Boathouse is well known for successfully getting beginners to surf “Occy’s Left”, the resort’s best wave.
Six Senses Laamu - Maldives
One of the best places in the Maldives for surfing, Six Senses Laamu is an island paradise where you can enjoy the water to your heart’s content. Other ocean activities during your stay include diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and fishing.
Scuba and Snorkelling
Six Senses Zighy Bay - Oman
Six Senses Zighy bay is set under a dramatic mountain on one side and a long sandy beach on the other. Here, you’ll have the enormous Zingy Bay all to yourself. The snorkeling and scuba diving here is especially superb, swim around some of Oman’s most spectacular reefs and rock formations and view the vibrant marine life that adorn them. All scuba excursions are operated in cooperation with SSI/PADI certified diving instructors, so whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you know you’re in good hands.
Soneva Kiri - Thailand
From the moment the private plane touches down in a clearing opposite the resort, Soneva Kiri feels like a tropical, hidden retreat, blending into its surroundings. Soneva Kiri’s 29 oversized pool villas are set along a sandy beachfront and on a hillside with outstanding views out to sea. A particularly amazing destination for diving, if you want to explore the incredible waters further than a snorkel will allow, Soneva Kiri’s excellent team of professionals will take care of every detail to make sure your exclusive dive in paradise is unforgettable. The diving options here are vast, catering to a variety of levels, areas, and ages from Junior Bubble Maker to Advanced Open Water Diving and Night Dives to Wreck Dives.
Amilla Fushi - Maldives
Amilla Fushi lies within the Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, renowned for its amazing marine life. There is a good house reef which is also home to a Blue Hole, which provides an exciting experience for both snorkeling and diving. At the heart of the Biosphere is Hanifaru Bay, only a short boat ride from Amilla Fushi. In the summer months in particular, the high concentration of plankton attracts large groups of manta rays and even whale sharks. For diving enthusiasts, stay in an Ocean Reef House, which are positioned right on the edge of the reef with direct access to the ocean.
Azura Benguerra - Mozambique
Azura Benguerra is a luxurious beach lodge situated on the unspoiled island of Benguerra in southern Mozambique. It lies within a National Park surrounded by deserted beaches of pure white sand and sparkling turquoise seas. Many of the activities here are focused around the ocean. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for all guests as well as snorkeling equipment. There are many magnificent reefs which provide a home to the turtles that nest on the island's outer shores. Guests can snorkel or dive with the PADI 5 Star dive center with Scuba-pro equipment offering a full range of instructional courses (Padi MSDT Instructor) or there is saltwater fly fishing or big game fishing.
Sailing and Curises
Alila Purnama - Indonesia
This is a stunning, luxurious vessel operating expeditions to the little known corners of the Indonesian Archipelago. Between December and March, the Alila Purnama operates several expeditions to explore the magical waters of Raja Ampat. 70% of the world’ s total number of coral species is said to be found in the amazing underwater world of Raja Ampat. This area is home to the world' s most bio-diverse marine region, it’s an underwater Shangri-La for diving enthusiasts and marine biologists. From April to November, the expedition changes course for the mythical island of Komodo The World Heritage site is also blessed with secluded beaches, amazing coral reefs and crystal-clear water. The area has over 260 coral species and more than 1,000 species of fish, marine reptiles, dolphins, manta rays, turtles, whales and dugongs.
Silver Galapagos - Galapagos
A Galapagos cruise with Silversea Expeditions offers adventurous travelers a life-enriching opportunity to discover a wild, pristine paradise that has long been regarded as a natural laboratory of evolution. You will enjoy up-close encounters with an abundance of Galapagos wildlife including sun-basking land iguanas, giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, colorful marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins, whales and Darwin's famous finches.
Yacht Charter - Croatia
Wind your way through the stunning islands of Croatia on board your private yacht charter. Croatia offers some of the world’s best sailing waters, with a plethora of hidden coves, beautiful bays and tranquil islands to explore along the Dalmatian coast. Discover the country’s culture and traditions, explore the cobbled streets of its towns, and most of all, sit back and relax on board in the utmost luxury. Itineraries are all bespoke, tailored according to your preferences, and the skipper is happy to sit down with you to plan your route before you depart.
Paradise Prestige - Vietnam
Paradise Prestige is the first wooden junk boat to introduce a continuous two-night, three-day itinerary, meaning visitors can see the more remote areas of the bay, and gain a more in-depth insight into local life. During your stay on Paradise Prestige, you will cruise amongst the dramatic islands of Halong Bay, stopping off to visit some of the area's most interesting sites, including floating villages, mysterious caves and hidden beaches. Early risers can start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, and post-dinner activities include squid fishing or movie-nights.
Mykonos - Greece
Get away from the crowds to discover the island of Mykonos from a whole new perspective, as you spend the day kayaking in the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. You’ll explore secret coves, hidden beaches, impressive rock formations and secluded beaches, where you can take a break to swim and snorkel.
North Island - Seychelles
North Island is one of the forty inner granite islands of the Seychelles that are located around the two main islands of Mahé and Praslin. The island was previously uninhabited and, due to its large diversity of habitats and ample fresh water, is ideal for the ‘Noah’s Ark Concept’. All scuba diving courses, scuba diving activities and snorkeling in and around the North Island and Silhouette dive sites, are included with your stay and the sea kayaking here is true highlight.
Isle of Skye - Scotland
A paradise for nature and adventure lovers, the Isle of Skye has mysterious moors, rugged mountains, brilliant lochs and soaring sea cliffs just waiting to be explored on foot or by sea. Once you’ve gotten your fill of ‘cloud island’s’ fascinating museums, ancient castles and authentic pubs and restaurants, take to the water for some exciting sea kayaking.