If you’re starting to get tired of the annual family beach holidays (especially if you’ve got moody teens in tow!), it might be time to shake things up by adding a burst of adrenaline to your summer break. Water sports are a fun, energetic way to enjoy a bit of family bonding whilst exploring beautiful places. We’ve picked three of the best resorts in Sicily, Cyprus and the Algarve for trying out the waves. |
Swimming in Sicily
For a must-hit spot for all your water sporting needs, look no further than the Verdura Water Sports Centre, which is one of the best resorts in Sicily. With a helpful team that is always ready to lend a hand, the centre offers lessons on everything from banana boating and stand up paddling to water skiing. If you need to brush up on your backstroke, you can also take swimming lessons. To top it all off, you can even rent a huge range of equipment, including sailing boards, flippers and snorkels, so everything you need is in one place. The free introductory, theory-based courses are great for figuring out which activity is best for you and your family. All you need to do after that is have fun!
Skiing in Cyprus
Jet skiing, that is. Anassa Beach is the perfect base for plunging head first into the wealth of water sports that Cyprus has to offer. If you want to start off slowly, canoeing or inflatable banana boat rides are a great way to admire the gorgeous scenery of Akamas National Park. Once you’re ready to take it up a notch, jet skiing and parasailing are adrenaline-fuelled and fun activities that the kids will love.
For a place with capable, friendly instructors and activities for every age and ability, the Latchi Watersports Centre is a fantastic facility for families. The centre’s staff will help you make the difficult decision of what to try first (it’s hard when there’s so much on offer!) and ensure your and your children’s safety at all times.
Animal Spotting in the Algarve
This beautiful area on the coast of Portugal has an incredible variety of activities for the whole brood. Algarve Xcite offers private speed boat trips, as well as wakeboard and water ski lessons for all abilities. For a great day out, try the family fishing trip, for which an experienced team will take you out onto the water and turn you into a pro. For a special highlight, go on a dolphin safari and cave cruise, where you can see the beautiful marine habitats of these incredible mammals up close.
How to Get There
If our great resorts in Sicily, Cyprus and the Algarve have inspired you to take up a paddle, then why not get in touch with our friendly team and start your family adventure today? With our helpful, knowledgeable advisors, your holiday will be going swimmingly in no time.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing accommodation for clients looking to stay in resorts in Sicily, Bermuda, Lanzarote, Croatia and other locations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.
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