When you’re spending your vacation on a private island, you can take advantage of all the water surrounding you and play with a number of water toys and take part in some cool marine adventures.
On Velaa Private Island in the Indian Ocean or Tagomago Island in the Mediterranean Sea, you have the warmest, bluest, most majestic waters in which to play and discover. In addition to activities like jet skiing, water skiing and snorkeling, you can try out some awesome newer water sports. Here are five you might like to try. You never know, you might find a brand new water sport you love!
Doing anything for the first time is intimidating, and wakeboarding is no exception, however, with a couple of pointers, you’ll be up and on the water in no time. The first step to getting up on a wakeboard is to set yourself up for success. Here are some pointers:
- Tie the rope up as short as you can;
- Make sure your board is set up properly;
- Get lined up with the boat;
- Let your knees bend as much as they can as the boat begins to move;
- Hold this crunched position until you’re over top of your board;
- Stand up slowly.
A flyboard can be best described as a personal watercraft fitted with a water jetpack/hoverboard. A flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath providing thrust for you to fly up to 72 feet in the air or to dive headlong through the water down as far as you’re willing to go!
Electric foil surfing
Electric foil surfing or eFoil is one of the newest and most exciting extreme sports. It's taking surfers to formerly unknown waves and offering unforgettable sessions on days when conventional surfing isn’t possible because of conditions. The board flies above the ocean's surface due to a hydrofoil, which creates lift similar to an airplane wing allowing you to catch even the smallest waves. The eFoil is powered by a nearly silent electric motor and rechargeable battery. It’s controlled by a handheld wireless remote that syncs to the eFoil via Bluetooth. You don’t need to paddle for waves or pump with your legs to keep the board in motion. What you have in an eFoil is basically the world’s smallest personal, motorized watercraft.
Harness the power of the wind for the ultimate water sports rush of kitesurfing. In this extreme sport, you have a board strapped to your feet, and a large kite strapped to your waist. You use the kite’s handles to control it as it catches the wind and propels you across the water. With experience, you’ll be able to reach incredible speeds and perform tricks such as jumps and flips. For beginners, it’s suggested you take lessons which most islands offer. Once you have it down pat, it’s a thrilling sport sure to get your adrenaline surging.
Although scuba diving is not a new water sport, it is one many people haven’t tried. When vacationing on a private island, you’re never far away from civilization where there are well-equipped dive shops offering PADI certification from beginner through to dive master levels and also offer a range of gear you can rent. So if you want to take up this exciting pastime, it’s easy enough to learn how. Or if you are already a seasoned diver, these islands offer some of the best diving anywhere.
Wherever you would like to travel, LVH will ensure you have an unforgettable time. If you have been thinking about planning a monumental holiday to a private island we can start the planning process right away. Please reach out to one of our client relations associates who will take your every wish and need into consideration when beginning to fashion your time away. Not only will you be staying in luscious accommodations with full services and 24/7 support, but LVH will build an incredible itinerary for you so you will enjoy every moment of your precious time away.