For windsurf, sailing and kite-surfing enthusiasts, June through to October is the best time to visit the Maldives as the conditions are perfect for watersports with strong winds and warm sunshine. Housing one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives, the four-star deluxe Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is located on the edge of the South Malé Atoll, benefiting from constant winds, which are especially good for kite-surfing, windsurfing and sailing.
Surrounded by a vast sandy, award-winning beach and a crystal clear lagoon, the resort boasts an all-encompassing watersports centre, offering a bountiful array of activities for water-babies. The kite-surfing school is situated in the perfect location for this extreme sport, as beginners can learn safely in the shallow waters of the lagoon, while the more advanced can head to a nearby famous surf spot – great fun for kite-surfers, windsurfers and just plain surfing!
BA Holidays (BA.com/Maldives / 0844 493 0758) is offering seven nights for the price of six at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £1,289 per person (saving £155 per couple) in June, and from £1,329 per person (saving£155 per couple) in September.The price includes accommodation on a half-board basis, flights from Gatwick, speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges. In addition to excellent diving and watersports, the resort offers a selection of restaurants and bars, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, volleyball and a fitness suite. For direct bookings, prices for a deluxe double room start from $255 per room, per night, contact: www.olhuvelimaldives.com / +960 664 2788. Private kite-surfing lessons start from US$80 per person.