The island of Saint Martin is a popular destination for those people who love water-sports. It is situated in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. Saint Martin belongs to the group of Leeward Islands in the West Indies. In 1648, this small island was divided into two nations, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. St. Martin is the north French part of the island with Marigot as its main capital. Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten". Mont Vernon is in the eastern French part of the island.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Orient Bay, French Collectivity of St Martin, Sint Maarten Netherlands Antilles
If you crave for active vacations, Saint Martin is the island that you should absolutely visit. Many water-sports are being performed at Orient Bay. Orient Bay is situated in the eastern coast of St. Martin. The long white sandy beach and the exotic landscape around Orient Bay is really breathtaking, no wonder why the spot is commonly known as ”the Pearl of the Caribbean Sea”. Kite-surfing followers couldn’t imagine a more seducing spot to add in their ”must-visit” list.
St. Martin has a tropical climate, so the temperature is good all year round, reaching up to 26.7°C/80°F. Weather conditions become pretty unstable during the hurricane period, lasting from June to November. The rainfall is a usual phenomenon during these months but its duration is short. The wind direction is East and North-East. The wind-force averages at 13 knots/24 kph during all year.
Orient Bay is a kite-surfing spot, suitable for surfers of any level of ability. There are many schools where you can choose the package of lessons that fits best to your needs. Inexperienced kite-surfers usually take their first lessons in the lagoon where waters are flat while advanced kite-surfers enjoy the waves outside. In any case, qualified instructors will assist you in taking you to the next level of your performance.
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