Considered one of the best beaches in Turks & Caicos (which is saying something, as there are a number of dreamy beaches to choose from), Long Bay Beach is a three-mile stretch of powdery soft sand and crystalline ocean, with less crowds than its popular neighbors. It’s also a renowned kiteboarding spot thanks to a consistent breeze that allows for smooth power delivery from the kite (ideal for beginners), as well as the longest wind season in the Caribbean—resulting in 90% ‘kiteable’ days.
Guests of The Shore Club hotel can book private lessons with pro kiteboarders from local school Kite Provo, the first and largest kiteboarding school in the area. It was set up by expert kiteboarder Chris Moore after discovering the favorable conditions, so you are guaranteed to get up on your board for a thrilling ride. After a day on the water, retreat to The Shore Club’s ocean-front Penthouse and unwind in the suite’s soaking tub or sauna, or marvel at the glittering ocean from the wraparound terrace.
Best for: Trying a new water sport
Penthouse from $1,249 per night; kiteboarding from $116 per hour. Contact Paul Telford, general manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 888 808 9488, theshoreclubtc.com