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November 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm in reply to: Kite Camp Martinique right on the Pointe Faula kitesurf spot ! #150264
thanks for the tip – and please say “Hello” to Mika from Mathias from Austria :)
sorry for my late answer! Nice to hear you find the information helpful!
If you want to go to Eleuthera from Nassau, book a inland flight at Bahamas Air. http://bahamasair.com/
They are quite cheap. And it’s an experience as the airport is “very local” in eleuthera, and the planes are quite cosy :)
Of course the ferry is an alternative when you prefer this.
Spots on Eleuthera: We rented a car and went all over the island (the main road). Don’t expect too much regarding kiting there. As you can see in the video we where in the north at preachers cave. this was ok but rough sea. other beautiful beaches are mostly private. so there are not so much entrances to kite… (except you have an appartment/villa directly at the sea, then kite there :) And there is nothing like an “official kitebach” or school. not even Surfshop – so take all equipment with you. e.g. don’t forget the pump. haha :) But there is a (wave)surfcamp in Eleutherea that is pretty famous. I didn’t make it there as the side road that went to this place felt like my rental car will totally fall apart if I take it.
Exuma: I was not there unfortunately but as far as I know it’s the best place for kiting in Bahamas. Google for Exuma Kiteboarding – I think there is some kite infrastructure / beach / school etc.
Hope this helps – If you have any New Providence or Eleuthera question let me know – these islands I explored :) Actually regarding New Providence you find everything on this page I guess :) And If you like the page and book a hotel there – please book over the booking.com links on my page to by me a cup of coffee if you like (I get some little % provision then :)
good to hear you like the review. I hope it helps people who want to go to martinique – myself i spent really loads of hours until i got all this information before i went there. so its good to hear that :)
The appartement in Baie de Mullets is really kind of my “special tip” because i found it by coincidence and we were really lucky. it’s an absoutely newly build appartement. around it the “town” is not so nice, but in the appartement complex you feel like having luxury for little money! We were in an appartement with one double bed, kitchen, and bathroom. but they have also bigger ones. so just write them and ask if they have appartements available. if their bigger ones are free than you can take one for 4 people (2 adults 2 kids) and one for 2 adults. i don’t think they have an appartement with 3 beds – but just ask. as i said we had the smallest one.
what will for sure work is the hotel that i recommend but for sure it’s more expensive. that other appartements i recommend on the review page i didn’t visit myself but they were recommend to me by local kiters. so asking there is of course worth….
hope everything fits for you! we spent 21 days, and actually it was one of my kite holidays with most wind days.
Enjoy, and if you have any other question regarding the kite spots, car etc. just ask, i will do my best to help :)
all the best from egypt where I am at the moment. el gouna – also very recommendable :)
thanks for your posts – well, you now, it’s the sea, so there are sharks everywhere :) but there are not so much incidents here. you will see smaller ones maybe that are afraid of you… it may be different on eleuthera for example on the atlantic side, but I wouldn’t really worry in nassau. Of course, as it’s the sea always something can happen, but well, there are other places on the world you would be worried much more.
enjoy your stay and have fun on the water :)
yes Shark Bay is a little bit hard to find – but how i do it: i have my smartphone with google maps. I always download a specific map area to my smartphone (for free, somewhere i have internet connection). and then i look on the map with gps and navigate myself to the spots. it’s the easiest way, it always works and sometimes with this method you can discover beautiful new places :)
i think it’s much easier to do it like that than explaining a route…
regarding the other side of the lagoon: yeah, it seems there are beaches and i am sure you can kite there. but all kiters are on the other side, and it’s a long car ride to the other spots. so why go to the other side, when the one side is already perfect :)