If you are like me then a summer vacation isn’t complete without some awesome water sports. The temperature is rising, the water is warming, so it’s a match made in heaven. Finding resorts with awesome water activities isn’t so easy, so we sorted through the masses and found the best destinations.
From oceans to lakes, we found the top spots for water sports in the world, so you and the family can splish splash your vacation away.
CASA MARINA RESORT, FLORIDA
If perfect weather, calm waters and incredible ocean life sounds like a dream vacation, the Florida Keys should be your choice. Check out Casa Marina resort in the Keys for an amazing vacation adventure. The neighboring coral reefs offer world-class snorkeling and diving and the resort has all the watercrafts you could ever want available to rent. Sailboats and wave runners await your visit to the Florida Keys.
CLUB MED CANCUN YUCATAN, MEXICO
Cancun is known for powder sand beaches and all-night parties but did you know it has some of the best water sports in all of the Caribbean? Sitting on a shallow bay, Club Med Cancun Yucatan offers incredible water activities in a very safe environment. Enjoy everything from sailing, scuba and kite surfing to more memorable events like swimming with dolphins.
ANTHONY’S KEY RESORT, HONDURAS
If nature is your calling, check out Anthony’s Key Resort in Honduras for the ultimate marine adventure. The Roatan Institute for Marine Science is located around the corner and offers everything from swimming with dolphins to feeding rare marine life. They offer a kids camp so your children can enjoy an educational experience while you enjoy more adult-friendly activities.
MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE, MINNESOTA
If oceans aren’t your bag then maybe a fun-filled lake adventure is more up your alley. Try Madden’s on Gull Lake in Minnesota, a sprawling resort on Brainerd Lake. The kids will enjoy the water trampolines and massive blob while the adults will enjoy Water skiing and jet skiing. With its close proximity to the major cities in the Midwest, Madden’s is always a popular choice.
THE BITTER END YACHT CLUB, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Maybe fancy yachts are more your speed and if that is so, you have to check out The Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands. On this island, luxury takes center stage and adventure awaits the willing. The open ocean is calling all you sailing enthusiasts and they even have a kid’s camp where your children can learn to love sailing.
FOUR SEASONS MAUI, HAWAII
You can’t have a list of awesome beach resorts and not include Hawaii. The Four Seasons Maui offers every kind of water activity in the luxurious Hawaiian waters. You must try the authentic Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes, they offer free lessons and it’s a blast. Whale watching is also huge here so book a tour and see some huge marine life.
LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT, CALIFORNIA
California is home to some epic surf breaks so why not stay at a resort that offers free lessons. Loews Coronado Bay Resort rents out sailboats, jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards so all the bases are covered.