I stayed here for 8 wonderful days for the purpose of kitesurfing. Rooms were basic, but more than enough considering the very remote / exotic location. I was solo and joined others every night for dinner and found the other folks very social and the atmosphere very welcoming. As groups, we ventured out to try some other restaurants, but the hotel restaurant was one of the top restaurants around. Tasty and priced within reach. I can't comment on the bar scene, went to bed to early to judge.
All staff were always very positive, upbeat, and flexible. Linn and JT went out of their way multiple times for some special needs / requests of mine (British Airways lost 2 pieces of luggage in London, one for 3 and another for 5 days). I rode demo gear or borrowed kites, cloths, and glasses, from other guests - thank you all !! way to save my holiday.
The hotel kite beach was iconic and I had my best sessions ever. I kited 4 hrs a day (as much as I could), on all but one day when I just needed a break. There were as many spots and downwinder options within reach on a given day that one is not stuck in monotony. There are tons of other watersports and tourist things to do as well, but I made only one non-kite outing. The hotel really extends itself to kiter guests, however I don't think we were the majority. I would say it is a beautiful place to learn to kite (instructors and gear readily available), but an even better place to be an intermediate or higher since you can really take advantage of being in such a special, absolutely beautiful, hard-to-find location. It was my best destination kiting trip in my 10 years kiting based on those values.
Atmosphere on the island and hotel were exactly what I'd been looking for and I plan on going back soon. My tips for other guests:
-stay over the full moon party
-wear surf shorts for the plane ride there so if your luggage doesn't make it, at least you can kite in your own threads
-bring your best / newest kites - it is a remote place; one guys chicken loop broke at another site and he lost at least 2 days of kiting - the day it broke, and the day he repaired it and it broke again
-bring an older board - low tide launch/land area at kite beach is a little crunchy and you may scratch your board / fins if you're not careful
-there are some mosquitos, but not enough to make it worth passing on this location
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