Water sports is one thing that a person can partake in during any time of the year. Indulging in these kinds of activities gives a high adrenaline rush to adventure seekers. There are all kinds of activities, the ones which do not need any training and the others, which you need to learn first. Are you looking for some wonderful places to enjoy water activities? Here are 7 destinations that take your water sports fantasies to a new high:
1. Goa, India
The beach state of Goa is not only known for its laid-free environs but it also offers some memorable water sports activities. It is one of the most popular destinations in India for water sports activities.
Most of the North Goa Beaches such as Baga, Candolim and Calangute and some of the South Goan beaches like Mobor offer you a chance to indulge in some amazing activities like parasailing, speed boat ride, kayaking, knee boarding, scuba diving, wind surfing, fly boarding, jet skiing, dinghy sailing, and banana boat ride. Rafting in Mhadei River can also be done. You can avoid a visit during monsoon season as such activities are not allowed during the rains.
2. Port Louis, Mauritius
Mauritius is a beautiful island nation with gorgeous reefs, beaches, and lagoons. Port Louis is one of the best places here where you can enjoy various kinds of water sports activities. Even rocks and cliffs do not deter adventure seekers to try out their favorite activities here.
You can enjoy sea kayaking, which is one of the most famous activities here. Swimming with dolphins is also quite popular. One can also enjoy underwater sea walking here and enjoy the variety of marine life. In winters, deep-sea fishing is quite popular. May to October is the best time.
3. Andamans, India
The azure sea waters at Andamans are ideal for various kinds of water sports activities. There is boat riding, kayaking, water skiing and much more. You can also enjoy activities such as wind surfing and para sailing. Snorkeling and scuba diving let you enjoy a rendezvous with the colorful marine life of this region.
You can even learn the art of scuba diving here. Famous diving spots here are Snake Island, Bala Reef and Corruption Rock. Parasailing, Undersea walking, banana boat ride, fishing, speed boat ride, swimming, glass bottom boat ride can also be done here. Such activities get restricted during the rainy season.
4. Rishikesh, India
Nicknamed as the ‘Adventure Capital of India’, Rishikesh is an ideal mix of the Himalayas and the challenging waters of the mighty River Ganges. It is one of the most popular river rafting destinations in India. It can also be clubbed with camping. Kayaking and Body Surfing are also quite popular.
River rafting here can be done by first timers as well as experienced rafters as difficulty level varies from Basic to Advanced. Popular beginning points are Brahmapuri, Shivpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiyala. The duration of rafting varies starts from as less as 2 hours and goes till 6 hours. Mid-September to Mid-Jun is the best time (not permitted in monsoons). Some of the famous rapids are Hilton and Terminator, Black Money, Three Blind Mice, and Cross Fire.
5. Brisbane, Australia
Warm sunshine, blue skies, and crystal clear waters make Brisbane a wonderful destination for enjoying water sports in Australia. Surfing is an extremely popular activity here. Scuba diving lets you explore the spectacular marine life here.
Another activity popular here is paddle boarding, made easy by calm sea waters. Boating and swimming can also be enjoyed here. One can also opt for cruise rides. Spot dolphins and have a great time here. The months of January and February are ideal for such activities as the weather is at its best.
6. Lakshadweep, India
Located 400 km off the western coast of Kerala, Lakshadweep is a group of 36 coral islands dotted in the Arabian Sea. Rich marine life, cerulean waters and shining white sands allure water sports lovers from all across. This emerald-like island destination has beautiful lagoons where one can partake in a number of adventure activities in India.
Some of the popular water adventures here are swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, canoeing, water skiing, and scuba diving. Dolphin Drive Center is ideal for enjoying dolphin sightings. Except the rainy season, you can come here anytime.
7. Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand is one beautiful nation with crystal clear sea waters. Two of its gems are Phuket and Koh Samui, which do not only have abundant scenic beauty but also are counted in the list of 7 popular destinations for thrilling water sports. Jet skiing can be done at both the places and is one of the easiest options. Enjoy riding the waves as you do so on a surf board. Para sailing can also be done here.
In Koh Samui, there are a number of spots for kite boarding. If you like surfing, there are several spots from Phuket to Kata Yai. Other options in water sports activities are scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming. November to March is the peak season.
About the Author
Akansha Negi frequently writes at India Travel Blog by Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. Her expertise lies in writing about luxury vacations in India. She shares her passion of travel and love for various Indian destinations.