Perfect ocean conditions, no breaking waves, no hazards and constant on-shore breeze. Villa Esencia has an especially easy and safe environment to learn kiting.learn to kite with the pros
You can stand up and walk a long ways out. If you get tired or lose your board you can simply stand up and walk to it. Trying to learn kiting in deep water adds a whole level of unnecessary difficulty. Also here there are no strong currents.
It’s great to be able to spend hours in the water without getting cold - and that’s without a wetsuit. The Caribbean sea is generally warm anyway and the Caicos Bank that we are on, being shallow, heats up even more.
Gentle & Safe
The sandy beach has no rocks or large projecting sharp objects. The side/on shore winds will always bring you back to the beach. The shallow waters mean you can always stand up if you get tired or lose your board. The beach is 3+ miles of white sand and buildings are set back about 100 ft or so, so even if you crash your kite on the beach, there are no dangerous objects to entangle with (cars, buildings, etc.)
the best kiting overall
why long bay?
3-mile long white sand beach
No rocks or jetties
Nothing dangerous out there!
The right direction of the wind - side on-shore
Stunning clear turquoise blue water
No booties needed
Right strength of wind, no big gusts
Winds almost all year round (Kiting season - early October until end of August)
Shallow waters - you can stand up
why esencia for kiters?
The natural ambience and the beach environment
Shade directly on the beach - Tiki huts, umbrellas, palm trees
Comfortable lounge chairs with cushions, regular chairs, hammocks
Daily cleaned beach
You are only seconds walk from your suite
SUP boards and ocean kayaks for no-wind days
Great for family members who don’t kite as well as small children
Only a few kiters! No crowds.
set-up for kiters
Loaner boards - up to 170 for light wind kiting (Spleene, Flyboard, Mako)
Compressed air directly on the beach
Self-launch and landing x 2 (1 on beach, 1 in the water)
Clean, white sand launch/landing area
Safe - you can leave your gear on the beach
Gear storage directly off the beach
Experienced kiters who can help you out
Misc. support - screws, bindings, tools, etc.
ease of use
In addition to the natural environment, we have added some ‘ease of use’ facilities on the beach to make the kiting experience more pleasurable.
As lazy aging kiters, we’ve installed compressed air directly on the beach with fittings for most kites. Takes the back strain out of kiting and makes for a quick inflation. Simply plug in the hose to your kite, turn the valve and… done!
SELF-LAUNCH AND LANDING
We have two self-launch/landing pads; one directly on the beach and one in the water. To launch your kite, you run your lines and attach the chicken loop to the launch. Then you walk to your kite and place it in the launch position in the wind window. The kite will simply sit in that position. You then walk back to the launch, hook the chicken loop to your harness, disconnect from the launch and then bring the kite up in... Read More the air. Landing is exactly the reverse. With the kite directly overhead, hook your chicken loop to the launch. Then lower the kite down to the beach. The kite will simply sit there at the end of your lines. Disconnect from the kite, walk over to it and place it down on the beach. Then return to the launch and disconnect the lines.
We have large light wind and beginner boards here if you need them. Though we’d all like to be on a short performance board, having a big board for learning makes a great difference to ease of learning. And when the wind is light, even the advanced kiters use the bigger boards – at least you’re out on the water, and you’d be surprised what kinds of tricks you can do riding a door!
Provo offers two types of waters for advanced kiting. Long Bay is generally flat water with some chop depending upon wind conditions. Many advanced kiters come here to work on tricks. Grace Bay (depending upon wind conditions) has a reef leading to the open sea. The reef offers wave riding and the conditions on Grace Bay are generally wilder, larger swells, waves and then open ocean.