Kitesurfing with the Wind: Vietnam
If you want a taste of everything in one activity, kitesurfing is just the thing for you: A mix of wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and more, it’s one big jumble of spine-tingling sporting activities. Plant your feet firmly on the kiteboard, clasp the control bar attached to the kite, and off you go with the wind. In 2013, a group of six kitesurfed 5,600km across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to the Turks and Caicos—talk about extreme traveling.
But you don’t have to go quite that far. Mui Ne, a four-hour drive from Saigon, is a rising spot for kitesurfing due to its strong cross-onshore winds and affordable sports packages. After an hour of kitesurfing, sink back into comfort at the luxury resort Anantara Mui Ne Resort and Spa, right next to the beach. Plan to go during the windier months of December to March if you’re looking to catch more speed. Rooms from $1,077 from mrandmrssmith.com. Mui Ne Beach, KM10, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam, mui-ne.anantara.com