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Kite surfers flock to Mauritius for Kiteival Festival

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Mauritius is the place to be this summer for kite surfing enthusiasts from all over the world. Highlighting the perfect, year round conditions, the Kiteival Festival is a celebration of the adrenalin infused water sport. Need somewhere to stay? Whilst there are many luxurious hotels and resorts in Mauritius. The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is perfectly located on the south-western tip of the island, directly on the world famous ‘one eye’ spot that sets the scene for the first stages of Kiteival. For those needing to brush up on their skills, or even to try kite surfing for the first time, the resort features the luxury kite surfing school, Club Mistral Prestige.

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Offering kite surfers of all levels the chance to enjoy the perfect kite surfing conditions from a luxurious base, Club Mistral Prestige is offering a tailor made service to the resort’s kite surfers from the rental of first class equipment, storage, tuition or simply local insiders’ advice for those heading out on their own. You will have a seamless transition from the moment you leave your room, to the moment you hit your preferred kite surfing spot.

A tuition programme has been designed by the club, tailored to suit individual experience and requirements. Dedicated instructors offer both private one-on-one lessons and semi-private small group lessons to suit each guest’s needs, the club assists with the preparation of equipment and takes guests to the best places by private boat.  Kite surfers can be in permanent contact with their instructors via helmet radio and can also be filmed during their lessons. Analysis of progress can be arranged during de-briefing sessions at the resort’s private cinema, La Palme D’Or.

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Travelling with friends or in a group? Spanning 1,659 square metres, The St. Regis Villa offers luxurious accommodation for up to eight adults in four  bedroom villas. The luxury villa features four heated swimming pools including an infinity pool, a luxurious dining area, a bar, two lounges, an office, a gym with a steam room, and private direct access to the beach.  There’s also a dedicated villa team that can help with everything from preparing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the villa’s private bar, to understanding the preferred set-up for electronic gadgets in the study and the desired brand of amenities in the bathrooms. A private chef will prepare and serves your favourite dishes in your chosen location, be it in the dining area, on the beach or in the lush, secluded garden.

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, Le Morne Peninsula, Mauritius, stregismauritius.com and kiteivalmauritius.com

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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July 23, 2014 | Africa Indian Ocean Mauritius Travel | View comments

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