How to Learn to Kitesurf in Anguilla


Above: kitesurfing in Anguilla (Photo: Mike Powell Photography)

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

Got a spare $175,000 kicking around? Anguilla’s Ani Villas knows how you can spend it.

The 10-bedroom waterfront villa estate has partnered with Private Jet Services Group and Anguilla Watersports to offer a weeklong kite-surfing experience that goes well beyond the common Caribbean vacay.

So what do you get for a cool 175 grand? Start with round-trip private jet flights from anywhere in North America; luxury accommodations for as many as 14 guests in Ani’s plush North and South villas; the undivided attention of a staff that includes butlers, a private chef and a tennis pro; all meals, including a selection at fine local restaurants; and more than 16 hours of training from Anguilla Watersports’ certified instructors.


And if kite-surfing turns out to be not your kind of thing, there are several other included activities, including stand-up paddle-boarding; snorkeling; boat cruises; and tennis lessons. Or shell out extra (at this point, who’s counting, anyway?) for private yoga sessions, in-villa massages and spa therapies.

“The entire Ani Villas team is pleased to partner with Private Jet Services and Anguilla Watersports on this escape,” says Felix Pina, Ani’s property manager. “This is the perfect chance for a group of active friends to reconnect while learning a new sport — or perfecting their skills — in world-class luxury.”

Sounds good to us! All we need now is to rustle up 13 active friends. Oh, and $175,000.