Wind- and Kitesurfing

Most beachfront hotels can help you arrange lessons and rentals.

LookaSurf. This retail surf shop also rents surf and standup paddleboards (SUP). The action takes place on the remarkable Caravelle Beach. Ste-Anne Lagoon, 17 Lot Marguerite-Valette, Ste-Anne, Grande-Terre, 97180. 0590/88–15–17; 0690/37--38--33;

UCPA Hotel Club. Windsurfing buffs congregate at the UCPA Hotel Club, where they sleep in hostel-style quarters, eat three meals a day, and do a lot of windsurfing. Even if you're not a guest you can take lessons and rent boards. UCPA has a water-sports center in the middle of town, though the hotel itself is out on isolated Baie de Marigot. There is a lot of action at le centre UCPA, where island visitors can rent windsurfing equipment (or take a lesson) or take a kitesurfing lesson. Kayaks, Hobie Cats, and dive tanks are available, too, and you can explore the beautiful seabeds and remote beaches of the archipelago. Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, 97137. 0590/99–56–34; 0590/99–54–94; From €25.