All kids know a holiday isn’t a holiday without the water – a pool, a lake, a river or even better the sea – and then you know you’re really not in Kansas anymore.
The best thing about water is that there is a lot of it around, so if you like to spend some of your holidays immersed in it then you have a lot of choice. The really hard bit can be deciding how wet you want to get. Diving and surfing are the kind of pursuits you build a whole trip around, but snorkelling, windsurfing and kitesurfing can be a welcome addition to a beach holiday and give you a lot more to write home about than endless hours of sunbathing on sand. You might even find that if you plan it the other way around and choose your watersports first you might find a much quieter stretch of sand.
Get some advice on the best places to learn your chosen watersport if you’re just starting out – or have a look at the destinations recommended by our experts – they know because they’ve been underneath and just off shore from all sorts of exotic destinations.