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It blows in Eilat for wind and kite surfing on Coral Beach
Eilat is a major destination for surfing lovers from Israel and all over the world. The perfect winter beach destination, sandwiched between the Mountains of Moab and the Sinai Mountains, at the very top of the Gulf of Aqaba, it is sheltered and enjoys predictable ‘Desert Winds’.
Home to many International Wind and Kite Surfing champions, Eilat is the perfect destination for those looking for a warm winter water-sport holiday which can be reached by a reasonably short flight.
Situated in the southernmost point in Israel and on the most northern part on the Gulf of Aquba, it is a town in the desert with well over 300 days of sun and an average temperature of 30 degree C.
Eilat lies on the Great Rift Valley, which is a geological depression that divides Asia and Africa, and stretches from Syria to Mozambique. This unique geological phenomenon causes the Venturi effect which makes the winds blow down the valley and increase in strength as it goes. For this reason there is 25+ knots most of the time, with 95% of the year experiencing a northerly wind. As Eilat is the northern most point of the gulf and the wind is northerly there is no buildup of waves.
The Surf Centre offers both lessons and equipment for hire. Fanatic Boards and Simmer Sails are used for Wind Surfing while Slingshot Kites & Boards are available for Kite Surfing.
We recommend booking in advance!
|Windsurfing Lessons & Courses||Kitesurfing Lessons & Courses|
|Lesson – 1 hour £31.00||Lesson – 2 hours £100.00|
Course – 5 hours £123.00
|3 Lessons – £271.00|
Rental – 1 hour £22.00
|Rental – 3 hours £67.00|
Rental – 3 hours £56.00
|Rental – 5 hours £102.00|
Rental – 5 hours £89.00
|Rental – 10 hours £179.00|
Rental – 10 hours £155.00
Pick-up boat £30.00
Eilat Bird Festival – 17th March to 24th March 2019
17th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Ovda to Luton on 24th March
Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel from £1734.00 per person or Vista Boutique Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis and full programme from £1550.00 per person or 3 Day Bird Package at Vista on Bed and Breakfast basis from £1250.00 per person.
The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea.
The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration.
The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more.
Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days.
To book or for more information for Eilat Bird Festival, please call us on 020 8744 0474
Enjoy this Christmas in Eilat
Book Now for Early Booking Discount!
Eilat is Israel’s most Southerly point enjoying a warm desert climate, flanked by majestic mountains and the glistening waters of the Red Sea. Eilat, which can now be reached directly from London, with Wizz Air flights operating twice weekly from Luton, is known as the original Red Sea resort. The turquoise waters of the Red Sea, home to some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs, offer snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming opportunities galore. Eilat is one of the safest places to learn to dive with safe, easy access from a sloping beach into an incredible underwater garden. There are plenty of other attractions on offer, including quad biking and hiking amid spectacular desert scenery, VAT-free shopping and an aquarium.
There is plenty to keep families entertained in Eilat as well – apart from the beaches, there’s Dolphin Reef, where you can snorkel or dive with semi-wild dolphins, the opportunity to see a variety of sea creatures at Coral World and the Underwater Observatory, where you can see the wonders beneath the waves of the Red Sea without getting your feet wet.
Eilat is easy to get around, with most of the sights within walking distance of each other, and taxis are cheap and easy to find. For those wanting to explore a little further on their holiday, there are numerous excursions available locally including trips into the desert and mountains and Dead Sea.
We sell a variety of hotels in Eilat, from quality self-catering apartments great for families to deluxe properties for those looking for a luxurious break. Have a look at some of the offers below;
23 – 30 December 2018 including flights from Luton, 20kg baggage allowance and transfers would cost at;
Royal Garden from £892.00 per person on a bed & breakfast basis (1 bedroom apt 4 sharing)
Lagoona Hotel Eilat 4* from £1190.00 per person on an All Inclusive Basis
Dan Eilat 5* from £1248.00 per person on a bed & breakfast basis
Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Christmas in Eilat and for further information.