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Vela Sports Aruba

| On the beach right between the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott hotel, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 3735
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Kitesurfing Lessons!

Kitesurfing lessons Vela Sports @ Aruba was a excellent experience. Instructor (Jacob and Jos) were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruben D
Always smiling

Get to rent some paddle boards and chairs at vela. Was amazing place beautiful beach and Angy at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eagelwilly
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| On the beach right between the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott hotel, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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+297 586 3735
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"kitesurfing lessons"
in 11 reviews
"great equipment"
in 7 reviews
"paddle board yoga"
in 3 reviews
"short rides"
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"amazing instructor"
in 3 reviews
"signed up"
in 2 reviews
"lounge area"
in 2 reviews
"clear instructions"
in 2 reviews
"private lesson"
in 2 reviews
"the entire staff"
in 3 reviews
"the crystal clear water"
in 2 reviews
"learning how"
in 2 reviews
"great sailing"
in 2 reviews
"ritz carlton"
in 3 reviews
"these guys"
in 5 reviews
"laid back"
in 4 reviews
"jos"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kitesurfing lessons Vela Sports @ Aruba was a excellent experience. Instructor (Jacob and Jos) were friendly, flexible and they both have a lot of knowledge and skills about kite surfing. They don't want to lose any time in a lesson, so they give you the...More

1  Thank Ruben D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get to rent some paddle boards and chairs at vela. Was amazing place beautiful beach and Angy at the front desk always smiling. If you don’t know how to do it she will help you out . Also my litle one needed a lifejacket but...More

Thank eagelwilly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to compliment Hansel and his crew at Vela for their excellent customer service. If you stay at The Ritz you have complimentary use of the stand up paddle boards. I rented a sailboard and the crew set me up with the perfect board and...More

Thank lagonda15
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i booked 5 kitesurflessons with Jaap at Vela, and it has been very inspiring and motivating! i didn't have any experiznce and he took time to explain really everything:safetyrules, on the ground and in the water,step by step i moved forward and after 5 lessons,i...More

Thank joke h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The customer service is excellent at Vela but because of the expanding of the hotels (Ritz - Carlton) along the beach, the wind has been destroyed inside but if you can get out and get back to the windline, the sailing is good. Vela has...More

1  Thank Randy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a warning... Vela and especially instructor Jaap Petersen will get you addicted to kitesurfing in no time.... So, unless you want to spend the rest of your (holi)days on Aruba surfing, don't go here! 😜 It was great fun Jaap and your lessons...More

1  Thank Beachkoen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maron, an excellent fitness instructor, helps you find your Happy Place!! You will enjoy this unique experience of a full body workout, while admiring the unimaginable in-ocean views of Aruba. My husband and I loved her class so much, she added another class to fit...More

1  Thank arkolich7
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

From start to finish, Vela was amazing! Our instructor Naygel was clear and patient, and we had lots of water time to practice and get better! Thanks for an amazing lesson! I will be back for sure!

1  Thank Meaghan S
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Great staff! Super friendly! My wife and I took 3 kitesurfing lessons and learned a lot from them very quickly. I'd highly recommend! We had Jacob and Sandra, and they were both fantastic! Thanks for making our trip very memorable :-)

1  Thank Ryan W
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I took a kitesurf lesson here and had an amazing time! It was a private lesson so you had all the attention of the teacher who really helped me improve. Thanks to Jaap en Manon!

1  Thank Joris F
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Donna W
14 April 2018|
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Response from VelaAruba | Property representative |
Hi Donna! Sorry to be answering so late on this request! We do have all of your requests, only scuba diving is not in our profession ;) We offer windsurfing, kitesurfing, hobiecat sailing (lessons & rentals), kayaking... More
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dmvf2017
30 January 2018|
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Response from VelaAruba | Property representative |
Hi sir/madam! Thanks for writing!!! I am sorry that you couldn't find the requested info on the website. Behind the scenes we are working on a complete new website, so then it will show much more info! The sup yoga tour... More
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MerrillLund
28 October 2016|
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Response from WannaWindsurf | Reviewed this property |
Found a posting on their website that says $50 for 2 hours, $80 for all day (gear has to be in by 5 PM). I agree, their JP gear is awesome!
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