Festikite (2-5 June) aims to bring together kitesurfers of all ages and abilities in Plage du Prévost in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. Forty exhibitors will display the latest innovations at the International Kitesurf exhibition, and Festikite is hosting the second stage of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour – a regatta of up to 100 riders that begins in Mexico and ends in Australia.
Stay: Domaine de Verchant
Obonjan, 136-acre island in the Adriatic, is about to begin its second summer festival season. From 23 June-3 September, the previously uninhabited island offers a 70-day programme of musicians, speakers, artists and wellness classes. Sleep under the pines, dance in the open-air stone amphitheatre and, in the evening, pick up a telescope and stargaze from the beach.
Stay: President Solin
The mountainside scenery of the Ötztal Valley is idyllic but play at the AREA 47 amusement park is fast and furious. Zoom down one of five slides in the 20,000sq m waterpark. Go cliff diving, canyoning and kayaking. Or, if you’ve ever fancied being a human cannonball, hop in the water catapult. Just don’t collide with someone flying along the 400m zip wire overhead.
Stay: Gran Europa
Sleep under the pines, dance in the open-air stone amphitheatre and, in the evening, pick up a telescope and stargaze from the beach