Simpson Watersports – Bella Mare Hotel

We’re delighted to introduce Simpson Watersports, Corfu, just a few minutes along the beach from our beautiful Bella Mare Hotel.
This is an exciting new partnership with the Corfu Sailing Centre, which was founded in 1998 by Jan Flieger, with the support of our Chairman Graham Simpson during his Simply Travel years – and now, 20 years on, it’s a pleasure to join forces and offer our guests something more from their holiday experience.

  • Expert tuition in dinghy sailing and windsurfing with Simpson Travel’s dedicated instructors. A dedicated pre-departure booking service for all lessons/courses.
  • Simpson Watersports is open from May half term to mid-September.
  • Equipment hire, including dinghies, windsurfing boards, SUPs and kayaks.
  • Available to guests staying at the Bella Mare Hotel.


Sailing – Pre-bookable for Bella Mare guests

You have a choice of three dinghy sizes, each able to accommodate one or two people. Toppers are the best choice for beginners, while Picos and Bytes suit those between beginner and intermediate level. For our courses, we’ll generally be using Toppers, but if you have some experience, you’re welcome to choose one of the larger models. Lessons will be in small groups, with practice on the beach before you take to the water, under supervision.

Dinghy hire Available Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons.  
Topper 3.38m (11' 1") 2 hours £60
Pico 3.5m (11' 6") 2 hours £70
Byte 3.7m (12') 2 hours £70
Sailing lessons Introductory 3-day course (4 hours a day) Monday to Wednesday, in the morning £375
  Beginners 3-hour introduction, in the afternoon £120
TO PRE-BOOK, PLEASE CALL US ON 020 8392 5858 AND SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR TRAVEL SPECIALISTS.
Subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.


Terms and conditions

  • Group bookings will run with a minimum of one person and a maximum of five.
  • All course participants must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Anyone wishing to hire a dinghy must have demonstrable experience and approved by our instructors.
  • Although courses are scheduled to run from Monday to Wednesday, tuition may be cancelled by our instructors due to bad weather. If this happens, classes will be moved to another day of the week or, if this is not possible, you will receive a pro rata refund for the course booked.
  • All bookings are subject to availability.

Windsurfing – Pre-bookable for Bella Mare guests

The lessons will take place in the morning when the wind is light and in small groups of no more than five people. You’ll have the chance to practice your technique on the beach before taking to the water.

Windsurfing hire Available Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons.  
  2 hours £50
Windsurfing lessons Introductory 3-day course (4 hours a day) Wednesday to Friday, in the morning £375
  Beginners 3-hour introduction, in the afternoon £125
TO PRE-BOOK, PLEASE CALL US ON 020 8392 5858 AND SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR TRAVEL SPECIALISTS.
Subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.


Terms and conditions

  • Group bookings will run with a minimum of one person and a maximum of five.
  • All course participants must be at least 10 years of age.
  • Anyone wishing to hire a windsurfing board must have demonstrable experience and be approved by our instructors.
  • Although courses are scheduled to run from Wednesday to Friday, tuition may be cancelled by our instructors due to bad weather. If this happens, classes will be moved to another day of the week or, if this is not possible, you will receive a pro rata refund for the course booked.
  • All bookings are subject to availability.

Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) – Book on arrival

To help you make the most of beautiful Avlaki Bay, kayaks and SUPs are perfect for pottering about at your own pace and are available from Monday to Friday, subject to availability.

SUP hire 1 hour £20
Kayak hire 1 hour £20
You can book SUP and kayak hire through our watersports team on your arrival at the hotel or your villa.


Terms and conditions

  • Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards can only be booked on arrival and not before you leave the UK.
  • All bookings are subject to availability.

Unlimited equipment hire for three days, £255 – Pre-bookable for Bella Mare guests

This does not include tuition, but allows you to use any of the equipment available from Monday to Wednesday each week: i.e. all varieties of dinghy, windsurfing boards, kayaks and SUP.

TO PRE-BOOK, PLEASE CALL US ON 020 8392 5858 AND SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR TRAVEL SPECIALISTS.
Subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.


Terms and conditions

  • Only one item can be hired at a time and only two items per day.
  • All bookings are subject to availability.

Location

Bella Mare Hotel, Corfu

With gardens opening out onto lovely Avlaki beach, the Bella Mare Hotel makes the most of its spectacular north-east coast location. Stylishly contemporary, it comes with a gentle, laid-back ambience that feels like luxury in a busy world, whilst being as comfortable as home at the same time. And to bring an extra dimension to your holiday, the new Simpson Watersports centre is just moments away, for sailing and windsurfing courses, as well as kayaking and SUP hire.

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